Dr. Michael Orosz
University of Southern California
Dr. Michael Orosz directs the Decision Systems Group at the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute and is a Research Associate Professor in USC's Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Orosz has over 30 years’ experience in government and commercial software development, systems engineering and acquisition, basic and applied research and development, project management and has developed and deployed several successful products in both the government and commercial sectors. He also serves as a subject matter expert to the government in the areas of systems engineering and acquisition, intelligence analysis – particularly in the area of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and cyber exploitation. His research interests include systems engineering, decision systems, open source intelligence analytics, data analytics, cyber-physical security 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 both the intelligence and the space defense sectors. Currently, Dr. Orosz is the Principal Investigator of several USAF-funded projects at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) focused on understanding and improving the systems engineering and acquisition process.
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.