PhD Programs

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The PhD program in Systems Engineering provides opportunities for research in automation, control and robotics, communication and networking, computational and systems biology, information sciences, and production, service systems and supply chain management. As a cross-disciplinary program, it leverages the expertise of Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Management faculty from the College of Engineering, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Management. Graduate students are expected to complete a number of interdisciplinary courses and to fulfill the qualifying examination and dissertation defense requirements of the Program.In collaboration with the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE), research areas pursued by applicants include, but are not limited to,

In conjunction with these interdisciplinary applications, students’ research activities focus in the use of methodologies such as

  • Optimization methods
  • Information theory
  • Control theory
  • Queuing theory
  • Applied probability and statistics
  • Simulation

For academic program information: please contact Elizabeth Flagg at eflagg@bu.edu

For research opportunities and industrial collaborations: please contact Professor Ioannis Paschalidis, Director of CISE, at yannisp@bu.edu

How to Apply

Admission information, including an on-line application, can be found on the College of Engineering Graduate Programs website.