Presenter Biographies

 

Alexband

Elliot Alexband

Associate Dean for Research Development
Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Southern California

Elliot Axelband was awarded a BEE from the Cooper Union in 1958, an MSEE from USC in 1960, and a Ph.D. in Engineering from UCLA in 1966. He joined the Hughes Electronics Company in 1958 and while there was responsible for major program and product line divisions, retiring as a vice president and general manager in 1993. In 1994 he joined the USC School of Engineering where he served as the Associate Dean for Research and Development, Director of the Graduate Program in Systems Architecting and Engineering, and a Research Professor of Electrical Engineering. He also began his consulting practice at the RAND Corporation at that time, as well participating on several company boards as a Director.  He retired from USC in 2003, and became a RAND Senior Engineer. Dr. Axelband is an INCOSE and IEEE Fellow, a Director of Legacy Engineering, and has recently served on several government assignments assessing the quality of programs and acquisition practice.

 

Wanda Austin

Wanda Austin

Senior Vice President
National Systems Group
Aerospace Corporation

Dr. Wanda M. Austin is senior vice president of the National Systems Group based in Chantilly, Virginia. She assumed this position on April 1, 2004. The National Systems Group supports the national security space and intelligence community in the acquisition, launch and orbital operation of advanced technology space systems and their ground data stations. Austin was senior vice president, Special Studies, from January 1 to April 1, 2004. She was senior vice president, Engineering and Technology Group, from June 2001 to December 2003, directing a staff of 1,000 engineers and scientists working in a wide range of space-related disciplines. Before that she was general manager of the Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Division, where she was responsible for systems engineering support to the Air Force in the architecture, acquisition, development, and orbital operation of advanced satellite communications systems and programs. She was general manager of the Electronic Systems Division before her assignment to the MILSATCOM organization. Before joining Aerospace, Dr. Austin was a member of the technical staff at Rockwell International. She is internationally recognized for her work in satellite and payload system acquisition, systems engineering and system simulation.

Educational Background
Dr. Austin earned a B.A. in mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College, M.S. degrees in systems engineering and mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Ph.D. in systems engineering from the University of Southern California.

Affiliations
Dr. Austin is a former member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. She also is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a member of the board of trustees of the International Academy of Astronautics, member of the board of Women In Aerospace (WIA), and a senior member of the Society of Women Engineers.

Awards
Dr. Austin has received numerous awards and citations. Among them are the Air Force Scroll of Achievement, the National Reconnaissance Office Gold Medal, the U.S. Scientific Advisory Board’s Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, the Air Force Space and Missile System Center’s Martin Luther King Spirit of the Dream Award, the Society of Women Engineers Upward Mobility Award, and the Women in Aerospace Outstanding Achievement Award.

The Aerospace Corporation, based in El Segundo, California, is an independent, nonprofit company that provides objective technical analyses and assessments for national security space programs and selected civil and commercial space programs in the national interest.

 

Barry Boehm

Barry Boehm

Director Center for Systems and Software Engineering,
TRW Professor of Software Engineering
University of Southern California
Related Publications

Barry Boehm received his B.A. degree from Harvard in 1957, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA in 1961 and 1964, all in Mathematics. He also received an honorary Sc.D. in Computer Science from the U. of Massachusetts in 2000.

Between 1989 and 1992, he served within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as Director of the DARPA Information Science and Technology Office, and as Director of the DDR&E Software and Computer Technology Office. He worked at TRW from 1973 to 1989, culminating as Chief Scientist of the Defense Systems Group, and at the Rand Corporation from 1959 to 1973, culminating as Head of the Information Sciences Department. He was a Programmer-Analyst at General Dynamics between 1955 and 1959.

His current research interests focus on value-based software engineering, including a method for integrating a software system's process models, product models, property models, and success models called Model-Based (System) Architecting and Software Engineering (MBASE).  His contributions to the field include the Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO®), the Spiral Model of the software process, the Theory W (win-win) approach to software management and requirements determination, the foundations for the areas of software risk management and software quality factor analysis, and two advanced software engineering environments: the TRW Software Productivity System and Quantum Leap Environment.

