SE Dissertation Showcase

RECOGNITION THROUGH THE OAA SE DISSERTATION SHOWCASE

During its tenth anniversary meeting on 07/17/2016 in Edinburgh, the Omega Alpha Association Board of Directors authorized the establishment of a Systems Engineering Doctoral Dissertation Showcase (SEDDS). The legacy of SEDDS originates with SEANET and also from a charter cohort of five exemplary doctoral programs identified during 2010-11.

Three dissertations were designated as exemplary in 2016 and two in 2017. These are showcased under Exemplary SE Doctoral Dissertations. The Omega Alpha Board has authorized a $5,000 cash award for each exemplary dissertation, together with a Certificate of Exemplary Recognition incorporating an Omega Alpha Medallion.

An Honorary Recognition category was added in 2017 and one dissertation was so designated. At the discretion of the OAA Board, dissertations selected for final decision will be considered for honorary recognition. A cash award of $1,000 will be given for these dissertations and certificates of honorary recognition will be presented.


EXEMPLARY SE DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS (2016)

UNIVERSITY: Technical University of Delft
AUTHOR: Simone D’Amico / ADVISORS: Eberhard Gill and Boudewijn Ambrosius 
TITLE: Autonomous Formation Flying in Low Earth Orbit
DISSERTATION URL: Click Here
ABSTRACT, BIOSKETCH, AND CONTACT INFO


UNIVERSITY: Technical University of Munich
AUTHOR: Andreas M. Hein / ADVISORS: Ulrich Walter and Edward Crawley
TITLE: Heritage Technologies in Space Programs: Assessment Methodology and Statistical Analysis
DISSERTATION URL: Click Here
ABSTRACT, BIOSKETCH, AND CONTACT INFO


UNIVERSITY: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
AUTHOR: Adam M. Ross / ADVISOR: Daniel E. Hastings
TITLE: Managing Unarticulated Value: Changeability in Multi-Attribute Tradespace Exploration
DISSERTATION URL:  Click Here
ABSTRACT, BIOSKETCH, AND CONTACT INFO


EXEMPLARY SE DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS (2017)

EXEMPLARY SE DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS (2017)
UNIVERSITY: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
AUTHOR: Yaniv Mordecai / ADVISOR: Dov Dori 
TITLE: Cyber Physical Disruption Modeling, Analysis, and Management: An Evolutionary Object Process Model-Based Robust Systems Engineering Approach  
DISSERTATION URL: Click Here
ABSTRACT, BIOSKETCH, AND CONTACT INFO


UNIVERSITY: Stevens Institute of Technology
AUTHOR: Alejandro Salado Diez /Rosanne Nilchiani
TITLE: Measuring and Influencing Problem Complexity and its Impact on System Affordability During Requirements Elicitation for Complex Engineered Systems
DISSERTATION URL: Click Here
ABSTRACT, BIOSKETCH, AND CONTACT INFO


HONORARY SE DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (2017)

UNIVERSITY: Purdue University
AUTHOR: Cesare Guariniello / ADVISOR: Daniel  DeLaurentis
TITLE: Supporting Space Systems Design Via Systems Dependency Analysis Methodology
DISSERTATION URL:  Click Here
ABSTRACT, BIOSKETCH, AND CONTACT INFO


 Apply For The SE Dissertation Showcase (2018)

PROCEDURE AND DEADLINES FOR THE ANNUAL RECOGNITION CYCLE

Doctoral degree candidates: 1) Become doctoral degree recipients when their dissertations are successfully defended and; 2) May become aware of the Omega Alpha SE Showcase opportunity as presented here and; 3) Are invited to submit their dissertation abstract along with personal biographical information and professional contributions, declaring an intent to compete for showcase recognition and; 4) Declarations of intent to compete received by 07/31 will be reviewed by 09/30 and; 5) Accepted declarations will initiate invitations to submit electronic versions of completed dissertations by 10/31 and; 6) Both the Exemplary Designations and the Honorary Recognitons will be announced by year end.

The first recognition cycle was completed during calendar year 2016 and the second recognition cycle was completed in 2017 as summarized above. The five exemplary dissertations selected serve as examples and provide benchmarks for dissertations being submitted during and beyond 2018. One honorary recognition was identified in 2017 and this category will continue with anticipation that several may be identified.

The Omega Alpha Association Board encourages applications and welcomes nominations. Please declare your intent to participate using the Showcase Application