Congratulations SEOR Graduates Class of 2017!
Just minutes from DC, the SEOR Department is a global leader in education and research in systems engineering and operations research and in the integration of these disciplines for the analysis and design of large, complex, applied systems
Congratulations SEOR Graduates Class of 2017!
Congratulations to SEOR seniors Ju Yeon Park, James Lange, Okan Koc, Firas Al-Bakhat for winning 1st Place in the Systems Design Track at the General Donald R. Keith Memorial Capstone Conference, Westpoint NY, May 4 2017. Their project “Design of an Enhanced Defect Identification System for Commercial Building Construction,” was sponsored by GMU Facilities and ExpertDrones. Kudos to all student teams for their outstanding presentations.
SEOR graduate programs have been ranked 27th nationally for 2018 in the category of Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering by US News & World Report.
Congratulations BS/SE Class of 2015!
Systems Engineering capstone teams take awards in national competitions.
The System Engineering Senior Design students competed in the General Donald R. Keith Memorial Capstone Conference, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, April 30, 2015, and captured 5 awards.
The 2nd Place Conference Overall Paper and Best Poster was awarded to the team: Saqib Qureshi, Raymond Fontaine, Samuel Saleeb, and Joel Stein for the project “Design of a Sediment Removal and Processing System to Reduce Sediment Scouring Potential from the Lower Susquehanna River Dams
Best Presentation in Decision Analysis was awarded to Ashruf Ali, Nathan Ballou, Brad McDougall, and Jorge Luis Valle for their project: “Decision Support Tool (DST) for Designing Niche Small Package Delivery Aerial Vehicles (NSPDAV)"
Best Presentation Engineering Management was awarded to students Justin Amoyal, Roman Garber, Marwan Karama, Meba E. Kassahun and Anoosha Koohi for their project "Analysis of the Impact of Enhanced FOD Inspection on the Aircraft Assembly Process"
Best Presentation Process Improvement was awarded to students Heather Johnson, Houda Kerkoub, Shaida Latifi, Mumtahina Mahmud, and Alexis Nittoli for their project "Design of a Procedure Analysis Tool (PAT) for the FAA Human Factors Certification Process".
Congratulations Class of 2015!
BS/SE Senior Design Class of 2015
In Memoriam: Andrew P. Sage, School of Engineering's Founding Dean and SEOR Professor
Andrew P. Sage, Jr., First American Bank Professor of Information Technology and Engineering at George Mason University and the first Dean of the School of Information Technology and Engineering, died on Oct. 31, 2014 at his home.
Dear SEOR Students. Welcome to the Fall 2014 semester. Best wishes for a successful and rewarding semester!
We hope to see you at the Volgenau School ‘s Ice Cream Social, Wednesday August 27, 2 - 4pm in the Atrium of the Engineering Building. Get your free tickets in Suites 2500 and 5100.
SEOR faculty and staff.
Systems Engineering Graduate Scholarship Opportunity
The INCOSE Foundation, a charitable organization formed by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), is seeking nominations for the Johns Hopkins University/ Applied Physics Laboratory Alexander Kossiakoff Scholarship.
The Scholarship recognizes and encourages promising applied systems engineering research by students in a masters or doctoral program. Awardees must be U.S. citizens who show rigor and creativity in their proposed applied research and have strong academic recommendations, among other criteria. The student will receive a $5,000 grant along with an optional paid internship at JHU/APL to work on relevant systems engineering problems. The student will also be provided with a plaque and recognition at the annual winter INCOSE International Workshop. Previous recipients have come from prestigious colleges, such as the University of Southern California, George Mason University and Johns Hopkins University. The deadline for applications is Nov. 30.
For further information see http://incose.org/about/foundation/scholarshipjhu.aspx
New Undergraduate Specialization in Data Analytics
We are pleased to announce a new specialization in Data Analytics for the BS/SE program beginning Fall 2013. Data Analytics is the process of acquiring, extracting, integrating, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of deriving useful information. It is becoming an important (and hot) quantitative methodology in a wide variety of applications. The need for data analytics is due to the massive accumulation of “Big Data” in all industries to include but not limited to healthcare, finance, government (federal, state, and local), and cyber defense.
The specialization consists of 3 courses (9 credits):
**CS 310 Data Structures. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CS 211 and MATH 113. Offered Fall and Spring
** CS 484 Data Mining. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CS 310 and STAT 344. Offered Spring.
** STAT 463 Intro to Exploratory Data Analysis. Prerequisite(s): STAT 350 or 354, or equivalent. Offered: Alternate Springs. Will be offered Spring 2014.
Students who wishes to take this specialization MUST obtain signed approval from their advisor on their plan of study.
Because the specialization is till under development, and because STAT 463 is currently only offered every other year, some requirements may change over time. This makes it even more important that students obtain their advisor's approval before deciding on this specialization.
New Programs in Data Analytics.
The Volgenau School of Engineering will be offering a new Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics starting Fall 2013. The School has also submitted for a proposal for a Masters program in Data Analytics Engineering for approval by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia, with a target of launching the program in Fall 2014
Data analytics (i.e., the process of acquiring, extracting, integrating, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of deriving useful information) is becoming an important quantitative methodology in a wide variety of applications. The need for data analytics is due to the massive accumulation of “Big Data” in all industries to include but not limited to healthcare, finance, government (federal, state, and local), and cyber defense.
