SSE Doctoral Students Deliver Presentations at the 2019 [email protected] Doctoral Research Symposium

Ph.D. student, Ambrosio Valencia-Romero, presenting at the 2019 [email protected] event on May 20.

The School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE) doctoral candidates exhibited a diverse range of impactful research at the 2019 [email protected] Doctoral Research Symposium on May 20, 2019, in the Babbio Center. SSE hosts this annual event to provide its doctoral candidates the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from professors, peers and colleagues.

This year, nineteen doctoral candidates discussed their research work within the Stevens’ community, and received feedback from professors, peers and colleagues. Presentations ranged from design factors for software engineering crowdsourcing to computational co-design in robotics, and from effects on car following behavior to disruptive events in Hoboken’s surface transportation network. Each presenter was allotted twenty minutes to present and field questions from the audience.

“The varied research presented and defended was representative of both our doctoral students’ countless hours of dedicated work and the help of their equally dedicated advisors,” said SSE dean Yehia Massoud. “This event provides an exceptional opportunity for our doctoral students to network, share ideas and resources, and build community within the doctoral program.”

[email protected] chair, Prof. Onur Asan and keynote speaker, Dr. Ellen Bass, Drexel University.

Dr. Ellen Bass, professor and chair of the Department of Health Systems and Sciences Research at Drexel University served as the event’s keynote speaker. Dr. Bass has more than 30 years of human-centered systems engineering research and design experience in multiple domains.

The event was organized by Doctoral Research Symposium chair Dr. Onur Asan. SSE doctoral candidates who have completed their qualifying exam were required to participate, and participation was strongly encouraged for doctoral students who have not yet passed their qualifying exam. Participating students were recommended to coordinate with their dissertation advisor to prepare for the event.

Prof. Onur Asan stated, “The event was a great success, thanks to all people who were part of organizing committee. The presentations showed the quality of our students’ research and majority of them will be in job market soon. I can clearly see they will be future professors, or engineers in great companies.”