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Volume I, Issue I

Welcome to our Inaugural Edition!

Inside this issue:

Department News


Systems Safety Article


New Doctorate of Engineering


New Faces


EMSE Review


Curriculum Changes Featured People Critical Infrastructures for Dummies

July 2008

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Foorball Update & Alumni Database




We are thrilled to be able to finally publish a newsletter for the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering.

alumnus, a current faculty member, and a current student, so that you can get a feel of who is coming through our ranks.

With this tool, we hope to be able to provide our readers knowledge on what is going on within the Department, at Old Dominion University, and with the fields of engineering management and systems engineering.

We hope that you find this newsletter to be a valuable

asset. We encourage and invite you to submit any ideas of what you’d like to see in this newsletter, i.e. more articles on certain engineering management and systems engineering topics. Feel free to tell us what we’ve missed too!

In this edition, you will find interesting news that happened in the past academic year, an article on systems safety, a lay-persons guide to critical infrastructures, and a 2007 review of Departmental publications and research projects. There is also a section which features an Kaufman Engineering Hall

Chair’s Corner—Dr. Resit Unal These are some very exciting times for the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering and Old Dominion University! This past school year was a very busy one for the Department. We were visited by the American Society of Engineering Management, who recertified our pro-

gram—we are the first program in the country to be recertified by ASEM, which is a very big honor. We revised our curriculum to keep it integral to the demands of the engineering management and systems engineering fields. We said goodbye to Dr. Ji Hyon Mun and Dr. Cory Searcy and are welcoming Dr. Rani Kady, Dr. Pilar Pazos, Dr. Vickie

Parsons and Charlie Daniels to the fold. Our publications, students, research expenditures and evaluations are up. Needless to say, things are going very well thanks to hard working faculty and staff who work so hard to make this an excellent team!

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Newsworthy Old Dominion University's graduate program in Engineering Management received the American Society of Engineering Management's Founders Award for Excellence in Academic Leadership for the fourth time at the society's national meeting held November 7-10, 2007 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Old Dominion University was selected for this prestigious award among competing programs. ASEM's executive vice president Jerry Westbrook has praised ODU's Engineering Management as one of the best in the top three Engineering Management programs nationwide. On hand to receive the award were ODU faculty Resit Unal and Rafael Landaeta. The award was presented by Dr. William McFadden, President of ASEM. Engineering Management students Ahmed Marie (M.E.) (left), Nevan Shearer (Ph.D) (center), Mahmoud Khaswaneh (Ph.D.) (right), Jun Zhang (Ph.D.) and Tariq Zain El Abdein (Ph.D.) recently were awarded third place in the Virginia Modeling and Analysis Center’s (VMASC) 2008 Student Capstone Conference in the area of Modeling and Simulation in Engineering. Karey Edens wins the 2008 Faculty Award In Engineering Management & Systems Engineering. Karey recently graduated with her degree in Engineering Management in Spring 2008. She was presented with this prestigious award by Dr. Adrian Gheorghe, Batten Endowed Chair of Systems Engineering. Dr. Ghaith Rabadi, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University has been awarded a Fulbright Award for one month to work with the German-Jordanian University

(GJU) in Jordan ( This program is called the Fulbright Specialists Program The ( objective of the project is to develop a business plan for establishing a center for Modeling and Simulation in Jordan. Dr. Rabadi proposed this idea to GJU and the Fulbright program for the Center to ultimately serve the academic and industrial community in Jordan and the Middle East region with their M&S needs. He believes that we can utilize this project as a first step to develop the relationship between ODU and the academic and industrial community in Jordan through GJU and other universities. The Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology recently announced its award winners for the 2007-2008 school year at the biannual faculty and staff meeting held April 29, 2008. Awards were presented to members of the College who have excelled in a particular area. The Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering received two out of the five possible awards! Excellence in Teaching

Excellence in Research

Dr. Rafael Landaeta

Dr. Andreas Tolk

Dr. Shannon Bowling has been awarded a patent entitled “Mapping Program Including a Map Process and System for Precisely Determining a Location on the Map and an Electronic Device and Storage Medium”, Patent #7,382,290. Dr. Bowling states that the invention will aid in the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and allow for a more efficient way to mark locations in the United States, and ultimately be used for micro-navigation in today’s GPS-enabled mobile phones. A description and demonstration of the system can be found at

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More news Dr, Andreas Tolk received a certificate of appreciation for his "valuable contribution and outstanding support to the Advanced Information Systems Technology program and the NASA Earth Science Division." Dr. Adrian Gheorghe, professor of engineering management and systems engineering, was named Section Editor for Energy Security at Wiley Handbook Science and Technology for Homeland Security. Dr. Ghaith Rabadi received the NASA Board Invention Award for the invention of "A Generic Simulation Environment for Modeling Future Launch Operations." The American Society of Engineering Education’s (ASEE) publication magazine, PRISM, March 2008, stated that Old Dominion University had the highest total of Engineering Management Master’s Degrees (169) awarded for the 20052006 school year. The Department of Engineering Management was ranked first out of seventy other programs with regard to degrees awarded!

Deanna Kroner, Assistant Site Director for NSASP Dahlgren (Naval Support Activity, South Potomac) won the Hourly and Classified Employees Association (HACE) Employee of the Year Award. Deanna supports many of our students in Dahlgren and its environs. "Her understanding of students' needs and her attention to Photo by Steve Daniel detail, coupled with the fact that she really and truly cares about the students and their education, make her an extraordinary employee for Old Dominion University," said Resit Unal, chair of the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department. Congratulations! The Batten College of Engineering and Technology topped the US News & World Report survey (Jan. 21, 2008) that ranked engineering schools by SCH enrollments of their graduate distance learning programs. This is largely due to the very successful Asynchronous Master of Engineering Management program.

There’s Something in the Water... A recent baby explosion is happening in the Department. This past school year, the stork was extra busy. We are proud to announce the births of the following:

Oliver Charles Sibson, born November 16, 2007 (Kim Sibson)

Alexis Sousa-Poza, born September 7, 2007 (Dr. Andres SousaPoza)

Further, two more babies are expected later this month. Dr. Shannon Bowling and Dr. Rani Kady are both expecting little girls. Maria Isabella Landaeta, born October 2, 2007 (Dr. Rafael Landaeta)

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Educating Engineering Leaders Since 1984.

