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University Research Committee


The University Committee on Research shall periodically review and make recommendations concerning policies and issues relating to the conduct and support of faculty research. This shall include, but not be limited to, services provided to scholars by the administrative units of the University. The Committee shall also provide liaison to the following University committees: University Libraries Committee and Information Services Committee.

Meetings: Contact committee chair for the date/locations of the committee meetings.

Specific Charge for 2023 – 2024 Academic Year

The Research Committee will explore how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used to enhance research at USC. Topics the committee will likely consider are how AI can be used to enhance research productivity, discovery and innovation at the university. Other topics to consider are the key challenges and risks posed by AI. The committee will draft an action plan for USC to leverage AI effectively in the next 2-3 years to increase its research impact. The plan will include recommendations on how USC can increase access to state-of-the-art computing resources, train faculty and PhD students in AI-enabled technologies and encourage collaboration across schools and units in order to continue its ascent as one of the world’s premier research universities.


Bodour Salhia

Bodour Salhia (Co-Chair),, Keck School of Medicine

William Swartout,, Viterbi School of Engineering

Committee Members

Ex Officio Member

Meredith Drake Reitan, Associate Dean of Graduate Fellowships,, USC Graduate School; Adjunct Associate Professor at Price School and School of Architecture







2016-2017 Summary Report

2015-2016 Final Report/Resolutions