The Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making offers a range of sponsorship opportunities (see examples below). If you are interested in finding out more about sponsoring our activities please email decide@usc.edu



IARPA Contract for developing Hybrid Forecasting Systems

Neely Center director Professor Ali Abbas is part of a team of researchers led by the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) at the USC's Viterbi School of Engineering that has received a four-year, multi-million dollar Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA) grant to develop a human-machine hybrid forecasting system. Read More.

National Science Foundation - Cyber-Based Decision Support Strategies to Achieve Consensus for FEW System Sustainability using Incentive and Policy Structures

Neely Center director Professor Ali Abbas is part of a team of researchers who will examine how decisions made by individual stakeholders within the FEW system can have an impact on everything else in the system. Further, the team will investigate how incentive and policy structures can be developed to achieve balance across stakeholders to avoid unintended consequences. Read More.

 National Science Foundation - EAGER: Collaborative Research: Lectures for Foundations in Systems Engineering

The objective of the Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) collaborative project is to create a series of educational videos on foundational areas from which systems engineering theory will be able to draw. The videos will promote the use of rigorous foundations in the development of a theory of systems engineering in ways that are accessible to a broad group of educators, researchers and practitioners. Read More.

 National Science Foundation - Neely Center Summer School on Decision Making in Large Systems

The University of Southern California, with funding support from the National Science Foundation, will be hosting a six-day Summer School in June 2018 that will introduce graduate students to the foundations of decision making in systems engineering and design. Read More.

 National Science Foundation - Organizational and Uncertainty Impacts of Couplings in a System Design Framework

The research objectives of this collaborative award are to investigate the veracity of three hypotheses for decision-making in large-scale complex engineered design problems. The educational aspects of this award include providing educational experiences for PhD students and post-doctoral associates, as well as conference presentations, and conference and journal publications. 

Jerry Neely, USC Trustee

The Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making was established thanks to a gift of $10 million to the USC Marshall School of Business. Jerry Neely has served on the the USC Board of Trustees since 1981. Read More.

PBF Energy - A sponsor of the the Neely Center Next Generation Ethics Conference

PBF Energy - one of the "largest independent petroleum refiners and suppliers of unbranded transportation fuels" in the U.S. is now a sponsor of the Neely Cener's Next Generation Ethics Conference. Read more about the event here.