He has served on the boards of several scientific journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Computer, IEEE Software, ACM Computing Reviews, Automated Software Engineering, Software Process, and Information and Software Technology. He has served as Chair of the AIAA Technical Committee on Computer Systems, Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Software Engineering, and as a member of the Governing Board of the IEEE Computer Society. He has also served as Chair of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board's Information Technology Panel, Chair of the NASA Research and Technology Advisory Committee for Guidance, Control, and Information Processing, and Chair of the Board of Visitors for the CMU Software Engineering Institute.

His honors and awards include Guest Lecturer of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1970), the AIAA Information Systems Award (1979), the J.D. Warnier Prize for Excellence in Information Sciences (1984), the ISPA Freiman Award for Parametric Analysis (1988), the NSIA Grace Murray Hopper Award (1989), the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence (1992), the ASQC Lifetime Achievement Award (1994), the ACM Distinguished Research Award in Software Engineering (1997), and the IEEE Harlan D. Mills Award (2000). He is a Fellow of the primary professional societies in computing (ACM), aerospace (AIAA), electronics (IEEE), and systems engineering (INCOSE), and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

 

 

Edgar Dalrymple

Department Director for Software and Distributed Systems, Future Combat System Program, US Army

Edgar Dalrymple currently works for PM FCS (BCT) as an Associate Engineering Director and member of the Office of the Project Manager (OPM). He has served for 4 years as the Associate Director for Software and Distributed Systems. He reports to the PM UA Director of Integration and his LSI counterpart is the Senior Program Director for Software and Distributed Systems. He is responsible for defining and executing an effective and affordable approach to software acquisition for the FCS program. Mr. Dalrymple has served as a lead project engineer and division manager at the US Army’s Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, Software Engineering Directorate at Redstone Arsenal for ten years. He has 20 years of Army acquisition experience with software intensive systems. He received a BS degree in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1979.

 

George Friedman

George Friedman

Center for Systems and Software Engineering,
Industrial Systems Engineering
University of Southern California

Prof. Friedman is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Daniel Epstein Industrial and Systems Engineering Department.  His research interests include systems engineering, cognitive foundations of decisions and mathematicalmodels, and management of complexity.  Prof. Friedman has 45 years of experience in the aerospace industry in the areas of stealth bombers, missiles, terminally guided submunitions, spacecraft, electro-optical and acoustic sensors, avionics integration and stellar-aided inertial navigation systems. He retired as chief technical officer of Northrop Corporation in 1993 where he was responsible for the development of all engineering processes -- including systems engineering -- as well as the allocation of research and development investments to the operating divisions. He is also a founder, past president and fellow of INCOSE.

 

Solomon Golomb

Solomon Golomb

Viterbi Chair in Communications
Electrical Engineering and Mathematics Department
University of Southern California

Dr. Solomon Golomb, on the USC faculty since 1963, holds the Viterbi Chair in Communications, and has the rank of University Professor, with a joint appointment in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. With a Harvard Ph.D. in Mathematics, he worked at JPL from 1956-63 in the Telecommunications Division, becoming Deputy Chief of the Telecommunications Research Section in 1960. He is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and (as a foreign member) the Russian Academy of Natural Science. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His many awards include the Hamming Gold Medal of the IEEE, the Shannon Award of the Information Theory Society of the IEEE, and two honorary doctorate degrees. He is the author of some 200 journal articles and several books dealing with digital communication technology, coded signal design, and pseudo-random sequences.

 

Behrokh Khoshnevis

Behrokh Khoshnevis

Center for Systems and Software Engineering,
Industrial Systems Engineering
University of Southern California

Behrokh Khoshnevis is a professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and is the Director of the Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies (CRAFT) and the Director of Manufacturing Engineering Program. He is active in CAD/CAM, robotics, and mechatronics related research and development projects that include the development of three novel Solid Free Form (Rapid Prototyping) processes called Contour Crafting, SIS and MPM, a technology for automated construction of housing structures, development of mechatronics systems for biomedical applications (e.g., restorative dentistry, rehabilitation engineering, and tactile sensing devices), autonomous mobile and modular robots for assembly applications on earth and in space, and automated equipment for oil (petroleum) and gas industries. He has several major inventions which have been either commercialized or are in the commercialization process. He has also been closely involved in several product development processes. His educational activity at USC includes the teaching of a graduate course on Invention and Technology Development and he routinely conducts lectures and seminars on the subject of invention. He is a Fellow member of the Society for Computer Simulation, a Fellow member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and and a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Dr. Khoshnevis? inventions have received extensive worldwide publicity in acclaimed media such as New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, Der Spiegel, New Scientist, The Age and national and international television and radio networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Discovery channels of US, Canada, Germany and BBC World News. Contour Crafting was recently selected as one of top 25 out of more than 4000 candidate inventions by the History Channel Modern Marvels program and the National Inventor Hall of Fame.

