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Engineering Systems Division

The MIT Engineering Systems Division (ESD) embraces complex, large-scale problems utilizing faculty from all academic departments in the School of Engineering as well as faculty from the MIT Sloan School of Management and the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. The mission of ESD is to pursue the study, analysis, and design of complex systems involving technology, people, and services within their broader environmental, financial, legal, organizational, social, and political contexts. Researching engineering systems often draws upon state-of-the-art knowledge in engineering, management, and the social sciences. MIT established the division in 1999 with the charter to develop academic and research programs that educate future leaders in our technological age; to serve as a model to broaden engineering education generally; and to expand the scope and practice of engineering. To help accomplish these goals, ESD actively develops innovative relationships with industry and government through collaborative global research projects and long-distance educational programs.

Designing engineering systems is increasingly difficult as they increase in size, scope, and complexity. The rate of change is increasing, often due to forces of globalization, new technological capabilities, rising consumer expectations, and increasing social awareness. Purely technical approaches to analysis and design of these systems often lead to failure, as a more comprehensive approach is required. Consequently, knowledgable development of engineering systems calls for new frameworks of analysis and design that are broader than those of the traditional single-discipline paradigms of individual engineering departments. The effective design of engineering systems requires a more integrative approach in which engineering systems professionals view the technological system as part of a larger whole. While the ESD approach is broader, it must also retain the depth associated with the traditional single-discipline approach. ESD is founded on the recognition that new approaches, frameworks, and theories—both broad and deep—must be developed to analyze and design these systems.

The Engineering Systems Division offers four professional master's programs: the Technology and Policy Program, the Master of Engineering in Logistics, the Leaders for Manufacturing program, and the System Design and Management program. The core educational and research activity of ESD is the doctoral program in engineering systems, which prepares students for careers in academia, industry, and government.

ESD initiates research focused on important national and international issues that have science and technology components. These build upon the existing research programs in the Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development, the Center for Transportation and Logistics, the Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals, and the MIT-Portugal Program.

ESD's educational and research programs are deeply involved with industry, government, and engineering practice in general. Units within ESD have many, often novel, relationships with industry. Examples include: consortia formed around the International Motor Vehicle and the Lean Advancement programs in the Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development; the Center for Transportation and Logistics' Supply Chain Exchange, the Integrated Supply Chain Management Program, and the Age Lab; and corporate partnerships of the Leaders for Manufacturing and the System Design and Management programs.

Application forms for all programs can be accessed from http://web.mit.edu/admissions/graduate/. Applicants whose first language is not English must offer evidence of written and oral proficiency in English by registering at http://www.ielts.org/ for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, academic format, and achieveing a score of 7.5 or better. In areas where the IELTS is not available, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is an acceptable substitute, if a score equal to or higher than 255 for the computer-based test, 103 for the internet-based test, and 610 for the paper-based test, is achieved. Registration forms for this test can be obtained by contacting toefl@ets.org. Information about the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) and Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is available at gre-info@ets.org and gmat@ets.org. Applicants should refer to the details of each program concerning specific requirements for admission. Links to all of the programs can be found at http://esd.mit.edu/.

All programs except the Master of Engineering in Logistics may offer student fellowships or graduate research or teaching assistantships. Information about these should be obtained directly from the individual programs.

For details, please refer to ESD's Academic Office (esdgrad@mit.edu) and to the MIT Sloan School of Management for programs offering joint degrees.

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Master's Programs

Master of Science in Technology and Policy

Students who wish to pursue careers of leadership in the constructive development and use of technology have not been accommodated by the traditional educational paths that train either technical or social science specialists. The Technology and Policy Program (TPP) focuses on the need for engineering leaders who are capable of dealing effectively with core technical issues in their full economic, political, and administrative contexts. TPP educates "leaders who are engineers and scientists," persons who have strong technical foundations as well as the skills and ability to deal with important strategic issues concerning the intelligent and effective development of technology.

The Master of Science in Technology and Policy is an engineering research degree with a strong focus on the role of technology in policy analysis and formulation. Many students combine TPP's curriculum with complementary subjects to obtain dual degrees in TPP and either a specialized branch of engineering or an applied social science such as political science or urban studies and planning.

