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Ronald E. Giachetti
Professor and Chair
Department of Systems Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2670
Email: regiache (at)
PhD - North Carolina State University, 1996
Industrial Engineering
MS - Polytechnic Institute of New York University, 1993
Manufacturing Engineering
BS - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1990
Mechanical Engineering
  • 2011 - Present Professor, Systems Engineering Department, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  • 2009 - 2011, Associate Professor, Engineering Management, Florida International University, Miami, FL (Department name change due to reorganization of College)
  • 2004 - 2009, Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL (tenured in 2004)
  • 2000 - 2009, Director Information Systems Track, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • 1998 - 2004, Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • 1997 - 1998, Visiting Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • 1996 - 1997, National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate, Manufacturing Systems Integration Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
  • 1995, Research Assistant, Laboratory for Production Engineering and Machine Tools, Rheinland-Westphalen Technisher Hochschule (RWTH), Aachen, Germany
  • 1993 - 1996, Research Assistant, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • 1990 - 1993, Engineer, Airborne Instrumentation Laboratory (AIL) Systems, Deer Park, NY
  • 1988, Engineering Intern, Materials Research Laboratory, Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT
  • Enterprise Systems
  • System Architecture
  • Systems Modeling
  • Optimization Methods of System Design
  • System Process Models
  • Design of Enterprise Systems - evaluate system architectures for flexibility and other desired system properties
  • Integration and Interoperability - develop models, algorithms, and measures of interoperability for systems of system architectures and net-centric warfare architectures using a measurement theoretical framework
  • Architecture Design Methods - evaluate DoDAF and development measures and methods to improve architecture design
  • System-of-systems (SoS) engineering and architecture, use of model-based systems engineering to design and analyze complex systems.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Enterprise Transformation, (May 2010 - present).
  • Associate Editor, Systems Development and Alternative Methodologies, ICIS 2010, St. Louis, MO, Jun 2010.
  • Best Paper Award, SIMUL2009 Conference, Porto, Portugal, Sept 20-25, 2009. A total of 26 papers were presented.
  • IIE Teacher of the Year Award, FIU (2008-2009).
  • Named an Academic Leader and invited to give lectures at ITESM, Mexico in their International Academic Leader's Program (2008).
  • IIE Teacher of the Year Award, FIU (2006-2007).
  • IIE Teacher of the Year Award, FIU (2004-2005).
  • IIE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award, Third Place (1996).
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship (1996-1998).
  • Dean's Fellowship - North Carolina State University (1993 - 1994). Member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society (1990).
  • International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Giachetti, R.E., Design of Enterprise Systems: Theory, Architecture, & Methods, CRC Press, Jan 2010 (429 pages).
  • Hernandez, S., and Giachetti, R.E., Feasibility evaluation of a biodiesel distribution system using a location-distribution model: A study of the Colombian biofuel policy, International Journal of Logistics Systems Management, 12(3), 2012.
  • Giachetti, R.E., A flexible approach to realize an enterprise architecture, 2012 Conference on Systems Engineering Research, Saint Louis, MO, 2012.
  • Giachetti, R.E., and Jiang, L., The optimal division of business processes into subtasks with specialization and coordination, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 58(1), (2011), pp. 44-55.
  • Giachetti, R.E., Nuñez, A., and Boria, G., Quantifying the amount of coordination work as a function of the task uncertainty and interdependence, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 22(3), (2009) pp. 361-376.
  • Giachetti, R.E., and Sanchez, J.C., A model to design recreational boat mooring fields, Naval Research Logistics, 56(2), (2009) pp. 158-174.
  • Saenz, O., Chen, C., Centeno, M.A., and Giachetti, R.E., Defining enterprise systems engineering, International Journal of Industrial & Systems Engineering, 4(5), (2009) pp. 483-501.
  • Jiang, L, and Giachetti, R.E., A queueing network model to analyze the impact of parallelization of care on patient cycle time, Health Care Management Science, 11(3), (2008) pp. 248-261.
  • Kim, S., and Giachetti, R.E., A stochastic mathematical appointment overbooking model for healthcare providers to improve service, IEEE Systems Man, and Cybernetics: Part A. 36(6), (2006), pp. 1211-1220.
  • Gonzàlez, L.M., Giachetti, R.E., and Ramirez, G., Knowledge Management-Centric Help Desk: Specification and Performance Evaluation, Decision Support Systems, 40(2), (2005) pp 389-405.