 

Jo Ann Lane

Jo Ann Lane

Center for Systems and Software Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Southern California

Ms. Jo Ann Lane is currently a research assistant supporting software engineering and research activities at the University of California (USC) Center for Software Engineering (CSE). Ms. Lane is also currently an instructor at San Diego State University, teaching Software Engineering, Software Measurement, and Software Test courses.

Prior to her research and teaching work, Ms. Lane was a key technical member of Science Applications International Corporation’s (SAIC) Software and Systems Integration Group, She has over 28 years of software system architecting, software engineering, and software development experience on a variety of projects that include distributed information management systems, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) integration, web applications, health care/telemedicine applications, command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3I) systems, real-time signal processing, and aircraft simulation programs. A key aspect of her software system architecting and engineering experience was working with the user community to develop effective human factors solutions for these systems.

Ms. Lane earned her BA in Mathematics and MS degree in Computer Science from San Diego State University. She is currently working towards her PhD in System Architecting and Engineering at USC.

 

Stephen Lu

Stephen C-Y. Lu

David Packard Chair in Manufacturing Engineering,
Director – Product Development Engineering Program, Founding Director – the IMPACT Research Laboratory
University of Southern California

Dr. Stephen C-Y. Lu, Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering; Computer Science; and Industrial & Systems Engineering

Dr. Stephen C-Y. Lu received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering, with a minor in computer science, from Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, PA, USA in 1984. Until 1994, he was a tenured professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and the founding Director of the Knowledge-based Engineering Systems Research Laboratory (KBESRL). He joined the University of Southern California (USC) in 1995 as the permanent holder of David Packard Endowed Chair in Manufacturing Engineering to lead the school’s design and manufacturing engineering programs. He was the founding Director of USC’s Asia Pacific Institute for Global Industrial Leadership. He is a Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the Director of the Product Development Engineering (PDE) program (http://mspde.usc.edu) at USC. Professor Lu is also the founding Director of USC’s Improving Productivity with Advanced Collaboration Technology (IMPACT) laboratory, where new theory and methodology are developed to support the Engineering Collaboration via Negotiation (ECN) paradigm. He is leading a campus-wide interdisciplinary research and education initiative on Collaboration Science and Technology (CST) at USC.

Dr. Lu was a visiting professor in mechanical engineering at MIT (1993), the Technical University, Berlin (1993), and the Shanghai Jiao-tong University (2001). He has over 260 technical publications; chaired many conferences/meetings; served on several journals’ editorial boards; and as a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences. He is currently the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Collaborative Engineering (www.inderscience.com/ijce). He is an elected Fellow of CIRP (International Academy of Production Engineering, http://www.cirp.net), has served as the Chairman of CIRP’s Design Scientific and Technical Committee (STC/Dn) and the ECN Working Group. He was the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee of the JAST (Joint Advanced Striking Technology) program at the Lockheed-Martin Co. that designed and developed the next generation fighter aircrafts for the U.S. military. For his technical contributions, he has received many prestigious awards, including two presidential recognitions (in USA and Germany). He has been honored with an honorary professorship from five foreign universities to date.

Over the past two decades, Dr. Lu has established himself as a Global Academic Entrepreneur to provide technological innovations and strategic services to international academic and industrial organizations. The unique combination of his technical knowledge, entrepreneurship experience, and global networks gives him a distinctive advantage in offering special values to leading educational institutions and industrial enterprises. For more details of Professor Lu’s professional background and career activities, please visit http://wisdom.usc.edu/stephenlu.

 

Azad Madni

Azad Madni

Founder & CEO
Intelligent Systems Technology, Inc.

