Steven is Professor of Management Science and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he holds the General Motors Leaders for Global Operations Chair. He teaches interdisciplinary courses online and on campus at both the Master's and executive levels in product design and innovation, engineering project management, and product management. Notably, he has created an interdisciplinary product development course in which graduate students from engineering, management, and industrial design programs collaborate to develop new products. He is coauthor of the textbook Product Design and Development, used by hundreds of universities. His research is applied to improving complex technical project management. Recent work has focused on application of agile software development methods to a range of other industries. Prior research is the basis of the book titled Design Structure Matrix Methods and Applications. He is one of the most widely cited scholars in the engineering design and technical management disciplines. Eppinger has served as Deputy Dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management and has chaired many of MIT's interdisciplinary masters degree programs (System Design and Management, Integrated Design and Management, Leaders for Global Operations, and Leaders for Manufacturing). He received SB, SM, and ScD degrees from MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering before joining the MIT faculty in 1988. He has received many awards and honors including MIT's Graduate Student Council Teaching Award, the MIT Sloan School's Award for Innovation and Excellence in Management Education, ASME Best Paper Award in Design Theory and Methodology, INFORMS Technology, Innovation Management, and Entrepreneurship Distinguished Speaker Award, and PICMET Medal of Excellence Award.

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