The TPP curriculum provides a solid grounding in technology and policy by combining advanced subjects in the student's chosen technical field with courses in economics, politics, and law. Because the overall objective is to prepare participants for effective professional practice, TPP stresses effective leadership and communication. It also encourages students to participate in TPP's summer internship program, which places students in government and industry in the US and around the world.

The TPP curriculum consists of three blocks of subjects and a research thesis. The first block is a required integrative subject in technology and policy and a set of program seminars focusing on leadership and presentation skills. The second block focuses on training in formal frameworks for policy development and consists of restricted electives in microeconomics, political economy, and legal processes. The third block comprises a minimum of three coherent electives that fulfill professional and research objectives.

Completion of the academic and research requirements of the TPP SM typically takes three or four terms.

The subjects required for the TPP degree include ESD.10 Introduction to Technology and Policy and the following subjects or their equivalents: 15.011 Economic Analysis for Business Decisions, ESD.103 Science, Technology, and Public Policy, and ESD.132 Law, Technology, and Public Policy. Students are strongly encouraged to take ESD.71 Engineering Systems Analysis for Design, particularly those considering doctoral studies in ESD.

The TPP curriculum normally begins in September. Applications are due by January 10.

All applicants should have a strong basis in engineering or science, and must take the GRE. Strong candidates for the program typically score in the top 10 percent of all three GRE areas: verbal, quantitative, and analytic writing. Applicants whose first language is not English must take the TOEFL exam and achieve a score equal to or higher than 255 (610 for paper-based version; 103 for the internet-based test [iBT]). Participants in TPP should generally have two years of work experience and be able to demonstrate evidence of leadership and initiative in their professional or other activities.

Contact the TPP program office in Room E40-369, 617-253-7693, tpp@mit.edu, or visit http://tppserver.mit.edu/ for additional information.

Master of Engineering in Logistics

The Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) program is designed to supply the global logistics industry with a new type of supply chain professional, who is highly trained in both analytical problem solving and change management leadership. The one-of-a-kind professional degree program offered through ESD's Center for Transportation & Logistics prepares graduates for logistics and supply chain management careers in manufacturing, distribution, retail, transportation, logistics, consulting, and software development organizations.

The MLOG degree is completed in nine months (September through May) on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA. During that time, students take specialized classes taught by leading logistics and supply chain professionals in areas such as logistics systems, supply chain design, inventory planning, and transportation management. In addition, MLOG students are given the opportunity to work closely with corporate members of the Center for Transportation & Logistics on research projects and travel to our newest global logistics center in Spain—for a supply chain education that spans the globe.

The MLOG program requires 90 MIT credit units: eight required subjects and the completion of a thesis project. Students also take at least nine credit units of electives. Students who have already taken one of the required subjects at a graduate level elsewhere can petition to replace that subject with another elective.

The subjects required for the MLOG degree are: ESD.260J Logistics Systems, ESD.261J Case Studies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, ESD.262J Supply Chain Context, ESD.263J Logistics Thesis Seminar, ESD.264J Database, Internet, and Systems Integration Technologies, ESD.803 Know Thyself Leadership Workshop, 15.521 Management Accounting and Control, and 15.871 Introduction to System Dynamics.

The program is primarily for students with industry experience, but is open to anyone who can meet the entrance requirements. Applicants should have a background in college level calculus, economics, probability and statistics. All applicants for the MLOG degree must take the GRE General Test or GMAT. Applicants whose first language is not English must take the TOEFL exam and achieve a score equal to or higher than 255 (610 for the paper-based version, or 103 for the internet-based version).

The MLOG curriculum begins in September. There are two admission rounds. The round 1 deadline is January 16, 2009; the round 2 deadline is April 3, 2009. Applications should be sent to the MLOG Admissions Office.

For additional information, contact the MLOG Admissions Office, Room E40-367, 617-324-6564, mlog@mit.edu, or visit http://web.mit.edu/mlog/.

System Design and Management Program

MIT's System Design and Management (SDM) program, offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the MIT Sloan School of Management, is a master's degree program for technical professionals who seek to build upon their backgrounds and experience in order to advance to positions of leadership in their profession.

The SDM program offers the degree of Master of Science in Engineering and Management. Students take subjects drawn from three areas: systems (systems engineering, architecture, and optimization), management, and a technical area of the student's choosing.

