This collection contains research reports authored by students and student teams in the Engineering and Technology Management program at Portland State University (PSU), and serve to partially fulfill their requirements for Master's degrees in Engineering and Technology Management.

Many reports are openly available to researchers anywhere. However, due to the inclusion of proprietary content in the reports many are limited to PSU students, staff and faculty.

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Submissions from 2017

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Practical Application of Six Sigma in TeamEnvironments, Jesse Fritz, Cody Miller, Aaron Cavanaugh, and Agam Ebramsyah (Closed Project)

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Evaluating Big Data Projects Probability of Success: A Hierarchical Decision Model, Abdulhakim Giadedi, Ali Eljayar, Husam Barham, Priyanka Patil, and Shreyas Vasanth (Closed Project)

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Amazon Echo “Always ready, connected, and fast. Just ask”, Abdulhakim Giadedi, Bobby Romanski, Edwin Vilanova Velez, Shreyas Vasanth, Timothy Valentine, and Priyanka Patil (Closed Project)

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SolarWorld Amidst Uncertainty, Palak Goel, Roland Richards, Asawari Kulkarni, Nagarjun Hassan Ranganath, and Majed Alshamlani (Project)

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Mining the Air, CO2 Recycling, Jesús González Mendoza (Closed Project)

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Wine Tasting Room, Touraj Goudarznia, Kyle Kniffin, and Ali Alkhafaji (Project)

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On Which Hawaiian Island Should I Go on Vacation? A Multi-Criteria Decision, Maud Guegan (Closed Project)

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Implications in Implementing Self-Managed Teams in Organizations, Aayushi Gupta, Alex Tacco Melendez, Janet Rosenthal, and Lipishree Vrushabhendra (Project)

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Energy Demand Forecasting, Apeksha Gupta (Closed Project)

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Decision Making Model for choosing Voice-Operated Intelligent Speakers for Graduate Students, Gaya Haciane, Rassaniya Lerdphayakkarat, Jon Roschke, Amir Shaygan, and Juliana Suzuki (Closed Project)

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Optimizing Distributed Energy Resources on a Distribution Feeder, Bill Henry, Stephen MacDonald, Nicole Wehner, Gabe McBride, and Tyler Groth (Project)

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Phoseon Technology Competitive Advantage Strategy: First-Mover Advantage (FMA) Theory, Pengsee Her (Closed Project)

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Adaptive Mobility for the Visually Impaired: Exploring what the Future of Social Mobility Could Look Like for the Visually Impaired Community (Development Log), Pengsee Her, Tania Lilja, Marwan Zaid, and Charles Asafo-Adjei (Closed Project)

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Lifesaver -- Summary, Wei-Chen Hsu (Closed Project)

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Engineering Resource Selection to Support Electrical Packaging Efforts at a Heavy Trucking OEM, Bret Hunley (Closed Project)

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Maximizing Stew’s Retirement Plan, Aishwarya Joy, Donavon Nigg, Tejas Deshpande, Michael D. Smith, Priyanka Patil, and Rushikesh Jirage (Closed Project)

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Choosing the Right CEO, Devender Kaur (Closed Project)

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Application of Data Mining to Virtual Viking Student Engagement Data, Devende Kaur, Jacob Yang, Rashi Tiwari, and Sudipta Tripathy (Closed Project)

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Decision Making with the Analytic Hierarchy Process for Ranking Water Transfer Projects to Zayanderud-Iran, Shahram Khorasanizadeh (Closed Project)

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The Improvement of Patent Translation System for Sharing Knowledge, Sejoong Kim (Closed Project)

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Traveler, Sejoong Kim and Shreyas Harish (Closed Project)

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EcoFaucet, Sema Kirkewoog (Closed Project)

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The Influence of Biomimicry on Sustainability, Sema Kirkewoog (Closed Project)

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Clarisonac Strategic Plan, Sema Kirkewoog, Colette Marthaller, Konstantin Tuv, and Lipishree Vrushabhendra (Closed Project)

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Adoption Criteria Evaluation of Smart Vacuum Cleaners for Home Use, Hakan Kutgun (Closed Project)

