The Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has named its keynote lecture for the late Eberhardt Rechtin. Rechtin was a former Viterbi School professor, National Academy of Engineering member, and a founding father of systems architecting engineering as a distinct discipline. He played a key role in the development of U.S. space technologies and had a storied career in government and industry before coming to USC. He headed JPL’s Communications Group in the 60s, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (later to become DARPA) soon after, and was named CEO of the Aerospace Corporation subsequent to that.

Mark S. Daskin

2023 Mark S. Daskin. Clyde W. Johnson Collegiate Professor, Emeritus, University of Michigan

"Core Principles of Operations Management"

USC Hotel, Center Ballroom:
3450 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007
November 16, 2023 at 4:00PM

Mark S. Daskin is the immediate past Department Chair of the Industrial and Operations Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. He officially retired in May 2022 and holds the Clyde W. Johnson Collegiate Professorship, Emeritus. Prior to joining the faculty at Michigan in 2010, Daskin was on the faculty at Northwestern University (for 30 years) and the University of Texas (for a year and a half).

His research focuses on the application and development of operations research techniques for the analysis of health care problems, as well as transportation, supply chain, and manufacturing problems. He is the author of over 80 refereed papers and of three books: Network and Discrete Location: Models, Algorithms and Applications (John Wiley, 1995; second edition, 2013); Service Science (John Wiley, 2010), winner of the IIE Joint Publishers Book of the Year Award in 2011; and Bite-Sized Operations Management, Springer Nature 2021.

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Past Speakers

Bill Jia

2022 Bill Jia, Senior VP of Engineering at Meta/Facebook

"Latest Al Research at Meta and the Untold Technologies Behind Al"

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David Westfall Bates

2020 David W. Bates, M.D., M.Sc.
Harvard University

"Collaborations Between Engineering And Healthcare: Results From The BWH Patient-Safety Learning Laboratory Studies."

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Juan Perez 2019 Mr. Juan Perez
Chief Information and Chief Engineering Officer, UPS. “IE + IT: A Match Made for Innovation.” Learn more >>

2016 Dr. Radhika Kulkarni
Vice President of Advanced Analytics R&D at SAS Institute Inc “Big Data & Big Analytics – Opportunities for Inter‐disciplinary Innovation” Learn more >>

Dr. Neil Siegel
USC Viterbi IBM Professor of Engineering Management
Sector Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Northrop Grumman
“Applying Systems Engineering to Improve Healthcare”

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Dr. Karl Kempf
Senior Fellow and Director of Decision Engineering at Intel Corporation
“Decision Science at Intel Corporation: Looking Back While Moving Ahead”

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Brenda L. Dietrich

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Dr. Denis Cortese
Emeritus President and CEO of Mayo Clinic
"A System of Healthcare for the USA"

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Dr. Henry T. Yang

Chancellor University of California, Santa Barbara
"International Collaboration - A Reflection on the Creation of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities by Steven Sample"

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Dr. Richard K. Miller
President of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
"What Does Every Engineer Need to Know--Now?"

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Dr. Wanda Austin
CEO of The Aerospace Corporation
"The Human Factor: Managing Technical Complexity and Creativity in the 21st Century"

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Louis Martin Vega (inaugural lecture)
"Industrial Engineering in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities"

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Published on March 27th, 2017

Last updated on November 27th, 2023