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 pandemics, 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 a solution, emerging fields such as sustainable & smart supply chains, fair machine learning, and evidence-driven public policy offer a path forward.
The DSO department at USC Marshall is a unique place where one can find world experts in these, and other, areas of data science.
The department consists of three groups – information systems, operations management, and statistics. Faculty collaborate within and across these groups to:
i) Teach classes that prepare students to thrive in an increasingly data-driven world, and
ii) Conduct exciting, relevant research that pushes the boundaries of human knowledge. Importantly, faculty research spans both theoretical breakthroughs in fundamental science and practical strategies to help companies, governments, and non-profits better navigate those wicked problems.
You can learn more about our faculty, their research, and their outstanding scholarly achievements on this page and their linked personal websites below.
— Greys Sošić, 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.
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.