Information Sciences Institute is a world leader in research and development of advanced information processing, computer and communications technologies. A unit of the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering, ISI is one of the nation’s largest – and most successful -- university-affiliated computer research institutes.
We conduct basic and applied research, bridging a gap between university investigation and real-world prototype development. ISI fulfills three roles: academic, including research and education; industrial, delivering technology-based solutions for government and business partners; and professional, offering students unusual, hands-on experience.
Our expertise spans computer science and engineering disciplines, including computing organizations, interfaces, environments, grids, networks, platforms and microelectronics. A pacesetter for nearly 35 years, ISI helped spearhead development of the Internet, including refinement of communications protocols that remain fundamental to Net operations. We also created the familiar dot-com address system nearly 25 years ago.
The Institute employs more than 350 engineers, research scientists, graduate students and staff. About half of our research staff holds Ph.D.s, with 50 serving as USC faculty. Based in Marina del Rey, California, ISI also maintains a presence in Arlington, Virginia.