The Science of Systems Engineering

The Science of Systems Engineering

Where is the Science for Systems Engineering? Every engineering discipline has its science — Electrical Engineering has its Ohm's law — Mechanical Engineering has all of Newtonian Physics — Civil  Engineering has Material Science — Chemical Engineering  has its periodic table of elements — and so on and so forth. But what about Systems Engineering? Where is our science?

Modeling and the Systems Engineer

Modeling and the Systems Engineer

On July 27, 2015, I gave a Keynote Address to the Summer Simulation Multi-Conference for the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS). I talked about micro-verse, the Incredible Hulk, the history everyday reality, Internet of Things, the Science of (or lack there-of) Systems Engineering, the concept of Emergence, and M&S. It ended with a big heartfelt thank-you to all the modelers present.

Here are my slides and references for those who want more detail on my lecture. Enjoy.

Emergence: The Mystery of Systems Engineering

Emergence: The Mystery of Systems Engineering

Emergence is an immense mystery for the scientist and the systems engineer alike. It is a profound aspect of the creation process when we integrate disparate elements to make something new. Let us explore this phenomenon by looking at some cultural impacts to the concept.