STAFF DIRECTORY

Student Affairs Staff

The Progressive Degree Program (PDP) 
For current progressive degree students, please contact the Data Science Program for curriculum, academic preparation, and course plan questions.

For prospective progressive degree students, please contact datascience@usc.edu.

Graduate Advisors

Academic Advisement for students in MS Data Science (DSCI) programs is conducted by the Computer Science Student Affairs Team. Current DSCI students can request assistance from the advisors by contacting viterbiservicedesk.dscimasters@usc.edu.

For students in interdisciplinary programs (Communication Data Science (CMDS), Healthcare Data Science (HCDS), or Environmental Data Science (ENDS)) with questions regarding coursework in their joint department (Annenberg, Biomedical Engineering, and Environmental Science respectively), please contact the advisor in the joint department using this link.

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Data Science Program Advisor
Graduate Students (M.S.)
Cyber Security Engineering

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Applied Data Science
Interdisciplinary Programs



Undergraduate Advisors

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Data Science Program Advisor
Undergraduate Students (B.A.)
Data Science Major - So. Jr. Sr.
Foundations of Data Science Minor

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Data Science Program Advisor
Undergraduate Students (B.A.)
Data Science Major - Freshmen (last names A-G)
Foundations of Data Science Minor

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Theresa Lucas

Data Science Program Advisor
Undergraduate Students (B.A.)
Data Science Major – Freshmen (last names H-M)
Foundations of Data Science Minor

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Annelise Laufer

Data Science Program Advisor
Undergraduate Students (B.A.)
Data Science Major – Freshmen (last names N-V)
Foundations of Data Science Minor

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Courtney Bushman

Data Science Program Advisor
Undergraduate Students (B.A.)
Data Science Major – Freshmen (last names W-Z)
Foundations of Data Science Minor

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Jessica Yu

Data Science Program Advisor
Undergraduate Students (B.A.)
Data Science Major – Spring Admit Freshmen
Foundations of Data Science Minor

Faculty and Program Leads

Applied Data Science

Faculty Director: Fred Morstatter (morstatt@usc.edu)
Academic Advisor: vsd-dsms@usc.edu

Communication Data Science

Faculty Director: Jessica Neff (jessicjg@usc.edu)
Annenberg Advisor: Adrienne Capirchio (azc@usc.edu)

Environmental Data Science

Faculty Director: Sean Fraga (sfraga@usc.edu)
Academic Advisor: vsd-dsms@usc.edu

Healthcare Data Science

Faculty Director: Brent Liu (brentliu@usc.edu)
Academic Advisor: vsd-dsms@usc.edu

Cybersecurity Engineering

Faculty Director: Clifford Neuman (bcn@isi.edu)
Academic Advisor: Steve Pham (stevepha@usc.edu)

Spatial Data Science

Program Director: John Wilson, PhD (jpwilson@usc.edu) & Susan Kamei, PhD (kamei@dornsife.usc.edu)
Academic Program Administrator: Dairon Caro (dcaro@usc.edu)

Public Policy Data Science

Program Director: T.J. McCarthy, PhD (tjmccart@usc.edu)
Public Policy Advisor: Suzanne Alexander (alexa1@price.usc.edu)

Data Science BA & Minor in Fundamentals of Data Science

Lead Advisor: Logan McCrale (mccraley@usc.edu)

Academic Advisor: Siobhan Littlejohn (slittlej@usc.edu)

Published on January 11th, 2024

Last updated on February 1st, 2024