CS@SC Institutes

Information Sciences Institute

The Information Sciences Institute (ISI) is a world leader in research and development of advanced information processing, computer and communications technologies.

A unit of the University of Southern California’s highly ranked Viterbi School of Engineering, ISI is one of the nation’s largest, most successful university-affiliated computer research institutes. The Institute attracts nearly $100 million annually for basic and applied research from federal agencies and the private sector.

Our work ranges from theoretical basic research, such as core engineering and computer science discovery, to applied research and development, such as design and modeling of innovative prototypes and devices.

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Craig Knoblock

Craig KnoblockMichael Keston Executive Director 

Stephen P. Crago

Director, Computational
Sciences and Technology

James Whalen

Associate Director | Chief Financial Officer

Terry V. Benzel

Director, Networking and Cybersecurity

Elizabeth Boschee

Elizabeth BoscheeDirector, Boston Office | Senior Supervising Computer Scientist

Lifu Chang

Director, The MOSIS Service

Matthew French


Director, Computational Systems and Technology Division

Yolanda Gil

Director for Major Strategic Initiatives in AI and Data Science | Director of Knowledge Technologies

Carl Kesselman

Director, Informatics Systems Research Division

Derek Mikuriya

Director of Human Resources

Adam Russell

Director of the Artificial Intelligence Division

John Wroclawski

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives

Institute for Creative Technologies

At the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), leaders in the artificial intelligence, graphics, virtual reality and narrative communities are working to advance immersive techniques and technologies to solve problems facing service members, students and society.

Established in 1999, ICT is a DoD-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) working in collaboration with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. UARCs are aligned with prestigious institutions conducting research at the forefront of science and innovation.

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Randall Hill, Jr.

Vice Dean, Viterbi School of Engineering
Omar B. Milligan Professor in Computer Science (Games and Interactive Media)
Executive Director, ICT

Cheryl Birch

Director of Finance,
Operations and HR

William Swartout

Chief Technology Officer

Ryan McAlinden

Director for Defense and Intelligence Initiatives

Rob Groome

Chief Information Officer

Published on June 14th, 2016

Last updated on May 31st, 2024