Yalda Khashe

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Lecturer of Industrial and Systems Engineering


  • Doctoral Degree, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California
  • Master's Degree, Industrial Engineering , University of Texas - Arlington


Dr. Yalda Khashe received her Ph.D. from the Daniel J. Epstein department of industrial and systems engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering USC. She also served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Viterbi Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship program. She has previously held positions as Adjunct Faculty in the College of Business Administration and Public Policy at the California State University, Dominguez Hills and the Graziadio School of Business and Management at the Pepperdine University.

Research Summary

Dr. Khashe’s research focuses on the risk reduction and reliability enhancement of complex safety-critical and technology-intensive systems. The application includes systems such as the major modes of transportation, health care, energy generation plants, and gas and liquid fuels pipeline. She also studies the impact of new technology implementation in the complex technological organization, especially focusing on the application of Positive Train Control Systems (PTC) in railroad operations. She received the Best Dissertation Award in Industrial and Systems Engineering for her research on the application of PTC integration in railroad system and developing High Reliability Organization (HRO)-centric methodology for aligning technological and organizational change. She was awarded the Diploma for Innovation from USC for developing a customized dashboard for reliability assessment of high-risk socio-technical systems in 2013.

  • Daniel J Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • GER 241
  • Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center
  • 3715 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089

Contact Information
  • (213) 821-8878
  • khashe@usc.edu


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