Quick Facts

  • Full-time faculty: 13
  • Undergraduate students: 84
  • Graduate students: 1048
  • Annual research expenditures: $1.17 million

Research Areas

  • Engineering and Technology Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Environmental and Energy Management
  • Information Assurance
  • Crisis, Emergency and Risk Management
  • Operations Research
  • Economics, Finance and Cost Engineering
  • Knowledge and Information Management

Labs, Centers & Institutes

  • Institute for Crises, Disaster and Risk Management
  • Crisis, Emergency and Risk Management Lab
  • Decision Support Lab

Quick Facts

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Degrees And Programs


Graduate (M.S., Ph.D., Applied Scientist, Eng):

  • Engineering Management: with focus areas in crisis, emergency, and risk management; economics, finance, and cost engineering; engineering and technology management; environmental and energy management; and knowledge and information management
  • M.S., Systems Engineering: with focus areas in operations research and management science; systems engineering and integration; and enterprise information assurance

Certificate Programs:


Points Of Pride

  • One of the largest engineering management and systems engineering programs in the U.S. is right here in GW’s Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering.
  • Professor Joseph Barbera, an EMSE faculty member and emergency room physician, serves as an emergency medical responder to search and rescue missions and public health emergencies around the world and has helped create a national preparedness strategy to coordinate healthcare resources during emergencies.
  • Professor David Broniatowski was awarded a prestigious R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his survey research on attitudes about vaccines.  Using new tools such as Twitter to complement data gathered from traditional survey methods, Professor Broniatowski and his research partners are collecting valuable data that can be used to help public health officials better develop and target education materials and strategies.
  • Professor Royce Francis conducts research to vastly improve water distribution system asset management by allowing asset management decision-making to consider both asset risk and reliability and the public health impacts of asset management.
  • NASA’s mission is to push the limits of the possible, which requires the continuous development of new, better, and more precise technologies, subsystems and systems. To better understand how new technology development can be encouraged in the unique market structure of NASA, Professor Zoe Szajnfarber works to develop new R&D evaluation metrics and to identify feasible institutional levers to encourage innovation.
  • Professor Joost Santos develops disaster risk analysis and systems engineering models that are used in disaster scenarios, such as hurricanes and influenza pandemics. His models study interdependent infrastructure and economic systems and track the flow of goods and services across a regional economy during disasters.