Konstantinos S. Tsakalis is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University. He received his B.S. Ch.E. degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and his M.S. Ch.E., M.S. E.E. and Ph.D. E.E. degrees from the University of Southern California. His interests are in robust adaptive control, time varying systems, applications of control, identification, and optimization in semiconductor manufacturing problems and, more recently, the application of adaptive systems theory on the prediction and control of epileptic seizures. He is responsible for the control-theoretic and algorithmic component of SEMY's (now part of Brooks PRI) Model Based Temperature Control system, which received five patents and the 1998 best products award from Semiconductor International magazine.
Improving a School's U.S. News and World Report Ranking
Article first published online: 2 JAN 2013
2004 American Society for Engineering Education
Journal of Engineering Education
Volume 93, Issue 3, pages 259–263, July 2004
How to Cite
Tsakalis, K. S. and Palais, J. C. (2004), Improving a School's U.S. News and World Report Ranking. Journal of Engineering Education, 93: 259–263. doi: 10.1002/j.2168-9830.2004.tb00813.x
- Issue published online: 2 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 2 JAN 2013
- school rankings;
- school-evaluation metrics;
- U.S. News and World Report
In this paper we analyze the 2002 U.S. News and World Report rankings of universities offering graduate programs in engineering. We show that a reasonably simple model, whose independent variables are derived from the intuitive causal relationships among the various performance sub-measures, can represent the data. The results can be used to quantify the choice of an efficient policy for improving a school's ranking.