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James M. Tien

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James M. Tien

Distinguished Professor & Dean Emeritus | College of Engineering | Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Work Phone: (305) 284-7888


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HIGHER EDUCATION

    • University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Ph.D. in Engineering. (2009)
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge Massachusetts, Ph.D. in Systems Engineering & Operations Research. (1972)
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge Massachusetts, Other in Electrical & Systems Engineering. (1970)
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge Massachusetts, M.S. in Electrical & Systems Engineering. (1967)
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Tory, New York, Other in Electrical Engineering. (1966)

EXPERIENCE

    • National Academies of Science, Engineering & Medicine, Member of Committee on Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century. Policy and Global Affairs (PGA) (2016 - Present)
    • National Academies of Science, Engineering, & Medicine, Member of Committee on Science, Engineering, & Public Policy (COSEPUP). (2016 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Distinguished Professor & Dean Emeritus. College of Engineering (2015 - Present)
    • Chinese Academy of Sciences, Member of External Assessment Committee. (2014 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Distinguished Professor. Industrial Engineering (IE) (2007 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Distinguished Professor. Electrical and Computer Engineering (2007 - Present)
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Yamada Corporation Professor Emeritus. (2007 - Present)
    • Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, Advisory Committee on Contemporary Management. (2001 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Distinguished Professor & Dean. College of Engineering (2007 - 2015)
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Yamada Corporation Professor. (2002 - 2007)
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Professor. Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems (DSES) (1988 - 2007)
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Professor. Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) (1987 - 2007)
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Department Head. Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems (DSES) (1988 - 2006)
    • Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Assessment Panel for Department of Computing. (1999 - 2005)
    • Sienna College in New York, Committee on Raymond Kennedy Excellence in Scholarship Award. (2002 - 2003)
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Acting Dean and Officer of the institute. School of Engineering (1998 - 1999)
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Acting Dean and Officer of the institute. School of Engineering (1992 - 1994)
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Acting Department Head. Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) (1986 - 1987)
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Associate Professor (with Tenure). Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) (1981 - 1987)
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Associate Professor. Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) (1977 - 1981)
    • MIT, Visiting Lecturer (Part-Time). (1973 - 1977)
    • MIT, Teaching Assistant/Instructor. (1969 - 1972)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

