IE Department Research Agenda

RA #Research/Extension Agenda NameResearch/Extension Agenda Description
1Supply Chain and Data Analytics Lab – Supply Chain AnalyticsApply Machine Learning and Statistical Analysis techniques in solving various supply chain engineering and management problems.
2Supply Chain and Data Analytics Lab – Design of Information SystemsDevelop using open source languages, efficient systems based on systems analysis and design that improves KPIs of any industrial and service systems.
3Supply Chain and Data Analytics Lab – Culture of ManufacturingConduct research on manufacturing and supply chain systems to be sustainably used in consideration of the synergy of manufacturing technology with industrial sociology; mentality- and mindset-related attributes in manufacturing and supply chains.
4Integrated Product Design and Development Lab – Sustainable Innovation through Life Cycle thinking and Systems Thinking – Product/Service Design and DevelopmentApply sustainability mindset and concepts for identifying new market/business opportunities to invent, design and create products and services that contribute to the goal of achieving environmental, social and economic value for both society and the business organization. Apply optimization models and tools for multi-objective product analysis and design. (e.g. MCDM, MADM, etc.)
5Integrated Product Design and Development Lab – Sustainable Innovation through Life Cycle thinking and Systems Thinking – Process/Operational OptimizationApply process/operations analysis, tools and techniques, which may occur in design, production, marketing, and other areas for improvement/optimization and changes that benefit stakeholders. Determine metric-based assessment framework to evaluate economic, environmental and social sustainability for specific product/service industries or systems (e.g. healthcare, education, agriculture, manufacturing) – Develop ways to facilitate through ease of access and integrated databases of information, to develop new algorithms enabling different datasets to be combined to test hypotheses, and to apply current/new technologies for better access and management of information for determining indicators, setting standards, identifying performance criteria, etc. (e.g. ecoinformatics, digital technologies adoption, statistical methods)
6Integrated Product Design and Development Lab – Sustainable Innovation through Life Cycle thinking and Systems Thinking – Systems Building and Changing Culture of OrganizationCollaboration with other tracks/fields of specialization by thinking beyond the borders or boundaries of the organization, fields, technologies, industries and others to understand how their actions affect or achieve better impacts to the organization itself but also broadly on other organizations, people, communities and society, as well as the natural environment, and vice versa. (e.g. system dynamics model, simulation, IS, HFE, etc.)
7Integrated Product Design and Development Lab – Sustainable Production and Consumption of Products (Goods or Services)Apply life cycle thinking and systems thinking in policy making in areas such as materials flow and resource management, sustainable packaging, waste management opportunities, eco-labelling, green procurement for sustainable production of goods and services – Apply decision-support tools for reviewing, evaluating and developing policies towards use of alternative materials, resources and new technologies in for sustainable production of goods and services. – Develop evidence-based policy making process towards sustainable production and consumption of products.
8Kaizen and Innovation Makerspace – Customer Experience (CX) and Customer Satisfaction MeasurementQuantifying CX and satisfaction levels of customers and understanding its effects on brand loyalty and service quality improvements, among others.
9Kaizen and Innovation Makerspace – Kaizen Improvement for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)Focus on how MSMEs can benefit from Kaizen improvement initiatives to improve their productivity and efficiency.
10Kaizen and Innovation Makerspace – Operational Excellence in the Public Healthcare IndustryApplication of the Operational Excellence Framework involving Strategy Development, Performance Management, Process Excellence, High-Performing Teams and Change management Initiatives to improve public healthcare systems.
11Kaizen and Innovation Makerspace – Reliability Engineering in the Physical Asset Management Application of Reliability Engineering in the management and maintenance of physical assets in various industries (e.g. fleet management, power plants, etc.)
12Kaizen and Innovation Makerspace – Lean Six Sigma Applications in Public ServiceApplications of the Lean + DMAIC methodology in government process e.g. procurement.
13Human Factors and Ergonomics Lab – Physical ErgonomicsConduct research on the ergonomic risks and hazards in workplaces to improve safety and wellbeing.
14Human Factors and Ergonomics Lab – Cognitive ErgonomicsConduct research on how perceptions and attitudes toward technology and automation influence engagement with and effectiveness of such systems – Develop models to describe the dynamics between people and technology/automation to inform design to support performance and improve satisfaction – Develop sensing systems, i.e., via new technologies, to provide real-time information on human behavior and physiological attributes during decision-making and the performance of specific tasks. These aim to develop products and processes optimized for human needs.
15Human Factors Ergonomics Lab – Organizational ErgonomicsDescribe the workload and the related outcomes (stress, fatigue, burnout, motivation, well-being) of people in different organizations with different work setups in order to recommend solutions to support people working under different conditions.
16Human Factors and Ergonomics Lab – User Experience and User-centered DesignApply the user-centered design process to develop systems that support wellbeing – Conduct usability evaluation of systems to improve efficiency, effectiveness and satisfaction with use.
17Operations Research Lab – Quantum ComputingExplore and develop quantum computing capability to solve complex OR problems.
18Operations Research Lab – Operations Research for Sustainable EngineeringDevelop OR Models aimed at solving sustainable engineering problems.
19Operations Research Lab – Transportation NetworksConduct research on the development and improvement of transportation networks in the context of urban planning, and other related fields.
20Operations Research Lab – Agricultural LogisticsStudy and apply OR methods to increase efficiencies in agricultural logistics, and agriculture-adjacent areas such as cold chain logistics.