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Derya A. Jacobs, Ph.D.
Professor of Operations Research (Management)
Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Study (Office of the Provost)
jacobs@rmu.edu
412-397-6363 phone (M)
412-397-3851 fax
Patrick Henry 212


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Engineering Management, Missouri University of Science and Technology , 1989

Professional Background

  • 2004-Present: Dean, School of Business, Robert Morris University.
  • 1990-2001: Old Dominion University, Batten College of Engineering and Technology-Served as Associate Dean, Interim Department Head, Director of Engineering Fundamentals Division, Graduate Program Director.
  • 2001-2004: Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Robert Morris University University. Also served as the Interim Dean (2002-2004).

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Operations Research, Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks

Publications

  • The Model for e-engineering Team Adaptation (MeTA): A project Framework to Improve the Agility and Performance of Global Engineering Teams, with Dryer, D. and Swart, W. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 16, No.4-5, pp. 334-348.
  • Grant: Software Quality Assurance, $19,970, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Detachment, with Reed, B. (Co-PI), Bao, H. and Unal, R., September 1992-October 1992.
  • Assessing Community Fire Risk: A Decision Analysis Based Approach, with Fernandez, A., Jacobs, D.A., Fire Risk Journal, V.8, N.3., pp. 199-217.
  • Integrating Virtual Collaborative Engineering into Freshman Curriculum, with Dryer, D. and Swart, W., Journal of Industry and Higher Education, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 111-115.
  • Team-Based Methodology for Analysis of High Technology Production Systems, Keating, C. and Fernandez, A., Engineering Management Journal, V. 12, No.1, pp. 15-22.
  • Analyzing High Technology Complex Processes, with Jacobs, D.A., Fernandez, A. and Keating, C., Research-Technology Management Journal, V. 43, No.2.
  • A Methodology for Analysis of Complex Sociotechnical Processes, with Keating, C., Fernandez and Kauffmann, P., Business Process Management Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 33-49.
  • A Market Attraction Model for Predicting the US Market Share of Large Civil Aircraft, Journal of Air Transport Management, with Fernandez, A., Keating, C. and Kauffmann, P., V. 6, Issue 1, pp.3-11.
  • Analysis of Alternative Locations and Service Areas of Red Cross Blood Facilities, with Silan, M. and Clemson, B., Interfaces, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 40-50.
  • The Luke Reliability Trend Chart, with Luke, S., and Richards, L., Quality Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 797-811
  • Using Quality Function Deployment As a Framework For Process Measurement, with Luke, S. and Reed, B., Engineering Management Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 4-9.
  • TQM and CIM Can Work Together, with Clemson, B.A., Engineering Management Journal, June 1994, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 31-39.
  • Statistical Process Control for Software in the Maintenance Phase, with Luke, Stephen and Reed, B., Naval Engineers Journal,Volume 105, No. 3, pp. 192-200.
  • Using Material Handling In The Development of Integrated Manufacturing, with Pan, L.L., and Richards, L., Industrial Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 43-47.
  • Using Material Handling In The Development of Integrated Manufacturing, with Pan, L.L., and Richards, L., Industrial Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 43-47.
  • Using Material Handling In The Development of Integrated Manufacturing, with Pan, L.L and Richards, L., Industrial Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 43-47.
  • Grant: Virtual Collaborative Engineering for the Freshman Curriculum, $75,000, National Science Foundation, with Dryer, D., 2002-December 2003.
  • Grant: Investigation of Error Patterns in Geographical Databases, $106,945, with Dryer, D., (Co-PI), NASA Langley Research Center, 2000-2002.
  • Grant: Geographical Database Pattern Recognition with Artificial Neural Networks, $66,000, NASA Langley Research Center, 2001-2004.
  • Grant: Wind Tunnel Management and Resource Optimization: A Systems Modeling Approach, $22,000, NASA Langley Research Center, 1999-2000.
  • Grant: Analysis of Terrain Data to Determine Accuracy Requirements for the Development of Visual Displays", $15,007, with Kauffmann, P., NASA Langley Research Center, 1999-2000.
  • Grant: Study of Composite Materials for Process Improvement, $251,000, Lockheed Martin, with Prabhakaran, R. (PI), Razzaq, Z. (PI) and Fernandez, A. (Co-PI), 1998-1999.
  • Grant: Wind Tunnel Management and Resource Optimization: A Systems Modeling Approach, 1998-1999.
  • Grant: Implementation of a Cost Accounting System, $5,791, Boardwalk Manufacturing/CIT, 1997-1998.
  • Grant: Process Analysis of Cryomodule Production and Personnel Development, $67,288, Thomas Jefferson Accelarator Laboratory, with Keating, C. (Co-PI), March 1997-November 1997.
  • Grant: Biocybernetic Studies of Task Engagement, $23,393, NASA Langley Research Center, with Freeman, F. D. (PI, Psychology),1996-1996.
  • Grant: Development of an Object-Oriented Model for the Joint Training, Analysis and Simulation Center, 34,707, Joint Training, Analysis and Simulation Center (JTASC), with Leathrum, J. (PI, Elec. & Comp. Eng.), Stoughton, J. (Co-PI, Elec. & Comp. Eng.), Meyer, M. (Co-PI, Elec. & Comp. Eng.), January 1996 ? August 1996.
  • Grant: American Red Cross-Blood Collection Staff Transportation Procedure Analysis, $4,385, American Red Cross, Mid-Atlantic Regional Blood Services, August 16, 1995-September 15, 1995.
  • Grant: Investigating the Impact of Automation: Analysis Using Neural Networks As Vigilance and Performance Predictors, $15,000, NASA Langley Research Center, with Freeman, F. (Co-PI, Psychology) and Scerbo, M. (Co-PI, Psychology), April 1995-September, 1995.
  • Grant: Artificial Neural Networks for Nonlinear Processes, $23,500, TRADOC/NASA Langley Research Center, January 1995-September 1995.
  • Grant: Optimizing the Facility Relocation Problem: A Quantitative Analysis, $9,685, American Red Cross, Mid-Atlantic Regional Blood Services, with Clemson, Barry (Co-PI), May 16, 1994 - May 31, 1994.
  • Grant: Artificial Neural Networks for Efficiency Prediction from EEG Data, $44,731, NASA Langley Research Center, April 1994-April 1995.
  • Grant: Quality Function Deployment for Large Space Systems, $31,797, NASA Langley Research Center, with Reed, B. (PI), July 1993-December 1993.
  • Grant: Software Quality Assurance, $24,165, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Detachment, with Reed, B. (Co-PI), January 1993-April 1993.
  • Using Quality Function Deployment to Select the Courses and Topics that Enhance Program Effectiveness, with Kauffman, P., Fernandez, A., Keating, C. and Unal, R., Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 91, pp. 231-238.

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Derya


Spring 2014
Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • MGMT3180-D
  • 02:00-04:50 PM WMJacobs1 (01/13-05/03/14)12 Seats

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