Our research objective is to discover new principles, methods, and tools for the design of engineered systems. Trends are toward systems with increased functionality, more components, and a tighter integration of physical and computer-based elements. Designers are under great pressure to design systems in minimal time despite rapidly rising design complexity. Advances in systems design can have a broad impact on society by helping designers find better solutions to their problems. This will lead to systems having enhanced performance, higher efficiency, lower environmental impact, etc. In essence, we aim to bring about better-engineered systems through improved systems design methodology.
Our lab focuses on quantitative methods for systems design, with an emphasis on rigorous foundations and unlocking value through the formalization of reusable design knowledge.