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2014-2015 Faculty Members

For a Complete List of WiSE Faculty, see below.


USC Dornsife College
 
Biological Sciences, Human and Evolutionary Biology

 

Jill_McNittGray_2012_thumbnail.jpg Jill McNitt-Gray, Professor, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
Office: PED B9
Contact: (213) 740-7902, mcnitt@rcf.usc.edu 
Research: Mechanisms organisms use to control and distribute mechanical load during goal-directed multijoint movements involving external loading.

 

Lorraine_Turcotte.jpg Lorraine Turcotte, Professor, Biological Sciences
Office: PED 107
Contact: (213) 740-8527, turcotte@usc.edu 
Research: Hormones, fatty acids, muscle cells, skeletal muscle, obesity, insulin resistance, metabolism, signal transduction. 

 

Tamara Espinet thumbnailTamara Espinet, Lecturer, Biological Sciences
Office: PED 107
Contact: (213) 740-2495, espinet@usc.edu

 


Biological Sciences, Marine Environmental Biology

 

Linda_Dugay.jpg Linda Duguay, Associate Professor (Research)Director, USC Sea Grant Program
Office: AHF 209
Contact: (213) 821-1335, duguay@usc.edu 
Research: Ctenophores, foraminfera, symbiotic associations, benthic ecology of dredge spoil sites, water quality, beach health and status. 

 

Suzanne_Edmands.jpg Suzanne Edmands, Professor, Biological Sciences
Office: AHF 316
Contact: (213) 740-5548, sedmands@usc.edu
Research Interests: Conservation, evolution, population genetics, breeding, genetic structure, marine populatons, copepod. 

 

Katrina_Edwards.jpg Katrina Edwards, Professor, Biological Sciences, & Earth Sciences
Office: AHF 107
Contact: (213) 821-4390, kje@usc.edu
Research Interests: Iron oxidation, subsurface biosphere, rock alteration, hydrothermal systems, chemoautotrophy, biofilms, endolithic. 

 

Feixue_Fu1.jpg Feixue Fu, Assistant Professor (Research), Biological Sciences
Office: AHF 137
Contact: (213) 740-3188, ffu@usc.edu
Research Interests: N2 fixation, cyanobacteria, harmful alga bloom, global climate change, nutrient limitation. 

 

Julliette_Hart_thumbnail.jpg Julliette Hart, Assistant Professor (Research), Biological Sciences and Regional Research and Planning Specialist, USC Sea Grant Program
Office: AHF 253
Contact: (213) 740-1937, jahart@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Coastal marine policy, regional ocean governance, and sustainable ecotourism. 

 

Karla_Heidelberg.jpg Karla Heidelberg, Associate Professor (Teaching), Biological Sciences
Office: AHF 232
Contact: (310) 510-4038, kheidelb@usc.edu
Research Interests: Marine and environmental microbiology and ecology; Protist diversity; Environmental genomics and other ‘-omic’ applications to study microbial ecology. 

 

Myrna_Jacobson1.jpg Myrna Jacobson, Assistant Professor (Research), Biological Sciences
Office: AHF 139
Contact: (213) 740-5145, myrnaj@wrigley.usc.edu 
Research Interests: Biogeochemistry, Environmental EctoEnzymes, Nutrient imbalances, Communicating science through words and cartoons. 

 

Naomi_Levine_2012.jpg Naomi Marcil Levine, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences and WiSE Jr. Gabilan Chair 
Office: AHF M225
Contact: (213) 821 – 0745, n.levine@usc.edu
Research Interests: Interactions between climate and ecosystem composition and function over a variety of temporal and spatial scales. 

 

Roberta_Marinelli.jpg Roberta Marinelli, Director USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies and Adjunct Professor, Biological Studies
Office: AHF 410
Contact: (213)740-6780, rmarinel@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Biological oceanography and sedimentary ecology; human-environment interactions; mathematical modelling of ecological processes. 

