Student Research Areas

CSU Systems Engineering students are individuals of outstanding accomplishment and capabilities.  Our students are pulled from an international pool of applicants and are provided with the resources, mentorship, and tools to develop into extraordinary researchers and systems engineering leaders.

Below is a sample of some of our students’ topics for projects or dissertation research:

  • Big data analysis for electrical distribution systems
  • Systems Engineering Problems in SDN, NFV, and Cloud Communications
  • Spatiotemporal Anomaly Detection: Streaming Architecture and Algorithms
  • Empirical SE Analysis & Application to the ERS to Build Increased Speed & Effectiveness via Integration, D-M, & Control
  • Application of Model Based Systems Engineering Process to Bay Area Quantitative Information System
  • Use Systems Engineering Theory to Study the Global Economic Cycle
  • Customer and system impacts of grid support functions for voltage management strategies
  • Coastal Restoration Methods Analysis and Innovation in the Louisiana Deltaic Plain
  • Development and Evaluation of Approaches for Estimating Changes in Percentile Values in the Tails of Stochastically Varying Population Distributions
  • Systems Engineering for Management of Complex Software Architectures
  • Modeling the Army’s Officer Personnel Management System, a new design in the Army’s Talent Management environment
  • Estimating the Risk of Voltage Variation from Circuit Parameters and Nodal Locations of PV Systems
  • Development of a Reference Architecture Derived from Human Spacecraft & Habitats and Utilize MBSE to Validate the RA for Future Deep Space Habitation Systems
  • Use of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCM) to Model Human Operator Performance and Learning in Safety Critical Systems
  • Stock price estimation using principle components
  • A Method for Quantitative Cyber System Risk Estimation and Identification of Critically Vulnerable Elements
  • A Tailored Systems Engineering Process for the Development of CubeSat Class Satellites
  • Reliability-based Modeling for Logistics’ Digital Twin
  • Optimization M&S Approaches for Penetrating Platform Survivability Testing
  • Applying Systems Engineering and Systems Dynamics Tools to Advance Integrated Regional Water Supply Planning
  • Adaptive optimization of continuous-time Markov decision processes constrained by endogenous-habit behavior using convex duality
  • Neutrosophic set-based computational modeling in decision-support systems
  • Optimizing Precision in Stochastic Bundle Processing of Bit Synthesizing
  • System Engineering for satellite communication system consolidation with parabolic antenna stacking
  • Simulation Objective Analysis (SimOA): A guide to fitting simulations into systems engineering framework
  • Water Resources Infrastructure Management under a Changing Climate
  • Optimization of NASA aircraft operations using system dynamics modeling and systems engineering analyses
  • A framework for creating FMEA throughout a Systems Development Process
  • Making old thing new again: Using the systems engineering approach to revitalize and redesign existing systems
  • Co-simulation of Natural Gas Pipelines and Electric Power systems
  • Optimal Grid Topology for Rural Electrification
  • A Systems Engineering Approach to Building Design and Construction Utilizing Building Information Modeling
  • Space Communications Responsive to Event Across Missions (SCREAM)
  • Adaptive Visual and Image Learning Model for Self-Driving Cars
  • Enhancing the Test and Evaluation Process through the Incorporation of Agile Development, Model-Based SE, and Test Automation
  • System Engineering in Development of an Advanced Manufacturing Curriculum
  • The influence of distributed renewable generation and future electric loads on utility-level transformer life
  • Architecture Trade Study of Aerospace Platforms Used to Detect Wildfires
  • Multi-Attribute Multi-Disciplinary Optimization Decision Tools for SE and PM of a Marine Integrated Power System
  • Wildfire Detection onboard Sem-Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
  • A model-based approach to overcoming inefficiencies in accrediting US Government information technology (IT) systems.
  • Using the Model-Based Systems Architecture Process (MBSAP) for Automated Utilization Management in Outpatient Imaging
  • Linking System Cost Model to System Design Using Cost Sensitivity
  • Object Tracking and Trajectory Prediction using Track and Trace Methodology
  • Comparative Analysis of MBSE to Traditional Systems Engineering Approaches for Architecting Robotic Space Systems through Knowledge Categorization, Process Complexity, and Scenario Evaluation Efficiency Measures
  • Forecasting Software Entitlement Demand
  • Army Modernization for Multi Domain Operations
  • Application and Development of Machine Learning to Optimize Die Casting Manufacturing Systems
  • Systems Engineering Applications to Enterprise Portfolio Planning
  • Uncertainty in the Assessment of Objective Margin and Risk
  • Scalable, low-cost, millimeter-wave distributed sensing systems
  • Aircraft Survivability Modeling Evaluation and Optimization for Multi-UAV Operational Scenarios
