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ESD Summer Newsletter 2017

  June 16th, 2017

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We are excited to launch the new ESD core curriculum in September 2017 for all new students entering the ESD pillar! [...]

Vishal Ahuja (Southern Methodist University) – Approximation Methods for Markov Decision Processes With Application to Clinical Trial Design

  March 27th, 2017

Multi-armed bandit (MAB) problems, typically modeled as Markov decision processes (MDPs), exemplify the exploration vs. exploitation tradeoff. An area that has motivated theoretical research in MABs is clinical trials, where the application of MAB designs has the potential to improve patient outcomes and reduce drug development costs. [...]

Engineering Systems and Design deals broadly with large-scale systems and the design, the planning and the management of these systems.

Peter Jackson, Head of ESD Pillar

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PhD Programme

The ESD PhD program aims to produce the next generation of leading engineering systems researchers and thinkers. [...]

Undergraduate Programme

The ESD undergraduate curriculum is concerned with the design, analysis, and management of large scale complex engineering systems such as supply chains, financial services, health care delivery systems, transportation systems, security and defense systems, energy production and distribution systems. [...]

About ESD

Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) is one of four academic pillars at SUTD. [...]

Focus Tracks

The ESD undergraduate program has been designed with flexibility in mind, so that students can customize their courses to suit their interests and future careers. [...]

For Industry Partners

In ESD, we engage actively with industry to ensure the relevance of our programmes, and contribute to industry needs, such as providing expertise and building the talent pool. [...]


Our ESD graduates are equipped with core skills in probability, optimisation, statistics, modelling, analytics and economics. [...]