Research Areas

Systems Science

Systems engineers design, develop, manage and optimize complex systems including:

  • electrical systems
  • information systems
  • biological systems
  • quantum systems
  • economic models
  • financial systems
  • environmental systems
  • telecommunication networks
  • transportation networks
  • project management
  • aerospace systems

Systems engineering is the field of specialization within engineering that uses advanced mathematical methods to model physical systems, and to develop techniques for system optimization and control. Systems engineers are experts at analyzing complex systems and effectively coordinating their many different components.

Meet the Faculty

Xudong Chen
ShiNung Ching
Andrew Clark
Ioannis (Yiannis) Kantaros
Jr-Shin Li
Bruno Sinopoli
Shen Zeng

Affiliate Faculty

Geoffrey Goodhill
Ilya Monosov
Gaia Tavoni
Yevgeniy (Eugene) Vorobeychik

The Lab of ShiNung Ching is at the intersection of engineering, science, and medicine with applications of mathematical and engineering principles to unravel the complexities of the human brain. In collaboration with the Washington University School of Medicine, the group analyzes EEGs from pediatric patients, aiming to understand brain dynamics and develop a pattern-detection pipeline for improved interventions. Their focus extends to investigating how early sensory networks process peripheral stimuli information for higher-level brain functions, emphasizing formal mathematical descriptions and training recurrent neural networks to comprehend cognitive tasks and reverse engineer their performance for deeper insights into brain computation.