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Systems Engineering Research Center

The Systems Engineering Research Center  focuses on working jointly with our partners in the aerospace and defense industries in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to address and solve complex socio-technical problems. The Systems Engineering Research Center is interested in industry, government, and academic multi-disciplinary collaboration.

Personnel

  • Susan Ferreira, Ph.D., Director

Journal Papers

  • Smartt, C. and Ferreira, S., 2012, A Systems Engineering Perspective on Proposal Management, IEEE Systems Journal, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp. 667-674.
  • Smartt, C. and Ferreira, S., 2012, Constructing A General Framework for Systems Engineering Strategy, Journal of Systems Engineering, 15(2): 140-152.
  • Faezipour, M. and Ferreira, S., 2011, Applying Systems Thinking to Assess Sustainability in Healthcare System of Systems, International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, 2(4): 290-308.
  • Ferreira, S., Shunk, D.L., Collofello, J.S., Mackulak, G., Dueck, A., 2011. Reducing the Risk of Requirements Volatility: Findings from an Empirical Survey, Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice, 23(5): 375-393.
  • Smartt, C. and Ferreira, S., 2011. Advancing Systems Engineering in Support of the Bid and Proposal Process, Journal of Systems Engineering, 14 (3): 255-266.
  • Doelling, K. and Ferreira, S., 2010. Advancing the Integration of Systems Engineering and Knowledge Management, Systems Research Forum, 4 (1): 33-44.
  • Ferreira, S., Collofello, J.S., Shunk, D.L., Mackulak, G., 2009, Understanding the Effects of Requirements Volatility in Software Engineering by Using Analytical Modeling and Software Process Simulation, Journal of Systems and Software, 82 (10): 1568-1577.
  • Houston, D.X., Ferreira, S., Montgomery, D.C., 2005, Using Unreplicated 2k-p Designs for Characterizing Moderately-Dimensioned Deterministic Computer Models. Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 21 (8): 809-824.
  • Houston, D.X., Ferreira, S., Collofello, J.S., Montgomery, D.C., Mackulak, G.T., Shunk, D.L., 2001, Behavioral Characterization: Finding and Using the Influential Factors in Software Process Simulation Models. Journal of Systems and Software, 59 (3):259-270.

Conference Papers

  • Faezipour, M., Ferreira, S., 2013, A System Dynamics Perspective of Patient Satisfaction in Healthcare, 2013 Conference on Systems Engineering Research, Procedia Computer Science, Volume 16, pp. 148-156.
  • Smartt, C., Ferreira, S., 2013, Applying Systems Engineering to Survey Research, Procedia Computer Science, 2013 Conference on Systems Engineering Research, Volume 16, pp. 1102–1111.
  • Ferreira, S. Faezipour, M., Corley, H.W., 2013, Defining and Addressing the Risk of Undesirable Emergent Properties, 2013 IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon), pp. 836-840.
  • Faezipour, M., Ferreira, S., 2013, Developing a Systems Thinking Perspective of Hospital Water Sustainability, 2013 IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon), pp. 109-113.
  • Ferreira, S. and Faezipour, M., 2012, An Analysis of Processes, Risks, and Best Practices for Use in Developing Systems Engineering Process Simulators, 2012 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
  • Ferreira, S. and Faezipour, M., 2012, Advancing the Development of Systems Engineers Using Process Simulators, 2012 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
  • Smartt, C. and Ferreira, S., 2012, An Analysis of Systems Engineering Strategy, 2012 IEEE International Systems Conference.
  • Faezipour, M. and Ferreira, S., 2012, A System Dynamics Approach to Water Sustainability in Healthcare, 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference.
  • Ferreira, S. and Tejeda, J., 2011, An Evolving Understanding for Predicting Emergent Properties, 2011 IEEE International Systems Conference.
  • Smartt, C. and Ferreira, S., 2011, The Archetypes of Systems Engineering Strategy, 2011 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
  • Faezipour, M. and Ferreira, S., 2011, A Systems Thinking Approach to Address Sustainability in Healthcare Systems, 2011 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
  • Tejeda, J. and Ferreira, S., 2011, Ideas for a Decision Support System for Predicting Undesirable Emergent Properties, 2011 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
  • Ferreira, S. and Tejeda, J., 2011, An Ontology Model for Characterizing Emergent Properties from a Systems Engineering Perspective, 2011 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
  • Ferreira, S. and Faezipour, M., 2011, The Development of an Architecture Framework for Systems Engineering Process Simulators, 2011 International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Symposium.
  • Ferreira, S. and Tejeda, J., 2011, An Ontology for Unmanned and Autonomous Systems of Systems Test and Evaluation, 2011 International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Symposium.
  • Ferreira, S., 2010, Prospects for Systems Engineering Process Dynamics, 2010 IEEE Systems Conference.
  • Ferreira, S., 2010, The Development of a Systems Engineering Process Simulator Using System Dynamics, 2010 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
  • Ferreira, S., Valerdi, R., Medvidovic, N., Hess, J., Deonandan, I., Mikaelian, T., and Shull, G., 2010, Unmanned and Autonomous Systems of Systems Test and Evaluation: Challenges and Opportunities, 2010 IEEE Systems Conference. (INCOSE Track).
  • Smartt, C. and Ferreira, S., 2010, Leveraging Psychology and Software Engineering Research to Develop Bid, Proposal, and Cost Estimation Heuristics for Systems Engineering, 2010 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
  • Doelling, K. and Ferreira, S., 2010, Advancing the Integration of Systems Engineering and Knowledge Management, 2010 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
  • Sarder, MD, Ali, A., Ferreira S., and Rahman, M., 2010, Managing Material Flow at the US Shipbuilding Industry. 2010 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.
  • Ferreira, Susan and Sarder, MD, 2008, Using DKAP to Develop a Foundation Systems Engineering Ontology. 2008 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
  • Sarder, MD and Ferreira, S., 2007. Developing Systems Engineering Ontologies. IEEE 2007 System of Systems Symposium.
  • Sarder, MD, Ferreira, S., Liles, D. H., and Rogers, J., 2007, A Methodology for Design Ontology Modeling. PICMET '07 Conference.
  • Sarder, MD, Liles, D. H., and Ferreira, S., 2007. A Generic Product and Process Design Ontology. Proceeding of the 2007 Industrial Engineering Research Conference.
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