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Randolph Hall

Director and Senior Research Fellow
Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Threats and Emergencies (CREATE)

Dean's Professor
Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Southern California

Dr. Hall was founding principal investigator of CREATE in 2004 and currently serves as director for CREATE, which for 20 years has conducted research and educated students on risk and economic analysis of threats to homeland security.  Since inception, CREATE has received more than $80 million in funding from federal sources.  Most recently, he is leading a research initiative focused on supply chain resilience, including undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty, in the USC’s Viterbi, Price and Marshall Schools.   

As VP of Research for 14 1/2 years, Dr. Hall led research across USC, overseeing research advancement, administration, and research ethics. He created USC’s strategic plans for diversity and inclusion in research and scholarship, research administration systems (TARA), science and technology facilities, and alignment of health programs across the university. His other initiatives included rigor and transparency in the conduct of research, research mentoring, and the reinvention of research practices through creativity and collaboration. Dr. Hall integrated USC’s central research offices into a single organization, created the DC Office of Research Advancement and the Center for Excellence in Research, and helped establish many new research centers through competitive external funding.

Dr. Hall has served in numerous national research leadership groups, including the Association of American Universities and the Association of Academic Health Centers. He also served as Board Chair, and currently serves as senior fellow, for the University Industry Demonstration Partnership (an international industry/university membership organization). He is a member of the National Academies Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science, and aided in the creation of the Higher Education Leadership Initiative in Open Scholarship (HELIOS),

As Dean’s Professor in the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Hall’s current research focuses on how universities innovate in their practices for education, research, and clinical care, and how they overcome obstacles to change, as well as supply chain resilience and infectious disease modeling and control. Other research experience includes founder/principal investigator for two national research centers: CREATE and the National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research (METRANS). As chair of ISE, Hall led Industrial and Systems Engineering to become the first named academic department at the University of Southern California, having risen to a top-15 department nationally, propelled by a major endowment gift from USC Trustee Daniel Epstein. Dr. Hall recently led the department’s new strategic plan, which led to a cumulative gift of $25 million from Epstein.

Hall is author of the forthcoming book: Breaking Tradition, Trust and Innovation in the American University. He is also the author of Queueing Methods for Services and Manufacturing and editor of the Handbook of Transportation Science, Patient Flow, Reducing Delay in Healthcare Delivery, and the Handbook of Healthcare System Scheduling. He has numerous research publications in the fields of transportation, highway automation, logistics, healthcare operations, system engineering, and queueing. 

Dr. Hall obtained all of his degrees (BS, MS, and PhD) from the University of California at Berkeley in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Civil Engineering.