The National Academy of Engineering announced that Jong-Shi Pang, Epstein Family Chair and professor of industrial and systems engineering, and Azad Madni, professor of astronautical engineering and executive director of USC’s Systems Architecting and Engineering Program, have been inducted in the organization’s latest round of members.

Election to NAE membership is considered one of the highest professional honors for engineers. NAE members are elected by their peers and the honor is reserved for leading figures in business and academic management, technical positions, academia, and government and private engineering organizations.

The citation for Professor Madni reads: “For advances in low-cost simulation-based training using interdisciplinary model-based approaches.” The citation for Professor Pang reads: “For the development of methods to advance the theory and applications of optimization and operations research.”

Pang and Madni join 33 other USC Viterbi-affiliated faculty who have been afforded this honor, including five in the last three years.

“We are thrilled  that our distinguished colleagues Azad Madni and Jong-Shi Pang have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering,” said USC Viterbi Dean Yannis C. Yortsos. “This well-deserved honor reflects highly on their career accomplishments, their academic departments and colleagues and the school overall. We are very proud of them.”

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