<br>Gralla Laboratory

Publications

Journal Publications

E. Gralla, J. Herrmann, and M. Morency (2018). "Design problem decomposition: an empirical study of small teams of facility designers." Accepted to Research in Engineering Design.

M. Reinker and E. Gralla (2018). "A system dynamics model of the adoption of improved agricultural inputs in Uganda, with insights for systems approaches to development." Systems 6(3), 31; doi:10.3390/systems6030031. Full text PDF.

J. Herrmann, M. Morency, A. Anparasan, and E. Gralla (2018). "Evaluating clustering algorithms for identifying design subproblems." Journal of Mechanical Design 140; doi:10.1115/1.4040176

E. Gralla and J. Goentzel (2018). "Humanitarian transportation planning: evaluation of practice-based heuristics and recommendations for improvement." European Journal of Operational Research 269, pp. 436-450. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2018.02.012

Z. Szajnfarber and E. Gralla (2017). "Qualitative methods for engineering systems: why we need them and how to use them." Systems Engineering, 20(6) pp. 497-511. doi:10.1002/sys.21412. Winner of 2017 Systems Engineering Journal Best Paper Award

E. Gralla and Z. Szajnfarber (2016). "Characterizing representational uncertainty in system design and operations". Systems Engineering 19(6) pp. 535-548. doi:10.1002/sys.21375. Full text PDF.

B. Greenberg, P. Voevodsky, and E. Gralla (2016). "A capabilities-based framework for disaster response exercise design and evaluation: findings from oil spill response exercises". Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 13(4). doi:10.1515/jhsem-2016-0034. Full text PDF.

E. Gralla, J. Goentzel, and C. Fine (2016). “Problem formulation and solution mechanisms: a behavioral study of humanitarian transportation planning.” Production and Operations Management, 25 (1), pp. 22-35. doi:10.1111/poms.12496. Full text PDF.

E. Gralla, J. Goentzel, and B. Chomilier (2015). “Case study of a humanitarian logistics exercise and insights for training design.” Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 5 (1) pp. 113-138. doi:10.1108/JHLSCM-01-2014-0001. Full text PDF.

E. Gralla, J. Goentzel, and C. Fine (2014). "Assessing trade-offs among multiple objectives of humanitarian aid delivery using expert preferences." Production and Operations Management, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 978-989. doi:10.1111/poms.12110. Full text PDF.

E. Gralla and O. de Weck (2007). "Strategies for On-Orbit Assembly of Modular Spacecraft." Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 60, pp. 219-227.
 
 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

E. Gralla and Z. Szajnfarber (2018), “Games and Exercises for Teaching and Research: Exploring How Learning Varies Based on Fidelity and Participant Experience.” Proceedings of the ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences 2018, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, August 26-29, 2018.

N. Joseph, C. Forsythe, E. Gralla, and Z. Szajnfarber (2018), “Towards a Measure of the Impact of Technical-Organizational Fit on the Spacecraft Design Process: Preliminary Results.” 6th International Engineering Systems Symposium, CESUN 2018. Tokyo, Japan, June 20-22, 2018

L. Bateman and E. Gralla (2018), “Evaluating Strategies for Intra-Organizational Information Management in Humanitarian Response.” Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2018, Rochester, NY, May 20-23, 2018

C. Forsythe, N. Joseph, Z. Szajnfarber, and E. Gralla (2018), “Visualizing Communication Patterns in Design Teams Over Time.” Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research, Charlottesville, VA, May 8-9, 2018

M. Morency, J. Herrmann, A. Azhar, and E. Gralla (2017), “Using clustering algorithms to identify subproblems in design processes.” Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25 August 2017

Z. Szajnfarber and E. Gralla (2017), “A Framework for Measuring the `Fit’ Between Product and Organizational Architectures.” Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research, A. Madni, B. Boehm, D. Erwin, R. Ghanem, M. Wheaton, Eds. Redondo Beach, CA, March 23-25, 2017

A. Azhar, E. Gralla, C. Tobias, and J. Herrmann (2016), “Identification of subproblems in complex design problems: a study of facility design.” Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference, August 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, NC.

C. Tobias, J. Herrmann, A. Azhar, and E. Gralla (2016), “Problem decomposition by design teams: a study of facility design.” International Engineering Systems Symposium CESUN 2016, June 27-29, Washington, DC

Z. Szajnfarber and E. Gralla (2016), “Qualitative methods for engineering systems: why we need them and how to use them.” International Engineering Systems Symposium CESUN 2016, June 27-29, Washington, DC

M. Peters, L. Cusack, P. Graeter, and E. Gralla, “Humanitarian logistics supply chain setup decisions: The case of Haiti.” Proceedings of the 2016 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, H. Yang, Z. Kong, and MD Sarder, eds., May 22-24, Anaheim, CA.

C. Tobias, J. Herrmann, and E. Gralla (2015). “Exploring Problem Decomposition in Design Team Discussions.” Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 2015), July 27-30, Milan, Italy.

E. Gralla, J. Goentzel, and B. Van de Walle (2015). “Understanding the information needs of field-based decision-makers in humanitarian response to sudden onset disasters.” Proceedings of the ISCRAM 2015 Conference, Palen, Buscher, Comes and Hughes, eds. Kristiansand, Norway, May 24-27, 2015.

E. Gralla and J. Herrmann (2014). "Team Design Processes and Decompositions in Facility Design." Proceedings of the 2014 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Y. Guan and H. Liao, eds. June 2014.

M.A. Zissman, J. Evans, K. Holcomb, D. Jones, M. Kercher, J. Mineweaser, A. Schiff, M. Shattuck, E. Gralla, J. Goentzel, C. Heatherly, J. Czarnik, A. Rodgers, A. Wooten, M. Brennan, O. Mach, A. Cleaves, M. Hartnett, G. Simon, L.C. Ivers (2014). "Development and Use of a Comprehensive Humanitarian Assessment Tool in Post-Earthquake Haiti." Proceedings of Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems, and Global Impact, HumTech 2014. June 2014.

E. Blanco, X. Yang, E. Gralla, G. Godding, and E. Rodriguez, “Using Discrete-Event Simulation for Evaluating Non-Linear Supply Chain Phenomena.” Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, S. Jain, R.R. Creasey, J. Himmelpach, K.P. White, and M. Fu, eds. 2011.