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Keeping Them Honest: Jong-Shi Pang Honored for Career Achievements

Keeping Them Honest: Jong-Shi Pang Honored for Career Achievements

Oct 22, 2019

Pang was recognized with the 2019 John von Neumann Theory Prize by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

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IISE Team Connects With Tech Leaders in Seattle

IISE Team Connects With Tech Leaders in Seattle

Oct 15, 2019

The group from USC’s Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers student chapter was supported by Microsoft to tour its facilities and make valuable industry connections in the Pacific Northwest tech hub.

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Mahta Moghaddam and Behrokh Khoshnevis inducted into to NAE on October 6, 2019

Mahta Moghaddam and Behrokh Khoshnevis inducted into to NAE on October 6, 2019

Oct 06, 2019

Moghaddam was elected for development of physics-based computational algorithms; Khoshnevis was elected for innovations in manufacturing and construction.

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USC Viterbi Receives Three-Year NSF Grant to Train Engineers for the Future of Manufacturing

USC Viterbi Receives Three-Year NSF Grant to Train Engineers for the Future of Manufacturing

Oct 01, 2019

USC Viterbi and the Center for Advanced Manufacturing will develop education platform to prepare U.S. workforce for challenges, opportunities in advanced manufacturing

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

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

Aug 28, 2019

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

ISE Research Featured at International Conference on Stochastic Programming

Aug 16, 2019

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

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

Aug 07, 2019

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

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

Jul 30, 2019

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

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Tomorrow’s Transit

Tomorrow’s Transit

Jul 09, 2019

Professor James Moore’s analysis of Metro’s “Twenty-Eight by ‘28” public transportation initiative raises concerns about costs, effects on bus ridership, especially among the poor, and overall effectiveness.

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

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

Jun 06, 2019

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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Faculty and Student Achievements Celebrated at ISE Spring Banquet

Faculty and Student Achievements Celebrated at ISE Spring Banquet

May 31, 2019

Faculty, staff and students of the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering gathered on April 18 for the 2019 Spring Banquet.

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Daniel J. Epstein Honored at Industrial and Systems Engineering Alumni Mixer

Daniel J. Epstein Honored at Industrial and Systems Engineering Alumni Mixer

May 07, 2019

The inaugural ISE Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Daniel J. Epstein at the April 3 mixer in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Eberhardt Rechtin Keynote Lecture Brings Industry Insight from Top Engineer at UPS

Eberhardt Rechtin Keynote Lecture Brings Industry Insight from Top Engineer at UPS

Apr 29, 2019

USC alumnus and Chief Information and Engineering Officer at UPS, Juan Perez presented the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial Engineering’s flagship event, the Eberhardt Rechtin Keynote Lecture.

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Excellence In Engineering

Excellence In Engineering

Apr 12, 2019

At the 41st Viterbi Awards, NAE President Dan Mote Jr., alumna and Northrop Grumman VP Linnie Haynesworth, and SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell were honored.

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ISE student among five USC representatives at Student Leadership Summit

ISE student among five USC representatives at Student Leadership Summit

Mar 18, 2019

The USC student group joined over 150 delegates at Berkeley for the Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Student Leadership Summit.

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Maged Dessouky appointed as Dean’s Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Maged Dessouky appointed as Dean’s Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Mar 05, 2019

Chair for Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering assumes Dean’s Professor role.

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Student Wins HackLA Mobility with App to Solve LA Traffic Woes

Student Wins HackLA Mobility with App to Solve LA Traffic Woes

Jan 29, 2019

Jake Beaudin and his team created the app in 24 hours. They recently launched it to the tech industry at CES Las Vegas and will soon present it in Germany.

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The Fleischer Prize in Green Technology

The Fleischer Prize in Green Technology

Jan 07, 2019

USC Viterbi Students encouraged to apply

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USC Viterbi Selected as Partner Institution for State Department’s Diplomacy Lab

USC Viterbi Selected as Partner Institution for State Department’s Diplomacy Lab

Nov 14, 2018

USC Viterbi leads initiative to bring research and technology innovation to foreign policy challenges

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Research Partnership Awarded $2.1m for Landslide Prediction Project

Research Partnership Awarded $2.1m for Landslide Prediction Project

Oct 29, 2018

The project, led by Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering Phebe Vayanos, will use sensor technology to better assess landslide risk.

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Can AI Reduce Race Bias in Homelessness?

Can AI Reduce Race Bias in Homelessness?

