October 15, 2015

Changing the Conversation


In his Sept. 29 “State of the School” address, USC Viterbi Dean Yannis C. Yortsos spoke to faculty and staff members at Town and Gown about how engineering has become the main driver of innovation by empowering “all other disciplines, from the natural sciences, to medicine, to social sciences, to the arts.” He calls this process “Engineering+.” Building on that theme, the dean said that technology and engineering leverage phenomena as never before for useful purposes, improving sustainability, health and security, among others.