MIT Reports to the President 1998-99
ENGINEERING SYSTEMS DIVISION
Founded in 1998, the Engineering Systems Division (ESD) is an integrative interdisciplinary unit of MIT's School of Engineering that brings together and builds upon the work of several existing academic programs and research centers. These include the Leaders for Manufacturing and System Design and Management Programs; the Technology and Policy Program; the Center for Innovation in Product Development; the Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development; the Center for Transportation Studies; and the Industrial Performance Center.
ESD's twofold mission is to establish engineering systems as a field of study focusing on complex systems and products, where these systems and products are viewed in their broad social and industrial context, and to use the new knowledge gained to improve engineering education and practice.
ESD is engaged in developing innovative academic programs to educate future leaders in engineering, broadening engineering education in general, and expanding the scope and practice of engineering.
ESD is developing an integrative approach to engineering systems that considers the context in which the systems are initiated, designed, manufactured, marketed, sold, and maintained. Accordingly, the programs and centers within ESD are developing and enhancing integrative education and research programs in collaboration with faculty from the Engineering, Management, and Social Science disciplines. In addition, ESD's educational and research programs are deeply involved with industry, government and engineering practice through internships and collaborative research.
Faculty members of ESD explore the changing roles and relationships between universities, industry, and government in all phases of engineering systems development. A major goal is to educate engineers who can provide the necessary leadership in an era or extraordinary complexity. ESD works with a network of other universities to disseminate new ESD courses and programs. This approach, already used successfully in the Leaders for Manufacturing (LFM) Program and System Design and Management (SDM) program, has been shown to have an international impact on universities and industries.
EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH OFFERINGS
ESD education and research programs involve faculty and students from the MIT School of Engineering, the Sloan School of Management, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Architecture and Urban Planing. Academic programs and research centers include:
- Center for Transportation Studies (CTS)offering a two-year Master of Science in Transportation that prepares students for careers in transportation systems analysis and transportation policy analysis. CTS also administers an interdepartmental Ph.D. program in Transportation and a Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG).
- Leaders for Manufacturing (LFM)offering a two-year, dual degree graduate program in which each student earns an MBA or SM from the Sloan School of Management and an SM in one of seven participating engineering departments.
- System Design and Management (SDM)As MIT's first degree-granting distance education program, SDM combines on-campus and distance learning and offers a joint SM degree through the School of Engineering and the Sloan School of Management.
- Technology and Policy Program (TPP)offering a Master of Science in Technology and Policy as well as an interdepartmental Ph.D. program in Technology, Management, and Policy.
- Center for Innovation in Product Development (CIPD) which takes a holistic view of product realizations, from concept to planning development, demonstration, delivery, and support of product families and services.
- Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development (CTPID) whose interdisciplinary research into technology and policy investigates how industrial development can proceed in a socially responsible manner.
- Industrial Performance Center (IPC)which is dedicated to the study of industries in the U.S. and other advanced economies. Its aim is to help leaders in business, government, labor and academia develop fresh insight into improving global industrial performance by strengthening public policy, business strategies, technical practices, and educational programs.
In 1999, ESD began the appointment of several joint and dual faculty members. These include:
- Thomas J. Allen, Ph.D. Professor of Management, MacVicar Faculty Fellow
- Joel Philip Clark, Ph.D.Professor of Engineering Systems and Materials Systems
- Edward F. Crawley, Ph.D.Professor and Head of Department Aeronautics and Astronautics; MacVicar Faculty Fellow
- Richard de Neufville, Ph.D.Professor of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering; Chairman, Technology and Policy Program
- Thomas Waddy Eagar, Sc.D.Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Richard P. Simmons Professor of Metallurgy; Head, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
- Steve Eppinger, Ph.D.General Motors LFM Associate Professor of Management Science and Engineering Systems
- Steve Graves, Ph.D.Abraham J. Siegel Professor of Management and Engineering Systems; Co-director, System Design and Management-Leaders for Manufacturing Programs
- David Edgar Hardt, Ph.D.Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems
- Maurice Holmes, S.M.Professor of the Practice of Engineering Systems and Management
- Thomas A. Kochan, Ph.D.George M. Bunker Professor of Management; Co-director, System Design and Management-Leaders for Manufacturing Programs
- Paul Alfred Lagace, Ph.D.Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow; Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems; Co-director, System Design and Management-Leaders for Manufacturing Programs
- David Hunter Marks, Ph.D. Professor of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering; James Mason Crafts Professor; Director, Center for Environmental Initiatives
- Fred Moavenzadeh, Ph.D. Professor of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering; George Macomber Professor of Construction Management; Director, Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development; Director, Technology and Development Program
- Joel Moses, Ph.D.Dugald Caleb Jackson Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
- Earll Morton Murman, Ph.D. Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of Engineering Systems; Ford Professor of Engineering
- Amedeo Rodolfo Odoni, Ph.D. Professor of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering; T. Wilson (1953) Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
- Daniel Roos, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Engineering Systems; Japan Steel Industry Professor of Engineering; Professor of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Warren Paul Seering, Ph.D. Professor of Engineering Systems and Mechanical Engineering; Weber-Shaughness Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Center for Innovation in Product Development
- Yossi Sheffi, Ph.D.Professor of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director, Center for Transportation Studies
- Joseph Martin Sussman, Ph.D. Professor of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering; JR East Professor
- John Williams, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering ; Co-Director, Leaders for Manufacturing-System Design and Management Program
MIT Reports to the President 1998-99