Research Director, Decision Systems, Viterbi School of Engineering,
University of Southern California
Dr. Michael Orosz directs the Decision Systems Group at the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute, is a Research Associate Professor in USC's Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and an investigator at the DHS-funded National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE). Dr. Orosz has over 30 years experience in commercial and government software development, basic and applied research and development, project management, academic research, and has developed and deployed several commercially successful products. His research interests include decision systems, open source intelligence, data analytics, cyber-security, physical infrastructure protection, predictive analysis, operational risk management and intelligent human-computer interfaces.
Dr. Orosz has successfully led projects in developing command and control, intelligence analysis and model-based decision-support systems for applications ranging from protecting the Nation’s food supply, ensuring aviation and maritime security, protecting the Nation’s infrastructures and cities against terrorism events and enhanced C2I and analytics technologies used in the Intelligence Community. Dr. Orosz received a B.S. in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining USC, Dr. Orosz worked in the aerospace/defense/intelligence, motion picture entertainment, engineering consulting, and natural resource extraction (mining) industries.