University of Southern California Global Energy Network The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC



The RDMS Center will benefit from the expertise of a multi-disciplinary team from different USC entities. The PI (Fred Aminzadeh from Viterbi’s MFD Petroleum Engineering program, Sonny Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Viterbi’s Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering (EE) and Computer Sciences (CS) departments, will be joined with the following Co-PIs.



MFD: Iraj Ershaghi, Behnam Jafarpour, Christian Jessen, Birendra Jha, Moe Sahimi, and Theo Tsotsis

CEE: Felipe de Barros, Ban-Weiss, Amy Childress and Kelly Sanders

EE: Mahtab Moghaddam and Antonio Ortega

CS: Paul Debevec and Cyrus Shahabi

Energy Institute: Don Paul



Adam Rose



Earth Sciences: Yehuda Ben Zion, David Okaya and Charles Sammis

Economics: Hashem Pesaran


The PI has extensive experience and a proven track record building successful programs both with government and industry funding. Many of the above Co-PIs have been involved in past funded projects and/or major proposals.