Systems Safety—Defined System safety refers to the application of engineering and management principles, criteria, and techniques to optimize all aspects of safety within the constraints of operational effectiveness, time, and cost throughout all phases of the life cycle of a system. The definition calls for safety analyses, beginning with the conceptual phase of a system and continuing through the design, production, testing, use, and disposal phases, until the system is retired. Some of the common system safety tools include preliminary hazard analysis (PHA), system hazard analysis (SHA), subsystem hazard analysis (SSHA), failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), fault tree analysis (FTA), management oversight and risk tree (MORT), energy trace and barrier analysis (ETBA), software hazard analysis (SWHA), and hazard and operability study (HAZOP). In the past, system designers and engineers relied, for the most part, on a trial-and-error approach to achieve safe designs. As a result, after-the-fact philosophy of accident prevention was widely accepted. For example, in the aviation industry, this approach was often referred to as the “fly-fix-fly.” The system safety concept, on the other hand, involves a planned, disciplined, systematically organized, and before-the-fact philosophy, which is characterized as the identify-and-control approach of safety designs. The concept of system safety can be traced back to the development of the missile systems in the late 1950s and early 1960s, which demanded a new approach to examine the hazards associated with the weapons systems. The Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was one of the first systems to develop and implement a formal system safety program. In 1969, the DoD formalized system safety requirements through MIL-STD-882, System Safety Program Requirements, which has since undergone a number of revisions. Soon after, NASA recognized the importance of and the need for system safety. The Agency has since made extensive system safety programs an integral part of the space program. The main objective of a system safety program is to eliminate and/or control hazards. The outcomes of such an objective are reduction in a potential loss or damage of the system and reduction in potential injury or fatality. The objective is best achieved, at a minimal cost level, when the system safety program is implemented early in the concept phase and continued throughout the life cycle of the system. The complex and dynamic interrelationship of elements in the system safety program requires effective and constant communications between safety engineers and managers. Safety engineers are responsible for the identification and analysis of hazards, while managers are mainly in charge of the decisions related of such analyses. Finally, the System Safety Society is the leading non-profit organization supporting system safety professionals in the application of systems engineering and systems management to the process of hazard, safety and risk analysis. The Society is international in scope and draws members throughout the world. Chapters around the globe, the annual International System Safety Conference, and the Journal of System Safety are just a few of the means by which the Society strives to reach out to the safety professions around the world. - Dr. Rani Kady If you’re interested in reading more on Systems Safety, please consider the following: 1. System Safety Engineering and Management by Harold E. Roland and Brian Moriarty. Wiley-Interscience; 2nd edition (September 1990). ISBN-13: 978-0471618164. 2. Basic Guide to System Safety by Jeffrey W. Vincoli. Wiley-Interscience; 2nd edition (March 2006). ISBN-13: 9780471722410. 3. Hazard Analysis Techniques for System Safety by Clifton A. Ericson. Wiley-Interscience (August 2005). ISBN-13: 9780471720195. 4. System Safety for the 21st Century: The Updated and Revised Edition of System Safety 2000 by Richard A. Stephans. WileyInterscience; (June, 2004) ISBN-13: 978-0471444541

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ODU to offer Engineering Doctorate in Fall This fall Old Dominion University will be offering its first doctorate program in engineering. The program is geared toward practicing engineers who want to increase their knowledge and become leaders and managers in their field. The doctorate in engineering was approved for ODU on March 11 by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia during a meeting at Longwood University. The five areas in engineering that will be offered are aerospace engineering, civil and environmental engineering, engineering management and systems engineering, modeling and simulation and mechanical engineering. "This program is for already working professionals," said Scott Lowe, University Relations specialist. "This is meant to augment an engineer's career." The engineering doctorate will require 48 credits beyond a graduate level. To enter the program, a student must have a minimum of two years engineering experience within the past five years. Prospective students must also have a master's degree in an appropriate field with a minimum 3.5 grade point average. For more information on program requirements please visit: eng/academics/drofeng.shtml ODU already has a doctor of philosophy in engineering degree which grants approximately 25 graduates per year. Dr. Oktay Baysal, the engineering dean, said an engineering Ph.D. is designed "for educators and researchers; the doctorate is for practitioners." Despite this, "70 percent of those with engineering Ph.D.s are employed outside of academics and working in the industry."

billions of dollars yearly to research, development and education in technology. This funding allows for ODU's new doctorate to be "industry initiated," Baysal said. The collaboration between schools and industry gives students experience in the field. Andrea Lother received a Bachelor's degree in engineering technology from ODU in 1989. Lother said she finds age to be a motive for achieving an advanced degree in engineering. "In today's economy, you never know when you might be back to square one, all the more reason to keep up with things the older you get," she said. Lother called the new ODU degree "a great incentive for engineers to continue the learning process." ODU, already renowned for its engineering program, will be one step ahead of the education competition this fall. The next closest place for such a degree would be in Michigan, Texas or Missouri. Baysal said the engineering doctorate "makes us unique for the mid-Atlantic." Compiled from article by John Baldwin for The Mace and Crown.

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Baysal said the number of engineering Ph.D.s has increased to 8,000 per year. Universities are recognizing the need for a doctorate in practice-oriented engineering. The University of Virginia and Virginia Tech are also trying to approve similar programs. The Doctorate in Engineering is an "alternative path" to the Ph.D., and it will give engineers "management and leadership skills to move up," Baysal said. Focus areas of the program would be project management, ethics, leadership and financial engineering. Dr. Bowling waves hello!

The engineering doctorate is designed to be handson. The American Competiveness Initiative grants

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New Faces in the Department! Charlie Daniels

Mr. Daniels is a Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology of the Old Dominion University. He received a Master of Engineering Management from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York with a concentration in Computer Science. Mr. Daniels has been a senior executive with several major Defense and Aerospace Companies and has managed large, complex technical enterprises with over 600 employees and over $100 million in annual revenues. Mr. Daniels was a member of the Board of Senior Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMPâ) and is certified to administrate, facilitate and coach using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Bar-On EQ from MultiHealth Systems (MHS) Inc., Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior (FIRO-B®) assessments. He is also an entrepreneur who has started and led several successful professional services firms. Research Interests: -Human Behavior in Organizations -Leadership -Personality Type -Positive Psychology

-Team Dynamics -Motivation Theory -Prediction of Performance Areas -Socio-technical Systems

Teaching Philosophy: I have been an engineer and engineering manager for many years, and I attempt to use my background and experience to relate to today’s engineering students. I find that many students have technical expertise, but often lack exposure, experience and understanding of the human dynamics in organizations. I strive to develop lesson plans that are based in sound theory as well as introducing the “real world” application of the theory. This seems to resonate with the students. I engage students in experiential learning whenever possible to not only help students identify the “why” of a question, but also to understand the “so what” and implement the “what now” to achieve learning and development. I strongly believe in the use of reinforcing exercises to help provide the “so what” and the “what now.” I try to be as flexible as possible with the students, because many have full-time work and other obligations that place demands on their time. I also believe that adult learning concepts are important. I have invested in an extensive video library to try to find other methods and approaches that will engage the student in the learning process. I sometimes receive feedback from a former student who tells me that one of my classes was helpful in their personal or professional life and these encounters are a priceless reward for me.

