Professors Jaime Kang and Mark Karwan have recently been awarded a 3-year National Science Foundation grant to define a framework to model and evaluate potential household-level use of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs).
Professor Chi Zhou, in collaboration with computer science and engineering faculty Wenyao Xu and Jinhui Xu, was recently awarded a two-year project from the National Science Foundation. The project aims to develop a transformative computational paradigm of 3D printing in mass customization.
Nurses are renowned for taking care of patients, but what about each other? Researchers from Nursing and ISE believe there is a key social ingredient - based upon mutual support, advice, friendship and other traits – that is critical to the success of nursing teams.
We engage in interdisciplinary research aimed at optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of security and defense systems. Much of our work has focused on the development of solutions to optimize the use of sensor networks, including unmanned vehicles using operations research and data fusion methods.
Research in health and health systems focuses on modeling emergency operations in hospitals, rapid product prototyping and nano-manufacturing methods for biomedical engineering, modeling the functional abilities of wheeled mobility device uses for rehabilitation engineering, and injury risk reduction.
Transportation and logistics research in ISE focuses on routing and delivery scheduling, transportation safety, intelligent transportation systems, modeling of pricing policies for traffic networks, and manufacturing logistics.
We are committed to research addressing 21st-century manufacturing, including research in novel additive manufacturing processes, biomedical materials and manufacturing, and optimizing design for sustainability and re-manufacture/reuse.