Mahta Moghaddam and Behrokh Khoshnevis Elected to NAE

Moghaddam was elected for development of physics-based computational algorithms; Khoshnevis was elected for innovations in manufacturing and construction.

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Student Wins HackLA Mobility with App to Solve LA Traffic Woes

Jake Beaudin and his team created the app in 24 hours. They recently launched it to the tech industry at CES Las Vegas and will soon present it in Germany.

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Can AI Reduce Race Bias in Homelessness?

New Algorithm Can Improve Outcomes in Assigning Housing to Homeless Youth and Change Housing Policy

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Maged M. Dessouky appointed Chair for Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Renowned research scientist Maged Dessouky assumes leadership role for ISE department

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The Fleischer Prize in Green Technology

USC Viterbi Students encouraged to apply

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Talented Trio Take Graduation By Storm

Alexa, Brock and Olivia Hudnut are the ultimate Trojan trio.

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Industrial & Systems Engineering is seeking applicants for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the department.

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.

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2017 Eberhardt Rechtin Lecture

Invention, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, 3D Printing
Presented by Mr. Charles Hull, Co Founder and CTO, 3D Systems

April 13, 2017 

2017 ISE Spring Banquet

April 20, 2017


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Events

Feb20Wed

Intramurals: Bubble Soccer

Wed, Feb 20, 2019
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Daniel J. Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

Feb20Wed

Intramurals: Bubble Soccer

Wed, Feb 20, 2019
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Daniel J. Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

Feb20Wed

ASBME Info Session: Amgen

Wed, Feb 20, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: TCC 227
Interested in working for one of the world's leading biotechnology companies? Come to this info session to learn about Amgen, a values-based company deeply rooted in science and innovation to transform new ideas and discoveries into...

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In Brief

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The Future of Self-Driving Cars

On November 16, Professor Najmedin Meshkati and his ISE 370 Human Factors in Work Design class welcomed guest speaker Christopher Hart, member and ex-Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).  Hart gave a lecture entitled “The Challenges and Opportunities of Autonomous Vehicles.” Abstract After declining for several years, the number of fatalities on our streets and highways has recently … Read More

News

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AirTalk: State audit says unsound decision making added billions to bullet train cost

Jim Moore was interviewed about the cost of the bullet train.

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LA Times: Inflation and delays could add billions more to bullet train project costs

James Moore was quoted in a story about the cost of the California bullet train project.