Vickie Parsons, Ph.D.

Dr. Vickie Parsons received her BS in mathematics from Virginia Tech, MPA in information systems from ODU, and PhD in engineering management from ODU. Her PhD dissertation explored the relationship between project team dynamics and early project success. She is retired from NASA with experience in managing the systems engineering and controls aspects of aeronautical, space flight, and facility projects. She also managed proposal developments for technology development, technology demonstration, and full science missions. She led independent review teams for multiple NASA enterprises, developed budgets and led resource advocacy with major NASA offices and other government agencies, and led grass roots cost estimate development for NASA projects. Finally, she served in the NASA Engineering and Safety Center as an advocate to solve complex engineering and information problems. Research Interests: -Project Team Dynamics -Project Management

-Information Data Mining -Statistical Analysis

Teaching Philosophy: My teaching philosophy is to bring real experiences in order to enhance the learning process. Wherever possible, I incorporates in-class group activities to provide students with the teaming skills needed in the corporate world. In addition, I include guest speakers in order to provide alternative points of view.

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Rani Kady, Ph.D.

Dr. Kady is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University. He received his Ph.D. from Auburn University (2008) in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a focus on safety and ergonomics. He received his M.S. in Engineering Technology with an emphasis in manufacturing from East Tennessee State University in 2002, and his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Jordan in 1999. Research Interests: -Application of Human Performance, Modeling and Optimization Techniques to Emergency Evacuation -Ergonomics -Human Factors -Occupational Safety -System Safety -Behavior-based Safety -Work Measurements Teaching Philosophy: I truly believe that in order to be a successful teacher, it is essential to expose students to a diverse and comprehensive discipline that allows them not only to understand, but also to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. Therefore, teachers should demonstrate their knowledge of a discipline and depict such knowledge to students. My teaching philosophy is based on the following integrated statements: 1. Develop the passion and desire to teach. 2. Engage students in an interactive class 3. Utilize advanced technology in classrooms 4. Encourage students to develop their own learning styles Finally, I aim to mentor and expand students’ interest and knowledge into the tremendous benefits of engineering management and systems engineering. My teaching philosophy encompasses a process that I will strive to improve throughout my academic career at Old Dominion University, and sustain with the guidance and support of my colleagues in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering.

Pilar Pazos, Ph.D.

Dr. Pazos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University. She received her Ph.D. from Texas Tech University (2005) in Industrial Engineering with a focus on Engineering Management and a minor in Applied Statistics from the Rawls College of Business. She earned her M.S. in Systems and Engineering Management from Texas Tech University in 2001, and her B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Vigo in 1997. Before joining Old Dominion she has worked in the areas of quality control and consulting. Most recently she was a Research Associate at Northwestern University with a joint position for the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence and the VaNTH Engineering Research Center. Research Interests: -Knowledge Management -Collaborative Learning -Virtual Teams -Applied Statistics

-Organizational Learning -Group Decision Making and Performance -Team Dynamics -Engineering Education

Teaching Philosophy: I embrace teaching as an opportunity to share and empower. I believe in providing the tools and the environment to help students to better understand and improve the world around them. I envision my classes as communities of learners that share their knowledge and experience in the area of Engineering Management and apply it to analyze situations and to make decisions. My teaching methods seek to motivate in students the desire to learn and to contribute their ideas. The main focus in my teaching is to create a learning community that promotes active learning and critical thinking. I strive to engage students on and off campus by using teaching technologies that allow them to actively participate and interact with one another.