  • A Human-AI Collaboration Maturity Model for the Enterprise
  • Renewable Energy Impact Analysis on a Campus and Municipality Basis
  • Novel trustless computing architecture to facilitate independent audit and to verify correctness and security
  • Large Scale Solar PV Integration into the WAPP Interconnected System
  • Systemic Engineering of Aerospace Composite Materials
Chevy Volt
CSU SE students developed the hardware and software for this cost-optimized electric vehicle supply equipment that can perform active charging control, demand response, and frequency regulation as requested by a Smart Grid. 
  • Model Based Systems Engineering Approach in Composite Bond Structural Health Monitoring
  • The Application of the Shared Mental Model Theory to Collaborative Robotics for Optimization of the Human-Robot Working Relationship
  • Converged Cybersecurity Issues in Water Distribution Systems
  • Fused Deposition Modeling Additive Manufacturing of Honeycomb Core Stiffened Panel Using Thermoplastics
  • How may a systems approach toward design of governance structure and service delivery mechanisms of a public health system improve service delivery?
  • Maintenance, repair, and overhaul forecasting for commercial aviation propulsion systems using physics-based modeling
  • Stochastic Optimization under Uncertainty in Microgrid Power Systems
  • Hybrid Electric Aircraft Propulsion Architecture Optimization
  • Biometric firearm Authentication System
  • Integration of a Human Model into the Systems-Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA)
  • Anti-Tamper, Systems Security Engineering, and Cybersecurity
  • Machine Learning Applications and Optimization in Discovering Exoplanets
  • Apply pattern recognition and machine learning algorithms to automate the detection of anomalies in the power system
  • Using Systems Engineering Methodologies on Satellite Systems for Interference Mitigation/Resolution
  • Application of Architecture-Driven Systems Engineering Principles to the Modernization of Enterprise Information Systems (EIS)
  • Using Predictive Analytics to predict Defects per Lines of Code to Improve Software Outcomes
  • Optimal Systems Engineering Process for Requirement Management to Address Innovation and Rigor in New Commercial Aerospace Program
  • Optimization of Rail Vehicle Composite Structures
  • Development of a model to predict cyber attacks and intrusions for Industrial Control Systems in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry
  • Utilization of Agile Methodologies to Spur Accelerated Developments within Aerospace Projects
  • Modeling and simulation of electrical distribution system containing nonlinear elements using harmonic techniques
  • Optical interconnect for upgraded military aircraft sub-systems, integration, modeling, and processes
  • Predictive Analytics for Real-Time Performance and Reliability Assessments of Battery Systems
  • Robot rover autonomous navigation on the moon using deep learning
  • Analysis of trends towards software quality in the technology marketplace and their implications
  • Identification of Reliability and Security Issues in Cloud Computing Systems
  • Optimum Digital Transformation of System Architecture utilizing Innovative MBSE Methodology from Enterprise Architecture via Systems of Systems Architectures & Engineering till Manufacturing (End-to-End) through all the stages of Systems Development Life Cycle using MBSE tools (SysML) and Digital Infrastructure
  • The living factory, a modern-day view of meta-analytics in manufacturing
  • Deception Technology of IoT Security
  • Building Complex Systems of Systems with Agile and DevOps
  • Organizational Readiness for AI/ML
  • Systems Engineering Applications to Resilience-based Infrastructure and Utility Management Associated with Climate Change in Integrated Urban Technical Networks
  • Man-Machine Interface – Learning Component
  • Situational Strategic Awareness Monitoring Surveillance System (SSAMSS) or Strategic Environmental & Energy Sensing (SEE), Microcomputer, micro-controllers and safeguarding materials and/or environment
  • Application of Human Factors Engineering to Autonomous Systems
  • Meta-analytic applications to cardiovascular clinical trials
  • Application of Systems Engineering Methodologies to Hospitals’ Operations in Liberia for Performance Evaluations and Improvements
  • An investigation of coupled DER and their contribution to fault current
  • Cognitive software defined networking for space, air, or terrestrial communications
  • Autonomous Vehicle Data Acquisition Architecture
  • Cyber resilience for operational technology (OT)/Contest-sensitive critical infrastructure dynamic classes: a mechanism for integration of contextual information from cyber-physical systems (CPS) into a model
  • Analysis of Reactive Power and Renewable Energy Sources
  • Microbiome Modeling/Applying a Systems Engineering Approach to Optimize Dynamics of the Gut Microbiome on a Human Mission to Mars
  • Applications of Machine Learning in Gas Spectrometers
  • Antibiotic resistance in water transport, identifying the risk and uncertainty in watershed land-use choices
  • Pathways Toward Greater Uptake of Zero-Emission End-Use Technologies