Institution: Stevens Institute of Technology
Advisor: Paul Grogan
Dissertation Area: Communication and Collaboration in Complex System Engagement
Graduation Year: 2022
Bio: Stephanie Chiesi earned a B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, a B.S. in Biology, and an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During that time, she worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. While in graduate school, she worked as a research assistant in the Complex Systems Research Laboratory where her research focused on design visualization translation into intent specifications and utilizing system modeling tools for early design phase execution of system level requirements.
Ms. Chiesi has worked as a systems engineer at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory and at Paragon Space Development Corporation. Ms. Chiesi worked at Raytheon Missiles and Defense (RMD) as a senior principal systems engineer. In 2017 she became the first RMD Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) Doctoral Fellow, beginning her doctoral studies at Stevens Institute of Technology in the School of Systems and Enterprises that Fall. Ms. Chiesi is also an inventor with 5 awarded patents through her work at Paragon and RMD. In 2020, Ms. Chiesi joined Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as a chief systems engineer working with the strategy focused team for digital engineering solutions.
In addition to her work, Ms. Chiesi is also an active member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). She achieved the Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) certification through INCOSE in April of 2014. Ms. Chiesi also completed the INCOSE Technical Leadership Institute in the first (inaugural) cohort 2015-2017. She is a participant in several of INCOSE’s working groups including challenge teams within the MBSE initiative and the Empowering Women Leaders in Systems Engineering (EWLSE).