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Maged Dessouky, Dean's Professor and Chair

Harnessing Data to Improve Food Safety and Nutrition
Abigail Horn joins the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, bringing expertise in fighting global challenges in food systems.
New Faculty to Boost USC Strength in Optimization and Quantum Algorithms
Giacomo Nannicini, whose work spans fields as varied as map navigation and optimized building design, comes to the Epstein Department following six years at IBM Research.
USC and Meta Collaborate to establish the USC-Meta Center for Research and Education In AI and Learning
New Joint Research Center Strengthens USC Viterbi's Commitment to Improving AI.
Eight USC Viterbi Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards
Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering Meisam Razaviyayn was awarded the NSF's most prestigious award for junior faculty.
Qiang Huang Elected Fellow of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
Huang is an expert in the field of advanced manufacturing technologies.
Disease Control Outreach Research Receives Honorable Mention from 2021 IISE Transactions
Focusing on tuberculosis in India, the research team devised an optimization algorithm to better allocate outreach budgets to improve disease control efforts.
Vishal Gupta Awarded INFORMS Wagner Prize for System to Curb COVID Spread in Greece
The prize was awarded to Gupta and his collaborators for the "Eva" system, which was deployed across all Greek borders to limit the influx of asymptomatic travelers.
Najmedin Meshkati Honored as an Inaugural Titan of The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Meshkati, an expert in the field of risk reduction in complex technological systems, was recognized at The HFES February Symposium.
Andres Gomez Awarded Fourth National Science Foundation Grant in Five Years
The optimization expert will work on research related to spatio-temporal graphical models.
Phebe Vayanos and Meisam Razaviyayn Honored at 2022 USC Viterbi Faculty and Staff Awards
The annual event celebrates the school's achievements over the past year and recognizes the individual excellence of faculty and staff members.
Epstein Department Student's Research Wins Best Paper at IISE Annual Conference
The research aims to extend the lifespan of biosensors.
Leading Analytics Consultant Joins Epstein Department as Full-Time Teaching Faculty
Bruce Wilcox comes to USC Viterbi after a distinguished career working within top-tier consulting firms.
ISE and CS Students Awarded Prestigious NSF Fellowships for Research to Combat Homelessness
Bill (Yongpeng) Tang and Nathan Justin are developing tools to improve housing resource allocation to the homeless. They have recently been awarded Graduate Research Fellowships.
ISE Students Honored for Kidney Research at Society of Medical Decision Making Annual Conference
Chou-Chun Wu and Anthony Nguyen were awarded the Lusted Student Prize for their research related to decision-making for kidney disease.
ISE Graduate Balances Film Composing with Advocacy for First Generation Students
Joel Jimenez (B.S. ISE '22) was recently awarded the 2022 USC Viterbi Community Impact Award.
The USC Badminton Star Who Wants to Make Ethical and Sustainable Shuttlecocks
USC Viterbi 2022 graduate Saket Venkatesh is harnessing his industrial and systems engineering skills to develop badminton shuttlecocks that avoid animal cruelty and cut waste.
New 3D Printing Technique: A Game Changer for Medical Testing Devices
USC Viterbi researchers have developed a 3D printing technique to fabricate microfluidic devices for biomedical applications at a microscale not previously possible.
What Can Traffic Tell Us About How Viruses Spread?
A new National Institute of Health-funded project will examine Los Angeles traffic data to help us better understand the spread of COVID.
USC Viterbi Research to Streamline our Robot Delivery Future
A new study into optimized symbiotic vehicles for use in warehouses and for robot deliveries has been funded by Toyota's University Research Program.
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.
Joint Appointments to Bring New Expertise in Machine Learning, Algorithm Design, and Network Design to the Epstein Department
Mahdi Soltanolkotabi, Bistra Dilkina and Vishal Gupta will take up joint appointments in Industrial and Systems Engineering at USC Viterbi.
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