SERC Sponsor Research Review 2012

The Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) held the SERC Sponsor Research Review on November 13, 2012, at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  This 4th annual event followed a new format than previous years, consisting of a one-day sponsor review and a technical program in Spring 2013 linked with the Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER). http://www.sercuarc.org/admin/asrr/edit/6

The SSRR focused on a high-level review of key SERC research objectives, outcomes, and transition opportunities, in addition to identifying new sponsor needs and how SERC systems research can solve them. Input and feedback was sought from the SERC sponsor community.  The program consisted of an afternoon session and an evening open house and poster session. Members of the Systems Engineering community attended, including sponsors, collaborators, FFRDCs, industry, and SERC doctoral fellows. In addition, time was allotted in the morning preceding the Open House to hold the SERC Government Executive Advisory Board Meeting.

The annual technical program will be integrated with the existing Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER) series, as the annual opportunity to link SERC collaborators together and to share research findings with the community. Founded in 2002 by Stevens Institute of Technology and the University of Southern California, the lead and principal collaborators for the SERC, CSER has become a leading event for systems engineering research. CSER 2012 took place in St. Louis, Missouri at the Missouri S&T, and CSER 2013 will be hosted by Georgia Tech, both of which are also SERC collaborators. At CSER 2012, SERC universities comprised 38% (26/68) of the accepted papers, 50% (11/22) of the session chairs, 29% (2/7) of the plenary speakers, and 25% (4/16) of the panelists. CSER 2013 is scheduled for March 19-22, 2013, in Atlanta.

This new approach to the annual review serves a multipurpose of connecting with our sponsors and communicating research progress, as well as leveraging the existing conference structure of CSER to bring together leaders in the systems community, as it has successfully done for over 10 years, and strengthening focus and participation through the addition of SERC collaborators and technical content.

To register for CSER 2013 in Atlanta, GA, click here.

 

SSRR Objectives

The Objectives for the SERC Sponsor Research Review were as follows:

  • Share SERC research priorities, progress and impacts.
  • Engage with the sponsor community to learn more about the needs, gaps and opportunities and how SERC systems research can address them.
  • Facilitate collaboration and engagement, through discussion and the SERC Open House and Poster Session.

Program:

A significant amount of presentations were made by open discussion. Click here to review a list of speaker’s biographies. Presentations, where available are listed within the agenda below.

SERC EXECUTIVE ADVISORY BOARD (EAB) MEETING
Location = Copley Formal Lounge

10:00 – 11:30 am By Invitation Only (Government members only)
All EAB attendees will be pre-registered for the afternoon event and receive their badges.

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Click here to view SERC Progress and Direction.

LUNCH (On Your Own)

11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch on your own at Georgetown Faculty Club
(SERC group seating area reserved)
Other lunch options available in University Center (Starbucks, Quizno’s, etc)

SERC SPONSOR RESEARCH REVIEW EVENT PROGRAM – PROGRAM
Location = Copley Formal Lounge

12:00 pm Registration
1:00 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
Ms. Debra Facktor Lepore, SERC Director of Strategic Programs, and Industry Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
1:15 pm View from the SERC Sponsors – Part 1
Ms. Kristen Baldwin, Principal Deputy in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense, and Sponsor of the SERC
1:30 pm State of the SERC
Dr. Dinesh Verma, Executive Director, SERC, and Dean and Professor, School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology
1:45 pm Welcome from Georgetown University
Dr. Spiros Dimolitsas, Senior Vice President for Research & Chief Technology Officer, Georgetown University
1:50 pm Panel Discussion: SERC Research Programs

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Moderator:Dr. Jon Wade, SERC Research Council Member, and Associate Dean of Research and Distinguished Service Professor, School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology

Panelists

  •  Agile System Engineering – Ms. Debra Facktor Lepore, Director, Strategic Programs, and Industry Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology Download Presentation
  •  Systemic Security – Dr. Barry Horowitz, SERC Research Council Member, and Munster Professor of Systems and Information Engineering and Chairman, University of Virginia Download Presentation
  •  Affordability & Value – Dr. Barry Boehm, SERC Research Council Member, and TRW Professor of Software Engineering, University of Southern California Download Presentation
  •   Concept Engineering – Dr. Rob Cloutier, Associate Professor of Systems Engineering, School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology Download Presentation
  •   System of Systems Modeling – Dr. Bill Rouse, SERC Research Council Member, and Alexander Crombie Humphreys Chair in Economics of Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
  •   Experience Acceleration – Dr. Jon Wade, SERC Research Council Member, and Associate Dean of Research and Distinguished Service Professor, School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology
  •   The Evolving Body of Knowledge for Systems Engineering – Dr. Art Pyster, SERC Deputy Director, and Distinguished Research Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology Download Presentation
  •   Systems Engineering and Technical Leadership  – Dr. Mark Ardis, Distinguished Service Professor, School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology Download Presentation
3:00 pm Networking Break
3:30 pm View from the SERC Sponsors – Part 2
Honorable Zachary J. Lemnios, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering for Department of Defense

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4:00 pm Research Gaps and Opportunities: Perspectives from the SE Community
Moderated by: Mr. Scott Lucero, Deputy Director, Strategic Initiatives, ODASD (Systems Engineering)

  • Dr. Thomas Christian, Science, Technology and Engineering Representative, SAF/AQR Science
  • Mr. Dave Cohen, Director, Air Platform Systems Engineering, Naval Air Systems Command
  • Mr. Robert Brose, Science and Technology Transition Manager with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for Acquisition, Technology and Facilities. Download Presentation.
  • Dr. Al Sanders, Chairman, NDIA Manufacturing Division Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Capabilities Committee, Director Technology & Advanced Operations, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Honeywell Aerospace HQ.Download Presentation
4:45 pm Discussion & Synthesis
Ms.Debra Facktor Lepore and Dr. Jon Wade
5:15 pm A Way Ahead for the SERC: Wrap up and Actions
Dr. Art Pyster

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5:30 pm Closing, Invitation to SERC Poster Session and Open House
Ms. Debra Facktor Lepore

WALK TO RIGGS LIBRARY

OPEN HOUSE RECEPTION & POSTER SESSION

SERC Poster Presentations included:

1. RT-19A, Pilot for Scaling Up and Sustaining Effective SE Capstone Practices

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Poster 1

Poster 2

Poster 3

Poster 4

2.    RT-3, Graphic CONOPS (Integrated Concept Engineering Framework)

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3. RT-16, Transforming SE Education

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4. RT-1 Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (BoK) and Graduate Reference Curriculum

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5. RT-34, Expedited Systems Engineering for Rapid Capability and Urgent Needs

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6. RT-46/25, Tradespace and Affordability, and Requirements Definition for Net-Centric Enterprises

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RT-25

RT-46

7. RT-35, Agile Lean

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RT-35 Briefing

RT-35 Brochure

8. RT-36, Assessing the Impact of Development Disruptions and Dependencies in Analysis of Alternative of Systems of Systems SoS

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9. RT-21/24, W&A Research, and Integration of M&S, SW Design, DoDAF

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RT-21

RT-24

10.    RT-19, Research on Building Education & Workforce Capacity in Systems Engineering

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