Dean Geoffrey Garrett
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Teaching + Innovation
Experiential Learning Center
Open Expression Statement
BS Business Administration (BUAD)
BS Accounting (ACCT)
World Bachelor in Business (WBB)
BS Business of Cinematic Arts (BCA)
BS Artificial Intelligence for Business (BUAI)
Full-Time MBA (FTMBA)
Executive MBA (EMBA)
Part-Time MBA (MBA.PM)
International MBA (IBEAR)
Online MBA (OMBA)
MS Business Administration (MSBUSAD)
MS Business Analytics (MSBA)
MS Entrepreneurship + Innovation (MSEI)
MS Finance (MSF)
MS Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM)
MS Marketing (MSMKT)
MS Social Entrepreneurship (MSSE)
Master of Business for Veterans (MBV)
Master of Management Studies (MMS)
Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Master of Business Taxation (MBT)
Master of Business Taxation for Working Professionals (MBT.WP)
Data Sciences + Operations
Management + Organization
GC in Business Analytics
GC in Financial Analysis + Valuation
GC in Management Studies
GC in Marketing
GC in Optimization + Supply Chain Management
GC in Strategy + Management Consulting
GC in Sustainability + Business
GC in Technology Commercialization
GC in Library and Information Management – Online
Executive Education Redirect
Business Communication (BUCO)
Data Sciences and Operations (DSO)
Finance + Business Economics (FBE)
Leventhal School of Accounting (ACCT)
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (BAEP)
Management and Organization (MOR)
Institutes + Centers
Peter Arkley Institute for Risk Management
Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
Center for Investment Studies
Initiative on Digital Competition
Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute
Center for Effective Organizations
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
VanEck Digital Assets Initiative
Institute for Outlier Research in Business
Center for Global Innovation
Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making
Giving + Support
Alumni Engagement + Resources
Department: Data Sciences and Operations
Data Sciences and Operations
The Department of Data Sciences and Operations (DSO) provides students with quantitative and analytic skills needed to excel in today's data-driven business world.The expertise of the over 40 faculty members in the DSO Department at Marshall spans three main disciplines: information systems, operations management, and statistics.
All faculty in the DSO department are very active in teaching, in research, and in various professional organizations. Several of them have earned prestigious research awards and honors, serve on editorial boards of major academic journals, and have won best-teacher awards.
DEGREES + COURSES
BS Business Administration with Emphasis in Business Analytics (BALT)
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Analytics provides specialized skill sets for students who plan a career in today’s business world, where analytics is at the forefront. The degree signals to potential employers that the graduate is ready to utilize the tools and techniques that aim to turn data into meaningful business insights. Students will obtain the necessary skills for defining business analytics for data-driven decision making along with the hands-on experience using analytics to solve real-world problems.
BS Artificial Intelligence for Business (BUAI)
The USC Marshall School of Business, in partnership with the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, offers the Artificial Intelligence for Business joint-degree program. AI for Business brings together the expertise of one of the top business schools and one of the top engineering schools in the country to create a new generation of tech-savvy business leaders.
Progressive Degrees (PDP)
Undergraduate students can utilize the PDP pathway to add a Masters of Science degree to deepen their education starting junior year. This pathway reduces the number of units needed to complete an MS degree, in some cases by as much as 1/3rd, allowing completion within one additional year depending on the program and individual student course plans.
The Master of Science in Business Analytics provides students with the skill and knowledge to become experts in business analytics and to advance their careers in the area of data analytics. Students in the program acquire the statistical and optimization tools necessary to analyze large and unstructured data sets and make optimal decisions to improve the performance of their organization. In addition, students develop the ability to effectively present complex data to high-level decision-makers. This program concentrates on business applications across different industries and functions including marketing, finance, operations management, retail, manufacturing, banking and health care.
MS Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSM)
Projects-driven program focused on the increasingly global, complex, and ever-evolving world in supply chain management.
Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics provides students with the tools, ideas and frameworks that will aid them in making business decisions in a scientific manner, based on actual data, to improve the performance of their organization. Students in the program acquire the statistical and optimization tools necessary to analyze large and unstructured data sets and make optimal decisions to improve the performance of their organization.
Graduate Certificate in Optimization and Supply Chain Management
In partnership with the Viterbi School of Engineering, this program offers opportunities to understand the rapidly growing uses of technology and data analysis to improve the management of global supply chains.
Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Business
The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Business prepares students to help shape solutions to social and environmental sustainability challenges, both from within and from outside the business sector.
INSIGHT + ANALYSIS
Op-Ed: Worried That ChatGPT is Coming for Your Job? An Old Assessment Tool May Have the Answer
VISHAL GUPTA, associate professor of Data Science & Operations, offers BLOOM'S TAXONOMY presents valuable guidance when evaluating ChatGPT and other AI products for the LOS ANGELES TIMES.
