The Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering and its faculty are active in a large number of research projects. While these research projects may at first appear to be widely diverse, EMSE approaches all research with the unifying goals of:

  • Increasing the body of knowledge of project management
  • Developing new engineering management tools and methodologies
  • Improving the operations of government, business and industry through applied research
  • Developing graduate students into skilled and proficient researchers and engineering management professionals
  • Enhancing classroom instructions with applications from industrial research

Meet Our Partners

The Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering is extremely active in research and industrial partnerships. Learn more

Our Research Activities

The Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering conducts research and scholarly activities in a variety of topical areas within the discipline of Engineering Management, including:

  • Project Management Systems
  • Cost Engineering and Analysis
  • Engineering Analytics
  • Human Factors Design
  • Quality and Reliability Management Systems Design
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Operational Systems and Design
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems of Systems Engineering

Recent sponsored research programs include:

  • Human vigilance monitoring models using EEG data
  • Battle outcome prediction models
  • Transportation and resource optimization models for health organizations
  • Systems failure predication models
  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD) for large complex systems; high technology operations re-design
  • Organizational systems engineering and change analysis
  • Re-design of organizational knowledge systems
  • Performance measurement systems development
  • Problem definition, learning, and knowledge systems design
  • Systems analysis of cruise missile re-certification
  • The NASA sponsored effort to develop and apply multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) techniques applicable to launch vehicle conceptual design
  • Research on NASA Intelligent Synthesis Environments - Engineering team effectiveness in distributed collaborative environments
  • NASA sponsored investigation of Error Patterns in Geographical Databases
  • Process Analysis and Improvement of Old Dominion University Research Foundation
  • WR Systems, LTD and Navy SPAWAR: Integrated 2D/3D Navigation Display Prototype
  • Joint C4ISR Battle Center (JBC) Collaborative Tools Concept of Operations with JTASC
  • Landmark Communications: Virginian Pilot Distribution Project
  • Design and integration of ISO-9000-based Quality Management Systems