SDM provides both on-campus instruction for full-time degree students and distance learning instruction for technical professionals who are continuing in their positions while enrolled in the program. The 13-month full-time program that begins in January requires 11 courses, 4 electives, and a thesis. The distance learning program requires 24 months to complete, with an initial January on campus followed by five semesters of distance education classes; students spend one semester in residence at MIT, and the total course requirements, including thesis, are the same as for the full-time, 13-month program.

The 11 required courses span a combination of engineering and management topics, with leadership and teamwork modules interwoven in the curriculum. Core subjects include ESD.34J System Architecture, ESD.33J Systems Engineering, and ESD.36J System and Project Management. The eight foundation subjects are ESD.721 Engineering Risk-Benefit Analysis, ESD.762 Systems Optimization, ESD.40 Product Design and Development, ESD.37 The Human Side of Technology, ESD.763 Operations and Supply Chain Management, 15.840 Innovation in the Marketplace, 15.905 Technology Strategy for SDM, and 15.514 Financial and Managerial Accounting.

All core and foundation subjects are taught on campus and via distance education. There are currently three track options for SDM students: system design, product development, and IT/software systems. Elective selection is determined by the track chosen. Students take one engineering and one management elective, and either two design or product development electives, depending on the track chosen.

The ideal applicant for the SDM program will have a master's degree in engineering or the equivalent and three or more years as a product development professional, including experience as a team leader. Students with a bachelor's degree and five years of professional experience, including leadership experience, are encouraged to apply.

The SDM program begins in January. Potential student fellows may apply via the web at http://sdm.mit.edu/apply.html. For additional information contact the SDM Program Office in Room E40-315, 617-253-1055, sdm@mit.edu, or visit http://sdm.mit.edu/.

 

Leaders for Manufacturing

The Leaders for Manufacturing (LFM) program is an educational and research partnership among global operations companies and MIT's Schools of Engineering and Management. Its objective is to discover, codify, teach, and otherwise disseminate guiding principles for world-class manufacturing and operations.

The LFM program leads to two MIT master's degrees, an SM from ESD (or another participating engineering department) and an MBA or SM from the MIT Sloan School of Management. In addition to ESD, seven engineering master's programs participate in LFM: Aeronautics and Astronautics, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

The 24-month, dual-degree LFM program integrates engineering and management disciplines and emphasizes teamwork, management of change processes, and learning by doing. The rigorous curriculum is developed and taught by faculty from both schools. It includes a 6.5-month internship for on-site research. The coursework and research culminate in a single thesis.

Required subjects in the LFM curriculum are ESD.750/15.066 System Optimization and Analysis for Manufacturing, ESD.751/15.064 Engineering Probability and Statistics, 15.761 Operations Management, ESD.60 Lean/Six Sigma Processes, ESD.730 Materials Selection Design and Economics, 15.515 Financial Accounting, 15.280 Communication for Managers, 15.010 Economic Analysis for Business Decisions, 15.769 Operations Strategy, 15.900 Strategic Management, 15.316 Building and Leading Effective Teams, 15.317 Organizational Leadership and Change, 15.792J Proseminar in Manufacturing, and 15.794 Research Project in Manufacturing.

To complete the requirements for the LFM program, students also take engineering subjects in product development as well as additional electives in management and their engineering concentration.

The LFM academic program begins in June. Students are generally required to have at least two years of full-time work experience. Applications are due in December and can be made either through a participating engineering department or through the MIT Sloan School of Management. All applicants must take the GRE. Alternatively, anyone applying through Sloan may choose to take the GMAT.

For additional information, visit http://lfm.mit.edu/, contact the LFM program office at lfm@mit.edu or 617-253-1055, or see any of the participating engineering departments and the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Master of Science in Engineering Systems

The SM in Engineering Systems is an engineering degree available to students with an undergraduate degree in engineering or science. The degree focuses on the design and implementation of socio-technical systems. The ESD SM can be a terminal degree that prepares the student for productive practice, or it can be obtained during the ESD PhD program. The ESD SM allows ESD faculty and students to work together on issues of mutual interest different from those covered by the other SM programs that are part of ESD (i.e., the Technology and Policy, Master of Engineering in Logistics, and System Design and Management programs described elsewhere in this chapter). It can also serve as the engineering SM for students in the Leaders for Manufacturing program.

