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Robert Kenley

Robert Kenley

Associate Professor of Engineering Practice of Industrial Engineering

Robert Kenley has degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., Sloan School of Management), Purdue University (M.S., statistics), and Stanford University (M.S. and Ph.D., engineering-economic systems).

He has over 30 years’ experience in industry, academia, and government as a practitioner, consultant, and researcher in systems engineering. His has worked at Lockheed Missiles and Space, the Idaho National Laboratory, and the MIT Lean Advancement Initiative. He also has been actively involved in the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), which is dedicated to advancing the state of the art and practice in systems engineering. He also has served in numerous leadership roles with INCOSE, including secretary of the council.

Kenley focuses on education and research in the fundamentals of the science of systems that provide normative frameworks and prescriptive methods and advance the state of the practice in ways that are essential to address the challenges presented by next-generation systems.