Dr. Azad Madni is the founder and CEO of Intelligent Systems Technology, Inc., a leading R&D firm specializing in systems architecting, enterprise systems engineering, process architecting, and simulation-based design, training and performance support. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the SBA’s National Tibbetts Award for California for excellence in technology innovation, Mass Mutual and U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2000 Blue Chip Enterprise Award for entrepreneurship, and Computerworld‘s selection to the 100 Emerging Companies to Watch in 2000. He is the only two-time (2000, 2004) “Developer of the Year” Software Industry Award winner from the Software Council of Southern California, a region of approximately 8000 software companies.

His research has been sponsored by several prestigious R&D organizations including DARPA, OSD, MDA, ONR, NAVSEA, NAVAIR, NRL, AFOSR, AFRL, USAF, RDECOM, CECOM, AMCOM, ARI, HEL, NIST, DOE, and NASA. He has received special awards and commendations from DARPA, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the U.S. Navy for his pioneering R&D contributions in modeling and simulation to national “agility” and concurrent engineering initiatives. He has been featured in California CEO, Information Week and Los Angeles Business Journal. Dr. Madni has been a contributor to Zone, a magazine featuring emerging technology in Southern California, and has been a featured guest on TV and radio business shows on high technology business outlook. He has also been an invited featured speaker at the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum, LARTA University, and JETRO conferences and workshops. Dr. Madni currently serves on the Industrial Advisory Board of the University of Southern California’s Systems Architecting and Engineering Program.

Dr. Madni has developed and taught several national and international courses including: Creating Sweaty Palms Effect through Simulation Technologies; Cognitive Engineering; Battlefield Artificial Intelligence and Robotics; Intelligent Interfaces In Advanced Automation; and Developing and Managing High-Performance Organizations. He is an elected Fellow of IEEE, INCOSE, SDPS, and an Associate Fellow of AIAA. He has served as the General Chair and Program Chair of International Conferences and is currently the General Co-Chair of the 2006 Ninth World Conference on Integrated Design and Process Technology. Dr. Madni is a past Visiting Industrial Fellow of Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Space Microelectronics Center. He received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Engineering from UCLA. He also has an Executive (“mini”) MBA from the AEA/Stanford Executive Institute. Dr. Madni is listed in the Marquis’ Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in Industry and Finance.

 

Ann Majchrzak

Ann Majchrzak

Professor of Information Systems
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California

Ann Majchrzak (PhD, Social Psychology, UCLA, 1980) is Professor of Information Systems at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Her research is on the design of technology to facilitate human agility and ingenuity, with specific interests in knowledge sharing, innovation, distributed cognition, emergent groups, virtual collaboration, collaboration in high-secure volatile environments, and emergency response. Her publications include such books as The Human Side of Factory Automation, as well as articles in such journals as Information Systems Research, Management Science, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, and Sloan Management Review. She has served on 3 National Academy of Sciences Committee.

 

Nenad Medvidovic

Nenad Medvidovic

Center for Systems and Software Engineering
University of Southern California

Nenad Medvidovic is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California. He is a faculty member of the USC Center for Software Engineering (CSE) and a faculty associate of the Institute for Software Research (ISR) at the University of California, Irvine. Medvidovic received his Ph.D. in 1999 from the Department of Information and Computer Science at UC Irvine under the direction of Professor Richard N. Taylor. He also received an M.S. in Information and Computer Science in 1995 from UC Irvine, and a B.S. in Computer Science summa cum laude in 1992 from the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Arizona State University. Medvidovic is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER (2000) and ITR (2003) awards, as well as the Okawa Foundation Research Grant (2005). Medvidovic’s research interests are in the area of architecture-based software development. His work focuses on software architecture modeling and analysis; middleware facilities for architectural implementation; product-line architectures; architectural styles; and architecture-level support for software development in highly distributed, mobile, resource constrained, and embedded computing environments. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

 

 

Arthur Pyster

Vice President
SAIC

Dr. Pyster is currently the Senior Vice President and Director of Systems Engineering and Integration for SAIC, where he has been since June 2004. There he is responsible for elevating the practice and performance of systems engineering and integration across all of SAIC. Previously, Dr. Pyster served in a number of executive and technical positions, including Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Federal Aviation Administration, Chief Technical Officer at the Software Productivity Consortium, a manager of systems engineering at TRW, and an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara . Dr. Pyster has spent most of his career successfully leading organizations through major business and technology change and inventing technologies to enable that change. Among his accomplishments are establishing and operating the Federal Aviation Administration's information security program; directing the creation and application of three CMMs - the integrated CMM, Integrated Product Development CMM, and the Systems Engineering CMM; architecting TRW's early integrated digital environment; prototyping the spiral process for software development; and directing the creation and application of advanced methods to design real-time systems, reuse software, and specify real-time requirements. Dr. Pyster has a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences from Ohio State University , is a distinguished Alumnus of the Engineering College of Ohio State University, and has authored two editions of the book Compiler Design and Construction.

