Logo: University of Southern California

contributions to the literature

Recent / selected publications, invited speaking appearances and key-note addresses, roles as a reviewer

  • "When is the design complete?", to appear.
  • "Using systems engineering to create a survivable communications system that will operate in the presence of Black-Sky hazards", CSER Journal, 2017.
  • "Using systems engineering to protect society in the face of potential 'Black-Sky' Hazards", keynote presentation at the CSSE annual research review, 4-2017.
  • "The Black-Sky emergency coordination and communications system; a technical report for the Electric Infrastructure Security Council" (wiith Bran Ferren), 2017."How big companies use systems architecting", Loyola Marymount, 2-2017.
  • "Using systems engineering methods to improve the reliability of the electric power grid -- emergency communications" , a chapter in the reference book "The Electric Grid Protection (E-PRO) Handbook", Electric Infrastructure Security Council, to be published in 2017.
  • "New thinking about security for the internet of things -- credible protection for critical infrastructure", presentation to GE information systems, 10-2016.
  • "Emergency Communications Systems; a technical report for the Electric Infrastructure Security Council" (wiith Bran Ferren), 2016.
  • "2015-2016 Assessment of the Army Research Laboratory" (co-author of the section on Digitization and Communications Science), Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board, Nataional Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2016.
  • “Neuromorphic Computing: applications of interest”, keynote address at the 2015 Neuromorphic Processing Symposium, Redondo Beach, “2013-2014 Assessment of the Army Research Laboratory” (co-author of the section on Digitization and Communications Science), National Research Council, 2015.
  • “Improving the systems engineering value-proposition”, keynote speech at the 2015 Northrop Grumman Systems Engineering Symposium, Redondo Beach, 2015.
  • "Supporting Innovators within a Large Organization", invited address to the 6th annual American Manufacturers Strategies Summit, Irvine, California, November 2015.
  • An architecture for detecting fissile materials and nuclear weapons in cargo shipments”, CREATE (Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events), Department of Homeland Security and the University of Southern California, July 2015.
  • On the Software Patenting Controversy”, with Marek Suchenik of California State University at Dominguez Hills, Northrop Grumman Technology Review Journal, 2015.
  • Proteomics-based personalized health care” (with Larry Gold of Somalogic), Journal of Computer Communication & Collaboration (CCC), February, 2015.
  • “Becoming an Innovator”, keynote address at Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Hardware “Hackathon” at UCLA, January 2015.
  • Applying Systems Engineering to Healthcare”, Eberhardt Rechtin lecture at USC, December 2014.
  • “Operating with the Enemy Inside”, keynote speech at UAV / cybersecurity conference, California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, 2014.
  • “The use of proteomics and information technology to improve healthcare”, presentation at Goldlab 2014 seminar, Boulder, Colorado.
  • Case Studies in Emerging Software Eco-Systems”, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science, 2014.
  • The Digital Battlefield: A Behind-the-Scenes Look from a Systems Perspective” (with Azad Madni, USC), CSER 2014, 2014.
  • “Embracing the Spiral Model”, Barry Boehm, Barry; Lane, Jo Ann; Koolmanojwong, Supannika; Turner, Richard, Prentice Hall, 2014 (named reviewer).
  • “Reliability Growth: Enhancing Defense System Reliability (named reviewer), National Research Council, 2014.
  • “How Big Companies Use Systems Architecting”, presentation at Loyola Marymount University, March 2014.
  •  
  • “2011-2012 Assessment of the Army Research Laboratory” (co-author of the section on Digitization and Communications Science), National Research Council, 2013.
  • “Responding to Capability Surprise – a strategy for U.S. Naval Forces” (named reviewer), National Research Council, 2013
  • Keynote address – Industrial Fellows Forum, “Innovation within a large company / applications of big data”, 10-2013.
  • “Protecting the infrastructure of the oil & gas industry” (with Don Paul, USC), invited keynote address, Hart Energy, Houston, 8-2013.
  • “The future of engineering research in the U.S.”, invited keynote address, UCLA Technology Forum, 5-2013.
