Randolph Hall

Vice President of Research

Randolph Hall is the vice president of research and a professor in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Hall leads USC’s nearly $800 million per year research enterprise, overseeing research advancement, administration and ethics. Hall’s experience includes serving as the founder/principal investigator for two national research centers, the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), and the National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research (METRANS). He also served as senior associate dean for research in the Viterbi School of Engineering for four years. Hall was chair of the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering during a period when the faculty size grew by 50%, and when it became the first named academic department at the University of Southern California.

As Vice President, Hall has led the creation of: policies to catalyze collaborative research, including changes in promotions and tenure, research attribution, and shared repositories; funding programs that support collaborative research and shared equipment; and infrastructure and events enabling digital scholarship, as well as standards for research transparency and reproducibility. He has helped faculty create national research centers, built alliances with external research institutes, developed the Center for Excellence in Research, created the DC-based research advancement office, and built an integrated research office that encompasses contracts and grants, technology transfer, human subject protection, animal resources, research ethics, research training, research advancement and internal grant programs. Hall is the architect for the TARA research administration system at USC, providing software tools that support research administration, compliance, technology transfer and business intelligence.

In addition to serving as Vice President, Hall is Professor in the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. In this capacity, Hall is the author of Queueing Methods for Services and Manufacturing (Prentice Hall, 1997) and the editor of Handbook of Transportation Science (Springer, 1999, 2003), Handbook of Healthcare System Scheduling (Springer, 2012) and Patient Flow: Reducing Delay in Healthcare Delivery (Springer, 2006, 2013). He is also a board member for the USC Health System and the AMI Institute at USC, and President of ICT Productions, a USC subsidiary. Hall is immediate past chairman of the University Industry Demonstration Partnership, the national leader in developing standards for industry funded research in universities, and represents USC within the Association of Academic Health Centers, the Southern California Innovation Alliance as well as the Association of American Universities Senior Research Officer group.

Dr. Hall has been funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Transportation, California Department of Transportation, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and L.A. Care. Dr. Hall has numerous publications in the areas of transportation, logistics, system engineering, and queueing, including pioneering work on the use of dynamic information in path finding for transportation. Hall received his Ph.D. (1982) and M.S. (1980) in civil engineering from U.C. Berkeley. He received his B.S. in industrial engineering and operations research from U.C. Berkeley in 1979.