High Tech with a Human Touch
The Engineering Systems (ES) department is heavily involved in scholarly research and funded projects. Our diverse research efforts include statistical analysis of optics and optical systems, simulation and modeling, management science/operations research, reliability modeling, entrepreneurship and product development.
Each year the ES faculty publish several journal and proceeding papers Several faculty members are chief editors and associate editors of prestigious material and international journals.
Student joining the ES programs benefit a great deal from the faculty bringing their research expertise and experiences to the class room.
Professor Shaw's research tends to focus on the design and development of high quality products and processes. He is developing methods for proactive risk management in projects, multisource feedback systems to facilitate effective team work, and methods for improving the technical leadership skills of engineers and scientists. He has participated in lecture tours in Central American and Eastern Europe to share his research. He also is engaged in the study of information technology in education and is Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Florida Tech.
Dr. Arrasmith's research interests include adaptive optical systems, digital signal processing, computational electromagnetics in the optical region, optical simulation and modeling, and application of neural network and "smart" sensing techniques to optical systems. He is also interested in infrared detection systems, polarization sensing, multi-spectral and hyper-spectral imaging, spectro-polarimetric sensing, laser detection, and unconventional imaging techniques. Dr. Arrasmith is interested in applying systems engineering techniques, processes and methodologies to optical systems development.