Cihan Dagli


Cihan Dagli

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. Cihan H Dagli is a Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, and Affiliated Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He received BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara Turkey and a Ph.D. in 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. His research interests are in the areas of Systems Architecting and Engineering, System of Systems, Smart Engineering System Design, Computational Intelligence: Neural Networks-Fuzzy Logic-Evolutionary Programming.

Dr. Dagli’s contributions to systems engineering began in 1979 with his PhD dissertation at The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England titled “A Methodology for Solving the Long Term Operational Problems of the Lower Firat River Basin in Turkey”. This interdisciplinary topic lead to a mathematical programming model based approach for the solution of this complex water resources system problem. In the intervening years, he continued work on large scale system based problems. He has expertise in modeling architectures for complex engineering systems such as transportation, infrastructure, water resources and energy distribution using computational intelligence techniques

He is the founder and Director of the Missouri S&T’s System Engineering graduate program. Dr. Dagli is the director of Smart Engineering Systems Laboratory and a Senior Investigator in DoD Systems Engineering Research Center-URAC. He is the Chair of INCOSE Fellows and IIE Fellow. He has been the PI, co-PI, or director of 56 research projects from federal, state, and industrial funding agencies

Dr. Dagli is the Area editor for Intelligent Systems of the International Journal of General Systems, published by Taylor and Francis, and Informa Inc and Associate Editor of Systems Engineering Journal published by John Wiley.  He has published more than 390 papers in refereed journals and proceedings, 22 edited books and cited 2196 times based on google scholar. He has consulted with various companies and international organizations including The Boeing Company, AT&T, John Deere, Motorola, U.S. Army, UNIDO, and OECD.