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Welcome to the Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science!

We are a vibrant and diverse community of faculty, staff, and students who are passionate about advancing the field of computer science through cutting-edge research, innovative teaching, and impactful service. Our department offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as exciting opportunities for research and collaboration across a wide range of domains, including artificial intelligence, data science, cybersecurity, software engineering, and more. Whether you are a prospective student, a current member of our community, or a partner seeking to engage with us, we invite you to explore our website, learn more about our programs and activities, and join us in shaping the future of computer science. Thank you for your interest in the USC Computer Science department, and Fight On!


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Upcoming Events

Ph.D. Thesis Defense - Yuan Meng

Thu, Jun 20, 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: EEB 132
PhD Thesis Defense - Yuan Meng   Committee Members: Prof Viktor K. Prasanna (Chair), Prof. Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Prof. Yue Zhao   Title: Accelerating Reinforcement Learning using Heterogeneous Platforms: Co-Designing Hardware,...

PhD Dissertation Defense - Ang Li

Thu, Jun 20, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: SAL 213
Title: Revisiting FastMap: New Applications   Date: Thursday, June 20th, 2024 - 2:00p - 3:30p   Location: SAL 213   Committee Members: T. K. Satish Kumar (Chair), John Carlsson, Emilio Ferrara, Sven Koenig, and Aiichiro...

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Published on March 7th, 2023

Last updated on May 14th, 2024