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.
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.
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.
Dr. Das Dasgupta is Chief Data Science Officer at Viacom, where he leads Business Strategy, Advanced Analytics, and Technology groups that engage in the practice of data science to lead an industry transformation that the media industry sector is going through. Prior to this role, he has held positions at Amazon, McKinsey, and EY. He has over 20 years of experience in helping organizations with their Strategy, Operations, and restructuring initiatives. He teaches Business Analytics and Logistics courses at the Marshall School, and has Dual PhD Titles in Operations Research and Management Science from Penn State University.
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 Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. She is an associate editor for Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Stochastic Systems.
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.