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1999    Ph.D., Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1991    M.S., Computer Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1983    B.S., Mathematical Engineering (honors), Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

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 of 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 United States food supply, ensuring aviation and maritime security, protecting our nation’s infrastructures and cities against terrorism events, and enhanced C2I and analytics technologies used in the Intelligence Community.

Prior to joining USC, Dr. Orosz worked in the aerospace/defense/intelligence, motion picture entertainment, engineering consulting, and natural resource extraction (mining) industries.