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George Olah, Nobel Prize laureate Morten Lauridsen, Andrew Viterbi, Kevin Starr - National Medal winners

Faculty Distinctions

Nobel Prize USC faculty, past and present, who have received selected honors. Those who are deceased are marked †. Those who are less than full time, or no longer active faculty, are marked *. Presidential Professors and Judge Widney Professors are affiliated faculty. For distinctions not listed here, see departmental/school web pages. To submit additions or corrections, please notify the dean of faculty of the relevant school.

Nobel Prize and National Medals

Nobel Prize

  • Murray Gell-Mann* Presidential Professor of Physics and Medicine
  • Daniel McFadden* Presidential Professor of Policy, Planning and Development, and Economics
  • George A. Olah Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Engineering and Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Chair in Organic Chemistry

National Medal of Arts

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National Humanities Medal

  • Kevin Starr University Professor and Professor of History and Policy, Planning, and Development

National Medal of Science

National Medal of Technology

  • George Lucas* on behalf of Industrial Light and Magic Presidential Professor of Cinematic Arts
  • Allen Puckett* Research Professor of Engineering

The National Academies

National Academies

Institute of Medicine

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  • Alexander M. Capron University Professor, Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics, and Professor of Law and Medicine
  • Antonio Damasio University Professor, David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology and Neurology
  • Clifton O. Dummett* Professor Emeritus of Dentistry
  • Dana P. Goldman Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy and Professor of Policy, Planning and Development
  • Zach W. Hall* Professor Emeritus of Cell and Neurobiology
  • Brian E. Henderson Distinguished Professor of Preventive Medicine, and Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Chair in Cancer Prevention
  • Mark S. Humayun Cornelius J. Pings Chair in Biomedical Sciences and Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering
  • Barbara M. Korsch* Professor of Pediatrics, Emerita
  • Malcolm C. Pike* Research Professor of Preventive Medicine
  • Stephen J. Ryan†, Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Grace and Emery Beardsley Chair in Ophthalamology
  • Jonathan Samet Professor of Preventive Medicine
  • Leonard D. Schaeffer* Judge Widney Professor of Policy, Planning, and Development
  • Harold C. Slavkin Professor of Dentistry
  • Robert E. Tranquada* Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine
  • William A. Vega Provost's Professor of Social Work and Medicine

National Academy of Engineering

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  • Leonard Adleman Henry Salvatori Distinguished Chair of Computer Science and Professor of Computer Science and Biological Sciences
  • Mihran S. Agbabian* Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
  • Wanda M. Austin* Research Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • George A. Bekey* University Professor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
  • Barry W. Boehm TRW Professor in Software Engineering and Professor of Computer Science
  • Danny Cohen* Research Professor of Computer Science
  • Malcolm Currie* Research Professor of Engineering
  • P. Daniel Dapkus William M. Keck Chair in Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Albert A. Dorman* Research Professor of Engineering
  • Solomon W. Golomb University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mathematics and Andrew and Erna Viterbi Chair in Communications
  • Robert W. Hellwarth University Professor, George T. Pfleger Chair in Electrical Engineering, and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics
  • W. Daniel Hillis* Judge Widney Professor of Engineering and Medicine
  • Mark Humayun Cornelius J. Pings Chair in Biomedical Sciences and Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering
  • Ray Irani* Judge Widney Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
  • Paul J. Kern* Research Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • William C. Lindsey Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Alexis C. Livanos* Research Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Alfred Mann* Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Tony Maxworthy†, Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • Sanjit K. Mitra* Research Professor of Electrical Engineering-Systems
  • E. Phillip Muntz Arthur B. Freeman Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • Gerald Nadler* Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • C. L. Max Nikias President, Robert C. Packard President's Chair and Malcolm R. Currie Chair in Technology and the Humanities
  • George A. Olah Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Engineering and Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Chair in Organic Chemistry
  • Allen E. Puckett* Research Professor of Engineering
  • Simon Ramo* Presidential Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Irving S. Reed† Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering-Systems
  • Aristides Requicha Professor of Computer Science
  • Steven B. Sample University Professor, Professor of Electrical Engineering, and President Emeritus
  • Robert A. Scholtz Fred H. Cole Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • F. Stan Settles IBM Chair in Engineering Management and Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Leonard M. Silverman Fred W. O'Green Chair in Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • John B. Slaughter Professor of Education and Engineering
  • Richard J. Stegemeier* Research Professor of Engineering
  • Ronald D. Sugar* Judge Widney Professor of Management and Technology
  • Ratan Tata USC Trustee
  • Andrew J. Viterbi* Presidential Professor of Engineering
  • Michael S. Waterman University Professor and USC Associates Professor of Biological Sciences and Mathematics
  • Lloyd R. Welch* Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering-Systems
  • Yannis C. Yortsos Zohrab A. Kaprielian Dean’s Chair in Engineering and Chester F. Dolley Chair in Petroleum Engineering and Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Chemical Engineering

