University of Southern California
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Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

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

Chair: James E. Moore II, Ph.D.

Associate Chair and Program Co-Director, Systems Architecting and Engineering: F. Stan Settles, Ph.D.

Program Director, Systems Architecting and Engineering: Azad Madni, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Systems Architecting and Engineering: George Friedman, Ph.D.


Daniel J. Epstein Chair: Sheldon M. Ross, Ph.D.

Epstein Family Chair: Dorit S. Hochbaum, Ph.D.

IBM Chair in Engineering Management: F. Stan Settles, Ph.D. (Astronautical Engineering)

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

Fluor Professor in Process Engineering: S. Joe Qin, Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Electrical Engineering/Systems)

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

Professors: Maged Dessouky, Ph.D.*; Randolph Hall, Ph.D.; Carl F. Kesselman, Ph.D. (Computer Science); Behrokh Khoshnevis, Ph.D. (Civil and Environmental Engineering; Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering); Azad Madni, Ph.D.; Najmedin Meshkati, Ph.D. (Civil and Environmental Engineering)*; James E. Moore II, Ph.D. (Civil and Environmental Engineering; Policy, Planning, and Development); Milind Tambe, Ph.D. (Computer Science); Detlof von Winterfeldt (Policy, Planning, and Development)

Associate Professors: Elaine Chew, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering/Systems, Music); Fernando Ordoñez, Ph.D. (Computer Science); Mansour Rahimi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Yong Chen, Ph.D.; Qiang Huang, Ph.D.; Rahul Jain, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering/Systems); Shinyi Wu, Ph.D.; Maria Yang, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor: Stephen Stoyan, Ph.D.

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

Adjunct Associate Professors: Daniel Harvey, Ph.D.; James Hines; Thomas McKendree, Ph.D.; Tasos Soukias, Ph.D.; Marilee Wheaton

Research Professors: Yigal Arens, Ph.D.; Wanda M. Austin, Ph.D.; Malcolm Currie, Ph.D.; Mohamed I. Dessouky, Ph.D.; Stephen C. Hora, Ph.D. (Policy, Planning, and Development)

Research Assistant Professors: Jo Ann Lane, Ph.D.; Richard Waltz, Ph.D.

Professor of the Practice of Industrial and Systems Engineering: George Friedman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of the Practice of Industrial and Systems Engineering: Kurt Palmer, Ph.D.*

Senior Lecturers: Geza Bottlik, Engineer, P.E.; Nitin Kale, M.S. (Information Technology Program); Dana Sherman, Esq. (Civil and Environmental Engineering); Richard Vawter, M.S. (Information Technology Program)

Emeritus Professors: Clinton J. Ancker, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.; Gerald A. Fleischer, Ph.D., P.E.; Homer H. Grant, M.S.; Ralph Keeney, Ph.D. (Information and Operations Management); Gerald Nadler, Ph.D., P.E.; Peter Will, Ph.D.

*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 advisor 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. The advisor is Maged Dessouky, Professor, (213) 740-4891.