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6th Annual SERC Doctoral Students Forum
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Washington, DC 20009
The SERC Doctoral Students Forum (SDSF) provides an opportunity for doctoral students conducting highly relevant, systems engineering-related research at any of the SERC collaborating universities to present their research in an open forum. This half-day event drives high impact by exposing the attendees to research that they may not have otherwise encountered. Students can present regardless of whether or not the research was conducted through a SERC initiative.
To have been considered to present at the SERC Doctoral Students Forum, as well as for the Best Student Paper Award, a faculty member from one of the SERC Collaborating Universities nominated a doctoral student via the SERC Doctoral Student Presentation Nomination Form by Friday, August 24, 2018. Completed forms were submitted to Tom McDermott, SERC Deputy Director. The Best Student Paper is awarded on the basis of potential impact, advancement to systems engineering, originality, technical content, and clarity of presentation. The winner was selected at the conclusion of the Forum and announced at the SERC Sponsor Research Review the following day. The winner will receive a trophy and grant in the amount $1,500. Congratulations to 2018 SERC Doctoral Student Forum – Best Student Paper recipient, Jorge Buenfil, from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Events are free to Academia and Government participants; Industry attendees are charged a nominal fee. A networking reception, open to all, with heavy hors d’oeuvres followed the event.
For more event information, please contact Ms. Monica Brito.
|12:15p–12:50p||Registration, Check-in, and Networking Time|
|12:50p–1:00p||Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Dinesh Verma, Executive Director, SERC
|1:00p–1:10p||Opening Remarks from the SERC Executive Sponsor
Mr. Scott Lucero, SERC Program Manager, Office of the Deputy Director of Research and Engineering for Advanced Capabilities, Mission Engineering and Integration
|SERC Doctoral Fellow Presentations|
|1:15p-1:40p||Bridging the Gap Between Security and Modularity
Giselle Bonilla-Ortiz, Raytheon SERC Doctoral Fellow >
|1:40p–2:05p||Inference Engine Applied to School Security for Robot-Man Teaming
Jorge Buenfil, ARDEC-Picatinny Arsenal SERC Doctoral Fellow >
|2:05p–2:30p||Modeling Spacecraft Design Activities as Rugged Fitness Landscapes
Stephanie Chiesi, Raytheon SERC Doctoral Fellow >
|3:25p–3:50p||Mathematical Evaluation of Conceptual Design Methods
Morgan Nicholson, Doctoral Student, University of Alabama-Huntsville >
|3:50p–4:15p||A Hybrid Simulation Model for Open Software Development Processes
Razieh Saremi, Doctoral Student, Stevens Institute of Technology >
|4:15p–4:40p||COSYSMO 3.0: An Extended, Unified Cost Estimating Model for Systems Engineering.
Jim Alstad, Doctoral Student, University of Southern California >
|4:40p–5:05p||Software Quality Understanding by Analysis of Abundant Data (SQUAAD)
Pooyan Behnamghader, Doctoral Student, University of Southern California >
|SDSF Keynote Talk|
|5:15p–6:00p||Dr. Wouter Leibbrandt, Science and Operations Director, Embedded Systems Institute at
TNO – the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||SERC Networking Reception for all attendees|
Deep Learning Based Security for Automated Contraband Detection with Human in the Loop
Jorge Buenfil, SERC Doctoral Fellow, Ph.D. candidate, U.S. Army ARDEC / Stevens Institute of Technology
Modeling Spacecraft Design Activities as Rugged Fitness Landscapes
Stephanie Chiesi, SERC Doctoral Fellow, Ph.D. candidate, Raytheon / Stevens Institute of Technology
Mathematical Evaluation of Conceptual Design Methods
J. Morgan Nicholson, Ph.D. candidate, University of Alabama-Huntsville
An Extended, Unified Cost Estimating Model for Systems Engineering
James P. Alstad, Ph.D. candidate, University of Southern California
A Scalable and Efficient Approach for Compiling Commit History
Pooyan Behnamghader, Ph.D. candidate, University of Southern California