Faculty & Staff Directory

Tyson Browning

Professor of Operations Management
Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Department


  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • SM, SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS, Abilene Christian University

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Project management, Program management
  • Product development and systems engineering processes
  • Process modeling, analysis, and improvement, including Lean and Six Sigma
  • Design structure matrix (DSM)
  • Risk management
  • Operations management

Selected Publications

  • “Is a College Education Still Enough? The IT-Labor Relationship with Education Level, Task Routineness, and Artificial Intelligence,” Information Systems Research, forthcoming, 2023, with Dawei (David) Zhang, Gang Peng, and Yuliang (Oliver) Yao.
  • “Planning, Tracking, and Reducing a Complex Project’s Value at Risk,” Project Management Journal, 50(1): 71-85, 2019.
  • “Building Models of Product Development Processes: An Integrative Approach to Managing Organizational Knowledge,” Systems Engineering, 21(1): 70-87, 2018.
  • “A Conceptual Framework for Tackling Knowable Unknown Unknowns in Project Management,” Journal of Operations Management, 32(4): 190-204, with Ranga V. Ramasesh.
  • “Linking Cyclicality and Product Quality,” Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 15(3): 473-491, 2013, with Manuel Sosa and Jürgen Mihm.


  • Design Structure Matrix Methods and Applications, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012, with Steven D. Eppinger. Japanese edition (2014).

Honors and Awards

  • Rob Rhodes Professor of the Year, 2021 (“The Neeley School’s highest internal recognition for sustained, high-quality institutional accomplishments in research, teaching, and service”)
  • Neeley School of Business 2013 Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar, 2013, 2023
  • MBA Core Teaching Award, 2007
  • MBA Elective Teaching Award, 2015
  • Neeley School Graduate Teaching Award, 2020
  • Voted a “Favorite Professor” by the graduating MBA classes, since 2013

Other Highlights

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Operations Management, 2018-2023
  • 46 peer-reviewed publications in high-quality journals and 75+ other conference papers, book chapters, editorials, etc.
  • Over 10,000 citations on Google Scholar
  • Primary investigator on $300k grant funded by the Office of Naval Research
  • Delivered over 200 academic and industry presentations and workshops in 17 countries
  • Expert witness in legal proceedings