Admission to the ESD SM is based upon academic performance in engineering or applied science, standardized test scores, demonstrable interest in engineering systems as a field of study, and letters of recommendation. Students wishing to apply for the ESD SM when they are already in an MIT graduate program should first discuss their interests with the ESD faculty and obtain the consent of an ESD faculty member in their field of interest to serve as their thesis advisor. For details, see the Frequently Asked Questions about Admissions at http://esd.mit.edu/academic/sm_phd_faqs.html.

The ESD Education Committee makes admissions decisions once a year. Applications are due January 10. For additional information, please visit http://esd.mit.edu/academic/ms.html first. To resolve subsequent issues, contact the ESD Academic Office at 617-253-1182 or esdgrad@mit.edu.

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Doctoral Program

The doctoral program in Engineering Systems enables students to develop technical expertise and apply new research methodologies to address problems in the development and implementation of engineering and technological systems. The ESD PhD requires participants to conduct original scholarship on complex technical systems in order to advance theory, policy, or practice.

The ESD PhD builds focused depth of understanding and breadth of knowledge in the areas of systems theory, systems policy, and systems evaluation (see http://esd.mit.edu/phd/). All candidates take a doctoral seminar (ESD.83) and ESD.86 Models, Data, and Inference for Socio-Technical Systems, and choose one of several subjects in social science research methods. Beyond the basics, each doctoral student takes a sequence of additional in-depth subjects in a major that covers technical systems or methods and a minor in an engineering discipline or other appropriate area of expertise, such as policy or management.

It should be noted that the concept of systems has a long history and is used in many ways. While the focus on engineering systems narrows the domain of study to complex, technical systems, the full range of theory and principles developed around various concepts of systems may be relevant to a student doing doctoral research in ESD.

For example, the domain that includes systems policy reflects the view that engineering systems is inherently an applied, interdisciplinary field of study. As such, advanced doctoral research and subsequent career success in engineering systems requires at least one additional area of applied expertise. In general, the specification of an area of applied expertise also involves the identification of specific engineering systems that are of particular interest.

The ESD PhD program provides a platform for a range of research interests. Faculty and students jointly construct specialty foci beyond the ESD core and the minimum requirements to demonstrate technical expertise. These can and have included the environment, manufacturing, policy, information, system architecture, etc. The student and the doctoral committee collaboratively define the details.

Students can enter the ESD PhD in many ways. They can do so either without previous graduate education or from time spent in a master's program at MIT or other institutions. The time required for the ESD PhD is three to five years, including a master's degree such as the SM. In any case, students are expected to complete an SM or equivalent thesis or paper before graduating.

Admission to the ESD PhD program is based upon outstanding academic performance in engineering or applied science, standardized test scores on the GRE and TOEFL, demonstrable interest in engineering systems as a field of study, and letters of recommendation. Current MIT students wishing to apply to the ESD PhD program should first discuss their interests with ESD faculty members in their field of interest and obtain their support. See the ESD admissions website for details at http://esd.mit.edu/academic/admissions.html.

The ESD Education Committee makes admissions decisions once a year. Applications are due January 10. The ESD PhD program begins in September. For additional information, please visit http://esd.mit.edu/phd/ first, and see the Frequently Asked Questions about Admissions at http://esd.mit.edu/academic/sm_phd_faqs.html. To resolve subsequent issues, contact the ESD Academic Office at 617-253-1182 or esdgrad@mit.edu.

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Research Centers

Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals

ESD's center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals (CESF) was founded in September 2005 to conduct research on the fundamentals and cross-cutting issues in engineering systems.

CESF is engaged in several areas, among them developing seminars and other mechanisms to discuss engineering systems fundamentals; collaborating with faculty to bring in resources for CESF and shape its relationships with ESD's other research centers, the Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development and the Center for Transportation and Logistics; and sponsoring an engineering systems book series and a biannual international symposium on engineering systems fundamentals. CESF seeks to establish cross-cutting research projects on problems of national significance that require integration of the methods of engineering, management, and the social sciences. Through the interdisciplinary framing, formation, and solution of socio-technical systems problems, this process should lead to the creation of engineering systems fundamentals.

Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development

MIT's Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development (CTPID) is an interdisciplinary research and educational center addressing global technology and policy issues through sustained partnerships with industry, government, and academia. These partnerships are aimed at supporting global economic growth and advancing policies that preserve the environment and benefit society at large.