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A Weapon Optimization Tool for Modern AirDefense Capabilities of Naval Platforms, Hakan Kutgun, Chris Chase, and Timothy Valentine (Closed Project)

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Organics to You - Optimization of Produce Bins, Rassaniya Lerdphayakkarat, Chuan Chieh Lu, Jon Roschke, Juliana Suzuki, and Jessie Truong (Project)

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Portland State University Student Graduation Rate Analysis, Chengjun Li, Obinna Mbagwu, Sejoong Kim, Shivani Purwar, and Surekha Chanamolu (Closed Project)

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Expertise: Novice Approach vs. Expert Strategy, Tania Lilja (Closed Project)

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Automap Truck Tracker (Development Log), Jack Link, Maxwell Cope, and Michael Smith (Closed Project)

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Lead User Discovery through Netnography: Transhumanist Subcultures of Grinders and Biohackers, Brian Lux, Page Bailey, and Catalina Reyes (Project)

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DevOps Drives Innovation, Nirupama Mantha (Closed Project)

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E-discovery: A Review of Challenges and Best Practices for Insourcing, Tina Matthews (Closed Project)

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Understanding Distributed Teams And Flexible Hours Effect on Shared Context, Obinna Charles Mbagwu, Buck Smith, Palak Goel, Rushikesh Jirage, and Nagarjun Hassan Ranganath (Closed Project)

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Trip Kit Organizer (Development Log), Alex Tacco Melendez, Janet Rosenthal, and Anjana Penumarti (Closed Project)

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HP Sprocket Marketing Plan, Alex Tacco Melendez, Anchal Singh, Janet Rosenthal, Lipishree Vrushabhendra, Saeed Alzahrani, and Shivani Purwar (Closed Project)

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Online Managment - Pro Courses: Provide Online Training Services for Working Professionals to Achieve Their Career Goals, Alex Tacco Melendez, Lipishree Vrushabhendra, Shahram Khorasanizadeh, and Tanzila Akhter (Project)

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Maximizing Home Resale Value through Home Improvement Investments, Erica Merckling (Closed Project)

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Cloud Service Selection for Online Fashion Retailer – HDM Analysis, Cody Miller, Wendy Lally, Liyan Xiao, David Burchfield, and Shihab Hanayneh (Closed Project)

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Portland General Electric’s Adoption of Distributed Energy Resources, Lennae Misiewicz, Jason Carver, Abdalilah Owaishiz, and Stephen MacDonald (Project)

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Data Envelopment Analysis using glpkAPI in R, Konrad Miziolek, Jordan Beary, Shreyas Vasanth, Surekha Chanamolu, and Rudraxi Mitra (Project)

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Your Style, Mikhail Moshchin (Closed Project)

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Virtual Teams : Boon or Bane?, Krishna Priya Muraleedharan, Satvik Vishnubhatta, Smitha Mandhani, and Unmesh Deodhar (Project)

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Adoption and Use of Mobile Banking, Sadaf Salek Naeini, T. Gordon Chen, and Asrar Ahmed Syed (Closed Project)

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Yummy Banh Mi Sandwich: Apps For Food Cart, Tin Nguyen (Closed Project)

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Water Purification Technologies: From a Residential Scale Perspective, Tin Nguyen, Abdalilah Owaishiz, and Mark Ryan (Closed Project)

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Choosing the Best “Follow-Me” Drone Camera System for the Outdoor Sports Enthusiast, Donavon Nigg, Sarah Alobaidi, Rushikesh Jirage, Tejas Deshpande, and Haitham Alkharboosh (Closed Project)

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Communication Challenges and Solutions in Global Virtual Teams, Yanlong Pan, Sindhuja Gillela, Catalina Reyes, William Perreira, and Chris Chase (Closed Project)

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A Financial Analysis of StarbucksBaristas Mobile Ordering Strategy, Anjana Penumarti, ​Alex Tacco Melendez, Bhavana Ramesh, Jake Stevens, Shreyas Vasanth, and Touraj Goudarznia (Closed Project)

