Areas of Research

Areas of Research

Human-System Integration and Ergonomics

  • Ergonomics: Workplace analysis, mental workload evaluation, biomechanics, modeling crash impacts, human reliability modeling, safety planning, work physiology
  • Human Centered Design: Ergonomic product design and analysis, design cognition, human and social dynamics in design, problem solving enabling methods
  • Human-Computer Interaction: Human-computer interface, human in the loop simulation, evolutionary computation, human decision making, human performance modeling

Operations Research

  • Applied Probability and Stochastic Systems: Queuing systems, stochastic networks, control of telecommunications and information systems, call-center modeling, large-scale service systems
  • Financial Engineering: Auctions, real options, dynamic pricing of transportation services, mobile electronic commerce, applied economics
  • Game Theory: Dynamic games, network equilibrium, variational inequalities, equilibrium programming
  • Optimization: Large-scale optimization, convex optimization, location theory, network optimization, integer programming, optimization of traffic networks, multiple criteria decision making, robust optimization, compressed sensing
  • Statistics and Quality Engineering: Statistical and time series process control, total quality systems, process improvement strategies, design for quality, design of experiments and response surface methodology, reliability modeling, statistical modeling of tolerances, Taguchi loss function, continuous quality improvement
  • Simulation: Production modeling, operational scheduling, plant design and layout, process flow analysis, robust optimization

Production, Supply Chain and Service Engineering

  • Health Systems Engineering: Health information technology, patient flow modeling, capacity management, staff scheduling, quality improvement, data visualization, health informatics, cost-effective modeling
  • Production and Distribution Systems: Material handling systems, material requirements planning, facility planning, capacity expansion, adaptive forecasting, multistage sequencing, lean manufacturing
  • Service Engineering: Retail engineering, workforce modeling, data mining, demand management, pricing, employee training, employee retention, resource allocation
  • Supply Chain Engineering and Logistics: Network design, enterprise integration, supply chain coordination and collaboration, contracting mechanisms, congestion modeling, transportation modeling

Modeling and Simulation

  • Simulation modeling and analysis; optimization; multiple criteria decision making; neural networks; scheduling; data mining; health operations management
  • Interactive simulation, modeling and analysis for training and human performance improvement; intelligent synthetic entity representation, synthetic terrain, culture and environmental representation.
  • Simlation-based acquistion and product development; games as simulation and models; case-based research for organizational learning for strategic management and operations engineering.

Engineering Management

  • Organizations and Technology Management
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Project and Quality Management
  • Purchasing and Supply Management
  • Decision and Risk Analysis