Faculty Directory

Robert J. Graves

Adjunct Professor of Business Administration; Co-Director, Master of Engineering Management Program; John H. Krehbiel Sr. Professor for Emerging Technologies, Thayer School of Engineering

E-Mailrobert.j.graves@dartmouth.edu

Phone603-646-6475

DegreePhD, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1974; MSIE, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1969; BSIE, Syracuse University, 1967

AREAS OF EXPERTISEManagement science, operations management, technology management

Current Research Topics

  • Internal logistics system conceptualization tools
  • Multicriteria decision analysis
  • Agent-based manufacturing control systems

Selected Publications

  • With T. Xu and A. Desrochers, "Discrete Event System Techniques for CIM," International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, forthcoming
  • With A. Sanderson and R. Subbu, "A Scalable e-Engineering Technology for Network-Based Concurrent Engineering in Electronics," International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 18(5), 2005
  • With T. Xu and A. Desrochers, "Performance Modelling of Dynamic Network-Based Decision Systems for Distributed Manufacturing," International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 18(2–3), March– May 2005
  • With F. Eldemer and C. Malmborg, "Conceptualizing Automated Palletizing Systems," International Journal of Production Research, 42(24), 2004
  • With F. Eldemer and C. Malmborg, "New Cycle Time and Space Estimation Models for AS/RS Conceptualization," International Journal of Production Research, 42(22), 2004

Awards

  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • School of Engineering Research Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2003
  • Reed-Apple Award, Material Handling Industry of America, 2002
  • Fellow, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1998
  • Dr. David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 1997
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 1992

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2003–present
  • John H. Krehbiel Sr. Professor for Emerging Technologies, Thayer School of Engineering, 2003–present
  • Emeritus Research Professor, Director, Rensselaer Electronics Agile Manufacturing Research Institute, 1994–present, Professor, 1991–2003, Associate Director of the Center for Integrated Electronics and Electronics Manufacturing, 1994–97, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Professor and Co-Director, Flexible Assembly System Laboratory in Manufacturing, 1988–91, Associate Professor, 1979–88, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1974–79

Board memberships

  • Optimization Services Corp., 2009–present
  • Ve-design, Inc., 1994–present
  • Material Handling Institute, Inc., 1995–2001
  • Academic Coalition for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems 

Editorial positions

  • U.S. editor, International Journal of Production Planning and Control, 1992–99
  • Coeditor, Production Planning and Control, 1999, Annals of Operations Research, 1996
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, IIE Transactions, 1996

Research & Teaching Summary

In addition to his advanced research in agent-based control systems and computer-integrated manufacturing, Robert Graves focuses his insight on operations and technology management. He is co-director of the Master of Engineering Management program at the Thayer School of Engineering, which includes courses taught by Tuck faculty.