Daniel J. Epstein Honored at Industrial and Systems Engineering Alumni Mixer

The inaugural ISE Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Daniel J. Epstein at the April 3 mixer in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Fighting for Truth in a Fake News World

ISE alumna Preethi Kasireddy’s startup has a lofty ambition: to restore truth and transparency to digital life.

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Eberhardt Rechtin Keynote Lecture Brings Industry Insight from Top Engineer at UPS

USC alumnus and Chief Information and Engineering Officer at UPS, Juan Perez presented the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial Engineering’s flagship event, the Eberhardt Rechtin Keynote Lecture.

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ISE student among five USC representatives at Student Leadership Summit

The USC student group joined over 150 delegates at Berkeley for the Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Student Leadership Summit.

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Maged Dessouky appointed as Dean’s Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Chair for Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering assumes Dean’s Professor role.

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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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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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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


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USC Viterbi News: “A Ph.D. Is Our Call to Action”

USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s 2019 Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony

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Where Investigators Learn to Prevent Accidents

Aviation Safety and Security Program teaches courses to pilots across the globe