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Decision Analysis (DA) is the discipline comprising the philosophy, theory, methodology, and professional practice necessary to address important decisions in a formal manner. Decision analysis includes many procedures, methods, and tools for identifying, clearly representing, and formally assessing important aspects of a decision, for prescribing a recommended course of action by applying the maximum expected utility action axiom to a well-formed representation of the decision, and for translating the formal representation of a decision and its corresponding recommendation into insight for the decision maker and other stakeholders. Past projects in this track: “Analysis of Alternative Energy Sources for the United States Roadway Transportation System”, “ Communications on the move-Assessing the IA Architecture” and “Colorado Springs Police Department: Equalization of Workload through Reallocation of Divisional Boundaries”
Process Modeling- Past projects in this track: “Simulating malevolent behavioral intent on college campuses”, “Process Design for Ceramic Tile Cleaning and Coding” and Location Analysis of Supermercado de Walmart”
Modeling & Simulation- (M&S) is the use of models, including emulators, prototypes, simulators, and stimulators, either statically or over time, to develop data as a basis for making managerial or technical decisions. Past projects in this track: “Identifying Movement Patterns using Satellite Observations”, Veterans Benefits Administration Compensation Claims Processing”, and Join High-Powered Solid State Laser in the FOB Defense Role”
Modeling and Simulation for Military Applications- M&S in modern military organizations is part of the acquisition/procurement strategy. Specifically, M&S is used to conduct Events and Experiments that influence Requirements and Training for military Systems. As such, M&S is considered an integral part of systems engineering of military Systems. Past projects in this track: “Developing a Drop Zone- Battlespace Terrain Reasoning and Awareness system”, “Swarming Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Small Unit Operations” and “Analysis of Conventional Prompt Global Strike Alternatives”
Project Management- is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific engineering project goals and objectives. Past projects in this track: “Human Cooling Team”, “Force support to improve logistics tracking systems” and “Information Assurance for GPS IIIA”.
Systems Design For Defense Applications- Past projects in this track: “LT Utilization while awaiting BOLC-B”, “Payload Configurations for the Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System”, and “Technomics Cost Data Digital Library Redesign.”
Systems Design: Past projects in this track: “Airline Fleet Maintenance: Trade-off Analysis of Alternate Aircraft Maintenance”, “West Point Cadet Uniform Factory Improvement”, and “Modeling the Complexity of the Terrorism/Counter Terrorism Struggle: Mathematics of the Hearts and Minds.”
Problem Solving in Systems Engineering- This track is only offered to USMA Systems Management or USMA SE450 capstone projects. Past projects in this track: “Exploring Civilian faculty management systems for USMA”, “Conflict Indicators for Sudan” and “USMA Garrison Command Cost Modeling”