USC researchers receive $12.5 million grant for unique facial database

The project seeks new research data for FaceBase, a freely available collection of DNA samples, data and images related to abnormalities of the head and facial bones.

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USC Viterbi’s SURE Program Offers Undergraduates Research Training Alongside Top Faculty

Sophomores and juniors from across the nation participate in cutting-edge research and get a taste for Trojan life

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ISE Research Featured at International Conference on Stochastic Programming

The Norway conference included 10 talks by USC faculty, researchers and students.

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Using 3-D Printed Mother-of-Pearl to Create Tough New Smart Materials

USC researchers are drawing inspiration from mollusks to build lightweight, strong materials for wearable technology and more.

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New Faculty Hires Join Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Faculty members Renyuan Xu and Andrés Gómez to bring new expertise to the department.

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Lieutenant General Stayce D. Harris Honored with IISE Captains of Industry Award

The USC Viterbi alumna was presented with the award during May at the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

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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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**No ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar this week**

Tue, Sep 17, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: GER 206


Grammar Tutoring

Fri, Sep 20, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: OHE 106
Need help refining your grammar for academic or professional writing? The Engineering Writing Program is providing free individual grammar help to all Viterbi graduate and undergraduate students! Bring your writing and sign up for help...


ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar

Tue, Sep 24, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: GER 206
Speaker: Dr. Xianfeng (David) Gu, Associate Professor, Stony Brook University Talk Title: TBD Host: Dr. Qiang Huang

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LA Times: Could the Apollo 11 moon landing be duplicated today?

James Moore and Garrett Reisman were quoted about if the Apollo 11 moon landing could be duplicated today.

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AirTalk: Bill To Expand EV Rebates Aims To Jolt Sales And Fight Climate Change, But Will It Make More Californians Go Electric?

James Moore was interviewed on a California bill that would expand electric vehicle rebates.