The department combines a rich collection of in-house disciplinary perspectives ranging from social sciences and humanities to operations research, management, and entrepreneurship. Building on these disciplinary knowledge and using a system’s approach, our research focuses on gaining knowledge on and designing integral solutions for complex industrial and societal challenges. Our aim is effective, acceptable and value driven innovation, leading to successful and responsible adoption and implementation in and by humans, companies and society at large of new key enabling technologies, such as robotics, artificial intelligence, green energy and high-tech systems.
Our research themes
To optimally address grand industrial and societal challenges, the department IE&IS focuses on four departmental research themes. These themes build on our joint strengths and focus on areas that address important trends in science and society.
IE&IS research groups
IE&IS researchers are working on the scientific fundaments of the research themes, from seven (multi-)disciplinary research groups:
- Human Performance Management
- Information Systems
- Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship and Marketing
- Operations, Planning, Accounting & Control
- Human-Technology Interaction
- Philosophy & Ethics
- Technology, Innovation & Society
Technology, Innovation & Society
We research innovation and socio-technical transitions towards a more sustainable society.
Human Performance Management
People are most comfortable and productive in their work when it is organized in a humane way, taking not only technical and control…
Information Systems IE&IS
The Information Systems (IS) group studies novel tools and techniques that help organizations use their information systems to support…
Operations Planning Accounting & Control
The Operations, Planning, Accounting & Control (OPAC) group helps stakeholders across sectors to make smart, informed decisions, thereby…
Philosophy & Ethics
The Philosophy and Ethics (P&E) Group conducts research at the intersection of philosophy, technology, and innovation
Innovation Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing
The Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship and Marketing (ITEM) group focuses on understanding and improving new business and product…
Human Technology Interaction
The Human-Technology Interaction (HTI) group analyzes people’s interaction with technology with the aim to better understand and improve the…
Atlas Living Lab
Our research into intelligent lighting and climate systems contributes to a sustainable and comfortable working environment.
EAISI AIMM Lab
The EAISI lab “AI-enabled Manufacturing and Maintenance” (AIMM) has been set up to improve decision making in manufacturing and maintenance…
The TU/e History Lab is a global center for the historical study of interacting technological, social and environmental changes.
Social Robotics Lab
The research of the Social Robotics Lab aims to create responsible and socially intelligent robots that can be adopted in a wide variety of…
At the Game/Play Lab researchers work together to better understand the player experiences associated with digital games.
The UseLab (Usability Lab) is primarily used for usability research on consumer products, but is also perfectly suited for focus group…
Virtual Reality Lab
In the Virtual Reality Lab people can become fully immersed in virtual worlds.
The PsyLab is a platform for running psychological experiments with multiple participants in parallel.
In the Lighting Lab we investigate the relationship between ambient lighting and individuals’ affect, cognition, and behavior