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James E. Moore, II

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Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Policy, Planning and Development; and Civil and Environmental Engineering

Education

  • 1986, Doctoral Degree, Civil Engineering, Stanford University
  • 1983, Master's Degree, Northwestern University
  • 1982, Master's Degree, Industrial Engineering, Stanford University
  • 1981, Bachelor's Degree, Industrial Engineering, Northwestern University
  • 1981, Bachelor's Degree, Urban and Regional Planning, Northwestern University
  • Master's Degree, Urban and Regional Planning, Northwestern University
  • Master's Degree, Industrial Engineering, Stanford University

Biography


Prof. Moore specializes in economic impact analysis relating to transportation engineering, transportation systems, and other infrastructure systems. In 2003, he was elected to the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, United States Section, for out-standing contributions to the field of Transportation Systems Engineering; and received the Kapitsa Gold Medal of Honor.



He received his BS degrees in Industrial Engineering and Urban Planning in 1981 from Northwestern University’s Technological Institute (now the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science) in Evanston, Illinois. He received his MS degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University in 1982, his Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Northwestern in 1983, and his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering (Infrastructure Planning and Management) from Stanford in 1986.



He joined Northwestern's Civil Engineering faculty in 1986, and the faculty of the University of Southern California in 1988. He has served for the last 28 years as Director of the Transportation Engineering graduate program in the USC Viterbi School’s Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He served 16 years as Co-Director of the Construction Management Program, a special joint graduate program of the Astani Department and the USC Price School of Public Policy. He spent 26 years living with students as a resident faculty member working with the USC Division of Student Affairs, including 20 years as Senior Tutor at the USC Honors House Residence. He served as Chair of USC’s Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering from 2004 until 2010, and as Vice Dean for Academic Programs in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering from 2011 until 2017.

He has served as President of the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences’ Transportation Science and Logistics Society, and on the Board of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) as Senior Vice President for Continuing Education. In 2014 he became President Elect and CFO of IISE. He began service as President in 2015, and concluded Board service as Immediate Past President in 2017. Locally, he is in his third term of board service with the California Transportation Foundation, and has served as a member-at-large of the WTS-Los Angeles board (formerly the Women's Transportation Seminar) since 2005.

Research Summary


Prof. Moore’s research interests include risk management of infrastructure networks subject to natural hazards and terrorist threats; transportation network performance and control; large scale computational models of metropolitan land use/transport systems, especially in California; evaluation of new technologies; and infrastructure investment and pricing and decision policies. He applies these methods to economic impact modeling at both national and metropolitan level.

Awards


  • 1993 University of Southern California Awarded tenure, School of Urban and Regional Planning
  • 1997 University of Southern California Awarded tenure, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 2003 University of Southern California Awarded tenure, Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • 2003 Viterbi School of Engineering Dean’s Award for Service
  • 2004 Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, United States Section Crown and Eagle Medal of Honor
  • 2004 University of Southern California Academic Culture Initiative Teaching Has No Boundaries Award
  • 2004 Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) International Sam. M Walton Free Enterprise Fellow
  • 2004 Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, United States Section Elected to the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, United States Section
  • 2004 Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, United States Section Kapitsa Gold Medal of Honor
  • 2005 University of Southern California Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Service Award
  • 2005 Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) International Sam. M Walton Free Enterprise Fellow
  • 2005 WTS (formerly the Women's Transportation Seminar) International, Los Angeles Chapter Diversity Leadership Award
  • 2006 Academy of Natural Sciences, United States Section Chilingar Medal
  • 2008 Los Angeles Council of Engineers and Scientists (LACES), nominated by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Distinguished Engineering Educator Award
  • 2008 Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC), nominated by the Orange County Chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Pioneer Educator Award
  • 2013 WTS Los Angeles (formerly the Women's Transportation Seminar, Los Angeles Chapter) WTS Los Angeles Member of the Year Award
  • 2015 WTS (formerly the Women’s Transportation Seminar), Los Angeles Chapter. Honorable Ray LaHood Award
Appointments
  • Director, Systems Architecting and Engineering
  • Daniel J Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • USC PRICE School of Policy Planning and Development

Office
  • KER 204
  • Kerckhoff Hall
  • 734 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 7725

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-0595
  • jmoore@usc.edu

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