The University of Southern California’s (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering has awarded the “Dean’s Faculty Award for Service” to Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad M. Madni. This is the first time in the school’s history that this honor has been awarded to a non USC faculty member.  Professor Madni received this award in recognition of his long history of service to the Viterbi School of Engineering and to the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, where he helped guide the strategic planning, EE curriculum, on-going and future research direction, faculty hiring, ABET accreditation and served as the chair of the EE Industrial Advisory Board for over a decade. The official award ceremony took place on April, 26, 2016 at “Town and Gown” on the USC campus. While presenting the award, Dean Yannis Yortsos stated that “we are honoring a highly distinguished individual whose contributions are internationally renowned and whose service to USC has had a major impact in the recognition and the advancement of the school and the EE department.”