May 30, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Department of Data Sciences and Operations

The Data Sciences and Operations (DSO) department equips students with the skills to excel in today’s firms operating in the age of digital products, data-driven decision making, sustainability, platforms, and supply chain ecosystems.

The department offers courses that stem from three different disciplines - information systems, operations management and statistics.

  • The information systems group offers courses, many with field-based projects, that expose students to emerging technologies, digital transformation, and digital business models, highlighting new ways to transform data into value for the firm and consumer.
  • Operations management course work, including hands-on projects with industrial partners, shows students how to design businesses that are flexible enough to capitalize on data-driven insights and robust enough to survive the unexpected.
  • Statistics courses teach students to transform “big data” from e-commerce and smart devices into usable insights, competitive analyses, and forecasts. 

Across all courses, the emphasis is not only on rigorous core knowledge, but on developing practical, real-world skills (e.g., by learning project management, statistical software such as R, or coding languages such as Python).

Career opportunities include both traditional roles in analytics, data science, consulting, product development, and supply-chain management as well as a variety of emerging roles leveraging new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), blockchain, the internet of things (IoT), and new economic business models including cryptocurrency, API economy, data monetization, and mesh economic structures.

Undergraduate Minors

Undergraduate Major

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS)  is designed to empower managers and recent college graduates with necessary skills (computing, modeling and strategy) to leverage big data for making effective business decisions, and improving organizational performance. 

Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM)

The Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management focuses on a world-class academic foundation in Supply Chain Management with real-world applications in the form of live projects for leading companies as well as international and domestic site visits. We uniquely prepare our students for an increasingly global, complex and ever-evolving world.

Graduate Certificate


Data Sciences and Operations
Marshall School of Business
Bridge Hall 308
(213) 740-0172
FAX: (213) 740-7313

Chair: Greys Sosic, PhD


Centennial Chair in Business Administration: Yingying Fan, PhD

E. Morgan Stanley Chair in Business Administration: Greys Sošić, PhD

Kenneth King Stonier Chair in Business Administration: Jinchi Lv, PhD

Justin Dart Professor of Operations Management: Paat Rusmevichientong, PhD

Kenneth King Stonier Professor of Business Administration: Omar El Sawy, PhD

Dean’s Associate Professorship in Business Administration: Jacob Bien, PhD

Robert R. Dockson Assistant Professor in Business Administration: Kimon Drakopoulos, PhD

Professors: Sriram Dasu, PhD*; Omar El Sawy, PhD; Yingying Fan, PhD; Jinchi Lv, PhD; S. Rajagopalan, PhD*; Ramandeep Randhawa, PhD; Paat Rusmevichientong, PhD; Greys Sošić, PhD

Associate Professors: Jacob Bien, PhD; Vishal Gupta, PhD; Adel Javanmard, PhD; Gourab Mukherjee, PhD; Tianshu Sun, PhD; Xin Tong, PhD

Assistant Professors: Mohammed Alyakoob, PhD; Andrew Daw, PhD; Kimon Drakopoulos, PhD; Paromita Dubey, PhD; Zijun Gao, BS; Grace Gu, PhD; Chamsi Hssaine, MS; Milan Miric, PhD; Matteo Sesia, PhD; Peng Shi, PhD; Somya Singhvi, PhD; Mika Sumida, PhD: Angela Zhou, PhD

Professors of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations: Arif Ansari, PhD*; Murat Bayiz, PhD*; Dawn Porter, PhD; Douglas Shook, PhD*

Associate Professors of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations: Robertas Gabrys, PhD; Alireza Kabirian, PhD; Hiroshi Ochiumi, PhD; Francis Pereira, PhD; Philip Rogers, PhD; Abbass Sharif, PhD; Ashok Srinivasan, PhD; Nick Vyas, EdD

Assistant Professors of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations: Feng Chen, PhD; Charlie Hannigan, PhD; Lorena Martin, PhD; Inga Maslova, PhD; Austin Pollok, PhD

Visiting Associate Professor of Data Sciences and Operations: Beibei Li, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor of Data Sciences and Operations: Daniela Saban, PhD

Emeritus Professors: Yehuda Bassok, PhD*; Richard B. Chase, PhD; Delores Conway, PhD*; Ann Majchrzak, PhD; Richard McBride, PhD; Bert M. Steece, PhD*; Jonathan S. Yormark, PhD

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.


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