• “The Destined Reign of Troy”

    C. L. Max Nikias first arrived at USC in 1991, and has served as a professor, national research center director, engineering dean, provost, and president. He serves the university as a life trustee and as its president emeritus. During his tenure as president, Nikias advanced USC’s premier academic and global standing, led a generational upgrade and expansion of both of the university’s campuses, and created college pathways for low-income students.

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    C. L. Max Nikias, president of USC
  • Nikias Lauds Randolph Hall As He Steps Down as Vice President of Research

    December 20, 2019 5:22 pm

    Twenty-seven years ago at a meeting at UC Berkeley, then USC Professor and Associate Dean of Research in the Engineering School C. L. Max Nikias met a transportation systems engineer, Randolph Hall. That meeting would lead to a long and fruitful collaboration to the great benefit of the University of Southern California.

  • Visit to Greece by Nikias promises new research collaborations

    December 9, 2019 5:30 pm

    President Emeritus and Professor C. L. Max Nikias recently returned from trip to Athens, Greece where he worked to establish research collaborations between his Malcolm R. Currie Chair in Technology and the Humanities and two Athens-based universities. At the University of Piraeus, Nikias delivered a lecture at the Laskaridis Foundation Library entitled, “Online Education: The Promise and Challenges.”

  • Nikias explores academic collaborations in United Kingdom visit

    December 9, 2019 5:30 pm

    President Emeritus and Professor C. L. Max Nikias recently traveled to the United Kingdom to establish academic collaborations in research, teaching and outreach programs for his Malcolm R. Currie Chair in Technology and the Humanities and the USC Institute for Technology Enabled Higher Education. The institute was established as an organized research unit in the Office of the Provost and Nikias is its executive director.

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