Javier Calvo-Amodio

Javier Calvo-Amodio

Javier Calvo-Amodio

Associate Professor
Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

School of Mech. Industrial & Man. Engr.
410 Rogers Hall Corvallis
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

Ph.D., Systems and Engineering Management, Texas Tech University, 2012
MSc, Business Management, University of Hull, United Kingdom, 2002
BS, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Toluca, México, 2000

Javier Calvo-Amodio is an associate professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University, where he directs the Change and Reliable Systems Engineering and Management Research Group (CaRSEM). He received his Ph.D. in Systems and Engineering Management from Texas Tech University, his MS in Business Management from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, and his B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. 

Dr. Javier Calvo-Amodio's research focus is on developing fundamental understanding of how to integrate systems science into industrial and systems engineering research and practice to enable better engineering of continuous process improvement organizational cultures. His research group, Change and Reliable Systems Engineering and Management (CaRSEM), works with Oregon’s industry, state agencies, the National Science Foundation, and other professional societies to determine systemic principles that guide the design, assimilation, and management of the systems engineering process, as well as continuous process improvement approaches such as Lean and Six Sigma.

He has been at OSU since 2012.

  • Oregon State University, Assistant Professor, 2012-2018
  • Texas Tech University, Graduate Instructor, 2008-2012
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey, Morelia, México, Institutional
  • Effectiveness Director, 2005-2007
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey, Toluca, México, Industrial and Systems
  • Engineering Program Director, 2004-2005
  • Bachoco, Corporate Quality Assurance Chief, SA de CV, 2003

Selected Publications

  • Calvo-Amodio, J., & Rousseau, D. (2019, January). The Human Activity System: Emergence from Purpose, Boundaries, Relationships, and Context. In Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research, Washington DC, 3-4 April.
  • Rousseau, D., & Calvo‐Amodio, J. (2019). Systems Principles, Systems Science, and the Future of Systems Engineering. INSIGHT, 22(1), 13-15.
  • Calvo‐Amodio J., (2019). Using principles as activity drivers in human activity systems. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. pp. 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2625
  • Rousseau D, Billingham J, Calvo‐Amodio J., (2019). Systemic virtues as a foundation for a general theory of design elegance. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. pp 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2627
  • Kittelman, S., Calvo‐Amodio, J., & Martínez León, H. C. (2018). A systems analysis of communication: defining the nature of and principles for communication within human activity systems. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 35(5), 520-537.
  • Tong, A., Calvo, J., & Haapala, K. R. (2018). Integration of Sustainability Indicators and the Viable System Model Towards a Systemic Sustainability Assessment Methodology. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2553
  • Rousseau, D., Billingham, J., & Calvo-Amodio, J. (2018). Systemic Semantics: A Systems Approach to Building Ontologies and Concept Maps. Systems, 6(3), 32.
  • Martínez-Leon. H. C., & Calvo-Amodio, J. (2016). Towards lean for sustainability: Understanding the interrelationships between lean and sustainability from a systems thinking perspective. Journal of Cleaner Production. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.11.132

Human Systems Engineering
Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Engineering management journal reviewer
2013 track chair ASEM
2013 IAC, session chair ISERC

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