    • Tien, J. M., Goldschmidt-Clermont, P. J. (2016).The Case for Technobiology: A Complement to Biotechnology. Journal of Systems Science and Information, 4 (2), 97-120.
    • Tien, J. M. (2016).The Sputnik of Servgoods: Autonomous Vehicles. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 30 (1), Oct-38.
    • Tien, J. M. (2015).Internet of Connected ServGoods: Considerations, Consequences and Concerns. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 24 (2), 130-167.
    • Tien, J. M. (2014).Overview of Big Data: A U. S. Perspective. The Bridge, National Academy of Engineering, 19-Dec.
    • Tien, J. M. (2013).Big Data: Unleashing Information. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 22 (3), 127-151.
    • Huang, Z., Shyu, M., Tien, J. M., Vigoda, M. M., Birnbach, D. J. (2013).Knowledge Assisted Sequential Pattern Analysis with Heuristic Parameter Tuning for Labor Contraction Prediction. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 36 (2), 20-Jan.
    • Tien, J. M. (2012).The Next Industrial Revolution: Integrated Services and Goods. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 21(3), 257-296.
    • Tien, J. M. (2011).Manufacturing and Services: From Mass Production to Mass Customization. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 20, 129-154.
    • Tien, J. M. (2010).The Last Word: A Focus On Basic Research. American Society for Engineering Education: PRISM.
    • Tien, J. M. (2009).Science and Technology: Key To U.S. Growth. Miami Herald.
    • Lee, Y., Tien, J. M. (2009).An Extended Dynamic Least Loaded Routing Strategy for Multi-Destination Traffic in Telecommunication Networks. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 31, No. 5, 720-729.
    • Tien, J. M., Goldschmidt-Clermont, P. J. (2009).Engineering Healthcare As A Service System. Journal of Information-Knowledge-Systems Management (online at www.IKSMOnline.com), 8, Nos. 2-4.
    • Tien, J. M., Goldschmidt-Clermont, P. J. (2009).Healthcare: A Complex Service System. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 18, No. 4, 285-310.
    • Tien, J. M. (2008).On Integration and Adaptation in Complex Service Systems. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 17, No. 4, 385-415.
    • Tien, J. M. (2008).Services: A System's Perspective. IEEE Systems Journal, 2, No. 1, 146-157.
    • Tien, J. M., Berg, D. (2007).A Calculus for Services Innovation. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 16, No. 2, 129-165.
    • Santos, P. D., Burke, R., Tien, J. M. (2007).Progressive Random Sampling with Stratification. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C, 37, No. 6, 1223-1230.
    • Hipel, K. W., Jamshidi, M. M., Tien, J. M., White, C. C. (2007).The Future of Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Application Domains and Research Methods. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 37 No. 5, Part C, 726-743.
    • Tien, J. M. (2006).Data Mining Requirements for Customized Goods and Services. International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, 5, No. 4, 683-698.
    • Tien, J. M., Berg, D. (2006).On Services Research and Education. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 15, No. 3, 257-283.
    • Tien, J. M. (2005).Viewing Urban Disruptions from a Decision Informatics Perspective. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 14, No. 3, 257-288.
    • Tien, J. M., Krishnamurthy, A., Yasar, A. (2004).Towards Real-Time Customized Management of Supply and Demand Chains. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 13, No. 3, 257-278.
    • Tien, J. M., Berg, D. (2003).A Case for Service Systems Engineering. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 12, No. 1, 13-38.
    • Palmer, J. D., Sage, A. P., Sheridan, T. B., Smith, M. H., Tien, J. M. (2003).The IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society: Historical Development, Current Status, and Future Perspectives. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 33, No. 1, Part C, 13-23.
    • Tien, J. M. (2003).Towards A Decision Informatics Paradigm: A Real-Time, Information-Based Approach to Decision Making. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Special Issue, 33, No. 1, Part C, 102-113.
    • Tien, J. M., Burnes, J. (2002).On The Perception of Time: Experiential Impact. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 32, No. 6, Part A, 768-773.
    • Lee, Y., Tien, J. M. (2002).Static and Dynamic Approaches to Modeling End-to-End Routing in Circuit-Switched Networks. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 10, No. 5, 14-Jan.
    • Berg, D., Tien, J. M., Wallace, W. A. (2001).Guest Editorial: Technology Management In The Service Industries. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management: Special Cluster, 48, No. 3, 330-332.
    • Lee, Y., Tien, J. M. (2001).Strategic Parameter-Driven Routing Models for Multidestination Traffic in Telecommunication Networks. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B, 31, No. 5, 720-729.
    • Tien, J. M. (2000).Individual-Centered Education: An Any One, Any Time, Any Where Approach to Engineering Education. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part C: Special Issue on Systems Engineering Education, 30, No. 2, 213-218.
    • Santos, P. D., Burke, R., Tien, J. M. (2000).Progressive Random Sampling: A Multi-Period Estimation Technique With Applications. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C,, 30, No. 4, 418-426.
    • Tien, J. M. (1999).A Para/Professional Approach to Restructuring Engineering Education. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 9, No. 2, 117-127.
    • Kandadai, R. M., Tien, J. M. (1997).A Knowledge-Based Generating Hierarchical Controller. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 8, 1531-1541.
    • Goyal, A., Tien, J. M., Voss, P. (1997).Integrating Uncertainty Considerations in Learning Engineering Economy. The Engineering Economist, 42, No. 3, 249-257.
    • Li, W., Tien, J. M. (1995).On A Direct Estimator for Average Production Intervals. Operations Research Letters, 18, 41-47.
    • Tien, J. M., Berg, D. (1995).Systems Engineering in the Growing Service Economy. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 25, No. 5, 721-726.
    • Ellermann, R., Sullo, P., Tien, J. M. (1992).An Alternative Approach to Modeling Recidivism Using Quantile Residual Life Functions. Operations Research, 40, No. 3, 485-504.
    • Palmer, J. D., Sage, A. P., Sheridan, T. B., Tien, J. M. (1992).The IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society: Past, Present, and Future. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 22, No. 1, 39-46.
    • Tien, J. M., Uichanco, C. (1992).The IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Bibliographic Analysis and Policy Considerations. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 22, No. 6, 1245-1259.
    • Eitan, Y., Narula, S. C., Tien, J. M. (1991).A Generalized Approach to Modeling the Hierarchical Location- Allocation Problem. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 21, No. 2, 39-46.
    • Tien, J. M., McClure, J. (1990).Towards an Operations-Oriented Approach to Information Systems Design in Public Organizations. Information and Decision Technologies, 16, No. 2, 137-146.
    • Tien, J. M. (1988).Computer Applications in U. S. Law Enforcement. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 12, No. 1, 37-48.
    • Tien, J. M., McClure, J. A. (1986).Enhancing the Effectiveness of Computers in Public Organizations Through Appropriate Use of Technology. Public Administration Review: Special Issue on Public Management Information Systems, 27, No. 7, 553-562.
    • Tien, J. M. (1986).On Automated Correctional Data Systems. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 10, No. 3/4, 157-163.
    • Tien, J. M., Chiu, S. (1985).Impact Analysis of Some Cost Reduction Options for a Metropolitan Fire Department. Fire Technology, 21, No. 1, 21-May.
    • Tien, J. M., El-Tell, K. (1984).A Quasi-Hierarchical Location-Allocation Model for Primary Health Care Planning. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC-14, No. 3, 373-380.
    • Tien, J. M., El-Tell, K., Simons, G. (1983).Improved Formulations to the Hierarchical Health Facility Location-Allocation Problem. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC-13, No. 6, 1128-1132.
    • Tien, J. M., Kamiyama, A. (1982).On Manpower Scheduling Algorithms. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Review, 24, No. 3, 275-287.
    • Tien, J. M. (1979).Lighting's Impact on Crime. Lighting Design and Application, 9, No. 12, 20-30.
    • Tien, J. M., Colton, K. (1979).Technology Transfer of Computer-Based Applications in Law Enforcement. Journal of Technology Transfer, 4, 63-76.
    • Tien, J. M. (1979).Toward A Systematic Approach to Program Evaluation Design. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Special Issue on Public Systems Methodology, SMC 9, No. 19, 494-515.
    • Tien, J. M., Valiante, N. (1979).A Case for Formally Delaying Non-Critical Calls for Service. The Police Chief, XLVI, No.3, 22-24.
    • Tien, J. M., Larson, R. (1978).Police Service Aides: Paraprofessionals for Police. Journal of Criminal Justice, 6, No. 2, 117-131.
  • Refereed Books

