Systems Engineering 2.0: Education Systems (Wednesday, 28 April, 2021)

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Please join us for a presentation on SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 2.0 and how it can both taught and applied to education.

 

Date: Wednesday, 28 April, 2021, 5:45-7:15 PM (Pacific Time). Presentation starts at 6pm.
Where: Virtual/online only.
Cost: Free!

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Abstract:

We have entered an era of great system complexity, rapid technological change, growing resource stress, and evolving societal systems that are both enabled and impacted by advancing engineered systems, namely Industry 4.0. These changes have had a great impact on the skills necessary for our workforce to meet these changes. There is an increasing call from all systems stakeholders for foundational tools that reflect the human, organizational, and societal aspects of engineered systems. In particular, the growing complexity of systems and their evolving, emerging behaviors require that systems engineers often need to take the role of systems scientists as well as engineers to ensure that both the system they are creating and the systems that are responsible for their creation are interconnected and aligned. Our graduate education systems are not capable of evolving at the rate necessary to meet the challenges presented by rapidly changing technology epitomized by Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation. This talk will discuss Systems Engineering 2.0, and how it can both taught and applied to education.

Presenter: Dr. Jon Wade, University of California, San Diego (UCSD):

Jon Wade, Ph.D., is a professor of practice at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California at San Diego where he is currently designing transdisciplinary education and research programs oriented around the fundamental principles of contemporary closed-loop systems engineering design. Previously, Dr. Wade was a research professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at the Stevens Institute of Technology where he also served as the chief technology officer of the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) UARC. His industrial experience includes serving as executive vice president of Engineering at International Game Technology (IGT), senior director of Enterprise Server Development at Sun Microsystems and director of Advanced System Development at Thinking Machines Corporation. His research interests include complex systems, future directions in systems engineering research and the use of technology in systems engineering and STEM education. Dr. Wade received his S.B., S.M., E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.:

 

 

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