Meet Our Faculty

Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

Learn more about some of our MS GSCM core course faculty! Other faculty who teach in our program from the Data Science & Operations department can be found here.

Nick Vyas

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ATT
Room / Office
2906
Associate 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.

Ramandeep Randhawa

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BRI
Room / Office
401A
Professor of Data Sciences and Operations

PhD, MS, Stanford University; BTech, IIT Delhi

Ramandeep S. Randhawa is an operations research scholar whose research interests include designing service systems, revenue management, stochastic modeling, and mechanism and incentive design. His work has been published in journals that include Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and Operations Research. Prior to joining the Marshall School, he was a faculty member at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.

Cosimo Arnesano

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BRI
Room / Office
303E
Adjunct Professor of Data Sciences and Operations

Murat Bayiz

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BRI
Room / Office
307D
Academic Director for the Full Time MBA and Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations

PhD, UCLA Anderson School of Management; MS & BS, Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University

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.

Murat teaches core and elective at Marshall School’s undergraduate, MS in GSCM, and MBA programs. In recent years he received five 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 at PRTM Management Consultants (later acquired by PwC) and Kiran Analytics and consulted with high tech companies on supply chain strategy projects.

Tathagata Dasgupta

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BRI
Room / Office
307E
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.

Yijia Guo

Building
ACC
Room / Office
215H
Assistant Professor of Clinical Business Communication
Dr. Guo’s research focuses on organizational and intercultural communication in business. She is particularly interested and specialized in identity development and strategic negotiation in various international organizational contexts. Her research has appeared on top-tier journals that examined topics such as organizational culture, conflict management, emotion management, communication technology use in business (e.g., social media, mobile), and leadership communication. Professor’s pedagogical expertise in academia includes organizational communication, communication strategies in business, leadership communication, business and professional communication, communication in non-western culture, and persuasion. Prior to academia, Dr. Guo held program and event coordinator positions in Chinese and U.S. multinational companies, specializing intercultural business communication.

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.

Greys Sosic

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BRI
Room / Office
401E
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 Operations Research, IIE Transactions, and POMS. She has received Dean's Awards for Research Excellence and IISE Transactions Design & Manufacturing Best Paper Award. She has been teaching courses on supply chain management, sustainability, and sourcing.

Ashok Srinivasan

Building
BRI
Room / Office
401F
Associate Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations

PhD, Carnegie Mellon University; MBA, University of Delhi; BEng, University of Madras

Ashok Srinivasan's research interests include supply-chain management, nonprofit management, and productivity analysis. His research has appeared in Management Science, Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, and Managerial and Decision Economics, including "Leadership and Competition in Network Supply Chains," with P. Majumder, that appeared in Management Science in June 2008.

Bala Subramanian

Building
BRI
Room / Office
307H
Adjunct Professor of Data Sciences and Operations
Bala Subramanian’s teaching approach is informed by 25+ years of developing winning strategies by applying analytics steeped in customer understanding. He is President of NuEdge Consulting in Santa Monica, CA providing strategy advice to varied retail, travel, service, non-profit organizations … Fortune 100 to startup. Previously, he was VP of Customer Analytics at Wal-mart from 2011-2014 optimizing Membership/Merchandising/Marketing strategy to grow $60 billion club business. From 1999-2010, he was SVP of Global Distribution Services evolving several industry dominating brands for Hilton hotels, and building sustained marketing leverage through the digital transformation of customer conversations. Bala has an MBA from University of Minnesota, and BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.