    • (Ed.) Aligning the Governance Structure of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratories to meet 21st Century National Security Challenges. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, National Research Council.
    • Tien, J. M. (Ed.) Towards A Nation of Makers. Miami Engineer.
    • (19 Co-Authors), N., Tien, J. M. (Eds.) Capabilities for the Future: An Assessment of NASA Laboratories for Basic Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
    • (13 Co-Authors), I., Tien, J. M. (Eds.) Assessing Medical Preparedness To Respond To A Terrorist Nuclear Event. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
    • Academy of Engineering (13 Co-Authors), I., Tien, J. M. (Eds.) Harnessing Systems Engineering to Improve Traumatic Brain Injury Care in the Military Health System. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
    • (13 Co-Authors), N., Tien, J. M. (Eds.) Intelligent Sustainment and Renewal of Department of Energy Facilities and Infrastructure. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
    • Berg, D., Tien, J. M., Wallace (Co-Editors), W. (Eds.) Management of Technology in the Services Industry. Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
    • Coverage of Court Proceedings (13 Co-Authors), G., Tien, J. M. (Eds.) An Open Courtroom: Cameras in New York Courts. New York, NY: Fordham University Press.
    • Standards (20 Co-Authors), G. R., Tien, J. M. (Eds.) Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science and Technology. Albany, New York: Regents of the State University of New York.
    • (30 Co-Authors; Lester Lave, Editor), I. T., Tien, J. M. (Eds.) Fire Safety and Disaster Preparedness. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Book Chapters

