Research

Research profile

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

Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences

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...

Department of industrial engineering & innovation sciences

Human Technology Interaction

The Human-Technology Interaction (HTI) group analyzes people’s interaction with technology with the aim to better understand and improve the...

Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences

Information Systems IE&IS

The Information Systems (IS) group studies novel tools and techniques that help organizations use their information systems to support...

Department of industrial engineering & innovation sciences

Philosophy & Ethics

The Philosophy and Ethics (P&E) Group conducts research at the intersection of philosophy, technology, and innovation

Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences

Technology, Innovation & Society

We research innovation and socio-technical transitions towards a more sustainable society.

Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences

Operations Planning Accounting & Control

The Operations, Planning, Accounting & Control (OPAC) group helps stakeholders across sectors to make smart, informed decisions, thereby...

Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences

Innovation Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing

The Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship and Marketing (ITEM) group focuses on understanding and improving new business and product...

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