Faculty: Data Sciences and Operations
Data Sciences and Operations: Faculty and Research
Welcome to the DSO Faculty and Research webpage!
Our society faces wicked problems – global pandemic, climate change, extreme wealth inequity, and a ubiquity of opaque artificial intelligence algorithms that unintentionally increase ideological polarization and institutionalize discrimination. As we collectively search for solutions, emerging fields such as sustainable & smart supply chains, big-data learning inference, and evidence-driven public policy offer a path forward.
The DSO department at USC Marshall is a unique, vibrant place where one can find world experts, of national and international distinctions, in different areas of data science.
The DSO department consists of three groups – information systems, operations management, and statistics. Faculty collaborate within and across different groups and schools to:
i) Teach innovative, timely classes that prepare students to thrive in an increasingly data-intelligent world.
ii) Conduct original, impactful research that pushes the boundaries of human knowledge, through the lens of data science.
Importantly, faculty research spans both theoretical methodological breakthroughs in fundamental sciences and practical algorithmic strategies to help businesses, governments, and non-profits better navigate those modern wicked societal problems.
You can learn more about our diverse faculty, their cutting-edge research, and their outstanding scholarly contributions and professional achievements on this page and their personal websites below.
— Jinchi Lv, Department Chair and Professor of Data Sciences and Operations
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.
Cosimo Arnesano, Ph.D., MBA is a highly educated and experienced professional with a strong background in research services and business analytics implementation. With a Ph.D. in multiple fields and an MBA from the University of Southern California, Cosimo possesses a diverse skill set that includes fluorescence microscopy, biomedical engineering, Project/Operations Management, ML/AI, and more. His current interest focuses on how AI/ML can be applied to business processes, and their implications in the short and long run.
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.