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  Prof. Dr. Steven D. Eppinger Prof. Dr. Steven D. Eppinger is the General Motors Leaders for Global Operations Professor, a Professor of Management Science and Engineering Systems, and the Co-Director of the System Design and Management Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research efforts are applied to improving product design and development practices. Conducted within MIT’s Center for Innovation in Product Development, his work focuses on organizing complex design processes in order to accelerate industrial practices, and has been applied primarily in the automotive, electronics, aerospace, and equipment industries. At MIT Sloan, Eppinger has created an interdisciplinary product development course in which graduate students from engineering, management, and industrial design programs collaborate to develop new products. He also teaches MIT’s executive programs in the area of product development. The author of more than 40 articles in refereed academic journals and conferences, he received the ASME Best Paper Award in Design Theory and Methodology in 1995 and again in 2001. Eppinger lectures regularly for international corporations and in executive education programs, and has consulted for or conducted research with more than 50 firms. He serves on the Research Advisory Council of the Design Management Institute and on the Advisory Board of Directors of the Society of Concurrent Product Development.    
  Prof. Dr. Tyson R. Browning is a full Professor of Operations Management in the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, where he conducts research on managing complex projects and teaches courses on project management, operations management, risk management, and process improvement. He has served as a consultant for several organizations, including BNSF Railway, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Seagate, Southern California Edison, and the U.S. Navy. His internationally recognized research on managing complex projects appears in journals such as California Management Review, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Project Management, Journal of Mechanical Design, Journal of Operations Management, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, MIT Sloan Management Review, Production & Operations Management, Project Management Journal, and Systems Engineering. He is also the co-author of a book on the Design Structure Matrix (DSM).    
  Prof. Dr. Marly Monteiro de Carvalho is an associate professor at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. She is the coordinator of Project Management Lab. ( and the coordinator of QEP-Quality and Product Engineering research group of CNPq (Brazilian Federal Research Agency). She participates in the advisory Committee of the research chair in aeronautical project management at University of Quebec, Canada. She participates on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management (UK), Journal of Modern Project Management, PM World Journal, and PM World Library. She has published 12 books and a number of articles in leading journals as International Journal of Project Management, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Operations & Production Mangement, Journal of Cleaner Production, among others. She was a visiting fellow at Polytechnic of Milan sponsored by FAPESP. She was Technical Director and 2nd Vice-President of the board of ABEPRO- Production Engineering Brazilian Association. She was editor of Production journal and also a researcher at Technological Research Institute of São Paulo State (IPT). She was the vice coordinator of research at the Polytechnic School    
    Rogerio Nakamura is the head of department of Engineering, Methods and Processes (PMO) at Robert BOSCH Ltda in the Gasolyne Systems Division