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Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Review 2007 Papers Published in Journals 1. Searcy, C., McCartney, D., and Karapetrovic, S. (2007), “Sustainable Development Indicators for the Transmission System of an Electric Utility”, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 135-151 2. Rocha, M., Searcy, C., and Karapetrovic, S. (2007), "Integrating Sustainable Development into Existing Management Systems", Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, Vol. 18, No. 1/2, pp. 83-92. 3. Searcy, C., Karapetrovic, S., and McCartney, D. (2007), “Integrating Sustainable Development Indicators with Existing Business Infrastructure”, International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 389-411. 4. G. Louis, L.M. Magpili, and C.A. Pinto, (2007) Multi-Criteria Decision Making and Composting of Waste in the Municipality of Bacoor in the Philippines, International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, Vol. 7, no. 3/4, pp. 351-368, August. 5. G.E. Louis, L.M. Magpili, C.A. Pinto (2007) Deficit Analysis: Service Capacity Assessment and Planning in Developing Countries – Case Study In The Philippines, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer Netherlands, ISSN 0167-6369 (Print), Vol. 135, no. 1/3, pp. 77-84, Dec. 6. Bhowmick, A., Khasawneh, M.T., Bowling, S.R., Gramopadhye, A. K., and Melloy, B. J., “Evaluation of Alternate Multimedia for Web-Based Asynchronous Learning,” International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol 37/7 pp 615-629, 2007. 7. Rabadi, G., Anagnostopoulos, G., and Mollaghasemi, M. (2007), “A Heuristic Algorithm for The Just-In-Time Single Machine Scheduling Problem With Setups: A Comparison With A Simulated Annealing”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 32, No. 3-4, P. 326 – 335. 8. Kaylani, A., Mollaghasemi, M., Cope, D., Fayez, S., Rabadi, G., Steele, M. (2007). “A generic environment for modelling future launch operations— GEM-FLO: a success story in generic modeling”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, P.1 – 9. 9. Andreas Tolk, Saikou Y. Diallo, Charles D. Turnitsa: “Applying the Levels of Conceptual Interoperability Model in Support of Integratability, Interoperability, and Composability for System-of-Systems Engineering,” Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Volume 5 Number 5, pp. 65-74, IIIS, 2007. 10. Andreas Tolk, Charles D. Turnitsa, Saikou Y. Diallo: “Implied Ontological Representation within the Levels of Conceptual Interoperability Model,” International Journal of Intelligent Decision Technologies (IDT), Special Issue on Ontology Driven Interoperability for Agile Applications using Information Systems: Requirements and Applications for Agent Mediated Decision Support, Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2008. 11. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marcelo Masera, Laurens De Vries, Margot Weijnen, Wolfgang Kroger – “Critical infrastructures: the need for international risk governance”, in International Journal of Critical Infrastructures (IJCIS), Volume 3 - Issue 1/2 – 2007. 12. Adrian V. Gheorghe et al.,-“ Risk and vulnerability games. The anti-satellite weaponry (ASAT)”, in International Journal of Critical Infrastructures (IJCIS), Volume 3 - Issue 3/4 – 2007. 13. Adrian Gheorghe et al., - “Testing Critical Infrastructures Vulnerability: An Essay in Probabilistic Resilience Analysis”, in Dejan Skanata and Daniel Byrd (editors), Computational Models of risks to Infrastructures, IOS Press, Amsterdam, A NATO Publication, 2007 14. Kotnour T. and Landaeta R. (2007). “Extending the Cooperative Learning Principles to Multiple Learning Groups & Timeframes: A Case Example”, Journal of Faculty Development, Vol. 21, No.3, pp.201-216. 15. Sousa-Poza, A., Sousa-Poza, A.A., The effect of job satisfaction on labor turnover by gender: An analysis for Switzerland, The Journal of SocioEconomics (2007) 16. Arnaout, J-P and Rabadi, G. (2007), “Predictable Scheduling With Learning Capability for The Unrelated Parallel Machine Problem”, International Journal of Operations & Quantitative Management. Vol. 13, No. 2, P. 115 – 127 Book Chapters 1. Rabadi, G., Pinto, C.A., Talley, W., and Arnaout, J-P (2007), “Port Recovery from Security Incidents: A Simulation Approach”, Chapter 5 (p. 83 – 94) in Bichou, Bell & Evans: Risk Management in Port Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Security, INFORMA/Lloyd’s List Publishing, London, UK. 2. Andreas Tolk, Saikou Y. Diallo: “Model-based Data Engineering for Web Services,” Chapter accepted for Lakhmi C. Jain (Ed.): Evolution of WEB in Artificial Intelligence Environment, Springer, 2008. 3. Levent Yilmaz, Andreas Tolk: "A Unifying Multi-model Taxonomy and Architecture for Agent-based Decision-Support," Chapter 8 in Intelligent Decision Making: An AI-Based Approach, Series: Studies in Computational Intelligence , Vol. 97, Phillips-Wren, Gloria; Ichalkaranje, Nikhil; Jain, Lakhmi (Eds.), Springer, 2008 Technical Reports 1. Rabadi, G., Bowling, S. R., and Keating, C. (2007) “Sensitivity Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative System Dynamics Simulation Model”, Agency: MITRE and DHS, Technical Report for grant # 763641. (22 Pages) 2. Bowling, S. R., Rabadi, G., and Keating, C. (2007) “Risk Based Sensitivity Analysis Framework for the 287(g) Program using the SBI Immigration Simulation Model”, Agency: MITRE and DHS, Technical Report for grant # 775021. (81 Pages) 3. Rabadi, G., Bowling, S. R., and Keating, C. (2007) “Sensitivity Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative System Dynamics Simulation Model”, grant # 763641, Agency: MITRE and DHS, Pages: 21, Figures: 6, Tables: 9. 4. Konwin, K., Keating, C., Rabadi, G., and Bowling, S. (2007) “Risk-Based Capability Assessment for the Secure Border Initiative System Dynamics Simulation of Immigration to the U.S.”, grant # 763641, Agency: MITRE and DHS, Pages: 18, Figures: 6, Tables: None. 5. Keating, C. and Rabadi, G. (2007) “System of Systems Engineering for Border Security and Immigration: Methodologies, Processes and Tools”, grant # 775021, Agency MITRE and DHS, Pages: 49, Figures: 6, Tables: 6. 6. Bowling, S.R., Rabadi, G., Keating, C. (2007), “Sensitivity Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative System Dynamics Immigration Model”, grant # 775021, Agency MITRE and DHS, Pages: 83, Figures: 71, Tables: 47. 7. Keating, C., Rabadi, G., Landaeta, R., “System of Systems Engineering for Border Security and Inmigration: Methods, Processes, and Tools”, Agency: National Center of Systems of Systems Engineering, Number of Tables: 5, Number of Pages: 46, August, 2007. 8. Charles Keating, Ph.D., Andres Sousa-Poza, Ph.D., Samuel Kovacic, Final Report: Situational Diagnostic Protocols, NCSOSE-TR-003-07, Old Dominion University, National Centers for System of Systems Engineering, Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia 23529, 52 Pages, 14 Figures

