What is Industrial and Systems Engineering?
Industrial and systems engineering (ISE) deals with the optimization of complex processes, systems or organizations. Engineers who specialize in this field work to eliminate wasted time, money, materials, man-hours, machine time, energy and other resources that do not generate value. According to the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, they devise how to do things better by engineering processes and systems that improve quality and productivity.
An industrial and systems engineering education provides a fundamental base for success in a broad spectrum of career paths. USC’s Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering offers a strong curriculum taught by world renowned and dedicated faculty. In conjunction with the Daniel J. Epstein Institute, our department is uniquely positioned to be the thought leader in ISE education and research.
Upcoming Special Events
Conference on Nonconvex Statistical Learning (CNSL)
May 26-27, 2017
2017 International Manufacturing Research Conference
June 4-8, 2017
Manufacturing For A Better Tomorrow
The opening of the USC Viterbi Center for Advanced Manufacturing promises to help usher in a new age how things are made.
They 3D Printed Hands for Children in Syria; Now They’re 3D Printing Eyewear for Children in Los Angeles
3D printed projects by students get ready to go from lab to market, including one ‘Spectacles Squad’.
Epstein Seminar, ISE 651Apr. 25 03:00 PM-04:50 PM
Senior Design ExpoApr. 28 02:30 PM-04:30 PM
CNSL 2017 Conference on Nonconvex Statistical LearningMay. 26 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
CNSL 2017 Conference on Nonconvex Statistical LearningMay. 27 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
NAMRC/MSEC/ICM&P International Manufacturing Research ConferenceJun. 4 - All Day
Meet the man working with NASA to 3D print a colony on Mars
Pioneering USC Viterbi Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis has been working with NASA on the possibility of building a colony on Mars since 2011.
USC DECIDE Decision analysis course featured on Al Jazeera
U.S. Election 2016: What happens next?