Engineering Management Student Team to Present at Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico


Congratulations to School of Systems & Engineering, Engineering Management students, Vincent Nascone, Jason Cohen and Jon Rohan final project entitled “Engineering Management Techniques for a Great Day at the US Open” won as best overall team project for Engineering Management (EM) 457, Elements of Operations Research. 

The final project for EM 457 Elements of Operations Research provides students with the opportunity to apply concepts learned throughout the semester and throughout the EM curriculum into a problem with real world applicability.  This year, the winning team will be participating in the EM Track at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference taking place from May 18 – 22, 2013 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The team’s presentation introduced a novel engineering management approach to improve the experience of attending tennis matches at the US Open. The approach took into consideration players past performance and other statistics publicly available to obtain a "match reward" index. The results are provided via a heat map of most desirable games. The approach is illustrated with data from the 2012 US Open.  View presentation in Prezi

The runner-up team consisted of current Engineering Management students, John Donnelly, Corey Favarolo and Eric Yang.  The team’s presentation was entitled, “A Visualization Technique for Room Scheduling Decision Making.”  This presentation introduced a novel visualization technique developed for improving the scheduling of undergraduate classes at Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT). The visualization technique was implemented together with a reward based algorithm to facilitate allocation decisions by SIT administrators. The presentation included real data from SIT Fall 2012 schedule and compares three scenarios of scheduling: current, improved and future.  View presentation in Prezi

“The work that our student teams produced this past year is top notch and this capstone course allows them to apply many of the engineering management concepts learned throughout their academic career into to real-world engineering management situations,” said Professor Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez, Program Director, Engineering Management program at Stevens.  “Upon graduation, our students enter the workforce grounded in the quantitative skill sets needed to aid in making sound management decisions."

The Engineering Management program at Stevens provides an education based on a strong engineering core, complemented by studies in business, technology, systems, and management, to prepare the graduate to work at the interface between technology/engineering and management, and to be able to assume positions of increasing technical and managerial responsibility.