Systems engineering is focused on the design and management of large, complex, and interdisciplinary technological systems. Engineering management is the art and science of planning, organizing, allocating resources, and directing and controlling activities that have a technological component, thereby bridging the gap between engineering and management. Research in this area is focused on decision and risk analysis, quantitative modeling (e.g., optimization, simulation), and analysis of complexity and emergent phenomena in large-scale systems. Courses are offered in decision analysis, risk analysis, requirements engineering, project management, and engineering management theory.
|Promoting Effective Management
Preparing for Success
Dr. Helwig is actively engaged in efforts to promote European study abroad opportunities for ISU students to enhance the students’ learning experience.
|Mitigating Risk in Public Policy and Business Operations
Dr. Cameron MacKenzie’s research focuses on decision and risk analysis, with a particular emphasis on preparing for and responding to major disruptions and building resilience within organizations.
|Manufacturing Process Management
Dr. Dave Sly is the founder and president of Proplanner, a manufacturing process management (MPM) software firm. He focuses on the MPM component of workflow, which typically sits between product data management and enterprise resource planning systems.
Dr. Sly studies the workflow and data based relationships between common process engineering tasks, including: