On June 1, 2016, the Systems Engineering Research Center launched “SERC Talks,” a research webinar series, open to all. SERC Talks features researchers from our Systems Engineering community sharing their insights on various questions relevant to Systems Engineering and its evolution. Dr. Barry Boehm, our Editor-in-Chief of the series, curates SERC Talks to center around prevalent topics of our community. The series first focused on Model-Centric Systems Engineering in its inaugural year. In 2017, SERC Talks investigated, first Cyber-Physical Learning Systems and then delved into Cybersecurity. To kick off 2018, we will be discussing “Successfully Applying Agile Methods for High-Criticality Systems”. SERC Talks, stemming from the technical presentations which took place periodically during our SERC Collaborator WebEx meetings, will continue to grow and touch on other subjects and aspires to create an ongoing and more collaborative dialogue between academia, government and industry sectors. As always, SERC strives to grow Systems Engineering research into areas which can transition into impact. SERC Talks are generally the first Wednesday of every other month at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT. Check back here for updates to schedule and topics.
SERC Talks are recorded and available for viewing on the SERC Youtube Channel as well as below. Suggestions and input on what would be most interesting and beneficial to you for future topics and presenters are welcomed; please send questions and comments to SERC@SERCuarc.org.
Upcoming 2018 Talks
“Systems and Software Qualities Tradespace Analysis” Series
August 8 | 1 PM ET | Barry Boehm, Chief Scientist, SERC; TRW Professor of Software Engineering and Director, Center for Software Engineering, University of Southern California
How to Query, Qualify and Quantify the Qualities Quagmire?
October 3 | 1 PM ET | Bill Curtis, Senior VP & Chief Scientist, CAST Software; Head of CAST Research Labs, Executive Director, Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)
How Can We Advance Structural Quality Analysis with Standards and Machine Learning?
ABSTRACT AND REGISTRATION COMING SOON
December 11 | 1 PM ET | Xavier Franch, Full Professor, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (BarcelonaTech)
Why Are Ontologies and Languages for Software Quality Increasingly Important?
ABSTRACT AND REGISTRATION COMING SOON
► Successfully Applying Agile Methods for High-Criticality Systems Series
June 6 | Phyllis Marbach, INCOSE LA Chapter President; Senior Software Engineer at Boeing – Retired
How Do You Use Agile Methods on Highly-Critical Systems that Require Earned Value Management?
April 4 | Robin Yeman, Lockheed Martin Fellow, Lockheed Martin (LM) Information Systems and Global Solution, Agile/DevOpSec SME
How do Agile Methods Reduce Risk Exposure and Improve Security on Highly-Critical Systems?
Speed, Data and Ecosystems: How to Excel in a Software-Driven World?
► Cybersecurity Series
The Dilemmas of Cybersecurity – Why is Everything Broken?
What are the Top Ten Software Security Flaws?
How Do We Prepare the People Who Will Need to Manage the Real-time Responses to Cyber Attacks on Physical Systems?
► Cyber-Physical Learning Systems Series
June 7 | Kevin Sullivan, University of Virginia
What Are Cyber-Social Learning Systems And How Will We Form Them?
April 5 | Paul Rosenbloom, University of Southern California
Can Graphical Models Provide a Sufficient Basis for General Intelligence?
February 1 | Grady Booch, IBM Almaden Laboratory
What Is The Self?
► Model-Centric Engineering Series
Why is Human-Model Interactivity Important to the Future of Model-Centric Systems Engineering?
October 20 | Gary Witus, Wayne State University
What Lives at the Intersection of MOSA and Set-Based Design?
What Were the Top Issues and Opportunities from the SERC Model-Centric Design and Acquisition Forum?
June 1 | Babak Heydari, Stevens Institute of Technology
We Need a New Design Perspective for Socio-technical Systems.
Can Complex Network Perspective Be a Viable Candidate?
All the SERC talks broadcast on WebEx. If you have any issues connecting, visit the SERC Talks Troubleshooting Guide.