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Epstein Department Chair James Moore Honored Twice

January 28, 2008 —
James Moore, chair of the USC Viterbi School’s Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, was recently elected vice president and president-elect of the Transportation Science and Logistics Society (TSL). He is also being honored by the Orange County Engineering Council with a Pioneer Educator Award.
James Moore
The twin accomplishments began with Moore’s election to the TSL post. The society is one of the largest components in the Institute For Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), which is largest professional society in its field.
With 1,600 members worldwide, TSL provides a on transportation science and logistics, with the goal to identify current and potential problems and visualize solutions.
As vice president and president-elect of the society, Moore serves on TSL’s executive committee with the president and immediate past president.
“When I was a graduate student, the Transportation Science and Logistics Society provided my introduction to the research questions that have remained of greatest interest to me,” Moore said. “The scholars in TSL are the best experts I know in my field.  The opportunity serve the Society in this capacity is a surprise and an honor.”
Almost coincidentally, Moore learned that he will receive the Pioneer Educator Award from the Orange County Engineering Council.          
“Professor Moore works at the boundaries of transportation engineering, logistics, and transportation planning to solve the public and private sector transportation problems that characterize life and commerce in Southern California,” reads part of Moore’s upcoming citation for the award.  “He is an interdisciplinary engineer whose research extends seamlessly across disciplinary boundaries and institutions.”
“This award is first and foremost a recognition of the USC Viterbi School and the Epstein ISE Department as valued educational partners in the Orange County professional engineering community,” Moore said. 
Moore will receive the award at the OCEC’s Honors and Awards Banquet Feb. 16, the start of National Engineers Week.
--Ben Murray