Recent and Upcoming News and Events


November 9, 2014: Dong-Joon Lim will be presenting "TFDEA in the presence of infeasibility" and Tom Shott will be presenting "Parallel DEA in R" in the DEA cluster at INFORMS 2014. Both of them with their advisor Dr. Timothy Anderson will be staying in (or around) the DEA cluster for whole three days so feel free to come and say "HI!"

August 30, 2014: PICMET 2014 had a tutorial session on the use of open source tools for Technology Forecasting.  Slides are available for the Introduction to TFDEA.  

May 14, 2014Rolf Färe and Dr. Shawna Grosskopf of Oregon State University will give a guest lecture for ETM537/637 Benchmarking using Data Envelopment Analysis class about the Network DEA.

April 28, 2014: Dong-Joon Lim, Neil Runde and Timothy R. Anderson's chapter 'Applying Technology Forecasting to New Product Development Target Setting of LCD Panels' was selected as a 2014 Outstanding Author Contribution winner as a part of the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. The chapter is now freely available from the Emerald website.

March 31, 2014: The open TFDEA package was released on CRAN enabaling easy use of TFDEA in R.

July 31, 2013:  Shabnam Jahromi will be presenting, "Forecasting Hybrid Electric Vehicles Using TFDEA" at PICMET.   Co-authors include Anca-Alexandra Tudorie; Delft University of Technology, Netherlands and Dr. Timothy Anderson.

July 31, 2013:  Dong-Joon Lim will be presenting, "Incorporating Value Judgment in Technology Forecasting Using Data Envelopment Analysis" at PICMET with his advisor, Dr. Timothy Anderson.

July 23, 2013:  ETA Research Group presents at the Portland R-User's Group on "Benchmarking and Technology Forecasting Using DEA in R and Shiny."  You can RSVP or get more details visiting  

July 17, 2013:  We helped organize a Mini-Conference on Benchmarking and Data Envelopment Analysis with Rolf Färe and Dr. Shawna Grosskopf of Oregon State University.  Additional attendees included Portland included Dr. Jisun Kim (BPA), Dr. Scott Leavengood (OSU), [both ETM alumni], Dr. Timothy Anderson, Dong-Joon Lim, Tom Shott, Byung Sung Yoo, Dr. Yao [William] Wei (Zheijiang University).  

July 6, 2013:  It is with great sorrow that the ETA Research Group marks the passing of Dr. Robert D. Dryden.  The second engineering Dean at PSU who oversaw the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences becoming the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and then the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.  He led the move to bring PSU to the Fourth Avenue Building in 1997 where ETM resides to this day.  This was followed up by fundraising for the new Engineering Building.  Over his tenure, he  doubled the numer of students and faculty helping to solidify PSU's role in ensuring that engineering knowledge serve the City!  He retired from the Deanship in 2008 and joined ETM as a faculty member.  He was a good friend and colleague.  We will all miss Dr. Dryden.  

June 6, 2013:  PSU's Engineering and Technology Management Department became the first department to have nine successful PhD defenses in one quarter.  This exceptional wave included:

  • Dr. Muhammad Amer (Adviser Tugrul Daim); “Extending Technology Roadmap through Fuzzy Cognitive Map-based Scenarios: The Case of the Wind Energy Sector of Pakistan” 
  • Dr. Leong Chan (Adviser: Tugrul Daim); “Developing a Strategic Policy Choice Framework for Technological Innovation: Case of Chinese Pharmaceuticals” 
  • Dr. Fatima Albar (Adviser: Antonie Jetter); “An Investigation of Fast and Frugal Heuristics for New Product Project Selection" 
  • Dr. Songphon Munkongsujarit (Adviser: Antonie Jetter); “The impact of Social Capital on Innovation Intermediaries” 
  • Dr. Kenny Phan (Adviser: Dundar Kocaoglu); “Innovation Measurement: A Decision Framework to Determine Innovativeness of a Company” 
  • Dr. Nasir J. Sheikh (Adviser: Dundar Kocaoglu); “Assessment of Solar Photovoltaic Technologies Using Multiple Perspectives and Hierarchical Decision Modeling” 
  • Dr. Pattharaporn Suntharasaj (Adviser: Dundar Kocaoglu); “Policy Model for International Collaboration in Science & Technology” 
  • Dr. Thien Tran (Adviser: Dundar Kocaoglu); “Measurement of the Effectiveness of University Knowledge and Technology Transfer” 
  • Dr. Pattravadee Ploykitikoon (Adviser: Charles Weber); “The Impact of Knowledge Inflows on the Performance of National Laboratories in Technology Latecomer Countries”