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 an Exemplary Systems Engineering Doctoral Dissertation Showcase (ESEDDS). Its legacy originates with SEANET and also from a charter cohort of five exemplary doctoral programs identified in 2010-11. Three dissertations were designated as exemplary in 2016 and these are showcased under the separate heading – Exemplary SE Doctoral Dissertations.

Steady-state continuation of the SE Dissertation Showcase initiative began in 2017, when two exemplary doctoral dissertations per year in SE will be designated for the showcase. Both may not be from the same country, and this selection constraint will prevail going forward. The Omega Alpha Board has authorized a $5,000 cash award for each exemplary dissertation, together with a Certificate of Exemplary Recognition and an Omega Alpha Medallion.

Upon recommendation of an evaluation committee, and at the discretion of the OAA Board, dissertations selected for final decision will be considered for Honorary Recognition. Although cash awards are not yet available for these dissertations, certificates of honorary recognition and medallions will be presented. Individual and corporate named awards are being sought for these honorary dissertations.


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

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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

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UNIVERSITY: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

AUTHOR: Adam M. Ross / ADVISOR: Daniel E. Hastings

TITLE: Managing Unarticulated Value: Changeability in Multi-Attribute Tradespace Exploration

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Apply For The SE Dissertation Showcase (2017)

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 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 at year end.

The first recognition cycle was completed during calendar year 2016 and is summarized above. The three exemplary dissertations selected serve as examples and provide benchmarks for dissertations being submitted during and beyond 2017.

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