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Cesar Acosta

Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering Practice


  • Doctoral Degree, Statistics, University of Texas - Dallas
  • Doctoral Degree, Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Industrial Engineering


Dr Acosta is a data analytics and statistical computing scholar. He is the Director of the MS Analytics program at USC. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M, and a Ph.D. in Statistics from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Research Summary

Dr Acosta research interests focus on using advanced statistical analysis to build models for prediction and classification for decision making in applications such as risk management, asset pricing, and credit-risk. His research has been published in leading journals.

  • Dir-Acad Prog, Director of the Master of Science Analytics Program
  • Daniel J Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • GER 216
  • Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center
  • 3715 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 193
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