Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

Murat Bayiz

Associate 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

Assistant Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations

MBA, B.S., California Polytechnic University, Pomona

A specialist in Operation Excellence, Application of Lean Six Sigma(LSS) and an expert in Global Supply Chain Management(GSCM), Nick Vyas has implemented process improvements for over 300 projects globally that have increased efficiency for clients in the fields of health care, service, military, retail, and end-to-end supply chain. As the Executive Director and Co-founder of USC Marshall’s Center for GSCM and as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Data Sciences & Operations, Vyas is educating the next generation of business leaders. Previously, Vyas had taught GSCM and LSS courses at CalPoly Pomona.
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.

Omeed Selbe

Omeed Selbe is an Adjunct Professor in the DSO Department at the USC Marshall School of Business. He also does private sector consulting and training in the areas of turnaround management, strategic planning, and financial analysis. He has worked in a range of industries and sectors, including financial services, energy, engineering, and international development. Omeed received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Greys Sosic

Associate Professor of Data Sciences and Operations

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

Greys Sosic conducts research in the area of supply chain management, competition and cooperation in supply chains, and applied game theory, with particular emphasis on coalition formation and stability. Her work has been published in <em>Management Science</em>, <em>Operations Research</em>, and <em>Manufacturing and Service Operations Management</em> (MSOM). She was a finalist in the 2006 JFIG competition, and received the Dean's Awards for Research Excellence in 2007. She is an associate editor for MSOM and the <em>Decision Sciences Journal</em>. She is the recipient of the 2006, 2007, and 2009 MSOM Meritorious Service Award, and of 2009 Management Science Distinguished Service Award.

Tathagata Dasgupta

Dr. Tathagata Dasgupta is an Adjunct Professor in the DSO and as a full-time Associate Principal in McKinsey & Company, he is also a leader in the Americas Operations Practice. Prior to this role, he was an Executive Director of Strategy Practice at Ernst & Young, where he led Global Transformation initiatives and Supply Chain Management programs for Fortune 100 companies. He has over 17 years of experience in helping  organizations with their Operational performance improvement, Supply Chain Management, and restructuring initiatives. He has Dual Ph.D. titles in Operations Research and in Management Science from Penn State University.

Amy Ward

Professor of Data Sciences and Operations

PhD, MA, Stanford University; BA, Claremont McKenna College

Amy Ward's research focuses on the approximation and control of stochastic systems, with applications to the service industry. Much of her past work has focused on the impact of customer impatience and abandonments on performance. Her recent work investigates the interactions between behavioral incentives and operational efficiency in service systems, with a focus on call centers. Her research has been published in <em>Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research</em>, and <em>Manufacturing & Service Operations Management</em>. She is an associate editor for <em>Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management</em>, and <em>Stochastic Systems</em>.

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.