The certificate program in Data Analytics provides a broad overview of the end-to-end value chain for Big Data Analytics, from the capture and management of the data, through the analytics that harness the data to create value. The program is designed to provide a framework for the methodologies for organizing and integrating disparate data, analyzing and visualizing the integrated data, and determining what decisions or actions should be taken to generate value from the data. The program is comprised of four courses: AIT 580 Analytics: Big Data to Information, STAT 515 Applied Statistics & Visualization for Analytics, CS 504 Principles of Data Management and Mining, and OR 531 Analytics & Decision Analysis.
More information can be found at http://volgenau.gmu.edu/graduates/GraduateCertificateDataAnalytics.php
Systems Engineering capstone teams take first place awards in national competitions.
BS/SE Senior Design Project I and II capstone courses won a total of three awards at the IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium held in Charlottesville, Va., and the Systems Engineering Capstone Design Competition held at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point.
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Tutorial on "Prescriptive Analytics"
Saturday May 4th 9:00am - 1:00pm
Room 1505, Nguyen Engineering Building
George Mason University.
Kathryn Laskey, Paulo Costa, Rajesh Ganesan and Edward Huang
Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research
The tutorial is free to attend for INCOSE WMA members and non-members alike. (There is a $3 per hour charge to park). Register at: http://incosewmamaytutorial.eventbrite.com/
Data analytics (i.e., the process of acquiring, extracting, integrating, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of deriving useful information) is increasingly important across a wide variety of applications. The need for data analytics is driven by the massive accumulation of “Big Data” in a variety of industries such as healthcare, finance, government (federal, state, and local), and cyber defense. The ultimate goal of data analytics is to derive value by suggesting effective actions for the future. Prescriptive analytics focuses on methods for deciding on the best course of action, while taking into account constraints and risks. This tutorial in prescriptive analytics will introduce methods to drive effective decision making and to identify and select optimal courses of action. Techniques are discussed to analyze both structured and unstructured data to derive meaningful knowledge, which will be useful for developing effective strategies and making optimal decisions. The use of prescriptive analytic methods in computerized decision support systems is also discussed. The tutorial emphasizes both analytical and practical aspects of prescriptive analytics. Hands-on exercises stress the practical aspects of modeling, optimization, and risk analysis. Students are also expected to demonstrate proficiency in decision making, design of decision support systems, and risk analysis.
4400 University Drive
Room 1505, Nguyen Engineering Building
Fairfax, VA 22030
Directions to the George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering can be found at http://volgenau.gmu.edu/about_ite/maps_directions.php. Visitors should park in the Shenandoah parking deck.
Tutorial Name: Prescriptive Analytics Instructors:Kathryn Laskey, Paulo Costa, Rajesh Ganesan and Edward HuangDepartment of Systems Engineering and Operations ResearchVolgenau School of EngineeringGeorge Mason University May 4, 9AM - 1PMRoom 1505, Nguyen Engineering BuildingGeorge Mason University D...
A new minor in Aviation Flight Training and Management begins Fall 2013. The minor provides students with a unique opportunity to earn a pilot’s license and gain expertise in various aspects of aviation management. Further information can be found at
The aviation industry is an exciting, growing industry that relies on a competent trained workforce to manage the technologically-advanced complex management, control and vehicle systems.
USNWR ranks SEOR in top 30 graduate programs nationally in Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
US News & World Report ranked the Volgenau School of Engineering as number 28 in the category of Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering for 2013, tied with the University of Virginia and the University of Arizona.
This is the first year that USNWR included Systems Engineering as part of a graduate engineering specialty. Prior to that the specialty was Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering,
Engineers Week will be held at the Volgenau School February 18-23. The week will showcase our students, faculty, corporate partners and alumni.
Wednesday February 20 is Systems Engineering Day.
Monday February 18 (am) will showcase the School's graduate programs.
Check out the full schedule and registration links here: http://volgenau.gmu.edu/events/national_engineers_week/index.php
Volgenau School of Engineering providing the latest education in technology and engineering at George Mason University.
Senior Design Presentations Fall 2012
SE&OR MS Capstone Presentations Dec 7 12-5pm Johnson Center Room C
12:00pm Lunch and Introduction
12:30pm - 1:00pm Team Ship Maintenance
1:00pm - 1:30pm Cluster Tool Analysis
1:30pm - 2:00pm SPEC Innovation
2:15pm - 2:45pm NOVEC
2:45pm - 3:15pm SE Rockets
3:15pm - 3:45pm Navy F&S
3:45pm - 4:15pm Team Ship Maintenance
Reception after Evaluation Discussion
Senior Design Presentations will take place Friday November 30 in the JC Cinema (8:55am - 2:30 pm), followed by the SYST 489 Curriculum Reviews (2:40-4:00pm).
09:00 UAS/Sense-and-Avoid [Mitre/CAASD]
09:35 Runway Operational Quality Assurance (ROQA) [CATSR]
10:10 Corporate Responsibility for ANSP [CATSR/Metron Av]
11:00 Green Buildings [FAA]
11:35 Gravity Survey [NOAA]
12:45 Sports Analytics [GMU Athletic Dept]
13:20 Small-Scale Bio-Diesel [North Point Farm]
13:55 Regional Transportation [GMU - Transportation Dept]
14:40 SYST 489
Close to 40 students showed up for pizza, and also, we hope, advising
Senior Design Class of 2012 at UVA SIEDS Design Competition
4400 University Dr
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