    • Parasher, A., Goldschmidt-Clermont, P. J., Tien, J. M., (2011). Healthcare Delivery As A Service System: Barriers to Co-Production and Implications of Healthcare Reform. Management Engineering for Effective Healthcare Delivery: Principles and Applications -- Chapter: 9 (pp. 191-214). New York, NY: IGI Global.
    • Tien, J. M., Goldschmidt, P. J., (2011). On Designing An Integrated and Adaptive Healthcare System. Engineering A Learning Healthcare System: A Look at the Future (pp. 79-103). Washington DC: Institute of Medicine.
    • Tien, J. M., (2009). A Systems of Systems View of Services. System of Systems Engineering: Innovations for the 21st Century -- Chapter: 13 (pp. 293-316). NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
    • Tien, J. M., Goldschmidt-Clermont, P. J., (2009). Engineering Healthcare As A Service System. Engineering The System of Healthcare Delivery (pp. ). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Studies in Healthcare Technology and Informatics, IOS Press.
    • Tien, J. M., Goldschmidt-Clermont, P., (2009). Engineering Healthcare As a Service System. Information, Knowledge, Systems Management (pp. ). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press.
    • Tien, J. M., (2007). Services Innovation: Decision Attributes, Innovation Enablers, and Innovation Drivers. Service Enterprise Integration: An Enterprise System Engineering Perspective -- Chapter: 2 (pp. ). Norwell, MA: Springer Science.
    • Tien, J. M., (2006). A Decision Informatics Approach to Urban Emergency Management. Countering Urban Terrorism in Russia and The United States (pp. 79-94). Washington DC: National Research Council.
    • Tien, J. M., (2006). Evaluation of Programs and Policies for Life Support Systems: Updated. 2006 Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (pp. ). Paris, France: UNESCO-EOLSS.
    • Tien, J. M., (2006). Evaluation of Systems. Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management -- Chapter: 22 (pp. 811-824). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
    • Tien, J. M., (2004). On Innovation in Services. Global Innovation Outlook (pp. ). Yorktown Heights, NY: IBM.
    • Tien, J. M., (2003). Evaluation of Programs and Policies for Life Support Systems. 2003 Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (pp. ). Paris, France: UNESCO-EOLSS.
    • Tien, J. M., (2001). System Analysis. Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (pp. 308-314). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
    • Tien, J. M., (1999). Evaluation of Systems. 1999 Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management -- Chapter: 22 (pp. 811-824). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
    • Tien, J. M., Rich, T. F., (1994). The Hartford COMPASS Program: Experiences With a Weed and Seed-Related Effort. The Challenge of Community Policing: Testing The Promises -- Chapter: 11 (pp. 192-206). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
    • Tien, J. M., (1990). Program Evaluation: A Systems and Model-Based Approach. Concise Encyclopedia of Information Processing in Systems and Organizations (pp. 382-388). Oxford, England: Pergamon Press.
    • Tien, J. M., (1988). Application of Computers in Corrections. New Technologies and Penal Justice (pp. 86-100). Montreal, Canada: University of Montreal Press.
    • Tien, J. M., (1988). Application of Computers in Police. New Technologies and Penal Justice (pp. 65-85). Montreal, Canada: University of Montreal Press.
    • Tien, J. M., (1988). Evaluation Design: Systems and Models Approach. Encyclopedia of Systems and Control (pp. 1559-1566). Oxford, England: Pergamon Press.
    • Tien, J. M., Cahn, M., (1986). The Commercial Security Field Test Program: A Systematic Evaluation of Security Surveys. Major Evaluation in Community Crime Prevention -- Chapter: 11 (pp. ). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.
    • Tien, J. M., Rich, T., Cahn, M. (1985). Electronic Funds Transfer Fraud. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report Series (pp. ). Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Justice.
    • Tien, J. M., Colton, K. W. (1984). Electronic Funds Transfer and Crime. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report Series (pp. ). Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Justice.
    • Tien, J. M., Fosque, G., Cahn, M., Colton, K. (1984). Electronic Funds Transfer and Crime. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report Series (pp. ). Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Justice.
    • Tien, J. M., Colton, K. W., (1979). Part II: Police Command, Control and Communications. Review of Criminal Justice Evaluation (pp. 293-336). Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.
    • Tien, J. M., Valiante, N. (1979). A Case for Formally Delaying Non-Critical Calls for Service. The Police Chief (pp. 22-24). :.
    • Tien, J. M., Larson, R., (1978). Police Service Aides: Paraprofessionals for Police. Urban Public Safety Systems: Volume II -- Chapter: 9 (pp. ). Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.