 

Wiebke_Ziebis.jpg Wiebke Ziebis, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Office: AHF 334
Contact: (213) 821-1198, wziebis@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of the ocean floor. 


Biological Sciences, Molecular & Computational Biology

 

Liang_Chen2 Liang Chen, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Office: RRI 416E
Contact: (213) 740-2143, liang.chen@usc.edu 
Research Interests: mRNA alternative splicing, Microarray expression data analysis, High-throughput sequencing data analysis, Expression Quantitative Trait Loci (eQTL) mapping, Genetic linkage and association studies. 

 

Chiolo_thumbnail_1.jpg Irene Chiolo, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences and WiSE Jr. Gabilan Chair
Office: RRI 201
Contact: (213) 740-5557, chiolo@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Mechanisms of DNA repair in heterochromatin. 

 

Susan_Forsburg.jpgSusan Forsburg, Professor, Biological Sciences 
Office: RRI 104C
Contact: (213) 740-7342, forsburg@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Genome integrity, replication, recombination, chromosomes, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, fission yeast, genetics, model system, cell cycle, cancer, cell biology, molecular biology, MCM proteins. 

 

Carolyn Phillips 2 thumbnailCarolyn Phillips, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences and WiSE Jr. Gabilan Chair
Office: TBD
Contact: TBD
Research Interests: understanding how RNA silencing pathways modulate gene expression and maintain genome integrity

 

Xuelin_Wu1.jpg Xuelin Wu, Assistant Professor (Research), Biological Sciences
Office: RRI 304B
Contact: (213) 740-2165, xuelinwu@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Developmental biology, transcription regulation, plant stem cell regulation. 

 

Xianghong_Zhou.jpg Xianghong “Jasmine” Zhou, Professor, Biological Sciences and Computer Science
Office: RRI 403H
Contact: (213) 740-7055, xjzhou@usc.edu 
Research Interests: computational and statistical methods for the integrative analysis of diverse genomic sources.

 


Biological Sciences, Neurobiology

 

Sarah_Bottjer.jpg Sarah Bottjer, Professor, Biological Sciences and Psychology
Office: HNB 218
Contact: (213) 740-9183, bottjer@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Learning and memory, neural development and plasticity, vocal learning, electrophysiology, synaptic plasticity. 

 

Judith_Hirsch.jpg Judith Hirsch, Professor, Biological Sciences
Office: HNB 328
Contact: (213) 821-2210, jhirsch@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Early stage visual cortical processing. Specifically, how thalamocortical connections and circuits within the striate cortex itself resolve basic features of the visual scene. 

 

Emily Liman Recent Emily Liman, Professor, Biological Sciences
Office: HNB 301
Contact: (213) 821-1454, liman@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Sensory transduction, ion channels, pheromone, olfactory system, molecular neurobiology, TRP channel, taste, pain. 

 


Chemistry

 

Rebecca_Broyer_thumbnail.jpg Rebecca Broyer, Assistant Professor (Teaching), Chemistry
Office: SGM 102A
Contact: (213) 740-0620, rbroyer@usc.edu
Research Interests: Chemical education, curriculum development. 

 

Anna_Krylov.jpg Anna Krylov, Professor, Chemistry
Office: SSC 409
Contact: (213) 740-4929, krylov@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Electronic structure methods and software, coupled-cluster and equation-of-motion methods, computational chemistry, radicals, opens shell and electronically excited species, spectroscopy, fluorescent proteins, DNA. 

 

Smaranda_Marinescu.jpg Smaranda Marinescu, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and WiSE Jr. Gabilan Chair
Office: SGM 414
Contact: (213) 740-0452, smarines@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Inorganic chemistry

 

Jessica_Parr Jessica Parr, Assistant Professor (Teaching), Chemistry
Office: SGM 304
Contact: (213) 740-6614, parr@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Chemical education, focusing on developing practical general chemistry laboratory experiments. 

