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Assoc Prof at Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Arizona State University
Ph.D.
Industrial Engineering
Arizona State University
M.S.
Industrial Engineering
Arizona State University
B.S.
Industrial Engineering
January 2012
January 2013
Assoc Prof
The University of Texas at Arlington
January 2006
January 2012
Assist Professor
The University of Texas at Arlington
January 2003
January 2006
Systems Engineer
Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions
January 1996
January 2002
Senior Systems Engineer
General Dynamics
January 1990
January 1996
Systems Analyst/Senior Industrial Engineer/Network Analyst
Motorola IISG
January 1988
January 1990
Operations Fellowship Engineer
Motorola IISG
January 1987
January 1988
Industrial Engineer
Northrop Corporation
Research Interest
Systems Engineering including systems thinking, systems engineering process simulation, requirements engineering, architecture, systems engineering strategy and systems engineering effectiveness.
2013
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.
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2013
Faezipour, M., Ferreira, S., 2013, Developing a Systems Thinking Perspective of Hospital Water Sustainability, 2013 IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon), pp. 109-113.
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2013
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.      
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2013
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.
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2012
Smartt, C. and Ferreira, S., 2012, Constructing A General Framework for Systems Engineering Strategy, Journal of Systems Engineering, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Summer, pp. 140-152.
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2012
Ferreira, S., Faezipour, M., 2012, Advancing the Development of Systems Engineers Using Process Simulators. 2012 Conference on Systems Engineering Research, Procedia Computer Science, Volume 8, pp. 81-86.
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2012
Ferreira, S., 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, Procedia Computer Science, Volume 8, pp. 87-92.
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2012
Faezipour, M., Ferreira, S., 2012, A System Dynamics Approach to Water Sustainability in Healthcare, 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference.  
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2012
Smartt, C., Ferreira, S., 2012, An Analysis of Systems Engineering Strategy, 2012 IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon).
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2012
Smartt, C., Ferreira, S., 2012, A Systems Engineering Perspective on Proposal Management, IEEE Systems Journal, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp. 667-674.
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2011
Ferreira, S., Shunk, D., Collofello, J., Mackulak, G., and Dueck, A., 2011, Reducing the Risk of Requirements Volatility: Findings from an Empirical Survey, Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice (Journal of Software: Evolution and Practice), Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 375-393.
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2011
Smartt, C., and Ferreira, S., 2011, Advancing Systems Engineering in Support of the Bid and Proposal Process, Journal of Systems Engineering, Vol. 14, Issue 3, Autumn (Fall), pp. 255-266.
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2011
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.
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2011
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.
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2011
Ferreira, S. and Tejeda, J., 2011, An Evolving Understanding for Predicting Emergent Properties, 2011 IEEE International Systems Conference.
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2011
Smartt, C. and Ferreira, S., 2011, The Archetypes of Systems Engineering Strategy, 2011 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
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2011
Faezipour, M. and Ferreira, S., 2011, A Systems Thinking Approach to Address Sustainability in Healthcare Systems, 2011 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
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2011
Tejeda, J. and Ferreira, S., 2011, Ideas for a Decision Support System for Predicting Undersirable Emergent Properties, 2011 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
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2011
Ferreira, S. and Tejeda, J., 2011, An Ontology Model for Characterizing Emergent Properties from a Systems Engineering Perspective, 2011 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
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2011
Faezipour, M. and Ferreira, S., 2011, Applying Systems Thinking to Assess Sustainability in Healthcare System of Systems, International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, Volume 2, No. 4, pp. 290-308.
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2010
Doelling, K. and Ferreira, S. 2010, Advancing the Integration of Systems Engineering and Knowledge Management, Systems Research Forum, Vol. 4, Issue 1, June, pp. 33-44.
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2010
Susan Ferreira (one of multiple Core Team Contributors to) Systems Engineering Leading Indicators Guide, January 29, 2010. Version 2, edited by Roedler, G., Rhodes, D.H., Schimmoller, H., and Jones, C.
Technical Report
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2010
Ferreira, S. 2010, Prospects for Systems Engineering Process Dynamics, 2010 IEEE Systems Conference.
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2010
Ferreira, S. 2010, The Development of a Systems Engineering Process Simulator Using System Dynamics, 2010 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
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2010
Ferreira, S., Valerdi, R., Medvidovi?, 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)
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2010
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.
