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

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Viterbi Master's Student Orientation - Computer Science & Informatics

Wed, Jan 03, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Radisson Hotel Ballroom
Join us for the Viterbi Master's Student Orientation where incoming students will learn about USC resources and expectations of MS students while meeting your classmates.USC Viterbi School of Engineering Master's Student Orientation

Jan04Thu

Viterbi Master's Student Orientation

Thu, Jan 04, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Radisson Hotel Ballroom
Join us for the Viterbi Master's Student Orientation where incoming students will learn about USC resources and expectations of MS students while meeting your classmates.USC Viterbi School of Engineering Master's Student Orientation

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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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Carl Kesselman of ISI and USC Viterbi to help develop a powerful national NIH Data Commons Platform

The virtual, cloud-based platform will help researchers share and manage vast amounts of data online.

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Accuracy of Artificial Intelligence Enhanced for Particle Physics

Quantum machine catalyzes machine learning efforts in Higgs identification challenge

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