SERC Research Council

Enterprise Systems and Systems of Systems

Daniel A. DeLaurentis
Professor, School of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Purdue University

In addition to serving as Professor in Purdue’s School of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Dr. Daniel DeLaurentis is the Director of Purdue's Institute for Global Security and Defense Innovation (i-GSDI) in the University's Discovery Park. Dr. DeLaurentis is co-lead of the Enterprises as Systems and System of Systems (ESoS) Thrust Area in the SERC where he leads a project to develop an Analytical Workbench for system of system (SoS) architecture analysis, design and evolution. In addition to the SERC, he leads research projects with the Missile Defense Agency and NASA in developing agent-based modeling and simulation and associtaed design tools for development of advanced battle management (MDA) and air transportation (NASA) architectures.

William B Rouse
Alexander Crombie Humphreys Chair in Economics of Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology

Dr. Bill Rouse is the Alexander Crombie Humphreys Chair within the School of Systems & Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology and Director of the Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises. He is also Professor Emeritus, and former Chair, of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focuses on understanding and managing complex public-private systems such as healthcare delivery, urban systems and national security, with emphasis on mathematical and computational modeling of these systems for the purpose of policy design and analysis.


Trusted Systems

Barry Horowitz
Munster Professor of Systems and Information Engineering and Chair, University of Virginia

Dr. Horowitz is the director for the UVa research site of the National Science Foundation sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Re- search Center called WICAT (Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology). Prior to UVa, he was president and CEO of the MITRE Corporation. He received the Air Force’s highest award for a civilian, is a member of the National Acad- emy of Engineering, Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honor societies, and was awarded the AFCEA Gold Medal of Engineering in 1990. Dr. Horowitz is currently serving as a member of the Naval Studies Board (NSB) of the National Academy of Science, and has participated as a panel mem- ber on a variety of studies conducted by the Defense Science Board, the Army Science Board and the National Academy of Engineering.

Kevin SullivanKevin Sullivan
Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Virginia

Kevin Sullivan is Associate Professor in Computer Science at University of Virginia as well as an active SERC Collaborator researcher. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington in 1994. He received an NSF Career Award in 1995, the (first) ACM Computer Science Professor of the Year Award from undergraduate students in 1998, a University Teaching Fellowship in 1999, the Harold Morton Jr. Teaching Prize in 2000, and a Virginia Engineering Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellowship in 2003.


Human Capital Development

Tom McDermott
Researcher, Department of Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Tom is a leader, educator, and innovator in multiple technology fields. He currently serves as Director of Technology Policy within the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). His role is to create bridges between the disciplines of leadership, policy, and social sciences, and the disciplines of science, technology, and engineering. He previously held positions within GTRI as interim Director, Director of Research, Lab Director, and Principal Research Engineer. He studies systems thinking, organizational dynamics, and the nature of complex human socio-technical systems. His passion is his leadership style; his belief is that enabling talented people is the key to success in innovative organizations. He teaches system architecture concepts, systems thinking and decision making, and the composite skills required at the intersection of leadership and engineering.


Jon Wade
Chief Technology Officer, SERC; Director, Systems and Software Division, Distinguished Research Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology

Dr. Jon Wade is the Director of the Systems and Software Division within the in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology, as well as a Distinguished Research Professor, where he conducts research in the areas of systems thinking, complex systems and the use of technology in systems engineering education. He also serves at the Chief Technology Officer for the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC). He has an extensive background in leading research and development organizations and managing the development of Enterprise systems.


Systems Engineering and Systems Management Transformation

Barry Boehm
TRW Professor of Software Engineering and Director Emeritus, Center for Software Engineering, University of Southern California

Dr. 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.

Mark R. BlackburnMark R. Blackburn
Associate Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
Dr. Mark Blackburn is an Associate Professor from Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Blackburn research focuses on methods, models, visualization and automated tools for Reasoning about complex systems of systems. He is the Principal Investigator on a Systems Engineering Research Center sponsored by NAVAIR investigating the most advanced and holistic approaches to model-centric engineering. He has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, Federal Aviation Administration, and National Institute of Standards and Technology. He holds a Ph.D. from George Mason University in Information Technology, M.S. in Mathematics (emphasis in C.S.) from Florida Atlantic University, and a B.S. in Mathematics (C.S. option) Arizona State University.

Paul Collopy
Chair, Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (ISEEM), University of Alabama in Huntsville

Paul recently joined ISEEM from the National Science Foundation (NSF) where he was Program Director for Systems Science. Prior to NSF, Paul led research on systems engineering, complex engineered systems, and technology management as Mike Griffin’s deputy at the Center for System Studies at University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), and earlier he led the value-centric design technology pillar for the DARPA System F6 program.

Paul began his career as a manufacturing engineer with Procter & Gamble and Morton Thiokol. He managed design engineering groups and programs at GE Aircraft Engines from 1983 through 1995, culminating in leadership of the GE45 concept engine program and the GE/Rolls-Royce Joint Strike Fighter affordability program.

Paul is co-inventor on two patents and author of more than fifty papers on systems engineering and technology valuation. He earned his doctorate in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford in 1998.