Welcome to the School of Systems and Enterprises

It is my great honor and privilege to lead the School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE), one of the first schools in the world dedicated to systems science and engineering. By building on our strengths as a world leader in systems science and engineering, and leveraging strong interdisciplinary collaborations, our school will play a transformative role in facilitating efficient solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our society. Our objective as a school is to educate thought and technical leaders who will impact global challenges in research and development, policy and strategy, and entrepreneurial innovation in academia, business and government. Through our tireless quest to provide world-class systems education and groundbreaking research, I am confident we will greatly build upon this reputation and rise to prominence.

Dr. Yehia Massoud

Meet Dean Yehia Massoud

Dean Yehia Massoud

Dr. Yehia Massoud, an IEEE Fellow and renowned leader in integrated and complex systems, is the dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises. Massoud holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As the dean of SSE, the school has improved its U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings by six positions, from #39 to #33. SSE has seen a record increase in research awards and peer-reviewed publications. The school has also seen a 47 percent increase in graduate student enrollment and a 31 percent increase in undergraduate student enrollment, as well as a significant increase in research funding over the past two years.

Prior to Stevens, Massoud served as the head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) between 2012 and 2017. During that period, the ECE department saw considerable growth in research expenditures, research output, industrial partnerships, undergraduate and graduate student enrollments, unrestricted funds and gifts, visibility and recognition. The department also rose 26 positions in the U.S. News & World Report department rankings. Massoud has accumulated over 20 years of extensive and diverse experience at leading institutions of higher education and respected industry names such as MIT, Rice University, UAB, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, IBM and Synopsys.

Massoud has always been proactive in emphasizing the importance of pursuing interdisciplinary research direction. He has been a PI or a co-PI on more than $25 million of funded projects and has published more than 270 papers in leading peer-reviewed journals and conference publications. Massoud's research include machine learning, autonomous vehicles, healthcare systems, smart cities, intelligent transportation systems, and smart and embedded systems. Massoud's research group was responsible for developing the world’s first realization of compressive sensing systems for signals. This DARPA-funded project provided an unprecedented one order of magnitude savings in power consumption and significant reductions in size and cost, and has enabled the implementation of self powered sensors for smart cities and ultra-low power biomedical implantable devices. Massoud has received many honors for his research and his service to the field, such as the Rising Star of Texas Medal, the NSF CAREER Award, the Design Automation Conference Fellowship in 2005, the Synopsys Special Recognition Engineering Award in 2000 and two IEEE Best Paper awards. He has served as the editor of Mixed-Signal Letters—The Americas and has served as an associate editor of two IEEE Transactions.