Administration

Director

Leana Golubchik
Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Phone: (213) 740-0996
WiSE Office: DRB 232
leana@usc.edu

Program Manager

Mallory Redel
Phone: (213) 740-0996
WiSE Office: DRB 232
redel@usc.edu

Marketing Assistant

Marie Meneses
Phone: (213) 740-0996
WiSE Office: DRB 232
marieste@usc.edu

WiSE Advisory Board and Committees

Chair

Judith Hirsch : Professor, Biological Sciences; Gabilan Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering

Judith Hirsch

Professor, Biological Sciences; Gabilan Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering

Email: jhirsch@usc.edu Phone: (213) 821-2210 

Office: HNB 328
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.
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Members

Julie Higle : Professor and Chair, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Julie Higle

Professor and Chair, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Email: higle@usc.edu Phone: (213) 740-6785 

Office: GER 240B
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.
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Susan Montgomery : Professor, Mathematics, Gabilan Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering

Susan Montgomery

Professor, Mathematics, Gabilan Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering

Email: smontgom@math.usc.edu Phone: (213) 740-2419 

Office: DRB 240
Research Interests: Non-commutative algebras: in particular, Hopf algebras, their structure and representations, and their actions on other algebras.
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Hanna Reisler : Professor, Chemistry and Lloyd Armstrong Jr. Chair in Science and Engineering

Hanna Reisler

Professor, Chemistry and Lloyd Armstrong Jr. Chair in Science and Engineering

Email: reisler@usc.edu Phone: (213) 740-7071

Office: SSC 622
Research Interests: Detailed mechanisms of chemical reactions in the gas and condensed phases by using laser and molecular beam techniques.
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Gary Rosen : Professor, Mathematics 

Gary Rosen

Professor, Mathematics 

Email: grosen@math.usc.edu Phone: (213) 740‑1717

Office: KAP 104B
Research Interests: Modelling, estimation, control, and optimal design of systems governed by infinite dimensional systems, and in particular partial differential equations.
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Shang-Hua Teng : Professor, Computer Science and Seeley G. Mudd Professor of Engineering

Shang-Hua Teng

Professor, Computer Science and Seeley G. Mudd Professor of Engineering

Email: shanghua@usc.edu Phone: (213) 740-3667

Office: RTH 402
Research Interests: smoothed analysis of algorithms, computational economics and game theory, spectral graph theory, mathematical board games, scientific computing, mathematical programming, combinatorial optimization, computational geometry and computer graphics.
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Linda Duguay : Associate Professor (Research), Biological Sciences and Director, USC Sea Grant Program

Linda Duguay

Associate Professor (Research), Biological Sciences and Director, USC Sea Grant Program

Email: duguay@usc.edu Phone: (213) 821-1335

Office: AHF 209
Research Interests: Ctenophores, foraminfera, symbiotic associations, benthic ecology of dredge spoil sites, water quality, beach health and status.
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David D’Argenio : Professor, Biomedical Engineering

David D’Argenio

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Email: dargenio@bmsr.usc.edu Phone: (213) 740-0341

Office: DRB 154
Research Interests: development of advanced modeling and computational methods for studying the absorption, distribution and elimination of therapeutic drugs (pharmacokinetics – PK), understanding how drugs produce their effects (pharmacodynamics – PD) and identifying the genetic basis for differences in drug action (pharmacogenomics – PG).

Raffaella Ghittoni : Lecturer, Biological Sciences

Raffaella Ghittoni

Lecturer, Biological Sciences

Email: rghitton@usc.edu Phone: (213) 740-8352

Office: ZHS 256
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Leana Golubchik : Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, WiSE Program Director, (Ex-Officio)

Leana Golubchik

Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, WiSE Program Director, (Ex-Officio)

Email: leana@cs.usc.edu Phone: (213) 740-4524 

Office: SAL 226
Research Interests: Internet-based computing, multimedia systems, and computer systems modeling and performance evaluation.
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Sandeep Gupta : Professor, Electrical Engineering-Systems

Sandeep Gupta

Professor, Electrical Engineering-Systems

Email: sandeep@usc.edu Phone: (213) 740‑2251

Office: SAL 226
Research Interests: Design for testability, test, and validation of high speed systems.

Chair

Jill McNitt-Gray : Professor, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering; Gabilan Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering

Jill McNitt-Gray

Professor, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering; Gabilan Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering

Email: mcnitt@usc.edu Phone: (213) 740-7902

Website: http://dornsife.usc.edu/labs/biomech/
Office: PED B9
Research: Mechanisms organisms use to control and distribute mechanical load during goal-directed multijoint movements involving external loading.


Members

James Boedicker : Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy

James Boedicker

Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy

Email: boedicke@usc.edu Phone: (213) 740-1104

Office: SSC 211
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Suzanne Edmands : Professor, Biological Sciences

Suzanne Edmands

Professor, Biological Sciences

Email: sedmands@usc.edu Phone: (213) 740-5548

Office: AHF 316
Research Interests: Conservation, evolution, population genetics, breeding, genetic structure, marine populatons, copepod.
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Joshua West : Associate Professor, Earth Sciences 

Joshua West

Associate Professor, Earth Sciences 

Email: joshwest@usc.edu Phone: (213) 740‑6736

Office: ZHS 325B
Research Interests: The chemical processes operating at the Earth’s surface.

Chair

Malancha Gupta : Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Jack Munushian Early Career Chair in Engineering

Malancha Gupta

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Jack Munushian Early Career Chair in Engineering

Email: malanchg@usc.edu Phone: (213) 740-2067

Office: HED 208
Research Interests: Functional Polymer Films and Coatings, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Surface Modification and Patterning.
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Members

Felipe de Barros : Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Felipe de Barros

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Email: fbarros@usc.edu Phone: (213) 740-6130

Office: KAP 240
Research Interests: Environmental fluid mechanics, stochastic hydrogeology, contaminant transport in heterogeneous porous media, site characterization and risk assessment,with emphasis on the scale issue, aquifer remediation and sustainability.
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Aleksandra Korolova : Assistant Professor, Computer Science and WiSE Jr. Gabilan Chair

Aleksandra Korolova

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and WiSE Jr. Gabilan Chair

Email: korolova@usc.edu Phone: (650)-796-4536

Office: SAL 206
Research Interests: privacy-preserving algorithms, technologies, & policies, human-centric privacy & security, big data applications algorithms, and large-scale data mining of social & information networks.
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Sze-Chuan Suen : Assistant Professor, Epstein Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Sze-Chuan Suen

Assistant Professor, Epstein Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Email: ssuen@usc.edu Phone: (213) 821-0705

Office: OHE 310N
Research Interests: Developing models that adapt to changing demographic and secular trends in healthcare to support actionable policy recommendations.
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Members

Nina Yang, Marine and Environmental Biology

Emily Reed, Electrical Engineering

Kylie Trettner, Chemical Engineering

Sarah Cooney, Computer Science

Megan Franke, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Angineh Zohrabian, Environmental Engineering