ISI Directory

Michael Orosz, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor

Research Director, Decision Systems


Ph.D. Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999
M.S. Computer Science, University of Colorado, 1991
B.S. Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1983


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 command and control and intelligence analytics technologies used in both the intelligence and the space defense sectors.    Currently, Dr. Orosz is focused on enhancing performance and security in systems engineering, development and deployment of large-scale mission-critical defense-related programs through the introduction of Agile, DevSecOps and Digital Engineering methods and processes.  He also lectures in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy on the Intelligence Community; frequently lectures to law enforcement on cyber intelligence collection and OSINT processes; serves as a member of the Advisory Board for USC’s ODNI-funded Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) and is a member USC’s Spatial Sciences Institute where he focuses on GEOINT research and technologies.