Oct 01, 2018

New Algorithm Can Improve Outcomes in Assigning Housing to Homeless Youth and Change Housing Policy

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Maged M. Dessouky appointed Chair for Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Maged M. Dessouky appointed Chair for Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Jul 23, 2018

Renowned research scientist Maged Dessouky assumes leadership role for ISE department

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Eureka! Eureka! The Class of 2018 Has Found It

Eureka! Eureka! The Class of 2018 Has Found It

May 12, 2018

After long nights that muddled into early mornings in SAL, CED, and Leavey, they’re ready to set sail

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Master’s Class For The Ages

Master’s Class For The Ages

May 12, 2018

2018 USC Viterbi master’s students shared hugs, laughs and memories at graduation ceremonies.

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2018 Viterbi Master’s Student Awards

2018 Viterbi Master’s Student Awards

May 11, 2018

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

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Marie Curie Dropped the Ph.D. Mic 115 Years Ago. These Trojans Picked It Up.

Marie Curie Dropped the Ph.D. Mic 115 Years Ago. These Trojans Picked It Up.

May 10, 2018

At the 2018 USC Viterbi Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony, the intellectual descendants of Curie, Drexler and Viterbi took the stage.

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Talented Trio Take Graduation By Storm

Talented Trio Take Graduation By Storm

May 09, 2018

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

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USC Viterbi’s most prestigious night gives the stage to “heroic engineers”

USC Viterbi’s most prestigious night gives the stage to “heroic engineers”

Apr 23, 2018

Legendary alums and engineering pioneers honored at the 40th Viterbi Awards

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Winning Big

Winning Big

Apr 19, 2018

USC Viterbi faculty, students receive multiple awards at the 2018 OCEC Awards and Honors Banquet.

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Next Generation Ethics

Next Generation Ethics

Apr 13, 2018

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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Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away

Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away

Apr 12, 2018

USC’s Engineers Without Borders tackles water deficiency in Guatemala with rainwater

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Three USC Viterbi engineers recognized at Latino Alumni Association’s 44th annual scholarship gala

Three USC Viterbi engineers recognized at Latino Alumni Association’s 44th annual scholarship gala

Apr 06, 2018

Diana Valenzuela takes home the night’s top honor: the John R. Hubbard Award 

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What plants can teach us about oil spill clean-up and microfluidics

What plants can teach us about oil spill clean-up and microfluidics

Mar 15, 2018

Engineers create nature-inspired 3-D printed solutions for one of the worst manmade dilemmas.

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A Bench for “A Mensch”

A Bench for “A Mensch”

Mar 09, 2018

USC Viterbi alumnus Kenneth Hekimian and his family recently dedicated a bench in honor of his mentor, Howard Laitin, a former USC adjunct professor and Hughes Aircraft chief scientist.

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New Insights Into Human Kidney Formation Made Possible with Innovative Platform Developed at ISI

New Insights Into Human Kidney Formation Made Possible with Innovative Platform Developed at ISI

Feb 16, 2018

USC stem cell scientists used a new “ecosystem of tools” designed by ISI researchers to analyze massive amounts of data to document the similarities and differences between kidney development in humans and mice

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A New Way to Fight the Spread of Infectious Diseases

A New Way to Fight the Spread of Infectious Diseases

Feb 08, 2018

An algorithm developed by USC researchers could help public health programs better locate, and treat, people living with undiagnosed infectious diseases, says a new study.

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A Time for Disruption? Why We’re All Batty Over Bitcoin

A Time for Disruption? Why We’re All Batty Over Bitcoin

Feb 07, 2018

Due to overwhelming demand, USC offers its second course on the technology behind cryptocurrency that’s changing the way the world does business

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

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

Nov 17, 2017

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

Accuracy of Artificial Intelligence Enhanced for Particle Physics

Oct 25, 2017

Quantum machine catalyzes machine learning efforts in Higgs identification challenge

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Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

Oct 16, 2017

USC STEM middle and high school students descend upon an open house tour of USC’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing

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Meeting of the Minds

Meeting of the Minds

Oct 11, 2017

Computer scientists, social work researchers and academics from other fields recently gathered at USC to discuss the potential of AI to make the world a better place.

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Nature’s Armor: A Lobster Tale

Nature’s Armor: A Lobster Tale

Aug 25, 2017

Biological structures may provide insight to prevent and treat sports-related injuries.

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Engineering a Better World

Engineering a Better World

Jun 29, 2017

Top researchers gather at USC this summer to work towards using AI to improve the world.

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USC Hosts Conference on Nonconvex Statistical Learning

USC Hosts Conference on Nonconvex Statistical Learning

Jun 27, 2017

Cross-disciplinary researchers convene to report on the state of the art of nonconvex statistical learning.

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USC hosts The International Manufacturing Research Conference 2017

USC hosts The International Manufacturing Research Conference 2017

Jun 19, 2017

Academia, industry converge for LA-based trifecta of manufacturing research conferences.

