Cihan Dagli

Cihan DagliTitle:

Founder and Boeing Coordinator of Systems Engineering Graduate Program and Director of Smart Engineering Systems Lab

Research Role: Senior Researcher

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Academic Career

Dr. Dagli is a Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management and also a Professor Computer and Electrical Engineering. He is the founder of Missouri S&T ‘s Systems Engineering Graduate Program. Dr. Dagli is also the Intelligent Systems Design Area Editor for the International Journal of General Systems and the director of the Smart Engineering Systems Lab (SESL) at the Missouri S&T. He is Senior Investigator in DoD Systems Engineering Research Center-URAC. Dr. Dagli is a fellow of International Council of Systems Engineering INCOSE 2008 and Institute of Industrial Engineers IIE 2009. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University and a Ph.D. Applied Operations Research in Large Scale Systems Design and Operation from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, where from 1976 to 1979 he was a British Council Fellow.

Research Interests

His research interest are in the areas Systems Architecting and Engineering, System of Systems, Smart Engineering System Design, Computational Intelligence: Neural Networks-Fuzzy Logic-Evolutionary Programming.


He has published more than 350 papers in refereed journals and proceedings, 21 edited books and cited 900 times. He has been the PI, co-PI, or director of 46 research projects and grants totaling over $29 million from federal, state, and industrial funding agencies

Consulting Experience

He has consulted with various companies and international organizations including The Boeing Company, AT&T, John Deere, Motorola, U.S. Army, UNIDO, and OECD. He is the founder of the Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering (ANNIE) conference being held every year in St. Louis Missouri since 1991. Memberships Dr. Dagli is a member of INCOSE, IIE, IEEE, and ASEM.

Research Work

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