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Maged Dessouky, Dean's Professor and Chair

$25 Million Cumulative Gift to Transform Industrial and Systems Engineering at USC
USC alumnus Daniel J. Epstein's ongoing support will fund top research expertise in areas such as optimization, machine learning and AI, and harnessing data to solve society's most urgent problems.
Understanding an Uncertain World Using Math
Renyuan Xu, former Oxford researcher, joins USC Viterbi, bringing expertise in probability to improve finance and COVID-19 public health policy.
Jong-Shi Pang Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering
Optimization expert who harnesses mathematics to improve industries becomes one of USC Viterbi's newest members of the National Academy of Engineering.
Randolph Hall Returns as Director of CREATE
The USC Center studying unpredictable threats is expanding its focus to analyze and predict the risks from the most dangerous global emergencies-from terrorism to climate change.
How a USC Student Startup Became the Industry Leader
Dean's Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Information Sciences Institute Fellow has been awarded the Harry H. Goode Memorial Award.
Phebe Vayanos Receives 2021 NSF CAREER Award
Vayanos aims to improve our critical systems that allocate scarce resources to satisfy basic needs - such as hospitals that provide treatments, social services that offer preventive care, or homeless services that provide shelter and housing.
How Robots Stay on Track in Giant Automated Warehouses
USC Viterbi-developed technology that helps robots navigate labyrinthine retail warehouses honored in international awards.
Neil Siegel Selected as a 2021 INCOSE Fellow
The systems engineering pioneer is one of five new Fellows recognized by the International Council on Systems Engineering.
Giving Back is Top Priority for First Generation Student
Industrial and systems engineering senior Carlos Acosta is active in a range of student organizations, as well as much-needed volunteer relief efforts for his homeland of Venezuela.
Angelenos Versus New Yorkers: What Do They Talk About Online?
A new novel computational social science tool detects similarities and differences of topics in online conversation.
Viterbi K-12 STEM Outreach: From Molecular Modeling to Addressing Social Problems Using AI to Fighting Hate Speech
Even in the midst of the pandemic, USC Viterbi professors continued to prioritize K-12 outreach, engaging in projects aimed to foster learning and incite passion for science and engineering.
Method to Improve 3D Printing Output Honored by Manufacturing Conference
Industrial and systems engineering Ph.D. research led by Christopher Henson and Nathan Decker receives honorable mention from 2021 North American Manufacturing Research Conference.
The Return of the Viterbi Awards
After last year's postponement because of COVID-19, the 42nd annual event celebrated honorees General (retired) Ellen Pawlikowski, alumnus Juan Perez of UPS and Geena Davis.
Caroline Johnston Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
The Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering student has been awarded the fellowship to pursue research in optimization for group decision making.
Undergraduate Diana Bonilla Combines Engineering, Business, Service, and Dance
The ISE student was recently named a finalist for the prestigious Dr. John R. Hubbard Recognition Award
A Sweeter Way to Surprise People with Gifts
The first Surprise Cake was prototyped during Jordan Long's time at USC Viterbi - now he's showcasing them on "Shark Tank."
Machine Learning Method to Predict 3D Printing Accuracy Wins at 2021 IEEE CASE in France
A research team from the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering was awarded the best conference paper for a new fabrication-aware small-sample machine learning method for 3D printing.
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