USC Computing Forum

Bringing together the leading minds in computing

The USC Computing Forum brings together the leading minds in computing—including academic and industry researchers, scientists and business leaders—to advance innovation, promote thought-sharing, and drive the growth of entrepreneurial activity in Southern California and beyond.

Our focus is on fostering interaction between academia and industry to create unrivaled networking opportunities, generate passionate discussion, and promote lasting partnerships.

Through research symposiums, lectures and conferences, attended by academic, government and industry experts, together with startup leaders and venture capitalists, we explore emerging trends and progress in cybersecurity, data science, artificial intelligence, quantum computing and computational biology—to name just a few. 

The forum also connects industry leaders with USC students—some of the best and brightest talent in the country—to exchange cutting-edge ideas and translate promising research into real-world innovation. 

In the Heart of Silicon Beach

The USC Computing Forum is a collaborative venture between the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Information Science Institute (ISI), Department of Computer Science, and Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering; USC's Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT); and leading companies worldwide.

Based at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Information Sciences Institute in Marina del Rey, California, the USC Computing Forum sits within the heart of the entrepreneurial Silicon Beach community, a hub of innovation and technology.

With its links to academia, government and industry, the forum will continually evolve to meet the interests, needs, and aspirations of USC and our corporate partners.