  • "The challenges of emerging software eco-systems", keynote address & accompanying referred paper, ICSSP 2013 – International Conference on Software and Systems Process, 5-2013.
  • “The social aspects of being an effective (& lean) systems engineer”, invited address, Boston, Lean Software & Systems Conference, 2012, 4-2012.
  • "The contractor perspective", keynote address at the Defense Acquisition University, Huntsville, Alabama, April 2012.
  • Unsolved problems in the aerospace market, and key initiatives in response to those unsolved problems", keynote address, Northrop Grumman corporate software symposium, March 2012.
  • “Understanding frequent root causes of system-development failure”, keynote address at USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering Annual Research Review, March 2012
  • Keynote presentation at the University of California, Los Angeles, undergraduate seminar in computer science, February 2012
  • “Partnering across the gap: using COTS components in military systems”, keynote speech, Military Electronics Development Conference “MILESTONE”, November 2011, Los Angeles.
  • “Effective systems engineering for programs with shorter development cycles”, invited presentation, SERC Research Review, October 2011
  • “An Engineering Career in Private Industry”, invited presentation at University of California San Diego graduate seminar, September 2011
  • Organizing projects around the mitigation of risks arising from system dynamic behavior”, invited presentation at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, May 2011
  • “An Engineering Career in Private Industry”, invited presentation at a USC undergraduate engineering honors colloquium, March 2010
  • “Organizing projects around the mitigation of risks arising from system dynamic behavior”, International Journal of Software Informatics, volume 5, issue 3, 2011.
  • “Sensing and Supporting Communications Capabilities for the Special Operations Forces” (named reviewer), National Research Council, 2009.
  • USC Center for System and Software Engineering annual work-shop – speaker / key-note speaker, organized by Professor Barry Boehm, 3-10-2010
  • Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) symposium, “Effective systems engineering for development programs with shorter development cycles”, 2009
  • Defending the Free World” (I didn’t choose the title!), a chapter in the book “Beautiful Teams”, March 2009
  • “Security challenges shared by the defense & commercial industries”, presentation at an IEEE conference, Las Vegas, 2008.
  • “Considerations for a Viable and Affordable LandWarNet”, a report of the Army Science Board, named co-author, 2007.
  • “Increasing Program Executability: risk, resilience, and success through systems engineering”, keynote address at an INCOSE conference, Los Angeles, January 2007
  • “Making the most of what we have -- C4ISR networking on the global information grid”, invited presentation, Military Communications seminar, Washington DC, October 2006
  • “FBCB2 / BFT – Experience in Combat, and Strategic Directions”, keynote address at the Force Tracking conference, Las Vegas, September 2005.
  • “Progress and challenges in infrastructureless wireless mobile networking”, keynote address at UCLA, 2003.
  • Digitizing the Battlefield”, a chapter in the book Fateful Lightening -- Perspectives on IT in Defense Transformation, ITAA, 2002.
  • Winning the Information Battle”, an article in the magazine Global Defence, 2001.
  • “Defense Against Biological Weapons”, a report of the Defense Science Board, named co-author, 2000.
  • “21st Century Defense Strategies”, a report of the Defense Science Board, named co-author, 1999.
  • “The World’s only existing Tactical Internet”, keynote address, SMI conference on Designing and Deploying Tactical Internets, London, 1999.
  • “Department of Defense – Logistics Transformation”, a report of the Defense Science Board, named co-author, 1998.
  • “Tactics and Techniques in the 21st Century”, a report of the Defense Science Board, named co-author, 1996.
  • “Ada and the Management of Transition”, with Joan Bebb, Don Andres, and Walker Royce, TRW Technical Publication series (TRW-TS-93-01), February 1993.
  • “Concepts for Autonomous Flight Control for a Balloon on Mars”, with Tom Heinsheimer and Robyn Friend, NASA conference, Huntsville, Alabama, November 1988.
  • "Identifying Adverse Drug Interactions; a Unified Approach".  20th annual conference of the Internationational Society for Mini- and Microcomputers, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982.  paper, part 1paper, part 2briefing.