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Faculty & Staff

Staff

Tenured, Tenure Track, and Full Time Teaching Faculty

  • Geza P. Bottlik (Associate Professor of Engineering Practice): Inventory, Production, and Engineering Management.
  • Yong Chen (Associate Professor): Computer-aided Design, Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Process Modeling and Control, and Technology Development, NSF Career Award.
  • Maged M. Dessouky (Professor): Production, Inventory and Transportation.
  • Randolph W. Hall (Professor and USC Vice President for Research): Logistics, Distribution and Transportation.
  • Julia L. Higle (Professor and Chair): Quantitative Decisions Under Uncertainty, Stochastic Programming Models and Algorithms, Healthcare Planning.
  • Qiang Huang

    (Associate Professor and Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair in Engineering): Nanomanufacturing & Nanoinformatics, Process Modeling and Control, Quality and Applied Statistics; NSF Career Award.

  • Nitin Kale (Senior Lecturer): Enterprise Resource Planning and Business Intelligence Systems.
  • Carl Kesselman (Professor): Grid Computing, Virtual Organizations, Health Informatics.
  • Behrokh Khoshnevis (Professor): Manufacturing, Technology Development and Simulation.
  • Stephen Lu (Packard Chair Professor): Engineering Management, Manufacturing Automation; NSF Career Award.
  • James E. Moore, II (Professor): Transportation Networks and Policies, Terrorist and Seismic Risk, Infrastructure Investment.
  • Kurt D. Palmer (Associate Professor of Engineering Practice and Associate Chair): Quality and Reliability.
  • Jong-Shi Pang (Epstein Family Chair Professor): Mathematical Programming with Equilibrium Constraints, Variational Inequalities, Applications in Communications, Robotics and Markets.
  • Mansour Rahimi (Associate Professor): Human Computer Interfaces, Human Factors, and Industrial Ecology.
  • Sheldon M. Ross (Epstein Chair Professor): Financial Engineering, Simulation.
  • Suvrajeet Sen (Professor): Large Scale Optimization, Stochastic Programming, Infrastructure Applications (e.g., Power, Telecommunication, and Transportation)
  • F. Stan Settles (IBM Chair Professor and SAE Program Co-Director): Engineering Management, Systems Architecting; National Academy of Engineering.
  • Dana Sherman (Senior Lecturer):  Engineering Accounting, Law, and Ethics.
  • Richard Vawter (Senior Lecturer): Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management.
  • Detlof von Winterfeldt (Professor): Decision and Risk Analysis.

Joint Appointment Faculty

  • Barry Boehm (TRW Professor, Computer Science Engineering): Software Engineering; National Academy of Engineering.
  • Rahul Jain (Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering): Networks and Control, Network Economics and Games, and Stochastic Control and Learning.
  • Najmedin Meshkati (Professor, Civil and Enviornmnetal Engineering): Human Factors; NSF Career Award.
  • Joe S. Qin (Fluor Chair Professor, Chemical Engineering): Chemical and Manufacturing Process Optimization, Efficiency, and Control; NSF Career Award.
  • Ketan Savla (Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Milind Tambe (Professor, Computer Science Engineering): Agent-Based and Multi-Agent Systems.
  • Shinyi Wu (Associate Professor, School of Social Work): Healthcare Systems Improvement, Quality Control, and Management Engineering.

 

Emeriti Faculty

  • Gerald A. Fleischer (Professor Emeritus): Engineering Economy and Finance.
  • Ralph L. Keeney (Professor Emeritus): Decision Analysis; National Academy of Engineering.
  • Peter Will (Professor Emeritus): Manufacturing Automation.

 

Research Faculty

Research faculty in the Viterbi School of Engineering have no teaching obligation, though many elect to teach up to one course per year. The criteria for research faculty appointments include scholarship and extramural funding commensurate with the research profiles typical of tenured and tenure-track faculty.

  • Yigal Arens (Research Professor): Digital Government, Intelligent Systems, Interfaces.
  • Wanda Austin (Research Professor): Satellite and Payload System Acquisition, Systems Engineering, and System Simulation; National Academy of Engineering.
  • Mohamed I. Dessouky (Research Professor): Computers and Industrial Engineering.
  • Stephen Hora (Research Professor)
  • Fernando I. Ordoñez (Research Associate Professor)

 

Adjunct Faculty

Though not a matter of policy, the practices of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering reveal a strong preference for restricting adjunct faculty appointments to individuals with doctoral degrees. Adjunct faculty members are occasionally appointed on the basis of other criteria, such as other graduate credentials or decades of distinguished industry experience. The Epstein Department considers appointing individuals to adjunct faculty ranks on a case-by-case basis, and only if there are compelling rationales that speak to the individual’s strong qualifications for the role. These might include distinguished professional experience, professional honors and awards (such as NAE/NAS/IOM membership), or flag rank.

  • David Belson: HealthCare, Management Engineering, and Project Management.
  • Paul J. Kern (Adjunct Professor): Information Technology and Organizations, Systems Engineering, Logistics, and Materiale; National Academy of Engineering.
  • Michael Mann (Adjunct Professor): Technology Management.
  • Jeffrey H. Smith (Adjunct Associate Professor): Multiattribute Decision Analysis, Mathematical Modeling & Simulation, and Robotics.

 

Industry Faculty

The unique professional environment that defines the Los Angeles metropolitan area provides the Epstein ISE Department with access to Industry faculty members drawn from the ranks of leading national experts.  These full time professionals and industry leaders bring unusual levels of depth, sophistication, and relevance to the various graduate curricula mounted by the Epstein Department.