About the Lab

The Metropolitan College (MET) Decision Sciences Research Lab is a collaboration among MET faculty and graduate students.  Our aim is to enhance the education of MET students through their participation in applied research projects.   With students studying a variety of fields, we are able to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to our research.  Most of the projects involve an aspect of decision making, often in the context of manufacturing and service supply chains and healthcare organizations.  The role of risk and uncertainty in decision making is usually an important aspect of our work.  Our projects include capstone projects that are completed by students in our supply chain management M.S. degree program.  These projects usually have a corporate sponsor, so that students become engaged in a timely real-world project. 

The Lab’s faculty are committed to creating a collaborative environment that values the knowledge and hard work of MET students.  We appreciate that students can make important contributions both technically and by offering new perspectives.  We especially appreciate the multi-cultural nature of our students.  We strive to allow for the free flow of information while maintaining a respectful, yet informal, atmosphere within the laboratory.

MET is one of the 17 Boston University Schools, with faculty located on the Charles River Campus in Boston, Massachusetts.  Most of our students are enrolled in programs that lead to graduate certificates and Master of Science degrees in applied fields.  Students taking part in research have majors such as supply chain management and enterprise risk management, among others.

This site highlights our people, and the projects we have completed and those on which we are currently working.  In all of our projects, we seek opportunities to disseminate results through local, regional, and international conference presentations, poster presentations, and academic journal articles. 

We continuously solicit projects based on challenges faced by today’s practitioners.  We are especially interested in projects that supply chain management students can complete as their capstone project.   Anyone interested in collaborating with us should contact using the address listed on our home page. 

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