Christoph Herrmann (left) and Libin Huang (right).
Christoph Herrmann (left) and Libin Huang (right) at the Research Expo.

The capstone project titled “Human-Machine Teaming in AI-Driven Supply Chains,” conducted by Libin Huang and Christoph Herrmann and supervised by Dr. Maria Jesus Saenz was selected for Honorable Mention among MIT SCM MASc’20 students’ research projects. The honorable mention designation is awarded to students whose work is considered to be exemplary.

In this project, they developed and validated a practical Human-AI teaming framework that can serve as a guideline for supply chain professionals in AI project implementations and assessments.

Summary: Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) increasingly performs cognitive tasks and has evolved into the role of a human’s teammate. However, algorithms are not designed to facilitate a teaming process. This Capstone project explores effective human-machine teaming (“HMT”) capabilities that enable successful AI implementations. The developed and empirically validated HMT framework (based on 22 case studies) provides guidelines to supply chain professionals for AI project implementations and assessments. Read the full Executive Summary.

Congratulations to Libin and Christoph for their impressive success!