Mamadou Seck (Delft Univ. of Technology) - Models in Systems Engineering
Friday, October 19, 2012 at 12:00pm
Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall, 253
We are confronted nowadays with situations that require solutions of a high technological quality and that are at the same time mindful of human, societal and environmental dimensions. The scope of Systems Engineering artifacts and the inherent trans-disciplinarity in their development are driving a profound revision of the Systems Engineering methodology and toolset. Models will be playing a role more and more central in Systems Engineering owing to their capability of explication, analysis and integration; however, the new responsibilities entrusted to models call for theoretical and methodological breakthroughs from modeling and simulation researchers. Models must improve in terms of formality, expressiveness and accessibility. After giving a definition of Model Based Systems Engineering, I discuss different ways in which models can be used to improve the development of effective and efficient engineering artifacts in complex environments. With examples from recent research, I discuss issues pertaining to multi-perspective problem definition, automated model transformations and solution space exploration.
Mamadou D. Seck is an Assistant Professor of Modeling and Simulation in the Systems Engineering department of Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He holds a PhD in Systems and Information Sciences from Paul Cezanne University of Marseille, France. He is researching, teaching and consulting in topics related to systems sciences, simulation and logistics.