Welcome to the School of Systems and Enterprises

It is my great honor and privilege to lead the School of Systems and Enterprises, 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, and served as the head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) between 2012 and 2017. During his five-year term at WPI, 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. It also rose 26 positions in the U.S. News & World Report department rankings. Dr. Massoud has held several leading positions in academia and industry at organizations such as Synopsys Inc. and Rice University, the latter of which he joined in 2003 and was granted tenure in both the ECE and computer science departments.

His research interests reside in leveraging innovations in modeling, design and signal processing techniques to automate the design process of efficient computing and sensing systems. His research targets applications in health, energy and intelligent cities. He is known for having developed the world’s first realization of compressive sensing systems for signals, which is critical in highly complex biomedical implantable and wearable systems. He has published more than 225 papers in leading journals and conference proceedings. 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.