Partners

The coalition is led by researchers at USC Information Sciences Institute and the USC Viterbi Ming Hsieh Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering. The partner institutions within higher education ​are Caltech; Morgan State University in Baltimore; North Carolina A&T State University; Pasadena City College; University of California, Irvine; UCLA; University of California, Riverside; University of California, San Diego; and University of California, Santa Barbara. 

Among the many companies involved are The Boeing Co., HRL Laboratories, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Northrop Grumman, PDF Solutions, RTX and Teledyne Scientific Co. 

Boeing

Boeing

As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing's diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company's core values of safety, quality and integrity. 

Caltech

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering Institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges. Caltech's mission is to expand our understanding of the universe and inventing the technologies of the future, with research interests from quantum science and engineering to bioinformatics and the nature of life itself, from human behavior and economics to energy and sustainability.

HRL Laboratories

For more than 70 years, HRL's scientists and engineers have been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research, providing real-world technology solutions, and advancing the state of the art. We continue to be recognized as one of the world's premier physical science and engineering research laboratories.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. 

Morgan State University

As Maryland's Preeminent Public Urban Research University, Morgan fulfills its mission to address the needs and challenges of the modern urban environment through intense community-level study and pioneering solutions. Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-classified high research (R2) institution offering more than 140 academic programs leading to degrees from the baccalaureate to the doctorate. 

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University

N.C. A&T State University is an academic community focused on students - providing them with interdisciplinary learning opportunities. As a land grant, doctoral research university with a national reputation in STEM education, we are proud of the impact that our 70,000-plus alumni have across America. 

Northrop Grumman Corp.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global aerospace and defense technology company. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with the capabilities they need to connect and protect the world, and push the boundaries of human exploration across the universe. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 98,000 employees define possible every day.

PDF Solutions

PDF Solutions turns semiconductor manufacturing and test data into foresight that can be acted upon. Founded in 1991, the mission of PDF Solutions is to empower every semiconductor & electronics company to break down the data silos within their supply chains and leverage all of their manufacturing and test data to improve every KPI that is important to their business.

RTX

RTX is the world's largest aerospace and defense company. With more than 180,000 global employees, we push the limits of technology and science to redefine how we connect and protect our world. Through industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon – we are advancing aviation, engineering integrated defense systems for operational success, and developing next-generation technology solutions and manufacturing to help global customers address their most critical challenges. The company, with 2022 sales of $67 billion, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

Teledyne Technologies

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides enabling technologies for industrial growth markets that require advanced technology and high reliability. These markets include aerospace and defense, factory automation, air and water quality environmental monitoring, electronics design and development, oceanographic research, deepwater oil and gas exploration and production, medical imaging and pharmaceutical research.

University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, the University of California, Irvine is ranked among the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 224 degree programs. The institution has produced five Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research and innovation.

University of California,
Los Angeles

UCLA advances knowledge, addresses pressing societal needs and creates a university enriched by diverse perspectives where all individuals can flourish. One of our greatest values as a university lies in our ability to positively impact society by bringing together diverse minds from around the world and celebrating different points of view.

University of California,
Riverside

The University of California, Riverside is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment is more than 26,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual impact of more than $2.7 billion on the U.S. economy. 

University of California,
San Diego 

At the University of California San Diego, a culture of risk-taking, collaboration and innovation emerged early on. Established in 1960, UC San Diego has been shaped by exceptional scholars who aren't afraid to push boundaries, challenge expectations and redefine conventional wisdom to make our world better. The only criterion our founders had for their campus was that it must be distinctive — and being experimental has been the norm since day one.

University of California,
Santa Barbara

UC Santa Barbara is a leading research institution that also provides a comprehensive liberal arts learning experience. Our community of faculty, students, and staff is characterized by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that is responsive to the needs of our multicultural and global society.