Research Summit 2010


Date: October 19, 2010

Location: MIT Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA

The summit is an all-day event showcasing the latest SEAri research, as well as dynamic interactive discussions with the systems engineering community of key challenges that can be improved by collaborative research between MIT and SE leaders. Format includes presentations, discussions, and an interactive poster session discussion with students and researchers. The theme for this year's summit is "dynamic strategies for uncertain futures." Research talks and discussions will connect to the theme, illustrating how characterizing changes in system context can be leveraged to develop strategies to maintain system value.

Invitation Letter, Agenda, Registration Form

MIT SDM Annual Conference to explore systems thinking for contemporary challenges.

MIT's annual systems thinking conference, sponsored by the System Design and Management Program (SDM) showcases the new ways of thinking, working, and leading required to address today's complex challenges. This year's event will focus on complexity and innovation in energy, health care, sustainability, and service systems.

Designed to provide practical information on how to integrate technology, management, and social sciences to achieve success, the conference will take place October 21-22, 2010, at the MIT Media Lab.

Details and registration information are available here.


Theme: "Dynamic Strategies for Uncertain Futures"

SEAri Acronym List

8:30 Check-in and breakfast
9:00 Welcome and Introductions Dr. Donna Rhodes, SEAri Director
9:30 SEAri Overview and Motivations Dr. Donna Rhodes, Research Director
10:10 Research Topic: Multi-Epoch Thinking and Considerations for Dynamic Strategies Dr. Adam Ross, Lead Research Scientist
10:45 Break
11:00 Research Report: Problems from the Field: Motivations for SEAri Methods and Constructs Lt. Col Luke Cropsey, USAF & SEAri Alumnus
11:30 Research Report: Exploring Modes of Operation to Increase Survivability in Systems of Systems Mr. Brian Mekdeci, SEAri Research Assistant
12:00 LUNCH
1:00 Research Topic: Evolving SE Methods across the Research Lifecycle for Transfer to Practice Dr. Donna Rhodes, Principal Research Scientist
1:30 Research Report: Lessons from the Field: Applying SEAri Methods and Processes within the Aerospace and Defense Market Mr. Andrew Long, SEAri Affiliate
2:00 Stretch Break
2:10 Research Preview: Overview of Research Topics Dr. Adam Ross, Research Scientist
2:50 Research Poster Session with Refreshments SEAri Graduate Students
4:15 Participant Feedback and Recommendations for Research SEAri Leadership
4:55 Closing Remarks Dr. Donna Rhodes
5:00 Adjourn