University of Southern California

Viterbi School of Engineering

Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Ethel Percy Andrus
Gerontology Center 240
(213) 740-4893
FAX: (213) 740-1120

Chair: Julia L. Higle, Ph.D.

Associate Chair: Kurt Palmer, Ph.D.


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

Epstein Family Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering: Jong-Shi Pang, Ph.D.

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

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

Dean’s Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering: Behrokh Khoshnevis, Ph.D.

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

TRW Professor of Software Engineering: Barry Boehm, Ph.D. (Computer Science)

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

Associate Professors: Yong Chen, Ph.D.; Qiang Huang, Ph.D.; Mansour Rahimi, Ph.D.

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

Adjunct Professors: Paul J. Kern; Michael Mann, Ph.D.; Neil Siegel, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professors: Tasos Sioukas, Ph.D.; Marilee Wheaton, M.S.

Research Professor: Yigal Arens, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor: Fernando Ordoñez, Ph.D. (Computer Science)

Research Assistant Professor: Greg Placencia, Ph.D.

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

Associate Professors of the Practice of Industrial and Systems Engineering: Geza Bottlik, Engineer, P.E.; Nitin Kale, M.S. (Information Technology Program); Kurt Palmer, Ph.D.*

Senior Lecturers: Cesar Acosta-Mejia, Ph.D.; Dana Sherman, Esq. (Civil and Environmental Engineering); Richard Vawter, M.S. (Information Technology Program)

Emeritus Professors: Gerald A. Fleischer, Ph.D., P.E.; Homer H. Grant, M.S.; Ralph Keeney, Ph.D. (Data Sciences and Operations); Peter Will, Ph.D. (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 one-fifth 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.