IRIS computer vision lab is a unit of USC’s School of Engineering. It was founded in 1986 and has been a major center of government- and industry-sponsored research in computer vision and machine learning. The lab has been active in a number of research topics including object detection and recognition, face identification, 3-D modeling from a sequence of images, activity recognition, video retrieval and integration of vision with natural language queries. More details can be found here. Multiple PhD positions are available, details can be found here.