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 $60 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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Prem Natarajan
Prem NatarajanMichael Keston Executive Director
and Research Professor
Craig Knoblock
Craig KnoblockExecutive Director (through June 2020)
Stephen P. Crago
Director, Computational
Sciences and Technology
Yigal Arens
Senior Director of Administrative Affairs
Terry V. Benzel
Director, Networking and Cybersecurity
Elizabeth Boschee
Elizabeth BoscheeDirector, Boston Office
John N. Damoulakis
John N. DamoulakisSenior Director, Special Projects
Aram Galstyan
Aram GalstyanChief Information Officer and Director of Computing and Information Services
Carl Kesselman
Director, Informatics Systems Research
Eileen Lu
Chief Information Officer and Director of Computing and Information Services
James Whalen
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Executive Director
Cheryl Birch
Director of Finance, Operations and Human Resources
Clarke Lethin
Managing Director
Ryan McAlinden
Director for Modeling, Simulation and Training
William Swartout
Chief Technology Officer