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USC Brings in Top AI and Social Work Scholars to Explore Solutions

USC Brings in Top AI and Social Work Scholars to Explore Solutions

Jun 13, 2017

USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society Hosts First AI and Social Work Fellows Program; Problems Studied to Include Suicide Prevention; Resettlement of Refugees; Wildlife Conservation

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2017 Viterbi Master’s Student Awards

2017 Viterbi Master’s Student Awards

May 23, 2017

Accomplishments of Viterbi Masters students celebrated in inaugural event

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USC Viterbi 2017 Undergraduate Awards

USC Viterbi 2017 Undergraduate Awards

May 23, 2017

Graduating students from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering were recognized on May 10th at the 2017 Undergraduate Viterbi Awards for their academic, leadership, and service achievements.

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Alumnus Shines as Systems Engineer and Social Activist

Alumnus Shines as Systems Engineer and Social Activist

May 23, 2017

Augustine Esogbue, Ph.D. ISE ’68, reflects on his career and his time at USC

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Fair Finances

Fair Finances

Apr 27, 2017

HonestFi, a startup that provides financial services to low-income Americans without the sky-high commissions, has won the 2017 Min Family Challenge.

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Viterbi Awards Highlight Luminaries, Entrepreneurs and an Algorithm’s 50th Birthday

Viterbi Awards Highlight Luminaries, Entrepreneurs and an Algorithm’s 50th Birthday

Apr 25, 2017

The 39th annual Viterbi Awards celebrated the legacy of Andrew Viterbi and recognized industry and alumni leaders alongside emerging startups.

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Simulating Tuberculosis Epidemics

Simulating Tuberculosis Epidemics

Apr 13, 2017

How one USC Viterbi professor uses computer modeling to influence public health policy.

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The engineer with the heart of a poet

The engineer with the heart of a poet

Mar 24, 2017

A USC Viterbi professor has made Connected World’s list of Top 10 Pioneers in IoT.

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Manufacturing For A Better Tomorrow

Manufacturing For A Better Tomorrow

Mar 06, 2017

The opening of the USC Viterbi Center for Advanced Manufacturing promises to help usher in a new age how things are made.

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‘Every person deserves humane living conditions’

‘Every person deserves humane living conditions’

Feb 21, 2017

Emir Ucer takes a personal approach to solving the ergonomic problems facing relocating displaced people

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Students turn to engineering diplomacy to solve 21st century grand challenges

Students turn to engineering diplomacy to solve 21st century grand challenges

Feb 06, 2017

Course combines engineering with foreign policy and international development

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Rethinking Refugee Camps

Rethinking Refugee Camps

Jan 12, 2017

Two USC Viterbi undergraduates propose a life-saving systems approach to tackle the greatest refugee crisis in modern history

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They 3D Printed Hands for Children in Syria; Now They’re 3D Printing Eyewear for Children in Los Angeles

They 3D Printed Hands for Children in Syria; Now They’re 3D Printing Eyewear for Children in Los Angeles

Dec 20, 2016

3D printed projects by students get ready to go from lab to market, including one ‘Spectacles Squad’.

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USC DECIDE Symposium Tackles Next-Generation Ethics

USC DECIDE Symposium Tackles Next-Generation Ethics

Dec 06, 2016

Next Generation Ethics Symposium brought together diverse field of decision analysis experts

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Sen Talks “Big Data and Big Decisions” at 2016 INFORMS Conference

Sen Talks “Big Data and Big Decisions” at 2016 INFORMS Conference

Dec 01, 2016

The professor of Industrial Systems and Engineering delivers a plenary lecture at premier event of operations research and analytics

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Arctic Accolades

Arctic Accolades

Nov 30, 2016

Two undergraduate Trojans venture to Iceland to receive the ISASI 2016 Kasputin Scholarship Award.

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Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

Nov 14, 2016

Members of 17 burgeoning startups and their mentors recently met for the kickoff of the seventh annual Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition.

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It gets ‘Real’ for USC startups

It gets ‘Real’ for USC startups

Nov 10, 2016

Innovators at ‘The Real Deal @ USC’ meet their matches with Gen. David Petraeus and fellow investors

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The sky was just the beginning

The sky was just the beginning

Nov 10, 2016

Stayce Harris flew 747’s and T-38’s and commanded 15,000 airmen; now she’s the assistant vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force.

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AI For A Better Tomorrow

AI For A Better Tomorrow

Oct 13, 2016

USC Viterbi and the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work launch a new artificial intelligence center

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Northrop Grumman-USC partnership, a pioneering force in basic science

Northrop Grumman-USC partnership, a pioneering force in basic science

Sep 15, 2016

Inaugural event highlights strategic vision for future industry-supported research

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Leading the Way

Leading the Way

Aug 29, 2016

Tyler Borch, industrial and systems engineering senior, pursues his dream of becoming a naval officer.