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Systems Thinking Workshop / 7th Annual SERC Doctoral Students Forum
November 18 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Systems Thinking Workshop
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
- SERC Doctoral Students Forum
12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Washington, DC 20009
The SERC Doctoral Students Forum (SDSF) took place on day one of the two-day SERC Research Review, which provided an opportunity for doctoral students conducting highly relevant, systems engineering-related research at a SERC collaborating university to present their research in an open forum. This half-day session 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, which also provides our sponsors a view into research taking place throughout the SERC consortium.
To be considered to present at the SERC Doctoral Students Forum, a faculty member from one of the SERC Collaborating Universities nominated a doctoral student at the end of August 2019. The Best Student Presentation is awarded on the basis of potential impact, advancement to systems engineering, originality, technical content, and clarity of presentation at the conclusion of the Forum and announced at the SERC Sponsor Research Review the following day. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Tyler Cody from the University of Virginia. Mr. Cody will receive a trophy and a monetary grant.
Events are free to SERC Collaborators and Government participants; non-SERC Universities, FFRDCs, National Laboratories and Industry attendees are charged a nominal fee. A networking reception, open to all, with heavy hors d’oeuvres will follow the event at 6PM.
For more event information, please contact Ms. Monica Brito.
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SystemiTool is a systems thinking method and tool for mapping complex systems using “Systemigrams.” This Systems Thinking Workshop introduced the newly updated SystemiTool, as well as a look back over the past 30 years at systems thinking and Systemigrams.
Opening Remarks: Dr. Jon Wade – SERC Chief Technology Officer
Workshop Lead: Dr. Brian Sauser – Professor, University of North Texas
|12:15 – 12:50 PM||Registration, Check-in, and Networking Time|
|12:50 – 1:00 PM||Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Dinesh Verma, Executive Director, SERC
|1:00 – 1:10 PM||Opening Remarks from the SERC Executive Sponsor
D. Scott Lucero, SERC Program Manager, Acting Director, Engineering Policy and Systems, OUSD (R&E)
|SERC DOCTORAL FELLOW & STUDENT PRESENTATIONS | ACADEMY HALL|
|1:15 – 1:45 PM||Modeling of Case Studies for What-if-Exploration with Different Assumptions
Marilee J. Wheaton, Aerospace SERC Doctoral Fellow, University of Southern California
|1:45 – 2:10 PM||Reducing Design Rework using Set-Based Design Framework in a Model Centric environment during the Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR) Phase of the Department of Defense (DOD) Acquisition Life Cycle
Shawn Dullen, CCDC-AC, SERC Doctoral Fellow, Stevens Institute of Technology
|2:10 – 2:35 PM||Building the Case for Secure MOSA Using Systems Thinking Methodologies
Giselle Bonilla-Ortiz, Raytheon SERC Doctoral Fellow
|2:35 – 3:00 PM||A Systems Theoretic Approach to the Design of Systems with Learning Algorithms
Tyler Cody, Doctoral Student, University of Virginia
|3:00 – 3:40 PM||BREAK|
|3:40 – 4:05 PM||Identifying Collaboration and Communication Needs for Complex Systems Design using Digital Engineering
Stephanie Chiesi, Raytheon SERC Doctoral Fellow
|4:05 – 4:30 PM||The Impact of Software Security Practices on Development Effort
Elaine Venson, Doctoral Student, University of Southern California
|4:30 – 4:55 PM||Reliability Engineering of Autonomous Systems incorporating Machine Learning
Christian Ellis, Doctoral Student, University of Massachusetts Amherst
|4:55 – 5:20 PM||Efficient Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization at the Mission Level
Brian Chell, Doctoral Student, Stevens Institute of Technology
|*||[Due to illness, Major Russell Shirey was unable to attend/present his submitted presentation.]
Characterizing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) networks and Implications for sensor end-to-end applications
Major Russell Shirey, AFRL SERC Doctoral Fellow, Purdue University
|5:20 – 5:30 PM||BREAK|
|5:30 – 6:00 PM||SDSF KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Dr. Wouter Leibbrandt, Science and Operations Director of ESIDownload Presentation
|6:00 – 7:30 PM||PI 101 | EVENING RECEPTION|
Dr. Wouter Leibbrandt
Science and Operations Director of Embedded Systems Innovation by TNO (Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek / Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research)
Wouter Leibbrandt is Science and Operations Director of Embedded Systems Innovation (ESI), an industry and academia sponsored research center hosted by TNO. ESI focusses on the development of novel methodologies, often model-based, for design and engineering of increasingly complex high-tech (embedded) systems. It does so in strong partnership and close collaboration with leading high-tech companies such as ASML, Philips, Thales, NXP, Océ, Thermo-Fisher and Nexperia as well as with leading academic groups in the Netherlands and across Europe. Themes are: digital twin, big data in high-tech systems, impact of AI and systems of systems.
Until early 2016 Wouter was with NXP Semiconductors for 10 years, where he managed the Advanced Applications Lab, investigating new application concepts around future advanced silicon products, driving secure connections for a smarter world. Before joining NXP, he was with Philips Research labs for 14 years, managing a variety of projects and departments. From 2004 to 2006 he lived and worked in China, at the Philips Research labs in Shanghai.
He serves in advisory roles to several academic departments and curricula and is on the steering board of the European ARTEMIS Industry Association. Wouter holds a PhD in physics from Utrecht University.