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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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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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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New Transfer Student BBQ

Tue, Aug 21, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: VHE Breezeway
Join your fellow incoming transfer students for an afternoon of mixing, mingling, and delicious BBQ. This is a great opportunity to meet other transfer students and get to know Viterbi and USC staff members and resources. We will be sharing...


W.V.T. Rusch Engineering Honors Program Colloquium

Fri, Aug 24, 2018
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Location: SAL 101
Speaker: Joe Laurienti, Founder and CEO, Ursa Major Technologies Talk Title: The New Space Ecosystem Host: Dr. Prata & EHP


AOE Info Session #1

Tue, Aug 28, 2018
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: GFS 213
Informational session for potential new members! Pizza will be served, and you will be able to ask questions from our active members, as well as hear some of their personal experiences.

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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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International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Milind Tambe Receives IJCAI 2018 John McCarthy Award

Milind Tambe, the Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering is being recognized for research and development of important practical applications of AI and multi-agent systems for social good.

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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