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USC Catalogue 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial and Systems Engineering – Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems and Engineering


Return to: USC Viterbi School of Engineering  

Ethel Percy Andrus
Gerontology Center 240
(213) 740-4893
FAX: (213) 740-1120
Email: isedept@usc.edu
usc.edu/dept/ise

Chair: Julia L. Higle, PhD

Associate Chair: Kurt Palmer, PhD

Faculty

A.V. "Bal" Balakrishnan Chair: Petros Ioannou, PhD (Electrical Engineering)

Daniel J. Epstein Chair in Industrial and Systems Engineering: Sheldon M. Ross, PhD

David Packard Chair in Manufacturing Engineering: Stephen C-Y Lu, PhD (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science)

Dean's Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering: Behrokh Khoshnevis, PhD

Dean's Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering: Carl Kesselman, PhD

Epstein Family Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering: Jong-Shi Pang, PhD

Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair in Engineering: Qiang Huang, PhD

Helen N. & Emmett H. Jones Professorship in Engineering: Milind Tambe, PhD (Computer Science)

IBM Professor of Engineering Management: Neil Siegel, PhD

John and Dorothy Shea Early Career Chair in Civil Engineering: Ketan Savla, PhD (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Kenneth C. Dahlberg Early Career Chair: Rahul Jain, PhD (Electrical Engineering)

TRW Professor of Software Engineering: Barry Boehm, PhD (Computer Science)

Professors: Ali Abbas, PhD (Public Policy); Barry Boehm, PhD (Computer Science); Maged Dessouky, PhD*; Randolph Hall, PhD; Julia Higle, PhD; Carl F. Kesselman, PhD (Computer Science); Behrokh Khoshnevis, PhD (Civil and Environmental Engineering; Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering); Stephen C-Y Lu, PhD (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science); Najmedin Meshkati, PhD (Civil and Environmental Engineering)*; James E. Moore II, PhD (Civil and Environmental Engineering; Public Policy); Jong-Shi Pang, PhD; Sheldon M. Ross, PhD; Suvrajeet Sen, PhD (Electrical Engineering; Computer Science); Milind Tambe, PhD (Computer Science); Detlof von Winterfeldt, PhD (Public Policy)

Associate Professors: Yong Chen, PhD; Qiang Huang, PhD; Mansour Rahimi, PhD; Shinyi Wu, PhD (School of Social Work)

Assistant Professors: John Gunnar Carlsson, PhD; Ketan Savla, PhD (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering-Systems); Phebe Vayanos, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professors: Tasos Sioukas, PhD; Marilee Wheaton, MS

Research Professor: Yigal Arens, PhD

Research Associate Professor: Fernando Ordoñez, PhD (Computer Science)

Research Assistant Professor: Greg Placencia, PhD

Adjunct Research Professors: Wanda M. Austin, PhD; Mohamed I. Dessouky, PhD

Professor of the Practice of Industrial and Systems Engineering: Neil Siegel, PhD

Associate Professors of the Practice of Industrial and Systems Engineering: Geza Bottlik, Engineer, PE; Nitin Kale, MS (Information Technology Program); Kurt Palmer, PhD*

Senior Lecturers: Cesar Acosta-Mejia, PhD; Richard Vawter, MS (Information Technology Program)

Emeritus Professors: Gerald A. Fleischer, PhD, PE; Homer H. Grant, MS; Ralph Keeney, PhD (Data Sciences and Operations); Peter Will, PhD (Astronautical Engineering, Chemical Engineering)

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Honor Societies

Alpha Pi Mu

Alpha Pi Mu is the industrial engineering honor society. Qualifications for election are: juniors in the upper onefifth of their class; seniors in the upper one-third of their class; master's degree students who have completed at least one-third of the courses required for their degree and rank among the top 10 students in all ISE master's degree programs; and doctoral students recommended by the department chair. The adviser is Kurt Palmer, associate professor of the practice of industrial and systems engineering, (213) 740-5960.

Omega Rho

Omega Rho is the operations research honor society to recognize academic excellence in operations research and encourage study of operations research, management science and closely associated disciplines. Election is by nomination only during the spring semester.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Undergraduate Education Program Mission

The mission of the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering undergraduate program is to:

  • Provide students: the skills and knowledge to obtain employment and achieve leadership with the industrial and systems engineering profession or to proceed with graduate education; the intellectual resources to continue life-long learning; and the knowledge of professional ethics and critical reasoning skills necessary for contributing to society.
  • Provide employers of industrial and systems engineering professionals with candidates who are technically competent, business aware, collaborative, able to communicate effectively, and ethically grounded.
  • Maintain and enhance the reputation of the Epstein department within the engineering, business and academic communities.

Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering program are prepared to achieve any of the following accomplishments:

  • Obtain employment in an organization that values people who demonstrate both technical competence and business awareness.
  • Pursue graduate or professional education.
  • Assume a leadership role in their employment organization or community.
  • Utilize critical reasoning, collaboration and creativity to contribute to society.

Undergraduate Program Criteria

The program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering prepares graduates to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy. The curriculum includes in-depth instruction to accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.

For additional information, visit usc.edu/dept/ise.

Graduate Degree Requirements

Health Systems Management Engineering Program

This degree is in revision, and applications are not currently being accepted. Interested students should consider the Health Administration (MHA)  program in the USC Price School of Public Policy .

Master of Science in Product Development Engineering

This interdisciplinary program is offered jointly with the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering . The program is available via distance education. See the listing under Product Development Engineering .

Master of Science in Systems Architecting and Engineering

See the listing under Systems Architecting and Engineering Program . The program is available via distance education.

Dual Degree Program (MS, Electrical Engineering / MS, Engineering Management)

See listing in the Electrical Engineering  section.

Engineer in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Requirements for the Engineer in Industrial and Systems Engineering are the same as set forth in the general requirements .

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Network Centric Systems

See listing under Systems Architecting and Engineering Program . The program is available via distance education.

Graduate Certificate in Optimization and Supply Chain Management

This abbreviated interdisciplinary program is offered jointly with the Department of Data Sciences and Operations in the USC Marshall School of Business. See here  for program requirements.

Graduate Certificate in Systems Architecting and Engineering

See listing under Systems Architecting and Engineering Program . The program is available via distance education.

Graduate Certificate in Transportation Systems

This abbreviated interdisciplinary program is offered jointly with the Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the USC Price School of Public Policy. See listing under Civil Engineering .

Graduate Certificate in System Safety and Security

Applications for this program are not currently being accepted.

Programs

    Bachelor's DegreeMinorMaster's DegreeUniversity CertificateDual DegreeDoctoral Degree

    Courses

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