Production Systems


  • Environmental implications of emerging technologies; Urban sustainability; Industrial ecology; Complex adaptive systems (Hua Cai)

  • Methods in statistical pattern recognition for high dimensional data analysis, data fusion techniques for multisensor problems, multiresolution methods in image analysis, and knowledge transfer in data mining. (Melba Crawford)

  • Distributed Decision-Making; System Complexity; Mechanism design; Healthcare policy; Cyberinfrastructure for Engineering Applications (Abhijit Deshmukh)

  • Distributed control; Supply chain management; Computer/Communication networks; Sensor networks/Ubiquitous systems; Service systems (Seokcheon Lee)

  • Collaborative robotics, e-Work, and e-Business systems; Decision support networks for integrated production and service systems; Automation of nano and micro sensor networks; Systems security, integrity, and assurance (Shimon Nof)

  • Production system modeling and analysis, queueing theory and applications, reliability and probability theory, scheduling and sequencing, simulation methodology, and stochastic processes and modeling. (J Shanthikumar)

  • Enterprise operations and production systems; Global logistics; Container yard automation; Manufacturing economics (Jose Tanchoco)

  • Approximation algorithms; Automated design and inference; Computational science and engineering; Discrete optimization; Machine learning; Medical operations research; Network science (Mario Ventresca)

  • Machine and computer vision; Robotics; Tele-operations; Human Computer Interaction ; Assistive technologies and Health support systems (Juan Wachs)

  • Design, monitor, and control of complex systems; Behavior-based dynamic control; Process/system model, analysis, and improvement; Machine learning and artificial intelligence; Healthcare system re-engineering (Yuehwern Yih)