University of Southern California


The department maintains a highly supportive and collegial atmosphere that fosters close cooperation and coordination among the faculty to ensure the integration of the several specific disciplines represented by individual members of the group. This collaborative imperative guarantees the continued relevance and timeliness of the teaching and research programs.


Data Sciences and Operations (DSO) students have won numerous prestigious awards over the past several years. Past honors include:

  • Best Dissertation Award, Academy of Management
  • Best Dissertation Award, Gerry DeSanctis Memorial Fund
  • Admission into the ICIS Doctoral Consortium

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Explore the Ph.D. Student Directory to learn more about our Ph.D. students in operations management.