People

Leadership

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Yolanda Gil
Director, Data Science Program
Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Programs

Research Professor
Computer Science

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Emilio Ferrara
Associate Director
Applied Data Science and Undergraduate Programs

Research Assistant Professor
Computer Science

Co-directors

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Jessica Dutton
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program

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Emilio Ferrara
Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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John Heidelberg
Professor of Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies

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Brent Liu
Associate Professor of
Biomedical Engineering Practice

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TJ McCarthy
Associate Professor (Teaching), Vice Chair, Public Policy

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Jessica Neff
Clinical Assistant Professor of Communication

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John Wilson
Professor of
Spatial Science and Sociology

Data Science Program Faculty

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Andres Abeliuk
Part Time Lecturer
Information Sciences Institute

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Jeremy Abramson
Part Time Lecturer
Information Sciences Institute

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Yigal Arens
Research Professor
Industrial & Systems Engineering

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Keith Burghardt
Part Time Lecturer
Information Sciences Institute

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Yao-Yi Chiang
Research Associate Professor
Spatial Science

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Atefeh Farzindar
Part Time Lecturer
Computer Science

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Rafael Ferreira da Silva
Research Assistant Professor
Computer Science

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Shahram Ghandeharizadeh
Associate Professor
Computer Science

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Joseph Greenfield
Associate Professor of Practice
Information Technology Program

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Julie Higle
Professor
Industrial & Systems Engineering

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Ellis Horowitz
Professor and Associate Chair
Computer Science

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Carl Kesselman
Professor
Industrial & Systems Engineering

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Deborah Khider
Part Time Lecturer
Information Sciences Institute

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Seon Ho Kim
Part Time Lecturer
Integrated Media Systems Center

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Aleksandra Korolova
Assisstant Professor
Computer Science

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Jaime Levy
Part Time Lecturer
Computer Science

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Yan Liu
Associate Professor
Computer Science

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Gail Lucas
Research Assistant Professor
Computer Science

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Nenad Medvidovic
Professor
Computer Science

Matthew Michelson

Matthew Michelson
Part Time Lecturer
Computer Science

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Clifford Neuman
Associate Professor of Practice
Computer Science

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Jelena Mirkovic
Research Associate Professor
Computer Science

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David Morgan
Part Time Lecturer
Computer Science

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Ion Muslea
Part Time Lecturer
Computer Science

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Luciano Nocera
Part Time Lecturer
Integrated Media Systems Center

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Viktor Prasanna
Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Jay Pujara
Research Assistant Professor
Computer Science

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Mohammad Reza Rajati
Lecturer
Computer Science

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Paul Rosenbloom
Professor
Computer Science

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Tatyana Ryutov
Senior Lecturer
Computer Science

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Cyrus Shahabi
Professor and Chair
Computer Science

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Gaurav Sukhatme
Professor
Computer Science

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Pedro Alejandro Szekely
Research Associate Professor
Computer Science

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Satish Kumar Thittamaranahalli
Research Assistant Professor
Computer Science

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John Wilson
Professor
Spatial Science and Sociology

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Wensheng Wu
Associate Professor of Practice
Computer Science

Student Affairs Staff

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Lizsl De Leon
Director
Student Affairs

Computer Science Department
Data Science Program

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Steve Pham
Data Science Program Advisor

Graduate Students (M.S.)
Cyber Security Engineering

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Art Perez
Data Science Program Advisor

Graduate Students (M.S.)
Interdisciplinary Programs

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Siobhan Littlejohn
Data Science Program Advisor

Undergraduate Students (B.A.)
Data Science Major
Foundations of Data Science Minor

Academic Advisement for students in the M.S. Applied Data Science is conducted by the Computer Science Student Affairs Team. Current M.S. Applied Data Science Students can request assistance from the advisors by contacting dscimasters@vsoe.usc.edu.

Advisory Board

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Ellis Horowitz
Professor and Associate Chair
Computer Science

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Erik Johnson
Professor and Vice Dean for Academic Programs

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Craig Knoblock
Research Professor and Director, Information Sciences Institute

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Clifford Neuman
Associate Professor of Practice
Computer Science

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Cyrus Shahabi
Professor and Chair
Computer Science

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John Wilson
Professor
Spatial Science and Sociology