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Conference Proceedings 1. Searcy, C., Landaeta, R., Adcock, A., Marken, J., and Dickerson, D. (2007), “Technology-Enhanced Distance Education in Engineering: A Research Proposal”, Presented at the 28th Annual American Society for Engineering Management National Conference, Chattanooga, TN. U.S.A. November 2007 2. Searcy, C., Erten-Unal, M., Gheorghe, A. (2007). “Regional Sustainable Development: A Wicked Problem”, Proceedings of the Managing and Engineering in Complex Situations (MECS) Conference 2007, Norfolk, VA. U.S.A. October 2007 3. Searcy, C. (2007). “A Systems Approach to Organizational Performance Measurement”, Presented at the 12th Total Quality Management World Congress, Edinburgh, U.K. September 2007 4. Searcy, C. (2007). “Performance Measurement Systems: A Literature Review and Research Agenda”, Presented at the 12th Total Quality Management World Congress, Edinburgh, U.K. September 2007. 5. I. Bozkurt, and C.A. Pinto, More Effective Sensor Technology And Deployment For Biodefense And Public Health: Issues Of Complexity, Proceedings of the 1st Conference for Managing Engineering Complex Systems (MECS) – Mastering Wicked Problems (2007). Norfolk, VA October 2007. 6. Andreas Tolk, Charles D. Turnitsa: “Conceptual Modeling of Information Exchange Requirements based on Ontological Means,” Winter Simulation Conference WSC’07, Washington, DC, December 2007 7. Andreas Tolk, Charles Turnitsa, Saikou Diallo: “Model-Based Alignment and Orchestration of Heterogeneous Homeland Security Applications Enabling Composition of System of Systems,” Winter Simulation Conference WSC’07, Washington, DC, December 2007 . 8. West, C. and Landaeta R., “Understanding the Impact of Crisis Environments on the Distributed Cognition of Multidisciplinary Crisis Control Center Teams,” Proceeding of the IEEE International Engineering Management Conference 2007. 9. West, C. and Landaeta R., “The Challenge of Studying Team Cognition in Control Center Contexts,” Proceeding of the American Society for Engineering Management National Conference 2007. 10. Decker, B. and Landaeta, R., “Emotional Intelligence: A Review and Discussion of its Implications for Project Management”, Proceeding of the American Society for Engineering Management National Conference 2007. 11. Decker, B. and Landaeta, R., “The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Promoting the Use of Knowledge Transfer Methods among Project Team Members”, Proceeding of the American Society for Engineering Management National Conference 2007. 12. Searcy, C. and Landaeta, R., “Technology-Enhanced Distance Education in Engineering: A Research Proposal”, Proceeding of the American Society for Engineering Management National Conference 2007. 13. Paul Davis, Andreas Tolk: “Observations on New Developments in Composability and Multi-Resolution Modeling,” Winter Simulation Conference WSC’07, Washington, DC, December 2007 14. Charles D. Turnitsa, Andreas Tolk: “Federated Ontologies Supporting a Merged Worldview for Distributed Systems,” Association for Advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Fall Symposium, Technical Report FS-07-06, pp. 116-119, AAAI Press, Menlo Park, CA, November 2007 15. Charles D. Turnitsa, Saikou Diallo, Andreas Tolk: “Object Models, Messages, Languages The Warfighter Deserves Better,” Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2007, Paper 07F-SIW-047, Orlando, FL, September 2007 16. Saikou Y. Diallo, Andreas Tolk, Eric W. Weisel: “Simulation Formalisms: Review and Comparison of Existing Definitions of Key Terms,” Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2007, Paper 07F-SIW-061, Orlando, FL, September 2007 17. Andreas Tolk, Saikou Y. Diallo, Charles D. Turnitsa: “Model-Based Data Engineering: Preparing a Paradigm Shift towards Self-Organizing Information Exchange,” Summer Simulation Conference SCSC’07, San Diego, CA, July 2007 18. J. Mark Pullen, Curt Blais, Michael R. Hieb, Stan Levine, Andreas Tolk: “Joint Battle Management Language (JBML) – US Contribution to the C-BML PDG and NATO MSG-048 TA,” European Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2007, Paper 07E-SIW-029, Genoa, Italy, June 2007 19. Catherine M. Banks, Andreas Tolk, Mike McGinnis: “Bridging the Virtual Divide: Modeling and Simulation in Liberal Arts Learning,” Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2007, Paper 07S-SIW-007, Norfolk, VA, March 2007 20. Andreas Tolk, Curt Blais, J. Mark Pullen, Michael R. Hieb, Stan Levine: “Joint Battle Management Language (JBML) - US Contribution to the C-BML PDG,” Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2007, Paper 07S-SIW-022, Norfolk, VA, March 2007 21. Andreas Tolk, James L. Boulet: “Lessons Learned on NATO Experiments on C2/M&S Interoperability,” Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2007, Paper 07SSIW-023, Norfolk, VA, March 2007 22. Charles D. Turnitsa, Curtis L. Blais, Andreas Tolk: “Filling in the Ontology Space for Coalition Battle Management Language,” Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2007, Paper 07S-SIW-028, Norfolk, VA, March 2007 23. Robert D. King, Saikou Diallo, Andreas Tolk: “How to play fairly: Agents and Web services can help,” Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2007, Paper 07S-SIW-097, Norfolk, VA, March 2007 24. David Perme, Saikou Diallo, Cynthia Pandolfo, Bryan Tedesco, Andreas Tolk, Huong Tran: “Joint Event Data Initialization Services (JEDIS) – Implementing a Service Oriented Architecture for Initialization,” Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2007, Paper 07S-SIW-109, Norfolk, VA, March 2007 25. Lisa J Moya, Andreas Tolk (2007). “Towards a Taxonomy of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems,” Agent Distributed Simulation (ADS)/ SCS Spring Simulation Conference, Volume I pp. 11-18, Norfolk, VA, March 2007 26. Recommended Reading List of the Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop: Andreas Tolk, Saikou Y. Diallo, Charles D. Turnitsa: “A System View of C-BML,” Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2007, Paper 07F-SIW-054, Orlando, FL, September 2007 27. Recommended Reading List of the European Simulation Interoperability Workshop: Andreas Tolk, Saikou Y. Diallo, Charles D. Turnitsa: “Data, Models, Federations, Common Reference Models, and Model Theory,” European Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2007, Paper 07E-SIW-052, Genoa, Italy, June 2007 28. Recommended Reading List of the Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop: Saikou Y. Diallo, Andreas Tolk: “Adaptive Generative Grammar for JC3IEDM Web Services,” Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2007, Paper 07S-SIW-099, Norfolk, VA, March 2007 29. Hester, P. (2007). “Reliability-Based Methods for Electric System Decision Making,” Grid Interoperability Forum 1st Annual Proceedings. 30. José J. Padilla, Andres Sousa-Poza Ph.D, Artuto Tejada Ph.D, Samuel Kovacic, “Towards a Diagnostic Framework for Understanding Complex Situations”, NECSI Conference, Quincy, MA, October 28-November 2, 2007 31. Jose Padilla, Bradford Logan, Andres Sousa-Poza, Charles Keating, A System of Systems Engineering Environment to Deal with Complex Situations, IEEE SOSE Conference, San Antonio, TX, from April 16 to April 18,2007 32. Alfonso Sousa-Poza and Andres A. Sousa-Poza, Job Satisfaction in Organizations and What We Can Learn from the Gender Job-Satisfaction Paradox. In Eberle, T. S., Hoidn, S., & Sikavica, K. (Eds.), Fokus Organisation, Sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektive und Analysen (pp. 354-362). D-Konstanz: UVK Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. Faculty Release Time (PRT) Total: $155,943 Fall Semester: $73,657 Funded Grants: $1,708,800

Spring Semester: $82, 286

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Curriculum Update Master of Engineering Management (31 credits) -Core: ENMA 600: Cost Estimation & Financial Analysis ENMA 601: Organizational Analysis ENMA 603: Operations Research ENMA 604: Project Management ENMA 614: Quality Systems Design ENMA 715: Systems Analysis -4 Electives from within ENMA or with permission of GPD -Capstone: ENMA 605—Program Capstone Master of Science in Engineering Management (33 credits) -Core: ENMA 600: Cost Estimation & Financial Analysis ENMA 601: Organizational Analysis To find out more about our programs, please go to ENMA 603: Operations Research ENMA 604: Project Management ENMA 614: Quality Systems Design ENMA 715: Systems Analysis ENMA 721: Research Methods -2 electives from within ENMA or with permission of GPD -Capstone; ENMA 605—Program Capstone Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering (31 credits) -Core: ENMA 602: Systems Engineering Management ENMA 614: Quality Systems Design ENMA 640: Introduction to Systems Engineering ENMA 641: Requirements Management, Verification and Validation ENMA 660: Systems Architecture & Modeling ENMA 771: Risk & Vulnerability Management of Complex Interdependent Systems -Electives: Systems of Systems Engineering; Complexity, Engineering and Management; Methods for Rational Decision Making; Complex Adaptive Situations Environments; Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis & Decision Support Systems; Parametric Cost Estimating; Robust Design; Optimization Methods; Modeling & Analysis of Systems; Enterprise System Dynamics -Capstone: ENMA 605—Program Capstone or ENMA 688 - Systems Engineering Certification Preparation Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Management (51 hours minimum) -CORE: ENMA 821—Research Methods Empirical Methods (Robust Engineering Design or equivalent with GPD authorization) Analytic Methods (Optimization Methods; System Dynamics; Modeling & Analysis of Systems; Rational Decision Making; or equivalent with GPD authorization Social Research Methods (Systems Analysis; Complex Adaptive Situations Environment; or equivalent course with GPD authorization -Electives from within ENMA and with permission of GPD and Ph.D. Guidance Committee -24 hours Dissertation Research -Candidacy, dissertation proposal defense and public dissertation defense are required.

