Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Viterbi Naming

Mar 10, 2024 976

BY: Marc Ballon

Twenty year ago, Andrew Viterbi, cofounder of technology powerhouse Qualcomm and inventor of the Viterbi algorithm, and his late wife Erna made the largest naming gift to an engineering school in history at that time. In the two decades since, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering reached new heights of academic excellence.

Over the past 20 years, four of its faculty members have won National Medals of Science and Technology; 28 faculty members of various affiliations have been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, engineering’s most prestigious honor; 10 have been named MIT TR-35 recipients, with two additional students also earning this distinction; and 79 have won prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Awards.

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SOURCE: https://viterbischool.usc.edu

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