Research Categories

Systems and Engineering Management

This category covers:

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Systems Engineering

Related Links:
Centre for Human Factors and Ergonomics (CHFE)

NameResearch Interests
Assoc Prof Alton Chua Yeow KuanDr Chua’s research interests lie mainly in information and knowledge management, with a particular focus on user-generated content. The themes of his research include community question-answering system, online reviews and rumors in social media. For example, he studied the quality of answers submitted to Yahoo!Answers and whether prompt answers were necessarily of good quality. He also investigated the way questions ought to be phrased to maximize their chances of attracting good answers. On online reviews, he has identified a number of factors that make a given reivew helpful to other users. Another related line of inquiry is the distinctions between authentic reviews and fake reviews. Given the prevalence of online rumors in recent times, Dr Chua's efforts have been trained on understanding the virality of rumors, and how the ill effects of rumors can be curbed through the use of counter-rumors.
Assoc Prof Appa Iyer SivakumarAdvanced Manufacturing Systems Engineering; Design, Planning, & Scheduling of Manufacturing systems; Supply Chain and Logistics Analysis; Operations Research; Planning & design of Supply Chain; Multi-Objective Optimization, Discrete Event Simulation, Scheduling, Logistics, and Research Methodology
Asst Prof Arvind SainathanSupply Chain Management Interface of Operations Management/Marketing Healthcare Operations
Assoc Prof Chen Chun-HsienAssoc Prof Chen Chun-Hsien's areas of expertise are Industrial/Product Design, Knowledge Engineering, and Decision Support Systems. His current research work focuses on collaborative/human-centric/consumer-oriented product design and development, knowledge management, decision support systems and artificial intelligence in product/engineering design.
Dr Chen SonglinMy research is generally positioned at the interface between engineering and economics concerning the design and operations of advanced manufacturing/service systems. Specific research topics include: Mass customization, Manufacturing and service operations, System reliability and risk management, and Supply chain contracting. Personal Website:
Asst Prof Cheung Sai Hung-Catastrophe risk modeling, analysis, mitigation and management due to natural disasters and man-made hazards -Reliability, Risk engineering and science -Stochastic dynamics -Complexity science -Earthquake engineering, Performance-based engineering -Sustainable urban planning and development -Climate Change Impact Studies -Optimal decision making, design and control under uncertainty -Uncertainty quantification, System identification -Structural health monitoring
Dr Chew Ah Seng, DavidProf David Chew's areas of expertise are Construction and Project Management, Relationship Marketing for International Construction, Partnering and Strategic Alliances for Infrastructure Projects, Strategic Management of China's Construction Industry and Competitiveness of International Construction Firms. His current research works focus on Impact of Construction Regulations on Foreign-invested Construction Enterprsies in China and Supply Chain Management for Construction.
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Assoc Prof Chua Geoffrey Bryan AngHis research interests are in (1) Flexible Capacity, (2) Inventory Management, (3) Operations-Marketing Interface, and (4) Humanitarian Operations.
Asst Prof David Lallemant- Disaster risk modeling - Engineering risk and reliability analysis - Remote sensing and earth observation technology - Geostatistics/spatial statistics - Predictive modeling - Humanitarian and development sciences - Design thinking as a research tool