Engineering Managers Among Top Paid

In a recent article posted by written by Meg Donahue, entitled “America’s Top 50 Salaries”, Engineering Managers salaries were ranked 17th out of the top 50 salaries, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Another article by Laura Morsch, “Six-Figures without an M.D.” further showed that engineering managers have the sixth most lucrative job when it comes to six figure salaries.

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Featured Alumnus - Christopher Landess ‘06 Chris is the Headquarters Company Commander, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE, located in Gulfport, Mississippi. He received his commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy July 2000. He has served on deployments in Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom twice and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has also served as the Assistant Public Works Officer at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Maryland; Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, Naval Support Activity, Panama City, Florida; and Facilities Engineering

and Acquisition Director, Panama City, Florida. Prior to Chris' military service, he worked in various engineering positions for major corporations as well as Government service. His past positions include Industrial Engineer & Kaizen Coordinator at Cooper Industries, Vicksburg, Mississippi; Industrial Engineer at Baxter Healthcare, Cleveland, Mississippi; Sales Engineer Mississippi Vicksburg, Mississippi; Industrial Engineer at Baxter Healthcare, Cleveland, Mississippi; Sales

Engineer Mississippi Territory, SMC Pneumatics; as well as student Industrial Engineer positions at Sunbeam Corporation, Hattiesburg, Mississippi and NASA, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. Chris is an Industrial Engineering graduate from Mississippi State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Georgia and is a Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers. Chris received his MEM in Fall 2006.

Chris’ decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one gold star, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal..

Featured Faculty - Dr. Chuck Keating Chuck is a Professor in the Department teaching in the systems areas for the Master’s and Ph.D. programs. A faculty member since 1994, he also serves as the Director for the National Centers for System of Systems Engineering (NCSOSE) at Old Dominion University, focusing on development and testing of theory, methodologies, and methods to more effectively deal with complex systems problems. He is still the only faculty member in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology to receive both the Excellence in Teaching (2002) and

Excellence in Research (2007) awards, recognizing the top performing faculty member in the college mission areas. Prior to joining the faculty, Chuck served in leadership and technical engineering management positions for over 12 years in the U.S. Army and private industry. His current research interests include: System of Systems Engineering, Complex System Problem Domains, Project Management Systems, R& D Governance, and Border Security. He has

performed research and collaborated with a variety of organizations including: Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology, DoD (Joint Forces Command), NASA Langley Research Center, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Systems Engineering Solutions, Inc., SPAWAR, Naval Surface Warfare Center – Dam Neck, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, and the MITRE Corporation.

Current EMSE Book: Reframing Complexity: Perspectives from the North and South, ed. By Fritjof Capra, 2007 Current Book on Nightstand: The Extreme Future: The Top Trends that Will Shape the World for the Next 5, 10, and 20 Years, James Canton, 2006 Favorite Quote: “Those who expect little are never disappointed.” John Maier

Featured Student - Ipek Bozkurt Ipek Bozkurt came to the Department in 2001 to get her Master’s degree. She later stayed in hopes of pursuing a Ph.D., and she is currently a Ph.D. Candidate. She has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Ankara, Turkey. Her current research interests include personality profiles, philosophical paradigms, research methodologies, problem-solving, System of Systems Engineering and leadership. She has been an instructor to courses such as Statistical Concepts (both live and televised) and Introduction to Engineering Management (CD-

Rom). She has also been an Research Assistant for faculty members where she assisted in writing proposals for grants, as well as ongoing projects. She was also a Teaching Assistant for many classes, where she was in charge of exam preparation, grading, and helping out students. She is a member of IEEE and Academy of Management. She also has been a reviewer for journals such as Management Decision, and for conferences such as the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, and the American Society of Engineering Management confer-

ence. She is expecting to graduate next year, and she would like to continue her career in academia, though she is open to job opportunities within industry as well. She is also an accomplished pianist (which has helped her keep sane in her PhD journey). To everyone’s surprise (or horror), she is a great fan of old movies, musical theatre and Shakespeare. Oh and she likes daisies.

Dissertation Topic: Developing a Personality Profile for Complex Problem-Solving Through Agent-Based Modeling: The Philosophical Profile of the Individual

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The Outsider—the Layperson’s View to the Complex World of EMSE. By Kim Sibson One of the shows that I watch on television is called “How to Boil Water”, where a seasoned chef shows someone who can barely cook simple steps to create great meals. Being the only nonengineer on the faculty, I often find myself in discussions where the topics go over my head. This recurring feature of the newsletter will be my attempt to take some of these new, complex engineering ideas and put them into simpler, laymen’s terms, so that the casual reader, and not just the engineers can understand. Wish me luck on my first attempt! Before events such as 9/11, the Iraqi War, Hurricane Katrina, I was blissfully unaware of how many of our infrastructures are interlinked and interdependent and how some rely so heavily on others, that if one is unavailable, a domino effect can quickly happen. This realization of mine frankly has really opened my eyes to the need to find better ways to manage our infrastructures on the local, national and international fronts. Recently I had a chance to sit down with Dr. Adrian Gheorghe, Batten Endowed Chair of Systems Engineering to talk about his expertise in the quickly emerging field of critical infrastructures. KS: What is a critical infrastructure? AG: A critical infrastructure is those technical and non-technical constructs which provide services vital for everyday activities and assuring an adequate quality of life. KS: Can you give me some examples of critical infrastructures? AG: There are many different examples ranging from banking, satellite systems, hospitals, education, nuclear power plants, transportation grid and power generation facilities. Other examples include government services, such as FEMA, the defense industry and IT technical and communication systems. KS: Why is research into critical infrastructures important at this time? AG: There are two reasons. The first is because of events such as the power grid failure, 9/11 and hurricane damage made critical infrastructures non-operational. Further, ever since the Y2K syndrome, attacks on infrastructures with IT technologies (hackers, worms), people realized that new threats were now available to discount and damage infrastructures which we once took for granted. Second, people realized interdependencies among infrastructures were interdependent and complex on a highly non-linear, in behavior and interdependent level. There is a need for new approaches to see how we handle them and a need to know how to design these systems in the future. [This article continues on page 13.] KS: What is the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering doing towards critical infrastructure research? AG: We are doing three things. The first is educating the students. The class ENMA 771, Risk and Vulnerability Management of Complex Interdependent Systems, deals with risk and vulnerability of complex systems. Students learn about fundamental industries and service infrastructures, interdependencies which lead to achieving quality of life, concepts of risk, vulnerability, and governance – all of [This article continues on page 13.]

