Jong-Shi Pang awarded Distinguished Professorship, USC’s Highest Honor

| March 10, 2023

Pang is an internationally recognized expert in the field of operations research, optimization, and applied mathematics.

Jong-Shi PangJong-Shi Pang, Epstein Family Chair and Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, has been honored with a University of Southern California Distinguished Professorship, the university’s highest honor. 

Over the course of his career, Pang has received an impressive number of accolades, including the 2003 George B. Dantzig Prize, awarded jointly by the Mathematical Programming Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), as well as the Lanchester Prize, also presented by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Pang also received the 2019 INFORMS John von Neumann Theory Prize, honoring his lifetime achievements in operations research. In 2021, Pang was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, whose membership is one of the highest honors accorded to engineers.

Pang specializes in mathematical and algorithmic theories for constrained multi-agent systems with applications in communication, power, economics, and transportation systems. His field-shaping research has garnered tens of thousands of citations and millions of dollars in funding. He has given numerous distinguished lectures at universities worldwide as well as plenary lectures at international conferences. 

“I am very fortunate to be associated with this great institution and be able to contribute to its prestigious reputation through research and education,” said Pang. “I am very grateful to Dean Yannis Yortsos for his untiring support of me and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, to my departmental colleagues for their inspirations and collaborations, and last but not least, to Mr. Dan Epstein for his wonderful gifts that have benefitted the entire Trojan family, myself in particular.”

Published on March 10th, 2023

Last updated on March 10th, 2023

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