Our Team

CCI consists of a stellar team of faculty and researchers. While most are from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the center also includes outstanding faculty representatives from eight other schools at USC. 


Bhaskar Krishnamachari

Bhaskar Krishnamachari, the Director of CCI, has more than 15 years of research experience working on next-generation wireless networking technologies related to the Internet of Things. He is the recipient of many awards including best paper awards at ACM Mobicom and ACM/IEEE IPSN, the NSF CAREER Award, the ASEE Terman Award, the IEEE-HKN Outstanding Young Electrical and Computer Engineer Award, the TR-35, and Popular Science’s Brilliant 10. He has co-authored more than 200 technical papers, with a total citation count of over 22000 (per Google Scholar), and a book titled Networking Wireless Sensors, published by Cambridge University Press.


Andrea Belz: Innovation

S.K. Gupta: Smart Manufacturing

Alefiya Hussein: CPS Testbeds

Azad Madni: System of Systems Engineering

Mahta Moghaddam: Remote Sensing

Donald Paul: Energy

Viktor Prassana: Data Science + Smart Grid

Ketan Savla: Transportation

Cyrus Shahabi: Big Data Analytics

Neil Siegel: Cybersecurity


Murali Annavaram: Mobile Computing

Salman Avestimehr: Communication + Computing

Nora Ayanian: Robotics

George Ban-Weiss: Climate + Air Quality

Peter Beerel: VLSI/CAD

Burcin Becerik: Smart Buildings

Paul Bogdan: CPS Theory

Young Cho: IoT Hardware

Dina El-Damak: Low-power Devices and Circuits

Shahram Ghandeharizad: Databases

Ramesh Govindan: Networks

William Halfond: Software Engineering

Hossein Hashemi: RF Circuits

Rahul Jain: Stochastic Control Theory

Mihailo Jovanovic: Control Theory

Behrokh Khoshnevis: Telefacturing

Aleksandra Korolova: Privacy

Yan Liu: Machine Learning

Nenad Medvidovic: Software Engineering

Andreas Molisch: Wireless Communications

Muhammad Naveed: Cybersecurity

Clifford Neuman: Cybersecurity

Pierluigi Nuzzo: CPS Design

Antonio Ortega: Graph Signal Processing

Konstantinos Psounis: Networks

Fei Sha: Machine Learning

Gaurav Sukhatme: Robotics

Jyotirmoy Deshmukh: Cyber-Physical Systems

Mahdi Soltanolkotabi: Optimization algorithms

Assad Oberai: Computational Science

Barath Raghavan: Systems and Networking

Usc Community faculty

Ali Abbas: Price School of Public Policy

Scott Fisher: School for Cinematic Arts

Peter Kuhn: Keck School of Medicine

Colin Maclay: Annenberg School of Comm. and Journalism

Jerry Power: Marshall School of Business

Donna Spruijt-Metz: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Kenneth Yates: Rossier School of Education

Joon-Ho Choi: School of Architecture

Kyle Konis: School of Architecture

VISITING faculty

Hong-Linh Truong: TU Wien, Austria

Corey Baker: University of Kentucky

Marcelo Segura: National University of San Juan


Gowri Sankar Ramachandran: Research Associate


Brienne Moore: Administrator

Winny Huang: Web Developer