Meet Our Faculty

Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

Murat Bayiz

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Academic Director for the Full Time MBA and Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations

PhD, UCLA; MS, BS, Bilkent University

Murat Bayiz is an Associate Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations at Marshall School of Business. He has two decades of combined management consulting and academic experience and specializes in operations strategy, project and supply chain management. Murat teaches courses in supply chain management, project management, and operations management, operations consulting at Marshall School’s undergraduate, MS in GSCM, and MBA programs. In recent years he received two Golden Apple awards for teaching excellence and the Evan Thompson award for teaching and learning innovation. Prior to joining USC, Murat was a management consultant and senior researcher at PRTM Management Consultants (later acquired by PwC) and consulted with high tech companies on supply chain strategy projects. While he was at PRTM, he earned the prestigious Move the Needle award given to consultants for projects with the most significant client impacts. Previously, he was a consultant at Kiran Analytics and developed optimization and simulation models for Fortune 500 companies. Murat earned his Ph.D. in Operations Management from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He received his Bachelor of Science (graduated as valedictorian) and his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University. Murat completed the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program by APICS.

Nick Vyas

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations

NICK VYAS, BS, MBA, Ed.D, University of Southern California

Dr. Nick Vyas, a practitioner in operations management and organizational excellence through the application of Blended Quality Management, AI, ML, RPA, Blockchain, and Data Analytics received his Doctor of Education from USC with his published dissertation on Conceptualization of Higher Education Excellence System (HEES): Use of Advance Data Analytics and Blended Quality Management. A Subject Matter Expert in End-to-End Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM), Vyas has led business transformation for fortune 100 companies. As USC CGSCM’s Executive Director/ Co-founder, Director of MS GSCM and as an Assistant Professor, he was presented with the Golden Apple Award for teaching excellence and recognized as a “Supply Chain Leader” for the APICS Excellence Awards. As a thought leader, he speaks at conferences on global trade, disruptive technology and GSCM. Vyas serves to make GSCM education accessible through the Gift of Knowledge scholarship at USC MS GSCM program and Supply Chain Professionals without Borders. Working closely with students, Vyas consulted for over 25 global operations across various sectors. He integrated technology and directed teams that both optimized speed-to-market and managed cost/quality.

Greys Sosic

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Chair and Professor of the Department of Data Sciences and Operations

PhD, University of British Columbia; MS, BS, University of Zagreb

Greys Sošić holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia, and a master's and a bachelor's degree from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Her research interests include supply chain management, sustainability, competition and cooperation in supply chains, with emphasis on coalition stability. Her work has been published in Management Science, Operations Research, M&SOM, and POMS. Greys is an Associate Editor for Management Science, MSOM, IIE Transactions, and POMS. She has received Dean's Awards for Research Excellence, MSOM Meritorious Service Award, Management Science Distinguished and Meritorious Service Award. She has been teaching courses on supply chain management, sustainability, and sourcing.

Tathagata Dasgupta

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Adjunct Professor of Data Sciences

Dual Ph.D. in Operations Research & Management Science, 1998, Penn State University / MA in Statistics, 1992, SUNY at Buffalo / <br>B.Sc. in Statistics, 1989, Presidency College of Calcutta, India

Dr. Das Dasgupta is Chief Data Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi, where he leads Data Science Operations and Advanced Analytics. Dr. Dasgupta's past experience includes leadership roles at Amazon, McKinsey, EY, and most recently Viacom. He has over 20 years of experience in helping organizations with their Strategy, Operations, and Data Analytics initiatives. He teaches Business Analytics and Logistics courses at the Marshall School and has Dual Ph.D. Titles in Operations Research and Management Science from Penn State University.

Mike Lee

CTO & Senior Lecturer

Education: BA, University of California, San Diego


Mike, an innovator in the media & entertainment and technology space, has split his career between major studios (Fox & Warner Bros) and innovative start-ups that have revolutionized the Internet (Netscape & YEKRA). He is now at his dream job of engaging with students at USC. 

Mike teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in digital entrepreneurship and enterprise systems for USC's Viterbi School of Engineering and Marshall School of Business. He is also the CTO of USC Annenberg's Media Impact Project. 

Prior to USC, he spent the previous decade at Fox and Warner Bros, as a VP of Technology and Director; Netscape as a Technology Evangelist; and CTO/VP Technology for various Internet/software companies. 

Mike has spoken on Internet technologies at major conferences across the United States and Europe. 

Mike resides in greater Los Angeles with his wife, daughter, and son.