Leaders in the field of industrial and systems engineering will converge on USC during February as the student chapter of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) hosts the organization’s 2020 Western Regional Conference from February 28 – March 1.
The conference offers students the opportunity to network with key industry figures, to discuss industry trends, and to compete for a chance to present their work at the IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The event will be held on the USC University Park campus, with a schedule that includes a technical paper competition, keynote speakers, expert panels, plant tours, a visit to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and other activities.
The banquet and awards ceremony on Saturday February 29 will feature keynote speaker Bill Jia, VP of Infrastructure at Facebook. Jia has been responsible for defining overall Facebook software product performance strategy, and optimizing and planning infrastructure for the company. Prior to this role, Jia was in charge of improving and optimizing online services at Microsoft. He obtained his PhD degree in operations research from USC in 2007.
Visit the conference site for more information and to register.