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Rescheduling Staff Shifts in X-Ray Department: PCC Airfolds, Anjana Penumarti, Alex Tacco Melendez, Catalina Reyes Herreno, and Touraj Goudarznia (Closed Project)

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Traveling from Hillsboro, Milwaukie, Gresham and Tigard to Portland State University, Amit Pingle (Closed Project)

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TriMet 2.0 - Redesigned Experience for Visitors to Portland, Sneha Prabhu, Page Bailey, Hans VanDerSchaaf, and Achala Kaushikkar (Closed Project)

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Journey through Energy Demand Forecasting using ARIMA model, Adrian Reyes (Closed Project)

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Software Configuration Management in Mixed Risk Environments, Bobby Romanski (Closed Project)

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A Technology Roadmap for Autonomous Bus Service in the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet), Bobby Romanski, Dave Sherman, Deemah Alassaf, Jacqueline Nayame, and Janet Rosenthal (Closed Project)

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Exploring the Impact of Wearable Activity Devices and Social Media Technology in Fitness Participation, Janet Rosenthal (Closed Project)

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Assessment of Minimum Viable Product Techniques: A Literature Review, Mohammadsaleh Saadatmand (Project)

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Dynamics of Competition and Strategy, Mohammadsaleh Saadatmand (Closed Project)

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What is known about High-frequency trading, Mohammadsaleh Saadatmand (Closed Project)

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Strategic Management Analysis – Apple Watch, Sivagamasundari Sathappan (Closed Project)

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Wearable Healthcare Technology: Fibit® Inc’s Smartwatch Strategy, Sowmini Sengupta (Closed Project)

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Analysis for Selecting High Risk Service Replacement Parts for Process Improvement, Deepali Sharma, Jesse Bernardo, Papit Meteekotchadet, and Wendy Lally (Closed Project)

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Does Size Matter?, Deepali Sharma, Vidhi Chokshi, Hakan Kutgun, and Chaitra Muralidhara (Closed Project)

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Scheduling Technicians for System Monitoring, Deepali Sharma, Vidhi Chokshi, and Amit Pingle (Closed Project)

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Impact of Genomics on Biopharmaceutical Industry: Rare Diseases as Disruptive Innovation, Amir Shaygan (Closed Project)

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Micra Transcatheter Pacing System(TPS)Tech Marketing Team Report, Amir Shaygan, Jessie Truong, Bashair Al Saglab, Sadaf Selek, Bhawinee Banchongraksa, and Soheil Zarrin (Closed Project)

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REB Strategic Plan, Mohamed Sheikh, Catalina Reyes, Oneshin Aiken, Marthed Mohammed, and Bhawinee Banchongraksa (Project)

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Selection of the Best Smart Watch, Anchal Singh (Closed Project)

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Demand Forcasting: Efficacy of Support Vector Machines, Tylor Slay (Closed Project)

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Home Energy Storage Options and Economic Values, Mike J. Smith, Nicole Wehner, Timothy Valentine, Horatiu Corban, Amit Pingle, and Sivagamasundari Sathappan (Closed Project)

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Autonomous Cars: An Incremental Innovation, Arjun Sridhar (Closed Project)

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BMW 7 Series Marketing Plan, Arjun Sridhar, Ali Elijayar, Deepali Sharma, Jim Sims, Konstantin Tuv, and Vidhi Chokshi (Closed Project)

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DevOps Transformation, Jake Stevens, Marthed Mohammed, and Rassaniya Lerdphayakkarat (Closed Project)

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Designing a Better Debit Card Experience for Teenagers, Juliana Suzuki, Maria Pat Chavarria, and Rami Aldawoodi (Closed Project)

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Developing Requirements for all the Oregon All-Payerall-Claims (APAC) Database, Marek Szumowski, Lei Wei, Qing Lai, and Devdeep Aikath (Closed Project)

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PDX Happy Hour App, Jonathan Tran, Aayushi Gupta, and Jacob Yang (Closed Project)

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CASK: Craft Beer at your Doorstep, Timothy Valentine (Closed Project)

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Managing Innovation: E-Services in Higher Education, Hans VanDerSchaaf (Closed Project)

