Joseph Touch


Joseph  Touch

Joseph Touch, Ph.D.

Postel Center Director

Research Associate Professor, Dept.of Computer Science and Dept. of EE/Systems, USC

Ph.D., Computer Science, Univ. Pennsylvania
M.S., Computer Science, Cornell Univ.
B.S., Biophysics & Computer Science, Univ. Scranton

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Postel Center Director

The Postel Center sponsors distinguished Visiting Scholars and Graduate Research fellows to perform network research in service to the Internet community.

Project Leader

Currently leads the ISI Optical Turing Machine (OTM) project and participates in the NSF CIAN ERC, LA-DWP, and BLEMS projects.

Research Associate Professor

In USC's Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Departments advising a number of graduate students and running the SGREP summer internship program.


USC/ISI Postel Center (Director)


USC EE/Systems Computer Engineering

USC EE/Systems Communications Sciences Institute

CIAN ERC (Center for Integrated Access Networks)

Keio Univ. AQUA (Advancing Quantum Architectures)