 

Paul Robitaille

Paul Robitaille

LMCO and President
INCOSE

Mr. Robitaille is the Director and Corporate Fellow for Systems Engineering at Lockheed Martin and works at their Corporate Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. In this capacity he is responsible for the improvement and oversight of Systems Engineering across the corporation. He spends a significant amount of his time working with programs to assure systems engineering is being effectively applied and also chairs a 26 person Systems Engineering Council of senior Systems Engineers from each Lockheed Martin Business Unit. The council’s charter is to improve the processes, tools and training for Systems Engineers throughout the company and share best practices.

Mr. Robitaille has 30 years of industry experience and worked for Raytheon and GTE Strategic Systems prior to Joining Martin Marietta in Denver, Colorado. He has worked on a wide range of Aerospace and Defense Programs and also was Technical Director on a commercial jet engine thrust reverser program for the Pratt & Whitney 4168 engine. Prior to entering industry Mr. Robitaille served eight years with the U.S. Navy as a gun and missile fire control technician. He holds a BS in Natural Science from Towson State University in Maryland.

Mr. Robitaille is currently the President of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and is also a member of the NDIA SE Department and the USAF Center for Systems Engineering Senior Council.

 

 Walker Royce

Walker Royce

Vice President
IBM/Rational

Walker Royce is the Vice President of IBM's Worldwide Rational Lab Services. Walker joined Rational in 1994 and served as Vice President of Professional Services from 1997 through IBM's acquisition of Rational in 2003. He has managed large software engineering projects, consulted with a broad spectrum of IBM's worldwide customer base, and developed a software management approach that exploits an iterative life cycle, industry best practices, and architecture-first priorities. He is the author of Software Project Management, A Unified Framework (Addison Wesley Longman, 1998) and a principal contributor to the management philosophy inherent in Rational's Unified Process. Before joining Rational, Walker spent 16 years in software project development, software technology development, and software management roles at TRW Electronics & Defense. He was a recipient of TRW's Chairman's Award for Innovation for his contributions in distributed architecture middleware and iterative software processes in 1990 and was named a TRW Technical Fellow in 1992. He received his BA in physics from the University of California , and his MS in computer information and control engineering from the University of Michigan.

 

Rick Selby

Rick Selby

Head of Software Products
Northrop Grumman Space Technology

Richard W. Selby is the Head of Software Products at Northrop Grumman Space Technology in Redondo Beach, CA. He manages a 250-person software organization and has served in this position since 2001. Previously, he was the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) in Newport Beach, CA where he managed a 105-person organization for three years. From 1985-1998, he was a Full Professor of Information and Computer Science (with tenure) at the University of California in Irvine, CA (UC Irvine). Since 2004, he has held an adjunct faculty position at the USC Computer Science Department in Los Angeles, CA. In 1993, he held visiting faculty positions at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science and MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA, and in 1992, he held a visiting faculty position at the Osaka University Department of Computer Science in Osaka, Japan. His research focuses on development and management of large-scale systems, software, and processes. He has authored over 100 refereed publications and given over 205 invited presentations at professional meetings. At Northrop, he led the $3 billion company to a successful enterprise-wide rating of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5 for Software. He served as the Chief Software Engineer for the NASA Prometheus spacecraft to Jupiter. He also received the company’s highest quality award, named after former President Tim W. Hannemann, for improvements in development, management, process, and quality. At PIMCO, he led the $1 billion company to be ranked as the fourth most innovative technology organization in financial services, according to Wall Street & Technology. At UC Irvine, he co-authored an international best-selling book that analyzed Microsoft’s technology, strategy, and management that was entitled Microsoft Secrets: How the World’s Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People. The book, written with Michael Cusumano, has been translated into 12 languages, has 150,000 copies in print, and was ranked as a #6 best-seller in Business Week. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD in 1985 and 1983, respectively. He received his B.A. degree in Mathematics from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN in 1981.