  • Arteta, B.M. and Giachetti, R.E., A Measure of Agility as the Complexity of the Enterprise System, Journal of Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 20 (2004), pp. 495-503.
  • Giachetti, R.E., A framework to review the information integration of the enterprise, International Journal of Production Research, 42(6), (2004) pp. 1147-1166.
  • Giachetti, R.E., Martinez, L.D., Sáenz, O.A., and Chen, C.S., Analysis of the Structural Measures of Flexibility and Agility Using a Measurement Theoretical Framework, International Journal of Production Economics, 86(1), (2003), pp. 47-62.
  • Giachetti, R.E., A Standard Information Model to Support Design for Manufacturing in Virtual Enterprises, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 10(1), (1999), pp. 49-60.
  • Giachetti, R.E., A Decision Support System for Material and Manufacturing Process Selection, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 9(3), (1998), pp. 265-276.
  • Giachetti, R.E., Young R.E., Roggatz, A., Eversheim W., and Perrone G., A Methodology for the Reduction of Imprecision in the Engineering Design Process, European Journal of Operations Research, 100(2), (1997), pp. 277-292.
  • Hernández, S.A., Giachetti, R.E., and Damodaran, P., Hybrid simulation-analytical model to optimize biodiesel distribution in Colombia, 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, Austin, TX, December 2009.
  • Giachetti, R.E., Enterprise architecture: A foundation for all enterprise projects, Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 29-June 1, 2009, Miami, FL.
  • Rojas, J.A., Giachetti, R.E., An Agent-based Simulation Model to Analyze Team Performance on Jobs with a Stochastic Structure, The First International Conference on Advances in System Simulation (SIMUL 2009), September 20-25, 2009 - Porto, Portugal. (this paper won best paper award out of 26 papers in its category).
  • Giachetti, R.E., A Simulation Study of Interventions to Reduce Appointment Lead-Time And Patient No-Show Rate, Proceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, Miami, FL December 2008 (invited paper).
  • Rojas, J.A., and Giachetti, R.E., Agent-Based Simulation Model to Predict Performance of Teams Working Under Unstructured Job Environments, Proceedings of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, Washington DC, December 9-11, 2007.
  • Giachetti, R.E. and Rojas, J.A., Simulating Coordination of Human-Robot Teams for Military Operations, Proceedings of the 2007 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, (G. Bayraksan, W. Lin, Y. Son, and R. Wysk, eds.), Nashville, TN, May 2007.
  • Hernández, M.P., Núñez, A.N., Arteta, B.M., and Giachetti, R.E., Enterprise Engineering: An emerging field and the ongoing research, Second LACCEI International Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology (LACCET’2004) “Challenges and Opportunities for Engineering Education, Research and Development”, 2-4 June 2004, Miami, Florida, USA.
  • Giachetti, R.E., Nuñez, A.N., Arteta, B., and Truex, D.P., Enterprise Integration: The integration types and their relationships in the enterprise, Proceedings of the International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS’2004), Porto, Portugal, April 18-22, 2004.
  • Giachetti, R.E., Arteta, B.A., and Nuñez, A.N., A framework for assessment of enterprise integration approaches and technologies, 17th International Conference on Production Research, Enterprise Integration: A Production Perspective, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, August 3-7, 2003.
  • Giachetti, R.E., Nuñez, A.N., and Arteta, B., Towards a framework for modeling and measurement of enterprise integration, Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Portland, OR, May 17-21, 2003.
  • Giachetti, R.E., Chen, C.C., and Saenz, O. Toward Measuring the Scalability of Enterprise Information Systems, IEEE Proceedings of the International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS’2001), Setúbal, Portugal, 7-10 July, 2001, pp. 24-29.
  • Giachetti, R.E., Kusiak, A., Toh, K., and Zelm, M., Human-Machine Interaction in Enterprise Modeling, Proceedings of the International Conference on Enterprise Integration Modeling Technology, Torino, Italy, October 28-30, 1997, vol. 1, pp. 75-81.
  • Giachetti, R.E., Understanding interdependence in enterprise systems: a model and measurement formalism, Business Process Management 2006 Workshops, J. Eder, S.Dusdar, et al. (Eds), Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2006, pp. 257-268.
  • Keywords: System architecture, enterprise systems, integration, interoperability, modeling and simulation, and systems engineering.

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