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National Academy of Sciences

  • Leonard Adleman Henry Salvatori Distinguished Chair of Computer Science and Professor of Computer Science and Biological Sciences
  • Sidney W. Benson* Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
  • Richard A. Easterlin University Professor and Professor of Economics
  • Alfred G. Fischer* Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences
  • Walter Fitch† Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences
  • Murray Gell-Mann* Presidential Professor of Physics and Medicine
  • Solomon W. Golomb University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mathematics
  • Robert W. Hellwarth University Professor, George T. Pfleger Chair in Electrical Engineering, and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics
  • †Edward G. Jones* Judge Widney Professor of Cell and Neurobiology
  • Thomas H. Jordan University Professor, W. M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geophysics, and Professor of Earth Sciences
  • George A. Olah Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Engineering and Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Chair in Organic Chemistry
  • Simon Ramo* Presidential Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Larry Swanson Milo Don and Lucille E. Appleman Endowed Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Richard F. Thompson* University Professor Emeritus, and William M. Keck Chair Emeritus in Psychology and Biological Sciences
  • Andrew J. Viterbi* Presidential Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Arieh Warshel Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Michael S. Waterman University Professor and USC Associates Professor of Biological Sciences and Mathematics

Other Awards and Medals

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscar)

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy)

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American Psychological Foundation

American Psychological Foundation
  • Richard Thompson* (Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology) University Professor Emeritus, and William M. Keck Chair Emeritus in Psychology and Biological Sciences

California Poet Laureate

Dan David Prize

Dan David Prize

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Ho-Am Prize in Medicine

Holberg International Memorial Prize

  • Manuel Castells University Professor, Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society, and Professor of Communication, Sociology, Planning, and International Relations

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • †Richard Bellman (Medal of Honor) Professor of Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, and Medicine
    • Barry W. Boehm (Simon Ramo Medal) Professor of Computer Science
    • Chrysostomos L. (Max) Nikias (Simon Ramo Medal) President, Robert C. Packard President's Chair, Malcolm R. Currie Chair in Technology and the Humanities
    • Steven B. Sample* (Founders Medal) University Professor, Professor of Electrical Engineering, and President Emeritus
    • Andrew J. Viterbi* (Medal of Honor) Presidential Professor of Electrical Engineering

    International Psychoanalytic Association

    • Antonio Damasio (Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award) University Professor, David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology and Neurology

    Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities

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    MacArthur Fellows ("Genius Awards")

    • Luis Alfaro Assistant Professor of Theatre
    • Elyn Saks Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences
    • Jacob Soll Professor of History and Accounting

    Pritzker Architecture Prize

    Pritzker Architecture Prize

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    Pulitzer Prizes

    Sandoz Prize for Gerontological Research

    • James Birren* Dean Emeritus and Professor of Gerontology
    • Caleb Finch University Professor of Gerontology, ARCO/Kieschnick Chair in the Neurobiology of Aging, and Professor of Gerontology, Biological Sciences, Anthropology, and Psychology

    Claude E. Shannon Award (Information Theory)

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    A.M. Turing Award (Computer Science)

    • Leonard Adleman Henry Salvatori Distinguished Chair of Computer Science and Professor of Computer Science and Biological Sciences

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