The center will support a variety of K-12 initiatives including providing opportunities for K-12 students to work as summer interns at USC faculty labs related to AI. If you are interested apply through the USC SHINE program and select AI related research projects.
The center supports multiple undergraduate research projects using the Viterbi's SURE and CURVE programs. If you are an undergraduate interested in engaging with the center apply through the USC Viterbi SURE program , and the USC Viterbi CURVE program and select AI related research projects. These programs are open to (and welcome) undergraduate students from any US university.
The center will support a variety of graduate research initiatives through MS and PhD student support. We support students from diverse backgrounds interested in AI and ML areas to pursue their MS at USC. Our MS Fellowships will cover tuition reimbursements up to the FULL amount! Learn more about the fellowship at the USC REAL@USC Fellows program , which also provides information on how to apply for MS through the VASE program. You must be a US domestic student to be eligible for applying. Contact VASE coordinators for more information.
For PhD students the center offers research projects centered on benchmarking and assessment technologies for AI algorithm-hardware platform interactions, and developing computational optimization algorithms for AI. These areas of research are of "vital importance to both the Epstein and the Ming Hsieh Departments, while also helping advance our work in AI in several ways!” Maged Dessouky, Chair of the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
The center hosts bi-annual workshops which are open to all. The workshops will showcase our recent research in AI. If you are a student who has an accepted paper in AI at a top conference and you are interested in presenting your work at these workshops pleasee contact the program coordinator Ariana Perez.