Faculty Advisor

Ciaraldi, Michael J.


The Washburn Lab Management System was deployed in January of 2019 to collect more information about the usage of the manufacturing laboratories at WPI. This project’s primary objective was to build tools to understand the data generated by the system and to provide an interface for the manipulation of stored information. In pursuit of these goals, we conducted an analysis of multiple business intelligence (BI) tools, created example reports in the selected BI tools for use by the facility staff, and developed an administration interface designed for day-to-day information manipulation. The tools developed by this project have been successfully deployed and utilized to make data-driven policy decisions that have an influence on the operations of the manufacturing laboratories at WPI.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project