 

reisler.jpg Hanna Reisler, Professor, Chemistry and Lloyd Armstrong Jr. Chair in Science and Engineering
Office: SSC 622
Contact: (213) 740-7071, reisler@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Detailed mechanisms of chemical reactions in the gas and condensed phases by using laser and molecular beam techniques. 

 


Earth Sciences

 

Sarah_Feakins1.jpg Sarah Feakins, Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences
Office: ZHS 223F
Contact: (213) 740-7168, feakins@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Compound-specific hydrogen and carbon isotopic analysis; Paleoclimate, Paleoenvironment, Paleoecology; Isotope Biogeochemistry; Organic Geochemistry. 

 

Miller.jpg Meghan Miller, Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences
Office: ZHS 103
Contact: (213) 740-6308, msmiller@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Structural and observational seismology, tectonophysics, geodynamics, and plate tectonics. 

 


Mathematics

 

Sami_Assaf.jpg Sami Assaf, Assistant Professor, Mathematics and WiSE Jr. Gabilan Chair
Office: KAP 438C
Contact: (213) 740-2440, shassaf@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Combinatorics and its interrelation with Representation Theory and Algebraic Geometry. 

 

Susan_Friedlander.jpg Susan Friedlander, Professor, Mathematics
Office: KAP 416D, susanfri@usc.edu 
Contact: (213) 821-2449
Research Interests: Partial differential equations that describe the motion of fluids. 

 

Cymra_Haskel.jpg Cymra Haskell, Associate Professor (Teaching), Mathematics
Office: KAP 120C
Contact: (213) 740-2460, chaskell@math.usc.edu 
Research Interests: Statistical properties of dynamical systems and modeling of biological processes. 

 

Susan_Montgomery.jpg Susan Montgomery, Professor, Mathematics
Office: DRB 240
Contact: (213) 740-2419, smontgom@math.usc.edu 
Research Interests: Non-commutative algebras: in particular, Hopf algebras, their structure and representations, and their actions on other algebras. 


Physics and Astronomy

 

Rosa di Felice thumbnailRosa Di Felice, Associate Professor (Research), Physics and Astronomy
Office: SGM 410
Contact: (213) 740 – 1124, defelice@usc.edu
Research Interests: Theoretical biophysics, electronic structure of DNA and proteins, conformational flexibility and thermodynamics, charge transfer in biological systems, molecule/surface interactions, biomolecular nanostructures, hybrid materials and bio-nano-systems, Density Functional Theory, Molecular Dynamics.

 

Grace_Lu.jpg Grace Lu, Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy and Electrical Engineering
Office: SSC 215B
Contact: (213) 821-4328, jialu@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Nanoelectronics, mesoscopic physics, charge and spin transport in low dimensional systems. 

 

Gerrie_Peters.jpg Gerrie Peters, Professor (Research), Physics and Astronomy
Office: SSC 271
Contact: (213) 740-6336, gjpeters@mucen.usc.edu 
Research Interests: Stellar Astrophysics, including Binary Stars, Stellar Abundances, Circumstellar Material About Hot Stars. 

 

Elena_Pierpaoli.jpg Elena Pierpaoli, Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Office: SSC 371
Contact: (213) 740-1117, pierpaol@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Cosmology, large scale strucutre, cosmic microwave background, early Universe, dark matter, data analysis. 


USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

 

VEliasson.jpg Veronica Eliasson, Assistant Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Office: RRB 220
Contact: (213) 740-7182, eliasson@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Shock wave behavior in gases and liquids, shock wave focusing, fluid-solid interactions. 

 

Andrea_Hodge.jpg Andrea Hodge, Associate Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Philip and Cayley MacDonald Early Career Chair
Office: RTH 503
Contact: (213) 740-4225, ahodge@usc.edu
Research Interests: Metallic materials, nanomechanics, nanocrystalline materials processing, high temperature mechanics, thin and thick film coatings. 

