Dean, Viterbi School of Engineering

University of Southern California

Yannis Yortsos is dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the Zohrab Kaprielian Chair in Engineering. He has been with the university since 1978, when he joined the faculty of the chemical engineering department, which he later chaired. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2008 and has served as the group’s secretary, vice chairman and chairman of Section 11. He also is a member of the NAE Council. Yortsos served on the American Society for Engineering Education’s Diversity Committee of the Engineering Deans Council and spearheaded an engineering-diversity initiative that has been adopted by more than 210 engineering deans nationwide. Under Yortsos’ leadership the USC Viterbi School of Engineering received the 2017 President’s Award from the ASEE.

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