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Cultural Diversity and Team Performance, Edwin Vilanova Velez, Maria Pat Chavarria, Gandhali Deshchougule, Maud Guegan, and Papit Meteekotchadet (Closed Project)

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NEST 3rd Generation Thermostat: 2017 United States Marketing Plan, Brea Viratos, Joshua Binus, Maoloud Dabab, Nader Beltaif, Oussama Laraichi, and Shihab Hanayneh (Closed Project)

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Finer Strategic Plan, Brea Viratos, Deepali Sharma, Donavon Nigg, Horatiu Corban, and Papit Meteekotchadet (Closed Project)

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Decision Making Model to Select the Best Operating System- based PC, Lipishree Vrushabhendra (Closed Project)

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Reflection and Learning in Energy Demand Forecasting, Nicole Wehner (Closed Project)

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Facilitating Open Innovation: Focusing on IP Management Rather Than IP Rights, Tony Williams (Closed Project)

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Pacific Northwest Residential PV Implementation Study, HoYin Wong, Waseem Takroni, Pingyi Lan, Kyle Kniffin, and Asrar Ahmed Syed (Closed Project)

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LiDAR Business Analysis, Liyan Xiao, Mufeed Yacoub, Rassaniya Lerdphayakkarat, Tyler Groth, Tanzila Akhter, and Wendy Lally (Closed Project)

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Choosing the NoSQL Database Management System for Big Data Analysis: A Hierarchical Decision Model, Kwangwoong Yang (Closed Project)

Submissions from 2016

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Sombo Governing Body – National Championship Multi Participant Sporting Event, Oneshin Aiken, Amit Pingle, Mark Ryan, and Sudipta Tripathy (Closed Project)

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Assessing the Photovoltaic Solar Technologies as a Solution for Power Shortage in Iraq, Ahmed Alibage, Amani Kaadoor, Maryam Ebrahimi, Meles Hagos, Nouf Alswine, and Yaser Alswine (Closed Project)

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Meet ARA, The Modular Phone Marketing Plan Report and Research Log, Ahmed Alibage, Garrett Pauwels, Yaser Alnasri, Maria Chavarria, Gandhali Gajanan Deshchougule, Amani Kaadoor, and Nirupama Mantha (Closed Project)

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Evolution of Technology in the Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, Sarah Alobaidi, Tejas Deshpande, Donavon Nigg, Dilek Ozdemir, Mike Smith, and Nicole Wehner (Closed Project)

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Team Project: Apollo Software Project, Fahad Alsaleh, Sejoong Kim, Simeng Hua, and Surekha Chanamolu (Closed Project)

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HSDC Project Proposal: Service Department Implementation (Phase 1), Nouf Alswine, Bhawinee Banchongraksa, Rodolfo Barce, and Chaitra Muralidhara (Closed Project)

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Samsung 105” 5K UHD Television Marketing Plan, Nouf Alswine, Qin Guo, Pengsee Her, Swati Jagdale, Achala Kaushikkar, Sejoong Kim, and Sneha Prabhu (Closed Project)

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Big Data Analytics in Sports, Ahmed Alzahrani, Bhawinee Banchongraksa, Chris Chase, Gaya Haciane, and Saeed Alzahrani (Closed Project)

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Employee Training Schedule Optimization, Ahmed Alzahrani, Apeksha Gupta, Allen Wei Chen Hsu, Rashi Tiwari, and Komal Vinchhi (Closed Project)

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Strategic Planning for Ossia Inc., Ahmed Alzahrani, Allen Wei Chen Hsu, and Bashair Al Saglab (Closed Project)

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Wearable Technology: Diabetes Monitoring in the Healthcare Industry, Saeed Alzahrani, Abdulhakim Giadedi, Ross Lamberth, Tania Lilja, Obinna Charles Mbagwu, and Edwin Vilanova Velez (Closed Project)

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Linear Programming Optimization Problem: Sales Regions for OLS, Thomas Arm, Justin Chi, Guy Cutting, Laurence Keefe, and Letsogile Mponwane (Closed Project)

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FINEX 2017 Strategy, D. Eric Arzola, Jennifer Eaton, and Michael Smith (Closed Project)