 

Eva_Kanso.jpg Eva Kanso, Associate Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Office: RRB 214
Contact: (213) 740-5788, kanso@usc.edu
Research Interests: Mechanics, dynamical systems, fluid-structure interactions and aquatic locomotion. 

 


Biomedical Engineering

 

Stacey_Finley_thumbnail_2.jpgStacey Finley, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and WiSE Jr. Gabilan Chair 
Office: DRB 172
Contact: (213) 740 – 8788, sfinley@usc.edu
Research Interests: Developing pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic model to predict the transport and kinetics of key angiogenic factors, including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). 

 

eun_jin1.jpg Eun Jin “Grace” Lee, Assistant Professor (Research), Biomedical Engineering
Office: 140 Denny Research Center
Contact: (213) 821-2074, eunjinl@bmsrs.usc.edu
Research Interests: Neurobiological basis of sensory and neurodegenerative disorders. 

 

megan_mccain_thumbnail.png Megan McCain, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and WiSE Jr. Gabilan Chair
Office: DRB 318
Contact: (213) 821 – 0791, mlmccain@usc.edu
Research Interests: Cell biology, materials science, and microfabrication techniques.

 

Jill_McNittGray_2012_thumbnail.jpg Jill McNitt-Gray, Professor, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
Office: PED B9
Contact: (213) 740-7902, mcnitt@rcf.usc.edu
Research Interests: Mechanisms organisms use to control and distribute mechanical load during goal-directed multijoint movements involving external loading. 

 

Ellis_Meng.jpg Ellis Meng, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Office: DRB 159
Contact: (213) 740-0343, ellis.meng@usc.edu
Research Interests: BioMEMS, microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip, microsystem integration and packaging, world-to-chip interfacing, cell-to-chip interfacing, implantable biomedical microdevices.

 


Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

 

Armani_Headshot_75x90.jpg Andrea Armani, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Electrical Engineering and Fluor Early Career Chair in Engineering
Office: VHE 712
Contact: (213) 740-4428, armani@usc.edu
Research Interests: Optical biological and chemical sensors, Integration of microfluidics. 

 

Malancha_Upta.jpg Malancha Gupta, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Jack Munushian Early Career Chair in Engineering
Office: HED 208
Contact: (213) 740-2067, malanchg@usc.edu
Research Interests: Functional Polymer Films and Coatings, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Surface Modification and Patterning. 

 

Kathy_Shing.jpg Kathy Shing, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Office: HED 209
Contact: (213) 740-2068, shing@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Classical and statistical thermodynamics, Computer simulation, Fluid phase equilibria. 

 


Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Becerik.jpg Burcin Becerik-Gerber, Assistant Professor, Stephen Schrank Early Career Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: KAP 224C
Contact: (213) 740-4383, becerik@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Building Information and Construction Management, Information Management and Technology, Infrastructure and Urbanization, Sustainable Practices, Integrated Practice Management. 

 

Amy_Childress_thumbnail.jpg Amy Childress, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: KAP 268B
Contact: (213) 740-6304, amyec@usc.edu
Research Interests: Membrane Contractor Processes, Pressure-Driven Membrane Processes Membrane Bioreactor Technology, Colloidal and Interfacial Aspects of Membrane Processes, Solar Ponds for Brine Reduction and Energy Recovery. 

 

Hanh_Dam_Le.jpg Hanh Dam Le Griffin, Associate Professor (Research), Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: KAP 210
Contact: (213) 740-0603,  hdle@usc.edu
Research Interests: Transportation Engineering Analysis, Transport Demand Forecasting (Transportation Modeling), Transportation Project Evaluation (Cost-Benefit Analysis). 

