An Omega Alpha presence in academia was established during academic year 2010-11. It was inspired by SEANET, coordinated for SEA doctoral students by Board Member Donna Rhodes. This OAA initiative was pursued to recognize exemplary Systems Engineering doctoral programs worldwide.
Invitations tendered to ten individuals at five institutions in four countries were accepted. The initiative involved the five major professors and five doctoral scholars listed below:
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Stephen C. Cook (Major Professor for Martin S. Kew)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Barry W. Boehm (Major Professor for Jo Ann Lane)
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Daniel E. Hastings (Major Professor for Adam M. Ross)
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DELFT, Eberhard Gill (Major Professor for Simone D’Amico)
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH, Ulrich Walter (Major Professor for Andreas M. Hein)
Systems Engineering Dissertation Showcase
A second Omega Alpha presence in academia has been launched. It involved the establishment of a Showcase for Systems Engineering Doctoral Dissertations beginning with Exemplary Dissertations in 2016. A category of Honorary SE Doctoral Dissertations was added from 2017 forward. The Showcase now contains ten SE dissertations from seven countries worldwide. See the next section entitled SE Dissertation Showcase for specifics and for application and/or nomination guidance.