SERC Doctoral Students Forum 2015

3rd Annual SERC Doctoral Students Forum

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
12:00 PM – 8:30 PM
FHI 360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009-5721

Started in 2012, the SERC Doctoral Students Forum (previously called the SERC Doctoral Fellows Program Forum) provides a unique venue for doctoral students to present their research in an open assembly of leading systems thinkers from government, industry, and academia. Doctoral students from SERC collaborating universities are invited and encouraged to present their work even if the research was not funded through a SERC research task.
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Opening Remarks (Location:  Academy Hall)
12:00p – 1:00p Registration, Check-in, and Networking Time (Location:  Academy Hall Foyer)
1:00p – 1:20p Welcome and Opening Remarks from the SERC Executive Director
Dr. Dinesh Verma, SERC Executive Director and Dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology
1:20p – 1:30p Remarks from the SERC Executive Sponsor
Mr. Scott Lucero, SERC Program Manager, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering
Presentations by selected Doctoral Students (Location:  Academy Hall)
1:30p–2:15p A Model-Based Systems Engineering Methodology for Employing Architecture in System Analysis:  Developing Simulation Models Using Systems Modeling Language Products to Link Architecture and Analysis 
Mr. Paul Beery, Naval Postgraduate School
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2:15p–3:00p Detecting and Evaluating Technical Debt of Software Systems and Systems of Systems 
Mr. Qiao Zhang, Southern Methodist University
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3:00p–3:45p Demonstration and Analysis Tool for Agile SE Management (DATASEM) – The Simulation Engine
Mr. Donghuang Li, Auburn University
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3:45p–4:00p Break
4:00p–4:45p  A Domain-Independent Method to Assess System of System Meta-Architecture Using Domain Specific Fuzzy Information
Mr. Louis Pape, Missouri University of Science and Technology
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4:45p–5:30p Determining New System Requirements to Optimize Fleet Level Metrics under Uncertainty
Mr. Parithi Govindaraju, Purdue University
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5:30p–5:40p Data Call for Dissertation Research:  Request to Observe Upcoming Design Reviews (PDRs, CDRs, or SRRs) on DoDs Program
Mr. Robert Braunger, University of Alabama Huntsville
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5:40p–5:50p Discussion and Wrap-up
Networking Reception and Collaborator Dinner
5:50p – 6:45p Networking Reception for all attendees (Location:  Academy Hall Foyer)
6:45p – 8:30p SERC Collaborator Dinner (by invitation only)