 

Amy_Rechenmacher.jpg Amy Rechenmacher,  Associate Professor (Engineering Practice), Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: KAP 230D
Contact: (213) 740 – 3615,  arechenm@usc.edu
Research Interests: Granular material failure and flow, Experimental Imaging, Strain localization/ Shear branding, Granular Physics

 

Kelly_Sanders_thumbnail.jpg Kelly Sanders, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: KAP 200B
Contact: (213) 821- 0095, ktsanders@usc.edu  
Research Interests: Conducting system-level analyses to resolve issues with technical, political, and societal significance to inform better decision making in regards to energy and water resource management. 

 

Maria_Todorovska.jpg Maria Todorovska, Professor (Research), Civil Engineering
Office: Kaprielian Hall 216A
Contact: (213) 740-0616, mtodorov@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Synthesizing knowledge and technology from Engineering, Earth Sciences, Applied Mathematics and Social Sciences, advanced problems in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. 

 


Computer Science

 

Nora_Ayanian_thumbnail.jpgNora Ayanian, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and WiSE Jr. Gabilan Chair
Office: RTH 505
Contact: (213) 740 – 5377, nora.ayanian@usc.edu
Research Interests: Robotics, multi-robot coordination, human-robot interaction. 

 

Claire_Bono.gif Claire Bono, Lecturer, Computer Science
Office: SAL 310
Contact: (213) 740-4510,  bono@pollux.usc.edu
Research Interests: Computer Science Education. 

 

 

Ann_Chervenak.jpg Ann Chervenak, Associate Professor (Research), Computer Science
Office: Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA 
Contact: (310) 448-8225, annc@isi.edu 
Research Interests: Issues of replicated data management and resource discovery in high performance distributed computing environments. 

 

Ewa_3 Ewa Deelman, Associate Professor (Research), Computer Science and Assistant Director, Science Automation Technologies, USC Information Sciences Institute
Office: Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA 
Contact: 310 448-8408,  deelman@isi.edu
Research Interests: Distributed systems, cloud computing, scientific workflows, large-scale applications. 

 

Yolanda_Gil.jpg Yolanda Gil, Professor (Research), Computer Science and Associate Division Director for Research of the Intelligent Systems Division, USC Information Sciences Institute
Office: Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA 
Contact: (310) 448-8794, gil@isi.edu
Research Interests: Intelligent interfaces for knowledge capture, information analysis and assessment of trust, semantic annotation tools, agent and software choreography, and community-wide development of knowledge bases. 

 

Leana_Golubchik_EE_Site.jpg Leana Golubchik, Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, WiSE Program Director
Office: SAL 226
Contact: (213) 740-4524, leana@cs.usc.edu
Research Interests: Internet-based computing, multimedia systems, and computer systems modeling and performance evaluation. 

 

Jihie_Kim.jpg Jijie Kim, Assistant Professor (Research), Computer Science
Office: Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA 
Contact: (310) 448-8769, jihie@isi.edu 
Research Interests: Intelligent technologies for teaching and learning. Online discourse analysis, forum and wiki mining, mixed-initiative interfaces, workflow systems, and interactive knowledge capture. 

 

 Aleksandra Korolova thumbnailAleksandra Korolova, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and WiSE Jr. Gabilan Chair
**Professor Korolova will be joining USC in Fall 2015.**
Office: TBD
Contact: TBD, korolova@cs.stanford.edu
Research Interests: privacy-preserving algorithms, technologies, & policies, human-centric privacy & security, big data applications algorithms, and large-scale data mining of social & information networks.

 

Lerman.jpg Kristina Lerman, Associate Professor (Research), Computer Science
Office: Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA  
Contact: (310) 448-8714, lerman@isi.edu
Research Interests: Applying network- and machine learning-based methods to problems in social computing. 

 

yanliu.jpg Yan Liu, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Office: PHE336
Contact: (213) 740-4371,  yanliu.cs@usc.edu
Research Interests: Developing machine learning and data mining algorithms for solving problems involving structured data, time-series and spatial time-series data, and relational data. 

