The SDM community is continually addressing some of the world's most complex challenges through innovative problem-solving. Our faculty continue to shape the field of systems thinking through their research. With critical guidance from our faculty and industry professionals, our students and alumni harness the principles and theories from their SDM education to find innovative solutions and serve as leaders in their fields.
Pankhuri Sen, SDM ’20 and a research assistant in MIT’s AutoID Laboratory, was featured in MIT News for the laboratory’s work on RFID sensors that could be embedded in diapers to
Pankhuri Sen, SDM ’20 and a research assistant in MIT’s AutoID Laboratory, was featured in MIT News for the laboratory’s work on RFID sensors that could be
Submitted by Aravind Asokan. Abstract: Commercial flight operations have seen the consistent reduction of flight crew from five to two over the past several decades. As technology
Submitted by Javier Gotschlich Praus. Abstract: This paper examines how fuel tax policies affect the generation of revenue to maintain the US road infrastructure. Currently,
In the spring of 2018, System Design and Management hosted a symposium on characterizing the gap between strategy and implementation. This symposium featured original work from
An MIT team, including one SDM fellow, took second place in NASA’s 2019 BIG Idea Challenge. Tommy Smith joined SDM in 2018 and participated in the student team’s
SDM alum Sorin Grama’s venture Transaera was named a finalist for the Global Cooling Prize, an international innovation competition focused on developing efficient and
Submitted by Siddhartha Ray Barua. Abstract: Many companies are increasing their focus on Artificial Intelligence as they incorporate Machine Learning and Cognitive technologies
Thesis: Investigating the transformation of a medical enterprise : can a medical device company truly become agile?
Submitted by Arlesa Hubbard. Abstract: With the competitive landscape of technology increasing at a rapid pace, medical device manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the
Submitted by Hiroyuki Ikukawa. Abstract: Japanese construction industry is currently struggling with technology development due to the resisting forces against introducing and