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Master of Science Thesis Option

Program Objective

A master's degree with thesis option is recommended for students planning to enter a doctoral program.

The objective of the program is to provide the student with a sound fundamental knowledge of Industrial and Systems Engineering while allowing some degree of specialization. Broad areas of specialization in the thesis option are Human Factors/Ergonomics, Production and Manufacturing, and Systems and Modeling Analysis.

Information on the M.S. Thesis Option

Visit the following to learn more about the requirements of the M.S. thesis degree option.

Degree requirements

Thesis research topics are vast and include such topics as aging, cognitive performance, data mining, engineering education, information technology, machine learning, manufacturing metrology and tribology, logistics, quality, supply chain management, simulation, and transportation.

The following M.S. theses are a sample of our students' work since 2004.

Higuera, D. 2011. The Generalized Quadratic Assignment Problem (GQAP) for a Distributed Network of Computers. Chaired by Hillel Kumin.

Wollega, E. 2010. A Comparison of Dynamic and Integer Programming Alforithms for a Bidder Selection Program. Chaired by Hillel Kumin.

Worasunthararom, C. 2007. Minimum Spanning Tree with Uncertain Customers. Advised by Yongpei Guan.

Xiao, Y. 2011. Robust Multi-objective Optimization and Application in Design. Chaired by Theodore Trafalis.

Guyonnet, P. 2007. Integrated Refinery Planning Model Including Supply, Production and Distribution. Chaired by Hank Grant

Tran, H. 2005. Effect of the Granularity of Representation of Resource Capacity when Dynamically Promising Order Due Dates. Chaired by Scott Moses.

Uzcategui, O. 2005. A Stochastic Programming Approach for Solving a Fabric Production-planning Problem. Chaired by Suleyman Karabuk.

Alzoubi, B. 2011. Driver Behavior in a Congested Traffic Environment. Chaired by Randa Shehab.

Bray, T. 2005. The Effects of Age and Assymetry on Postural Control Muscle Activations during Manual Material Handling Tasks. Chaired by Randa Shehab.

Barbhaya, C. 2010. Effect on Dual Monitors on Measures of User Productivity. Chaired by Chen Ling.

Chandrasekaran, P. 2004. PC Implementation and Validation of the Shepard and Metzler Test of Mental Rotation. Chaired by Robert Schlegel.

Harnish, A. 2011. Mobile Learning: Educational Effectiveness of Mobile Applications. Chaired by Chen Ling.

Kharude, M. 2011. Study of the Effect of Controlled Breaks on Mental Fatigue in Air Traffic Controllers. Chaired by Chen Ling.

Moon, J. 2005. The Effects of Inclined Walking on Horizontal Heel Contact Velocity in Elderly Adults. Chaired by Randa Shehab.

Saha, C. 2004. Package Opening: An Evaluation of Opening Tools for the Elderly Population. Chaired by Randa Shehab.

Saengsurie, P. 2010. Evaluating the Effect of Games and Interactive Visulations on Student's Learning. Chaired by Chen Ling.

Stegman, A. 2010. A Comparison Between Single and Dual Monitor Productivity and the Effects of Window Management Styles on Performance. Chaired by Chen Ling.

Wong, J. 2005. The Effects of Menu Interface Design on Search Performance and the Implications towards the Risks of Developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Chaired by Randa Shehab.

Asril, A. 2006. Influence of Cutter Path Orientation and Part Inclination on Dimensional Accuracy in End Milling. Chaired by Shivakumar Raman.

Basu, A. 2005. Effects of Cutting Parameters and Material Effects on the Interface Friction in Machining. Chaired by Shivakumar Raman.

Balakrishna, P. 2005. Coordinate Inspection of Spherical Forms through Mathematical Optimization. Chaired by Shivakumar Raman.

Charles, R. 2012. Modeling and Decision Support for Aerospace Sustainment Systems. Chaired by Shivakumar Raman.

Ferguson, J. 2011. A Rank-Order Centroid Based Decision Support System for Supplier Selection in a Manufacturing Setting. Chaired by Binil Starly.

Holmes, C. 2007. Decision Support for Internet-based Fixture Design Advisor. Chaired by Shivakumar Raman.

Jain, H. 2011. Fixture Wiki: A Content Management. Chaired by Shivakumar Raman.

Kamaraj, V. 2011. Microsyringe based deposition and electrostatic direct write systems for the fabrication of porous polymeric scaffolds. Chaired by Binil Starly.

Kilic, B. 2006. Inspection of Helical Surface Feature after Turning Operation using Coordinate Metrology. Chaired by Shivakumar Raman.

Mach, J. 2010. Calibration and Evaluation of Equpment for In-Situ Measurement of Thermal Spray Coating Thickness. Chaired by Shivakumar Raman.

Padmanabhan, T. 2011. Bio Manufacturing of Sub-Micron Fibers by Near Field Electrospinning of Bio-Polymer Solutions. Chaired by Binil Starly.

Wadke, A. 2005. Decision Support System for Building Machining Fixtures. Chaired by Shivakumar Raman.

Arguello, J. 2006. A Web-based Analysis Tools for Simulation Input Modeling. Chaired by Mary Court.

Carmona, D. 2011. Using Discrete Event Simulation for Evaluating Healthcare Interventions: A Case Study in Diabetic Eye Disease. Chaired by Suleyman Karabuk.

Chatti, F. 2006. An Insertion Heuristic And Bus Change Model For A Dial-A-Ride Problem. Chaired by Hank Grant.

DeVilbiss, C. 2011. Emergy Evaluation of the Personal Automobile Lifecycle: Internal Combustion Engine vs. Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Chaired by Hank Grant

Evans, R. 2010. Optimization of Visual Cartographies. Chaired by Hank Grant

Fernandes, M. 2010. Managing Inventory Systems Using Auto-Identification Technology: A Comparative Study. Chaired by Hank Grant.

Findlay, M. 2011. An Application of Discrete-Event Simulation to an Outpatient Healthcare Clinic with En Masse Arrivals. Chaired by Hank Grant

Higuera, J. 2005. Statistical Analysis of Flight Test Data for Collision Risk Models. Chaired by Hillel Kumin.

Minadeo-Cook, M. 2006. Identifying the Best Non-Parametric Test of Independence for Simulation Input Modeling. Chaired by Mary Court.

Phan, L. 2007. A Reverse Simulation Approach to Minimizing Lateness. Chaired by Mary Court.

Rahman, A. 2011. Analysis of Emergency Evacuation Using Large-Scale Simulation. Chaired by Suleyman Karabuk.

Thongdee-Stimpfl, J. 2011. Simulation as a Tool for Billing Policy Analysis with Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Energy Generation by Residential Customers. Chaired by Hank Grant.

Walchuk, Z. 2011. Applications of Risk-Based Interdependency Modeling: Security and Sustainability. Chaired by Hillel Kumin, Co-Chaired by Kash Barker.