Center programs include the Ford-MIT Alliance, IMVP, Lean Advancement Initiative, Lean Sustainment Initiative, Information Quality Program (MIT IQ), Materials Systems Laboratory, and the Technology and Law Program.

For further information on CTPID and its programs, see Part 1, Interdisciplinary Research and Study.

Center for Transportation & Logistics

For more than 30 years, the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT-CTL) has been a world leader in supply chain management and transportation education and research. MIT-CTL engages in three principal activities: research, outreach, and education.

Research

The center's world-renowned research programs directly involve over 75 faculty and research staff from a wide range of academic disciplines, as well as researchers in various affiliate organizations around the world. MIT-CTL has three main research programs: Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Transportation, and the MIT AgeLab.

In the field of supply chain management and logistics, MIT-CTL has made major knowledge contributions and helped numerous companies gain competitive advantage from its cutting-edge research. Research projects include:

  • Carbon Efficient Supply Chains
  • Demand Management
  • Freight Transportation Management
  • Healthcare Supply Chain
  • Scenario Planning
  • Strategy Alignment
  • Supply Chain 2020: The Future of the Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Innovation in Emerging Markets
  • Supply Chain Security
  • Supply Chain Network Risk Management

MIT-CTL research in the area of transportation spans all of its aspects and modes. Research projects include:

  • New England University Transportation Center
  • MIT/Transit Professional Development Program
  • MIT Program in Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research

The AgeLab brings together a multidisciplinary team from across MIT and around the world to conduct research on health and wellness, transportation, and longevity planning to develop new ideas and technologies that improve the quality of life for older adults and the people who care for them.

Outreach

The gateway to the center's research is MIT-CTL's Corporate Outreach Program. Through this multifaceted program, industry and MIT-CTL collaborate to turn innovative research into market-winning commercial applications. The center currently has more than 45 corporate partners worldwide who participate in its events, interact with its researchers, and contribute to and help steer its research projects.

Education

In education, MIT is consistently ranked first among business programs in logistics and supply chain management. MIT-CTL graduate degrees and executive-level programs are unsurpassed for quality and market relevance.

MIT-CTL's Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) program attracts business professionals from across the globe to participate in its intensive logistics and supply chain management program. The MLOG program is described under Master's Programs earlier in this chapter.

An ESD doctoral program can be focused on logistics and supply chain management as well.

Through MIT-CTL, MIT is the lead university in Federal Region I of the University Transportation Centers program administered by the US Department of Transportation. Through this program, full and partial fellowships are awarded to graduate students in transportation. Research and teaching assistantships also are available through this and other programs. Undergraduates also may participate in sponsored research through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

Students interested in studying supply chain management and logistics, or in learning more about the center and its programs, should write to Chris Caplice, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, Room E40-275, caplice@mit.edu, or visit http://web.mit.edu/ctl/.

Students interested in the Master of Science in Transportation program administered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering should contact Nigel Wilson, Room 1-238, nhmw@mit.edu. Several departments offer both master's and doctoral degrees that allow a focus on transportation, including Aeronautics and Astronautics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Engineering Systems Division, and Urban Studies and Planning.

 

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Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Teaching Staff

Yossi Sheffi, PhD
Professor of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
Director, Engineering Systems Division

Olivier L. de Weck, PhD
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
Associate Director, Engineering Systems Division

Professors

Thomas J. Allen, PhD
Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management, Emeritus
Professor of Engineering Systems, Emeritus
Codirector, LFM and SDM Programs

George E. Apostolakis, PhD
Korea Electric Power Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Professor of Engineering Systems

Cynthia Barnhart, PhD
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems
Codirector, Operations Research Center
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Engineering

John Carroll, PhD
Morris A. Adelman Professor of Management
Professor of Engineering Systems
Codirector, Lean Advancement Initiative

Joel Philip Clark, ScD
Professor of Materials Systems and Engineering Systems

Edward F. Crawley, PhD
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
Ford Professor of Engineering

Michael Cusumano, PhD
Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor of Management
Professor of Engineering Systems

Richard de Neufville, PhD
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems

Thomas Waddy Eagar, ScD
Thomas Lord Professor of Materials Engineering and Engineering Systems

Steven D. Eppinger, ScD
General Motors LFM Professor of Management Science
Professor of Engineering Systems
Deputy Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management