Cited: Sriram Dasu on ScienceDaily
DASU, professor of data sciences and operations, and co-authors are showcased on SCIENCEDAILY for their work studying methods to help mitigate electricity demand surges, increase grid reliability, and reduce costs overall.
Quoted: Nick Vyas in South China Morning Post
Nick Vyas, Associate Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations, contributes thoughts on both the supply chain stress of today and potential opportunities for East Coast ports tomorrow for SCMP.
Op-Ed: The Dawn of a New Supply Chain World Order
Nick Vyas, Associate Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations, outlines how the industry must adapt to the new world order for Supply Chain Management Review.
Cited: Marshall Research in Harvard Business Review
Marshall data is cited in an HBR article that looks at the inevitable need for all businesses to invest in and adopt an AI-focused approach.
"The Value of Personal Data in Internet Commerce: A High-Stake Field Experiment on Data Regulation Policy"
In a recent article forthcoming in Management Science, Professor Tianshu Sun and his co-authors explore the impact of strict data privacy laws on e-commerce by performing a large-scale randomized experiment on Alibaba, the largest e-commerce platform in the world.
"Increasing Charity Donations: A Bandit Learning Approach"
In recent work, Professor Somya Singhvi and his co-author propose a novel approach to maximizing donations on such platforms by developing a recommendation system that overcomes some of the drawbacks of widely used recommender systems.
"Comparing Trained and Untrained Probabilistic Ensemble Forecasts of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in the United States"
In recent work published in the International Journal of Forecasting, Professor Jacob Bien and his co-authors describe their efforts to evaluate the performance of different ensemble models to forecast cases and deaths as part of the US Covid-19 Forecast Hub, which was used by the CDC and various state health officials.
NEWS + EVENTS
2023 USC Marshall Research Fair
Scholars present their latest research on the impacts of new technology — March 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the USC Hotel Ballroom.
Marshall Phd Student Honored With University Award for Teaching Assistants
Junxiong Yin, a fifth-year PhD student in Marshall’s Department of Data Sciences and Operations, has been awarded a University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.
Mohammed's research examines the economic and societal impact of digital marketplaces, with a focus on examining and measuring the role of traditional barriers, related to market structure, race, and expertise, among others, on limiting the equality of benefits derived from these platforms.
Arif Ansari is an expert in the area of data mining, business intelligence, data warehousing, and intelligent systems and technologies, a field in which he has fifteen years of research experience. He has published in IEEE Transactions on Systems and Man and Cybernetics.
Murat Bayiz is a Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations at Marshall School of Business. He has more than two decades of combined management consulting and academic experience and specializes in operations strategy.
Jacob Bien's research focuses on statistical machine learning and in particular the development of novel methods that balance flexibility and interpretability for analyzing complex data. He combines ideas from convex optimization and statistics to develop methods that are of direct use to scientists and others with large datasets. His work has been supported by an NSF CAREER award, a three-year NSF grant on high-dimensional covariance estimation, an NIH R01 grant on methods for multi-view data, and a grant from the Simons Foundation on developing new statistical methodology for oceanography. He serves as an associate editor of Biometrika and the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, and he was previously an associate editor for Biostatistics. Before joining USC, he was an assistant professor at Cornell.
Rashmi is a third year Ph.D. student in the statistics group at USC Marshall School of Business. He is broadly interested in machine learning and it's application in social science and business.
Gregory Faletto is a PhD Student in the statistics group of the Department of Data Sciences and Operations. He is interested in feature selection, probability estimation for rare events, causal inference, & modeling with applications in business, social science, and medicine.
Aikaterini Giannoutsou is a PhD student in the Data Sciences and Operations department in the Marshall School of Business. She previously obtained her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics at New York University and worked as a Research Assistant at the Operations Research Center of MIT where she focused on healthcare operations. Her current research focuses in mechanism design and the dynamics of two-sided platforms.
The Business Analytics Student Association (BASA) supportsMSBA candidates at the Marshall School of Business in building a tight community, creating professional development opportunities, and fostering alumni networking.
OMA is a student-run organization established for the expressed purpose of developing our members by teaching them the managerial and technical skills of operations. We host networking events, workshops and off campus excursions.
The Marshall Operations Management Club (OMC) is a functional club that focuses on preparing MBA students for the wide arrayopportunities in operations management and supply-chain management including sourcing, logistics, manufacturing, and analytics across consulting, services and multiple industries such as healthcare, automotive and technology. OMC provides a great opportunity to network with recruiters, alumni, and 2nd yearMBAs, and to learn about the variety of roles and responsibilities within operations management.
Marshall School of BusinessDepartment of Data Sciences and Operations (DSO)Bridge Hall 308Los Angeles, CA 90089-0809Phone: 213-740-0172EMAIL
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Students interested in positions with the DSO department, please fill out the DSO Student Worker Application FORM.