15.795 Seminar in Operations Management

Fall 2002

Printed roadmap.
A roadmap. (Photo courtesy of openphoto.net)

Course Highlights

bibliography of books that address various aspects of operations management and a list of student project topics are available.

Course Description

This seminar will explore the purposes and development of Technology Roadmaps for systematically mapping out possible development paths for various technological domains and the industries that build on them. Data of importance for such roadmaps include rates of innovation, key bottlenecks, physical limitations, improvement trendlines, corporate intent, and value chain and industry evolutionary paths. The course will build on ongoing work on the MIT Communications Technology Roadmap project, but will explore other domains selected from Nanotechnology, Bio-informatics, Geno/Proteino/Celleomics, Neurotechnology, Imaging & Diagnostics, etc. Thesis and Special Project opportunities will be offered.
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Prof. Charles Fine

Course Meeting Times

Lectures / Labs:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session