Charles Fine, PhD
Chrysler LFM Professor of Management
Professor of Engineering Systems

Stephen C. Graves, PhD
Abraham J. Siegel Professor of Management
Professor of Engineering Systems

John Hansman, PhD
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
Head, Division of Humans and Automation
Director, International Center for Air Transportation

David Edgar Hardt, PhD
Ralph E. and Eloise F. Cross Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Engineering Systems

Daniel Hastings, PhD
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
Dean for Undergraduate Education

Thomas Anton Kochan, PhD
George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management
Professor of Engineering Systems

Paul A. Lagacé, PhD
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
MacVicar Faculty Fellow

Richard Larson, PhD
Mitsui Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems
Director, Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals

Nancy Leveson, PhD
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems

Seth Lloyd, PhD
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems

Stuart Madnick, PhD
John Norris Maguire Professor of Information Technology and Engineering Systems
Codirector, PROFIT Program

David Hunter Marks, PhD
Morton and Claire Goulder Family Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems

David A. Mindell, PhD
Frances and David Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing (STS)
Professor of Engineering Systems
MacVicar Faculty Fellow
Director, Science, Technology, and Society Program

Sanjoy Mitter, PhD
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Engineering Systems

Fred Moavenzadeh, PhD
James Mason Crafts Professor
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems
Director, Technology and Development Program

Ernest Moniz, PhD
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems
Director, Laboratory for Energy and the Environment
Director, MIT Energy Initiative

Joel Moses, PhD
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Systems
Institute Professor
Acting Director, Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development

Dava J. Newman, PhD
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
MacVicar Faculty Fellow
Director, Technology and Policy Program

Daniel Roos, PhD
Japan Steel Industry Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems
Director, MIT-Portugal Program

Warren P. Seering, PhD
Weber-Shaughness Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems

David Simchi-Levi, PhD
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems
Codirector, LFM and SDM Programs

John Sterman, PhD
Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management
Professor of Engineering Systems
Director, Systems Dynamics Group

Joseph Martin Sussman, PhD
JR East Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems

James Utterback, PhD
David J. McGrath, Jr. (1959) Professor of Management and Innovation
Professor of Engineering Systems

Eric von Hippel, PhD
T. Wilson (1953) Professor of Management
Professor of Engineering Systems

David R. Wallace, PhD
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems
MacVicar Faculty Fellow
Codirector, MIT CADlab

Roy Welsch, PhD
Professor of Statistics and Management Science and Engineering Systems

Sheila Widnall, ScD
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
Institute Professor

Associate Professors

Mary L. Cummings, PhD
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems

Daniel D. Frey, PhD
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems

Kenneth Oye, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science and Engineering Systems

John Williams, PhD
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems
Director, Information Engineering, Auto-ID Laboratory

Assistant Professors

Hamsa Balakrishnan, PhD
T. Wilson Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems

Randolph Kirchain, PhD
Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Systems

Devavrat Shah, PhD
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering Systems

Annalisa Weigel, PhD
Jerome C. Hunsaker Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems

Maria Yang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems

Professors of the Practice

Christopher Magee, PhD
Professor of the Practice of Engineering Systems and Mechanical Engineering

Deborah Nightingale, PhD
Professor of the Practice of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
Codirector, Lean Advancement Initiative

Senior Lecturers

Joseph Coughlin, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Engineering Systems
Director, Age Lab and New England University Transportation Center, Center for Transportation and Logistics

Frank R. Field III, PhD
Senior Research Associate, CTPID
Senior Research Engineer, Materials Systems Laboratory
Senior Lecturer, Engineering Systems
Director of Education, Technology and Policy Program

Patrick Hale, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Engineering Systems
Director, System Design and Management Fellows Program

Donna Rhodes, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Engineering Systems
Principal Research Scientist, Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development

Donald B. Rosenfield, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management
Director, Leaders For Manufacturing Fellows Program

Daniel Whitney, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Engineering Systems and Mechanical Engineering
Senior Research Scientist, Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development

Research Staff

Christopher Caplice, PhD
Executive Director, Center for Transportation and Logistics and Master of Engineering in Logistics Program

Stan N. Finkelstein, MD
Senior Research Scientist, Engineering Systems and Health Sciences and Technology

 

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