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Systems and Engineering Management

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.
Asst Prof Amal Chandran• Small Satellite Development. • Satellite Instrumentation for Atmospheric remote sensing. • Optical and Infrared remote sensing on cubesat platforms • Cubesat instrumentation for Ionospheric plasma measurements. • Climate Modeling: Stratospheric Sudden Warmings, Atmospheric Coupling, Stratosphere-Mesosphere dynamics I have PhD student positions open for suitable candidates to work on instrumentation and atmospheric modeling. In addition to their research, the PhD students will be expected to work as student project managers/system engineers on ongoing cubesat projects, learning all aspects of cubesat development and engineering. Students with prior experience in working with satellite hardware and background in electrical/mechanical engineering and coding experience will be preferred.
Asst Prof Andrew PrahlOrganizational Communication, Human-Automation Trust, Interpersonal Advice, Automated Advice, Automation Ethics
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
Dr Arvind SainathanInterfaces of Operations Management/Marketing Pricing and Consumer Behaviour Service Operations and Supply Chain Management
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:
Assoc Prof Chua Geoffrey Bryan AngSupply Chain Management, Flexible Capacity, Inventory Management, Interface of Operations and Marketing, 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
Assoc Prof Gooi Hoay BengProf Gooi's areas of expertise are Energy Management Systems, Forecast & Scheduling Applications, and Network Applications. His current research focuses on Microgrid Energy Management Systems, Electricity Markets, Spinning Reserve, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources.