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Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Systems and Information Engineering
Office location and address
Olsson 114b
151 Engineer's Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
BSE, Duke University, 1995​
​MSME, Georgia Tech, 1997
Ph.D., ​Georgia Tech, 2000
Biography

Reid Bailey joined the University of Virginia faculty in 2006, after he had held faculty posts at the University of Dayton and the University of Arizona, where he was the Lockheed Martin Assistant Professor of Engineering Design. With a focus on integrating real world engineering work into classes, Reid:

  • led the development of and currently co-directs the TECHNOLOGY LEADERS PROGRAM, an interdisciplinary undergraduate engineering design program at the University of Virginia, including co-creating the Rice 120 Lacy Engineering Design Studio, a maker-type space at UVa.
  • created and currently leads two study abroad programs at the University of Virginia; UVA IN ARGENTINA which focuses on projects with wineries in Mendoza, Argentina and UVA in Sweden which focuses on environmental sustainability projects with clients near Lund, Sweden
  • coordinated and taught capstone programs at all three schools, personally mentoring dozens of industry-supported capstone teams
  • continually integrates real world projects with actual clients into first-year engineering design courses including teaching a section of ENGR 1620 at UVa and leading the first-year engineering design course at Arizona (roughly 800 students per year)
  • leads student-focused engineering design conferences including chairing the IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium at UVa from 2007-2016 and co-founding Engineering Design Day at Arizona, the largest annual display of student work in the College of Engineering
  • co-authored a design-centered textbook written specifically for first-year engineering students, Becoming a Technical Professional
  • authored numerous publications on engineering design education and industrial ecology.
EN-SE Enriching Education Through Dynamic Simulation & Technology
Source: Challenger Center for Space Science Education
January 01, 2014 – December 31, 2017
EN-SE Spatially Aware, Automated, Quadcopter for Simultaneous Location and Mapping
Source: The Mitre Corporation
September 01, 2013 – May 31, 2014
EN-SE Collaborative Research: Technology Leaders: A Program to Prepare Students for Designing Multiscale Agile Systems
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Ed. & Human Resources
September 15, 2008 – August 31, 2013
Virtual Target Packet
Source: The Mitre Corporation
August 25, 2012 – May 31, 2013
Spatially Aware, Automated, Quadcopter for Simultaneous Location and Mapping
Source: The Mitre Corporation
August 25, 2012 – May 31, 2013
ENGR 1410: Synthesis Design I
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: first-year Rodman scholar status.
ENGR 1620: Introduction to Engineering
Credits: 3
ENGR 1620 is a cornerstone course for first year engineering students. They are introduced to the philosophy and practice of engineering through hands-on experience in developing solutions for various open-ended, realistic challenges while considering the various contexts in which these challenges occur. Students will also learn about the majors SEAS offers and receive advisement about careers, plans of study, and major declaration. Prerequisite: First year enrollment in SEAS; exceptions are by instructor permission.
ENGR 1624: Introduction to Engineering
Credits: 4
Cornerstone course for first-year SEAS undergraduates, introducing them to engineering practice and design philosophy, via exposure to open-ended, realistic , hands-on challenges. Students engage in both individual and team work, and consider the contexts in which engineering challenges arise. SEAS majors and potential career paths are also introduced. Students who have taken ENGR 1620 or 1621 or both, can't enroll in ENGR 1624.
SYS 2001: Systems Engineering Concepts
Credits: 3
Three major dimensions of systems engineering will be covered, and their efficacy demonstrated through case studies: (1) The history, philosophy, art, and science upon which systems engineering is grounded; including guiding principles and steps in the 'systems engineering approach' to problem solving; (2) The basic tools of systems engineering analysis, including; goal definition and system representation, requirements analysis, system assessment and evaluation, mathematical modeling, and decision analysis; and (3) system and project planning and management.
SYS 2054: Systems Case Studies
Credits: 3
Focuses on the application of systems engineering methodology to an actual, open-ended situation faced by a client. Areas of emphasis will include the identification of system goals, the formulation of requirements and performance measures, the creation and evaluation of alternative solutions, and the presentation of results to clients. When offered abroad, this course also focuses on cutlural differences in engineering and business.
SYS 2055: Technology Leaders Colloquium
Credits: 1
Students learn about systems integration, technical leadership, innovation, professional development, interdisciplinary teamwork, and the engineering field through a variety of experiences including industry speakers, field trips, student presentations, in-class activities, and projects.
SYS 2056: Technology Leaders Internship Colloquium
Credits: 1
Students learn about systems integration, technical leadership, innovation, professional development, interdisciplinary teamwork, and the engineering field through a variety of experiences including industry speakers, field trips, student presentations, in-class activities, and projects. As distinguished from SYS 2055, students must also complete assignments relating their summer internship work to their field of study.
SYS 3034: System Evaluation
Credits: 3
Focuses on the evaluation of candidate system designs and design performance measures. Includes identification of system goals; requirements and performance measures; design of experiments for performance evaluation; techniques of decision analysis for trade-studies (ranking of alternatives); presentation of system evaluation and analysis results. Illustrates the concepts and processes of systems evaluations using case studies. Prerequisite: APMA 3120, SYS 2001, 3021, and major in systems engineering.
SYS 3048: Integrated Systems Design
Credits: 3
In this project-based course, students synthesize domain-specific knowledge from several engineering disciplines to produce integrated systems. Problems are approached utilizing both a top-down integration approach and a bottom-up component approach, and substantial focus is put on the interactions and interfaces between system components. Students get hands-on experience with prototyping, design evaluation, and iterative design. Prerequisite: SYS 2001, SYS 2048 and MAE 4710.
SYS 3054: Systems Case Studies
Credits: 3
Focuses on the application of systems engineering methodology to an actual, open-ended situation faced by a client. Areas of emphasis will include the identification of system goals, the formulation of requirements and performance measures, the creation and evaluation of alternative solutions, and the presentation of results to clients. When offered abroad, this course also focuses on cultural differences in engineering and business. Prerequisites: SYS 2001, APMA 3100, APMA 3110, APMA 3120, or instructor permission.
SYS 3055: Systems Engineering Design Colloquium I
Credits: 1
Students learn about the practice of systems engineering directly from practicing systems engineers. A variety of topics are covered by invited speakers from industry, government, and the academy (many of whom are alumni of our undergraduate program). Discussions include engineering design projects, alternative career paths, graduate studies, professional development and advancement strategies, and more immediate options and opportunities for summer internships and capstone projects. Prerequisite: Third-year standing in systems engineering.
SYS 3501: Special Topics in Systems and Information Engineering
Credits: 1–4
A third-year level undergraduate course focused on a topic not normally covered in the course offerings. The topic usually reflects new developments in the systems and information engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
ZFOR 3503: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
ENGR 3580: Rodman Scholars Seminar
Credits: 1
Special Topics Restricted to Rodman Scholars. Prerequisites: Rodman Scholar Status.
SYS 4053: Systems Design I
Credits: 3
A design project extending throughout the fall semester. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience. Prerequisite: SYS 3021, 3060, and fourth-year standing in the Systems Engineering major.
SYS 4054: Systems Design II
Credits: 3
A design project extending throughout the spring semester. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience. Prerequisite: SYS 4053.
SYS 4055: Systems Engineering Design Colloquium II
Credits: 1
This is a colloquium that allows fourth-year students to learn about engineering design, innovation, teamwork, technical communication, and project management in the context of their two-semester systems capstone design project. With respect to their capstone project, students define and scope their project, structure an interim report about the project, and give an oral presentation to the class. In addition, students study methods of effective time management and prepare presentations of their 5-year career plans. Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in systems engineering.
SYS 4995: Supervised Projects in Systems Engineering
Credits: 1–6
Independent study or project research under the guidance of a faculty member. Offered as required. Prerequisite: As specified for each offering.
SYS 5581: Selected Topics in Systems Engineering
Credits: 3
Detailed study of a selected topic, determined by the current interest of faculty and students. Offered as required.
SYS 6097: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students.
SYS 6993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member.
SYS 8999: Non-Topical Research, Masters
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary.
SYS 9997: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
SYS 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, (elected by students) Systems and Information Engineering 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2017

University of Virginia Excellence in Education Abroad Award 2014

Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium Best Paper 2007, 2015, 2017

ASEE Annual Conference, Systems Engineering Division Best Paper 2012

Hartfield-Jefferson Teaching Award 2011