Professor Contractor presented, “Using optimization methods to benchmark performance in space teams” at Management Science Workshop 2019 in Santa Cruz, Chile.

The presentation was about providing a performance measurement method based on optimization techniques for Multi-Team Systems (MTS). The method is tested on an MTS for Project RED -a project funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The main goal of the MTS is planning the development of a water well to support a human colony on Mars.

This workshop is sponsored by the Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile and Complex Engineering Systems Institute. The workshop was successful in bringing together researchers and innovators from many leading universities and business schools such as MIT, Management Sloan School, U.C Berkeley, Northwestern, Yale University, etc. to connect, meet and establish channels for collaboration.

Citation: Izadinia, N., DeChurch, L., Contractor, N., & Waechter, A. (2019, January). Introducing a measure for calculating the efficiency of work in space. Paper presented at 2019 Management Science Workshop, Santa Cruz, Chile.

Acknowledgment: This research is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Award number NNX15AK73G