USC Experts

Joseph Árvai

Expert in contexts where people must make judgments and decisions under conditions of risk and uncertainty, and where they must confront tradeoffs across conflicting social, economic, and environmental objectives.

Additionally, he provides expertise in situations where people’s instinctive approach to judgment and decision-making — such as their perceptions of risk and benefit — is biased by unchecked emotions and motivated reasoning.

Jessica Zu

Expert in Buddhism, and intellectual history and the socio-religious change in modern Asia from the overlooked perspectives of religious practitioners.

September 9th, 2020

Study: Long after 9/11, Americans still willing to pay more for counterterrorism, anti-crime security at venues

A USC study shows that Americans are more inclined to attend events at arenas and convention centers with counterterrorism or anti-crime security measures despite sacrificing convenience and privacy. Contact: Emily Gersema, gersema@usc.edu or (213) 712-3168 In the 19 years that have passed since Sept. 11, 2001, Americans have seen significant increases in counterterrorism security in public venues, […]

Zoë Johnson King

Motivation Conscience Virtue Heroism and heroes Praise and blame Ignorance; uncertainty Burdens of proof Moral development and moral education Ethical reasoning

Sean Fraga

Expert in links between the environment, indigenous sovereignty, settler colonialism, technology, and mobility, primarily during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Bruine de Bruin, Wändi

Expert on psychology of risks (including COVID-19), as well as communications and interventions to promote health, safety, well-being, and sustainability

Steven Heilman

Probability Statistics Voting theory Game theory Games of chance, the lottery Computer science Algorithms Machine learning Artificial intelligence