Talented Trio Take Graduation By Storm

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

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USC Center for AI in Society Seeks to Reduce Military Suicides

In a groundbreaking project, USC Viterbi School of Engineering and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work to identify at-risk active military personnel and veterans.

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USC Viterbi Honors Outstanding Faculty, Staff

At the 2018 Faculty and Staff Awards, Dean Yortsos celebrated USC Viterbi’s growing excellence.

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Next Generation Ethics

USC Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making brings together government, academia and private enterprise to advance ethical decision-making

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2018 Viterbi Master’s Student Awards

Accomplishments of Viterbi Master’s students celebrated at the second annual event

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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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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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System Engineering Research Center (SERC) Talks

Wed, Jun 06, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:11 AM
Location: Online via WebEX
Speaker: Phyllis Marbach, INCOSE LA Chapter President and Senior Software Engineer at Boeing, Retired Talk Title: How To Use Agile Methods on Highly-Critical Systems that Require Earned Value Management Series: Successfully Applying Agile...

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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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Watch the Viterbi Satellite Commencement Ceremonies Streaming

Ph.D. on 5/10 at 9am PDT, Undergraduate on 5/11 at 11am PDT, Graduate on 5/11 at 3pm PDT, Computer Science Graduate on 5/11 at 6:30pm PDT

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USC News: Is this the beginning of the end for Facebook?

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and a #DeleteFacebook movement, USC experts look at how this week’s events might impact the social network.