 

Stan Settles

F. Stan Settles

Co-director Center for Systems and Software Engineering
Industrial Systems Engineering
Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Southern California

Dr. Stan Settles holds the IBM Chair in Engineering Management, is the Director of the Systems Architecture and Engineering Program, C-director of the Center for Systems and Software Engineering, Director of the Engineering Management Program, and former Chair of the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of quality management, engineering project management, and manufacturing systems engineering.

Prior to his USC roles he served as Program Director for Design and Integration Engineering at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Settles was on loan to the NSF from Arizona State University in Tempe, where he was a Research Professor in the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering. In 1992 and 1993 he served as Assistant Director for Industrial Technology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Dr. Settles had a 30-year career with AlliedSignal Aerospace (now Honeywell), primarily in Phoenix, Arizona. He held a number of positions in design and project engineering, manufacturing, and general management. His titles included: Manager of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Division Director of Planning, Division Vice-president of Manufacturing Operations, and Corporate Director of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

Dr. Settles taught as an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University in 22 different semesters from 1966 through 1991.

Dr. Settles is a fellow and past president of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the IEEE/Engineering Management Society/Systems Man & Cybernetics, and the International Council on Systems Engineering.

Dr. Settles was honored by election to the National Academy of Engineering in 1991. He is listed in a number of biographical references, including Who's Who in America. Dr. Settles served as the chair of the National Research Council’s Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design. He now serves on the committee that oversees the Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences of the National Academies. The USC School of Engineering honored him with its Faculty Service Award for 2001 his contributions to many aspects of society.

He earned his M.S.E. and Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Arizona State University. He holds B.S. degrees in both industrial engineering and production technology from LeTourneau University. Stan and Evelyn have been married for 45 years and enjoy their four sons and eight grandchildren.


Neil Siegel

Neil Siegel

Sector Vice-President - Technology, & Vice-President - Command-Control-and-Communications
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

Neil Siegel is Sector Vice-President of Technology (e.g., Chief Technology Officer) for Northrop Grumman Mission Systems.

Prior to taking that assignment, he was the Vice-President and General Manager of the company’s Tactical Systems Division; he at one time also ran their missile-defense business.  Before that, he held increasingly-responsible positions in engineering, business development, and program management. 

He has supervised the creation and fielding of military systems in many domains, including air / missile defense, battle command, Blue-Force Tracking, network-centric warfare, tactical operations centers, integrated security / force protection, commercial information technology, simulation and training, radar, intelligence, unmanned air vehicles, and logistics automation.   

He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2005, and has received a variety of other awards and honors.

 

Rich Turner

Rich Turner

Systems and Software Consortium

Dr. Richard Turner, a Fellow at the Systems and Software Consortium, is a respected researcher and consultant with thirty years of international experience in systems, software and acquisition engineering. Before joining the Consortium in 2005, he was a Research Professor at The George Washington University, where he taught graduate courses and directly supported Department of Defense software and system acquisition improvement activities. He still collaborates with a wide range of research organizations and system developers to transition new software-related technology to defense acquisition programs. Prior to the university, he worked for the Federal Aviation Administration and several engineering firms addressing the needs of defense, intelligence and other government agencies.

A member of the author team for Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), Dr. Turner has led process improvement initiatives across a broad range of disciplines. His interests include applying agile techniques to a variety of engineering tasks, improving collaboration between researchers and technology users, and harmonizing life-cycle models. He is a frequent speaker at engineering conferences.

He is co-author of two books: Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed (Addison-Wesley, 2004), co-written with Barry Boehm, and CMMIsm Distilled (Addison-Wesley 2000, 2004), with Dennis Ahern and Aaron Clouse. A third book, CMMI Survival Guide: Just Enough Process Improvement, co-authored with Suzanne Garcia, will be released as part of the Addison-Wesley SEI series in October of 2006.

Dr. Turner holds a BA in Mathematics from Huntingdon College, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and a DSc in Engineering Management from the George Washington University.

   
   
   
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