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John Meluso

 
  • Status: Ph.D. Pre-Candidate
  • Advisors: Jesse Austin-Breneman, Jose Uribe
  • Description of Research: I study the effects of design processes and team dynamics on the
    performance of large-scale complex and engineering systems through quantitative (agent-based
    modeling, evolutionary game theory, Monte Carlo simulations, network theory) and qualitative methods
    (semi-structured interviews, surveys, grounded theory, ethnography). My current work focuses on
    parameter estimation methods and their effects on automotive system performance.
  • Keywords: systems engineering, design optimization, system performance, system modeling, sociology,
    network theory, semi-structured interviews, parameter estimation
  • Research Disciplines: System Design & Optimization, Sociology of Organizations
  • Awards: Rackham Merit Fellowship (2015- PRESENT)
  • Funding:  General Motor
  • Publications:
    • Meluso, J., & Austin-Breneman, J. (2017). Gaming the System: An Agent-Based Model of Estimation Strategies and Their Effects on System Performance. In ASME 2017 International Design Engineering
      Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (pp. 1–10).

    • Meluso, J. A., Crough, R., & Francisco, K. (2016). Application of Design Ethnography to Identify the Database as a Mechanism of Effective Communication in Systems Engineering. fPET 2016 Conference
      Proceedings.

    • Evans, R., & Meluso, J. A. (2013). Exploring the how of engineering competence: Using service-learning projects in an engineering communications course to facilitate the professional practice of undergraduate engineering students. ICEE/ICIT-2013 Conference Proceedings

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