“With regard to critical infrastructures of international politics, such as energy security as a critical infrastructure, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice says that foreign policy is energy policy. I think that foreign policy today is critical infrastructure policy, because of systems such as energy, the internet, transportation, etc… Dr. Adrian Gheorghe

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this gives students the perspective to be able to design future decision policies at regional and national levels and provides them with an understanding of differences and similarities on different regions of the world. For example, if someone doesn’t know the rules and regulations of the Port of Rotterdam, such as legal issues, this can affect continuity of [critical] services, and vice versa with the Port of Norfolk A globalized economy must understand constraints and have solutions for future business and economic opportunities. Second, we are actively involved in theoretical and applied research. One of our projects is Critical Infrastructure Resiliency of the Hampton Roads Region. Finally, I am the publisher of the International Journal on Critical Infrastructures and am active in looking at critical infrastructures around the world, like Europe, Japan and New Zealand. There is a need to identify, research, find solutions, outreach, features to address complex interdependent systems on local, regional, national and global fronts, such as maritime systems. KS: Where can someone find reading materials on critical infrastructures? AG: There are several books out now, as well as journals published by Wiley and Springer. Of course, you can always use the internet. We are also working on a VLib, a virtual library, where we can link articles that have already been read and disseminated by critical infrastructure experts to provide huge quantities of information that has already been collected. Further, I am an editor of Springer’s Academic Publishing House’s Security, Complex Systems and Governance, where problems of critical infrastructures are central to the subject. KS: What is the United States doing compared to the rest of the world? AG: The United States is the leading country with regard to the concept and syntax since 1996. Started by the Clinton administration and strengthened by the Bush administration, one of the things that emerged from the concept of critical infrastructures is the Department of Homeland Security. Europe’s foray into critical infrastructures came later because of idealistic differences between the US and EU, for example, as opposed to Homeland Security, the EU refers to it as National Security. The EU came into play after the Madrid bombing and now has much more intense progress on critical infrastructure protection with experts and government offices in 27 different states with different solutions, as opposed to one US government. New Zealand and Australia have been focused on critical infrastructure protection for a long time because of their “remoteness”. Their location is exposed to hazards, such as tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanoes, and help can be days away. They realized that they needed to know how to protect themselves. With regard to Japan, they have similar natural disasters to New Zealand and Australia, but add to that that they are one of the major centers of the financial world and are pioneers of many advanced technologies. A disaster in Japan could lead to financial chaos in the world markets. At one time, all the big banks were centrally located in Tokyo. Now the banks have been relocated around Japan to balance the risk. The Japanese bullet train is also linked with earthquake measurement devices which allows a central location to remotely stop a train within 20-30 seconds before an earthquake occurs. KS: If someone were interested in a career in critical infrastructures, what would you recommend? AG: In the US, 85% of infrastructures are private. There is a need to protect them and adapt them. There is a lot of opportunity and it’s emerging as a new profession. Actually, the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering programs fit very well within critical infrastructures with regard to things such as technologies, economics, legal aspects, law enforcement, which creates a systems engineering perspective – knowledge of technology, economics, legal aspects, assessment, research, and potential promotion in quality of life. If you would like to read more about Dr. Gheorghe’s research into critical infrastructures, please click here.

Alumni Database Have you lost touch with some (or all) of the people that you spent so many laborious hours of studying with? Are you looking for chances to network with other people in engineering management and systems engineering fields? Do you want more opportunity to get contacts with people in industry and academia who may help you get your foot in an otherwise closed door? If you haven’t already signed up for the Department’s Alumni Database, please do so. The database is a resource where you and fellow alumni can go to network, find old friends and make new ones. We hope that you will see this as a valuable tool that you can keep coming back to and watch it grow and morph into something that is truly a part of your lives.

We’d like to thank Dr. Ghaith Rabadi for initiating the development of the database and supervising its progress and George Arnaout for spending so many hours working on perfecting this database. He wrote completely new code for this and did a wonderful job! Information stored on the database is located behind a secure firewall.

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CLASSIFIEDS JOBS IN ACADEMIA Job Title: Assistant Professor, Industrial & Engineering Technology Location: Morehead, KY School: Morehead State University Job Title: Lecturer in Engineering Location: Flagstaff, AZ School: Northern Arizona University Job Title: Engineering Management Faculty Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE and Sharjah, UAE School: Higher Colleges of Technology Job Title: Project Engineer Location: Suffolk, VA School: Old Dominion University, VMASC Job Title: Assistant Professor, Systems Engineering & Engineering Management Location: Charlotte, NC School: University of North Carolina, Charlotte Job Title: Industrial Engineering Faculty (all levels) Location: Izmir, Turkey School: Yasar University Job Title: Operations Management/Industrial Engineering Faculty Location: Worcester, MA School: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Job Title: Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Industrial Engineering Location: St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago School: The University of the West Indies—St. Augustine Job Title: Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (all levels) Location: Auburn, AL School: Auburn University Job Title: Director, Twin Cities Partnershis for MnCEME Location: Mankato, MN School: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Job Title: Product Engineering Manager, ODU Location: San Jose, CA Company: Harris Stratex Networks Job Title: Systems Engineer Location: Wallops Island, VA Company: SAIC Job Title: Engineering Manager Location: Mohnton, PA Company: Seakeeper, Inc Job Title: Systems Engineer (Process Engineer) Location: Wellston, OH Company: General Mills Job Title: Engineering Manager Location: Columbus, OH Company: Buckeye Shapeform Job Title: Systems Engineer Location: Littleton, CO Company: Lockheed Martin Corporation Job Title: Engineering Manager Location: Wilson, NC Company: Becton, Dickinson and Company Job Title: Engineering Manager Location: San Mateo, CA Company: The Stepo Group Job Title: Engineering Manager (Navy Division) Location: Washington, DC Company: AT&T Job Title: Systems Engineer Location: McLean, VA Company: Perot Systems Government Services


Job Title: Engineering Manager Location: Houston, TX Company: Chevron

Job Title: Facilities Engineering Manager Location: Houston, TX Company: National Engineering

Job Title: Senior Engineer—Systems Location: Fairfax, VA Company: General Dynamics

Job Title: Industrial Engineering Manager Location: New York, NY Company: Port Authority of NY & NJ

Job Title: Systems Engineer Location: Salt Lake City, UT Company: Cisco

Job Title: Cryptographic & Embedded Security Systems Engineer Location: Harris Corporation Company: Rochester, NY

Job Title: Engineering Manager Location: Roseville, CA Company: Composite Engineering, Inc.

