ASRR 2009

ASRR 2009 Overview

The Highlights of the 2009 ASRR were: 

  • The SERC just celebrated its first birthday as the DoD University Affiliated Research Center devoted to systems engineering research.
  • Steady growth in research, sense of community, infrastructure, and visibility. FY10 will be the tipping point where SERC really takes off.
  • The SERC is a collaboration that brings together creative people working together to solve the systems engineering research challenges of DoD.  This is the first opportunity for the team of collaborators and sponsors to get together.
  • The ASRR is our first large-scale gathering of SERC researchers and our government customers.
  • Tremendous opportunity for us to get together, learn from each other and learn about each other.
  • Enable collaborators to highlight and learn from each others’ strengths in core competencies.
  • Build a greater sense of community between the collaborators and between collaborators and government 
  • Stimulate new ideas for research projects
  • Serve as a prototype for more outreach-oriented future ASRRs
  • Establish a baseline understanding of the overall SERC and its collaborators’ state of the art in systems engineering research.


Safeguard Scientifics Building

Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies

30 E. Swedesford Road Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355


Click here to download a PDF version of the agenda.

Click here to download the ASRR summary of briefings (PDF, 17.9Mb).  Individual briefings may be accessed by clicking on the presentation titles below.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

8:00 am – 9:00 am


Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am – 9:15 am


Opening Remarks – Dr. Art Pyster, General Chair
PSU Overview – Dr. James Nemes, Host Chair

9:15 am – 9:45 am


KEYNOTE ADDRESS- Zachary J. Lemnios, Director, DDR&E [Introduction by Kristen Baldwin]

9:45 am – 10:15 am


KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Kelly Miller, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Mr. Charles H. Brown, Acting Director of Research – National Security Agency [Introduction by Dennis Barnabe]

10:15 am – 10:30 am



Collaborator presentations by their research leads

10:30 am – 10:45 am


Technical Overview – Dr. Barry Boehm, Technical Chair

10:45 am – 11:15 am


Stevens Institute of Technology [Dr. Jon Wade]

11:15 am – 11:45 am


University of Southern California [Dr. Azad Madni]

11:45 am -12:15 pm


Pennsylvania State University [Dr. Colin Neill]

12:15 noon -1:00 pm



1:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Air Force Institute of Technology [David Jacques]

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm


Carnegie Mellon [Dr. William Scherlis]

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm


University of Virginia [Dr. Barry Horowitz]

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm


Auburn University [Dr. Drew Hamilton]

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm



3:30 pm – 5:00 pm


Roundtable Discussion – 4 key topics

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Evening Reception with Collaborator Posters

Friday, October 16, 2009

7:00 am – 7:55 am


Continental Breakfast

7:55 am – 8:00 am


Opening Remarks – Dr. Art Pyster, General Chair

Collaborator presentations by their research leads

8:00 am – 8:30 am


Texas Tech University [Dr. Tim Matis]

8:30 am – 9:00 am


Naval Post Graduate School [Dr. David Olwell]

9:00 am – 9:30 am


Southern Methodist University [Dr. Liguo Huang]

9:30 am – 10:00 am



10:00 am – 10:30 am


Texas A&M University [Dr. Abhi Deshmukh]

10:30 am – 11:00 am


Fraunhofer Center at UMD [Dr. Forrest Shull]

11:00 am – 11:30 am


University of Alabama in Huntsville [Dr. Paul Componation]

11:30 am -12:30 pm



12:30 pm -1:00 pm


University of Massachusetts [Dr. Leon Osterweil]

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) [Dr. Cihan Dagli]

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm


Wayne State University [Dr. Darin Ellis]

2:00 pm – 2:40 pm


Summary of Roundtable Results 

Rapid SE ToolsWorkforce DevelopmentArchitecture/SecurityAgile SE


2:40 pm – 2:50 pm


Closing Remarks by Kristen Baldwin and Dennis Barnabe