 

Maja_Mataric.jpg Maja Mataric, Professor, Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics, inaugural holder of the Chan Soon-Shiong Chair, Vice Dean for Research
Office: RTH 407
Contact: (213) 740-4520, mataric@usc.edu
Research Interests: Human-machine interaction (in particular human-robot interaction, HRI), socially assistive robotics. 

 

Jelena_Mirkovic.jpg Jelena Mirkovic, Assistant Professor (Research), Computer Science
Office: Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA 
Contact: (310) 448-9170,  sunshine@isi.edu
Research Interests: security, privacy, routing, quality of service and protocols, botnets, denial-of-service attacks, and IP spoofing. 

 

Sheila Tejada thumbnailSheila Tejada, Senior Lecturer, Computer Science
Office: SAL 316
Contact: (213) 740 – 4505, stejada@usc.edu
Research Interests:  Artificial intelligence, human-agent collaboration.

 

 

Minlan_Yu.jpg Minlan Yu, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Office: SAL 228
Contact: (213) 740 6416, minlanyu@usc.edu  
Research Interests: data networking, distributed systems, cloud computing, data center networks, software-defined networks, network virtualization. 

  


Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

 

 

Mary Eshaghian-Wilner thumbnailMary Eshaghian-Wilner, Professor (Engineering Practice,) Electrical Engineering
Office: EEB 320
Contact: (21) 740 – 6527,  eshaghia@usc.edu
Research Interests: Computing Architectures and Interconnects: Bio-inspired and Nanoscale Computing, MEMS, Optical Interconnects, VLSI and Reconfigurable chips

 

Grace_Lu.jpg Grace Lu, Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy and Electrical Engineering
Office: SSC 215B
Contact: (213) 821-4328, jialu@usc.edu
Research Interests: Nanoelectronics, mesoscopic physics, charge and spin transport in low dimensional systems. 

 

ubli_vidar.jpg Urbashi Mitra, Professor, Electrical Engineering
Office: EEB 540
Contact: (213) 740-4667, ubli@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Cognitive radio, sensor networks, acoustic communications, collaborative communication, sparse estimation methods, wireless body area sensing networks, and ultra-wideband communications. 

 

Mahta_Moghaddam_thumbnail.jpg Mahta Moghaddam, Professor, Electrical Engineering
Office: PHE 634
Contact: (213) 740-4712, mahta@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Applied Electromagnetics, radar remote sensing, medical imaging, scattering from random media, inverse scattering, subsurface sensing and imaging. 

 

Alice_Parker.jpg Alice Parker, Professor, Electrical Engineering
Office: EEB 348
Contact: (213) 740-4476, parker@eve.usc.edu
Research Interests: Biomimetic Real-Time Cortex, neuromorphic circuits, bionanotechnology, artificial retina, carbon nanotube neural circuits. 

 

Michelle_Povinelli_2012_thumbnsil.jpg Michelle Povinelli, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Office: PHE 614
Contact: (213) 740-8682,  povinell@usc.edu
Research Interests: Nanophotonics, photonic crystals, metamaterials, nano-optomechanics. 

 

Maryam Shanechi thumbnailMaryam Shanechi, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering 
Office: TBD
Contact: TBD, shanechi@cornell.edu
Research Interests: applying information theory, control theory, and statistical signal processing to developing effective solutions for basic and clinical neuroscience problems that involve the collection and manipulation of neural signals and information. 

 


Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

 

Julie_Higle_thumbnail.jpgJulie Higle, Professor and Chair, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Office: GER 240B
Contact: (213) 740-6785, higle@usc.edu 
Research Interests: Development of models and solution methods for decision making under uncertainty; stochastic programming models and algorithmic methods for their solution; stochastic modeling for health-care applications. 

 

Jo_Ann_Lane.jpg Jo Ann Lane, Assistant Professor (Research), Industrial and Systems Engineering
Contact: (858) 945-0099, jolane@usc.edu 
Research Interests: SoS engineering cost models, SoS engineering process models, analysis of SoSE with respect to lean principles, SoS test and evaluation, and innovation in systems engineering.