Job Title: Engineering Manager Location: Pinconning, MI Company: Magiline, Inc.

Job Title: Engineering Program Coordinator (Proj Mgr) Location: New York, NY Company: CyberCoders Engineering

If you know of any position openings that you think would be interesting, please email them to Thanks!

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ODU Football Timeline July 1, 2008 - More than 340 local athletes headed off to play college sports June 30, 2008 - ODU Adds Three Games To 2009 Football Slate June 29, 2008 - For now, talking's the name of ODU coach's game June 27, 2008 - Ryan Martins Joins ODU Athletics As Associate Head Strength And Conditioning Coach June 10, 2008 - Mark Your Calendars May 28, 2008 - Sports center a testament to ODU's ambitions May 28, 2008 - Dawn of a rivalry? ODU and NSU talk football series May 22, 2008 - ODU equipment manager planning for football squad's needs May 8, 2008 - ODU Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) Takes Time to Create April 28, 2008 - Three from Virginia Beach, Norfolk join ODU football team March 31, 2008 - CAA Football Announces 2008 Schedule March 31, 2008 - Mathematicians Come To Aid Of ODU Football March 6, 2008 - Jerry Fife Named Football Equipment Manager At ODU February 25, 2008 - Keita Malloy To Coach Wide Receivers And Tight Ends At ODU February 20, 2008 - Prospective Student-Athletes February 10, 2008 - A Year of Good Intentions for Monarchs' Recruits February 10, 2008 - At Old Dominion, It's Being Built to Sell February 7, 2008 - Over 100 Students At First Ever Football Tryout February 6, 2008 - ODU Inks 21 Student-Athletes To National Letters Of Intent January 31, 2008 - ODU Football To Hold Signing Day Press Conference And Walk-On Tryout January 17, 2008 - WTKR TV-3 To Air ODU Football Special Building The Pride January 16, 2008 - Monarchs Set To Host Chowan In 2009 Season Opener January 10, 2008 - ODU Football Announces Three Home Games for 2009 Slate December 6, 2007 - Michael Zyskowski Named Running Backs Coach, Special Teams Coordinator November 28, 2007 - Monarchs Stay Local With Latest Addition To Football Staff November 5, 2007 - ODU Football Update Moved To 5 A.M. October 22, 2007 - Wilder's Routine Changes October 22, 2007 - Wilder's Routine Changes October 18, 2007 - South Florida's rise a blueprint for Monarchs October 14, 2007 - Anticipation builds as ODU throws first tailgate party October 13, 2007 - Monarch Football Uniforms Offer Plenty Of

University Village

Variety October 2, 2007 - ODU Football Update Moved To 5 a.m. Wednesday September 26, 2007 - Old Dominion Football Video Features September 26, 2007 - ODU Plans $24.8 Million Renovation Of Foreman Field September 26, 2007 - Station Opens Airwaves To Undefeated ODU Football Coach September 25, 2007 - Ballard Construction Awarded Contract For Old Dominion University's Foreman Field Complex September 24, 2007 - Golf Tournament and Tailgate Party Highlight ODU Football Weekend September 11, 2007 - Huddle Time: ODU Has Plenty To Do Before It's Ready For Some Football September 6, 2007 - ODU Starts Football Call-In Show Wednesday On ESPN 1310 Radio August 29, 2007 - ODU: Monarchs are in a rush August 28, 2007 - ODU: Monarchs are in a rush August 13, 2007 - Wilder Announces Additions To ODU Football Staff August 2, 2007 - ODU Breaks Ground For Powhatan Sports Center July 21, 2007 - Wilder On TV 48 July 22-27 July 2, 2007 - Bruce Stewart Named Associate Athletic Director June 7, 2007 - From the Desk of Bobby Wilder Recruiting Q & A June 6, 2007 - ODU Commits To New Contract With Max Media Radio Group For Basketball And Football April 10, 2007 - Newest Member of the ODU Family Brings Clan Of Own March 23, 2007 - Chip West Named Assistant Head Coach-Recruiting Coordinator March 5, 2007 - Wilder Announces Offensive and Defensive Coordinators February 12, 2007 - Watch The Bobby Wilder Press Conference Live With Monarch All-Access February 9, 2007 - Old Dominion To Introduce Bobby Wilder As Head Football Coach November 9, 2006 - ODU Announces Formation Of Football Coach Search Committee November 3, 2006 - Market Assessment Findings For ODU Football Stadium Seating Announced September 17, 2006 - ODU expects to name a coach in January September 17, 2006 - Welsh's winning ways will help ODU put its best football forward September 7, 2006 - George Welsh & Dick Sheridan To Serve As Advisors For ODU Football May 31, 2006 - Football Press Conference May 31, 2006 - Football Press Conference May 31, 2006 - Football to be added to ODU sports programs in 2009 August 24, 2005 - ODU selects Consultant For Football June 21, 2005 - Board Votes To Move Forward With Football

If it’s been awhile since you’ve been on campus, the University Village is now a vital and integral part of the Old Dominion Campus. Located on Monarch Way across Hampton Boulevard, the Village is a 75-acre mixed-use development initiative and is home to the Innovation Research Park, the Ted Constant Convocation Center, affectionally known as “The Ted”, the Baron & Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, the University Theatre, apartment housing and retail shops that range from restaurants to retail shops. For more information about the Village, go to The National Center for Systems of Systems Engineering (NCSOSE) is located in the Village and was one of the first residents in the new Innovation and Research Park Building. This research center was established to draw together academia, government and industrial organizations to resolve problems, develop technologies, and direct research concerning major issues in the design, analysis and integration of complex systems of systems. Dr. Chuck Keating is the Director of NCSOSE.

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EMSE Newsletter v1.1  

The biannual newsletter for Old Dominion University's Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, Issue 1

EMSE Newsletter v1.1  

The biannual newsletter for Old Dominion University's Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, Issue 1