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Southern Methodist University - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Civil & Environmental Engineering

The department emphasizes the following areas: transportation engineering and planning, air pollution control and climate change, the treatment and supply of drinking water, pollution prevention and industrial waste treatment, structural analysis and design, earthquake engineering, and disaster prevention and management sustainability and design.

Computer Science & Engineering

The department emphasizes the following major areas: algorithm engineering, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, computer networks, data and knowledge engineering, mathematical programming, natural-language processing, parallel and distributed processing and software engineering and systems.

Electrical Engineering

The department emphasizes the following major areas: biomedical engineering, communications and information theory, control systems and robotics, digital signal processing, image processing and computer vision, lasers, microwave electronics, optoelectronics and electromagnetic theory, computer-aided circuit design, VLSI and solid-state circuit design, solid-state devices and materials, and telecommunications.

Engineering Management, Information, & Systems

The department emphasizes the following major areas: Logistics, supply-chain, and supply-web: systems design and management; Benchmarking systems: methods for measuring and improving the performance and efficiency of an enterprise, including advanced Balanced-Scorecard models;
Operations planning and management: resource allocation, personnel assignment, location, routing and scheduling, military targeting and target systems; Data mining: Machine-learning and parallel processing approaches to knowledge discovery in large datasets; Microdata and micro-simulation modeling: dataset construction for policy models, data quality control; Scoring systems: discriminant models (e.g., credit-scoring models), clustering (large-dataset cluster identification), data envelopment analysis, and organizational failure-prediction.

Mechanical Engineering

The department emphasizes the following major areas: advanced manufacturing, design methodologies, optimized mechanical designs, mechanical and bio-mechanical systems, robust multivariable control methodology, mechanics of materials and thermo-fluid systems analysis and design.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Sensing and control of manufacturing processes
Rapid prototyping and manufacturing
Abrasive waterjet cutting technology
Friction stir welding
Materials processing by high-power lasers
Sensing and control of welding processes
Numerical simulation of manufacturing processes