Ezra's Round Table/Systems Engineering Seminar, 10/19/2012 - Mamadou Seck
From E. Cornelius
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. Bio: 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.