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Phebe Vayanou

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Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Computer Science


  • 2012, Doctoral Degree, Industrial Engineering, Imperial College
  • 2007, Master's Degree, Electrical Engineering, Imperial College


I am Assistant Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Southern California, and Associate Director of the CAIS Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society. Prior to joining USC, I was a lecturer in the Operations Research and Statistics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a postdoctoral research associate in the Operations Research Center at MIT. I hold a PhD degree in Operations Research and an MEng degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, both from Imperial College London.

Research Summary

My research aims to address fundamental questions arising in data-driven integer and robust optimization, and game theory. My work is motivated by decision-making and resource allocation problems that are important for social good, such as those arising in public health, public safety and security, biodiversity preservation, education, and energy. My aim is to advance research in Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence in a manner that will benefit society and in particular low resource communities and others that have not benefited from these recent developments.

  • Daniel J Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science

  • OHE 310L
  • Olin Hall of Engineering
  • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 193

Contact Information
  • phebe.vayanos@usc.edu


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