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.