Intelligent Decision and Control Systems

Advancing the design of complex systems to ensure safe, effective and reliable performance.


Design, prototype, test, break, improve. That’s the tried-and-true engineering model — for things like cars and planes. But some systems are so big and complex — a series of interdependent hydroelectric dams or miles of highway full of fast-moving autonomous cars, for example — that prototypes are not practical or cost effective. Typical challenges our Intelligent Decision and Control Systems researchers take on involve systems within systems that must work together seamlessly. Our faculty are experts in developing tools that simulate real-world infrastructure or applications to understand how component parts integrate to perform as a whole, as well as how to analyze and continually improve performance in real time once a system is operational. Working with such partners as the Port of Virginia and the Department of Defense, our faculty discover innovative ways to improve the structures of society that profoundly affect our economic and social well-being, from the manufacture and distribution of goods and services to national security.

Our researchers use the latest tools in systems modeling and data analytics, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, optimization, stochastic processes, and discrete-event and agent-based simulation.

ESE Faculty in Intelligent Decision and Control Systems

Negin Alemazkoor

Negin Alemazkoor


Assistant Professor

Laura Barnes

Laura Barnes


Associate Professor

Reid Bailey

Reid Bailey


Professor of Systems Engineering, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track

Madhur Behl

Madhur Behl


Assistant Professor

Donald E. Brown, Ph.D.

Donald E. Brown, Ph.D.


W.S. Calcott Professor

Olsson Hall 102C

Phone: 434-982-2074
deb@virginia.edu
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Cindy Chang

Cindy Chang


Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering 310

Phone: 434-243-3456
qc9nq@virginia.edu
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Roman Krzysztofowicz, Ph.D.

Roman Krzysztofowicz, Ph.D.


Professor of Systems Engineering

Olsson Hall 111A

Phone: 434-982-2067
rk@virginia.edu
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Venkataraman Lakshmi

Venkataraman Lakshmi


Professor

Olsson Hall 102E

Phone: 434-982-2052
vl9tn@virginia.edu
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James H. Lambert

James H. Lambert


Professor of Engineering Systems & Environment

Olsson Hall 112A

Phone: 434-982-2072
jhl6d@virginia.edu
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Henning S. Mortveit

Henning S. Mortveit


Associate Professor

Biocomplexity Institute

Phone: 434-243-5883
hsm2v@virginia.edu
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B. Brian Park

B. Brian Park


Professor

Marek-Jerzy Pindera

Marek-Jerzy Pindera


Professor of Applied Mechanics

Thornton Hall D214

Phone: 434-924-1040
mp3g@virginia.edu
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Michael D. Porter

Michael D. Porter


Associate Professor

Olsson Hall 102F

Phone: 434-243-3173
mdp2u@virginia.edu
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Julianne Quinn

Julianne Quinn


Assistant Professor

William T. Scherer

William T. Scherer


Professor

Olsson Hall 101C

Phone: 434-982-2069
wts@virginia.edu
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Majid Shafiee-Jood

Majid Shafiee-Jood


Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Research Track