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Foundations of Systems Science and Engineering

Foundations of Systems Science and Engineering

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The Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering is offering a new graduate course in systems science in Fall 2018.

ME 597 Foundations of Systems Science and Engineering

Course Description: This course provides an overview of the topics of systems science and engineering, including understanding the voice of the customer and stakeholder inquiry; requirements identification, development, analysis, and management; system specification, design, development, and implementation; and the analytical tools to evaluate system design concepts and conduct effective trade studies.

Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:15 PM
Hybrid course (mainly online)

About the Instructor

Mitchell C. Kerman, Ph.D.Dr. Mitchell Kerman is Director of Idaho National Laboratory’s Systems Science & Engineering Division. He has a diverse background with extensive experience in computer modeling and simulation, operations analysis, systems engineering, engineering management, and business development. Prior to joining INL, he was the Director of Program Development and Transition for the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), a Department of Defense University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) led by Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Dr. Kerman has taught graduate classes in both operations analysis and systems engineering. He is the author of two textbooks on the topics of computation and introductory computer programming and has published numerous articles in technical journals and trade publications. Dr. Kerman is also a retired Navy officer with 27 years of combined active duty and reserve experience in submarine warfare, naval coastal warfare, coordination and guidance of merchant shipping, and NATO operations. Dr. Kerman has a BS in computer systems engineering from Arizona State University, a MS in operations analysis from Naval Postgraduate School, and a PhD in systems engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

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