Prof. Alexander H. Levis
Prof. Alexander H. Levis is University Professor of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering and heads the System Architectures Laboratory in the Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. From 2001 to 2004 he served as the Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon. He was educated at Ripon College where he received the AB degree (1963) in Mathematics and Physics and then at MIT where he received the BS (1963), MS (1965), ME (1967), and Sc.D. (1968) degrees in Mechanical Engineering with control systems as his area of specialization. Dr. Levis is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and past president of the IEEE Control Systems Society; a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He has served on the editorial boards of several professional journals and on national and international panels and committees.
For the last fifteen years, his areas of research have been system architecture design and evaluation, resilient architectures for command and control, and evaluation of cyber exploits on system behaviour.
Professor Dimitri Mavris
Prof. Dimitri Mavris is the Boeing Professor of Advanced Aerospace Systems Analysis at the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the director of its AerospaceSystems Design Laboratory (ASDL). Dimitri Mavris received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Mavris has also co-authored with his students in excess of 450 publications. Dr. Mavris has received numerous awards and fellowships during his tenure at Georgia Tech. He is currently a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a Fellow of the National Institute of Aerospace.
Dr. Kelly Griendling
Dr. Kelly Griendling received her Doctoral degree in 2011, during which she was awarded a Sam Nunn Security Program Fellowship in the 2009-2010 academic year. She has 3.5 years of relevant full-time employment as a Research Engineer at Georgia Tech. Her research expertise is in the area of system of systems engineering, and spans across defense, energy, and civil aviation. She has also performed research in the areas of strategic decision-making and design methodology development.
She is currently the chief of the Advanced Systems Engineering Division of the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL), while continuing to hold the position of the Chief for the System of Systems Engineering Branch.
Dr. Daniel DeLaurentis
Dr. Daniel DeLaurentis is an Associate Professor in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue and will be the primary investigator from Purdue for this effort. Dr. DeLaurentis leads the System-of-Systems Laboratory (SoSL); his primary research interests are in the areas of problem formulation (especially methods of abstraction), modelling and analysis methods for complex systems and systems-of-systems (SoS). Agent-based modelling, network theory, and robust design optimization have been areas of particular research. Sponsored research in these areas has found application in assessing the environmental impact of transportation on the environment, multi-system control, and systems engineering and acquisition management for SoS capabilities. Additional research funded by Purdue’s Discovery Learning Center and the U.S NSF focuses on Innovations in Teaching and Training for Design of Complex Systems, including creation of a “Serious Game” version of the sophomore aerospace engineering design course called Aeroquest. Dr. DeLaurentis’ research results have been widely disseminated in the technical literature including the Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, several Transportation Research journals, Engineering Optimization, and in the IEEE Transactions on System, Man, and Cybernetics-Part B.
Dr. DeLaurentis is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), served as Chairman of the AIAA’s Air Transportation Systems (ATS) Technical Committee from 2008-2010, and is Associated Editor for the IEEE Systems Journal. Together with Professor Henshaw at Loughborough, Dr. DeLaurentis is Co-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on System of Systems
Dr. Inseok Hwang
Dr. Inseok Hwang is an Associate Professor in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University. He earned his Ph.D. degree, specialized in the area of multiple-vehicle control and its application to air traffic control using hybrid systems approach, at Stanford University. His research includes modelling, information inference, cyber security analysis and high assurance control of complex cyber-physical systems (CPSs) with applications to intelligent embedded systems (e.g., aircraft), Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) and air traffic control (ATC). He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems and Asian Journal of Control, and a conference editorial board member of IEEE Control Systems Society.
Professor Mo M. Jamshidi
Prof. Mo M. Jamshidi (Fellow IEEE, Fellow ASME, A. Fellow-AIAA, Fellow AAAS, Fellow TWAS, Fellow NYAS, Member HAE, Member, Russian Academy of NL Systems) received BS in EE, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA in June 1967, the MS and Ph.D. degrees in EE from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL, USA in June 1969 and February 1971, respectively. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from University of Waterloo, Canada, 2004 and Technical University of Crete, Greece, 2004 and Odlar Yourdu University, Baku, Azerbaijan, 1999. Currently, he is the Lutcher Brown Endowed Distinguished Chaired Professor at the University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, USA. He has been an adviser to NASA (including 1st MARS Mission), USAF Research Laboratory, USDOE and EC/EU (Brussels). He has advised over 70 MS and nearly 55 PhD students. He has over 760 technical publications including 68 books (11 text books), research volumes, and edited volumes in English and a few foreign languages. He is the Founding Editor or co-founding editor or Editor-in-Chief of 5 journals including IEEE Control Systems Magazine and the IEEE Systems Journal. He is an Honorary or Visiting Professor at Deakin University (Australia), Birmingham University (UK), Obuda University (Hungary), Loughbrough University (UK) and at three Chinese Universities (East Normal, Nanjing Aeronautical and Xi’an, China). He has received numerous honors and awards, including IEEE Centennial Medal, IEEE Millennium Awards, IEEE-USA Career Award in Systems Engineering, and the IEEE’s Norbert Weiner Research Achievement Award, IEEE-USA Systems Engineering Career Award, among others. He is a member of the University of the Texas System Chancellor’s Council since 2011. He is currently involved in research on system of systems engineering, cyber-physical systems, with emphasis on cloud computing, robotics, UAVs, biological and sustainable energy systems, including smart grids and big data analytic.
Professor Art Pyster
Art Pyster is a Distinguished Research Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology and Deputy Executive Director of the Systems Engineering Research Center. Previously he served in a number of senior technical and executive roles including Deputy Chief Information Officer for the U.S. and Federal Aviation Administration and Senior Vice President and Director of Systems Engineering and Integration at SAIC.