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2010
Doelling, K. and Ferreira, S. 2010,  Advancing the Integration of Systems Engineering and Knowledge Management, 2010 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
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2010
Sarder, MD, Ali, A., Ferreira S., Rahman, M. 2010. Managing Material Flow at the US Shipbuilding Industry. 2010 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.
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2009
Ferreira, S., Collofello, J., Shunk, D., 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, Vol. 82, Issue 10, October.
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2008
Ferreira, Susan and Sarder, MD. 2008. Using DKAP to Develop a Foundation Systems Engineering Ontology. 2008 Conference on Systems Engineering Research.
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2007
Sarder, MD B., Liles, Don H., and Ferreira, Susan. 2007. A Generic Product and Process Design Ontology. Proceeding of the 2007 Industrial Engineering Research Conference
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2007
Sarder, MD and Ferreira, Susan. 2007. Developing Systems Engineering Ontologies. IEEE 2007 System of Systems Symposium.
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2007
Sarder, MD, Ferreira, Susan,  Liles, Don H.,  and Rogers, Jaime. 2007. A Methodology for Design Ontology Modeling. PICMET '07 Conference
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2005
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, Vol. 25, December: 809-824.
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2003
S. Ferreira, J. S. Collofello, D. L. Shunk, G. Mackulak, and P. Wolfe. "Utilization of Process Modeling and Simulation in Understanding the Effects of Requirements Volatility in Software Development," presented at the 4th International Workshop on Software Process Simulation and Modeling (ProSim '03), Portland, Oregon, May 3, 2003.
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2001
D. X. Houston, S. Ferreira, J. S. Collofello, D. C. Montgomery, G. T. Mackulak, and D. L. Shunk. "Behavioral Characterization: Finding and Using the Influential Factors in Software Process Simulation Models," Journal of Systems and Software, vol. 59, pp. 259-270, December 2001.
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2000
D. Houston, S. Ferreira, J. Collofello, D. Montgomery, G. Mackulak, and D. Shunk. "Behavioral Characterization: Finding the Influential Factors in Software Process Simulation Models," in ProSim 2000 (2000).
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Spring 2015
IE 5352 - SYSTEMS ENGINEERING I
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Monday2:00PM4:00PM
This course is the second in the set of four systems engineering core courses. Topics that will be covered include an introduction to the systems engineering processes that will be used in the course and more in-depth presentation of the supply process, technical planning process, requirements engineering processes, and portions of the system analysis process. The overview will briefly cover terminology, systems engineering processes, the life cycle process and an introduction to the course project. The supply process will introduce the establishment of a program and the agreement between the acquirer of a system and its supplier. Technical planning will cover topics associated with planning a project. The requirements engineering processes will cover the definition and validation of requirements, analysis and management. Students will be introduced to the DOORS requirements management system and will start using it for project assignments.
Last Updated on February 25, 2015, 11:09 am
Spring 2015
IE 5300 - Special Topics: Systems Engineering III
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Monday2:00PM4:00PM
This course is the last in the set of four systems engineering core courses and focuses on providing fundamental and applied management and technical knowledge to support the development of large scale complex systems. Topics that will be covered include systems verification and validation, transition to use, expanded systems analysis, other systems engineering roles, systems engineering and the enterprise, specialty engineering and an introduction to model based systems engineering. Additional special topics (including system resilience, early systems engineering) may be covered as time permits.
Last Updated on February 25, 2015, 11:14 am
Fall 2014
IE 5304 - Advanced Engineering Economy
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Monday9:30AM11:30AM
The course focuses on methods used for determining the comparative financial desirability of engineering alternatives. The student is introduced to the concept of the time value of money and basic engineering economy techniques.
Last Updated on August 22, 2014, 10:46 am
Fall 2014
IE 5300 - Special Topics: Systems Engineering II
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:30AM11:30AM
This course is the third in the set of four systems engineering core courses and focuses on providing fundamental and applied management and technical knowledge to support the development of large scale complex systems. Topics that will be covered include an overview of the systems engineering processes that will be used in the course and in-depth presentation of risk management, system design and implementation, acquisition, assessment and control, earned value, and technical process integration processes and methods. System design will focus on the methods and techniques for system architecture synthesis using the system technical requirements developed in IE 5352.
Last Updated on August 21, 2014, 10:11 am
Fall 2014
IE 5351 - Introduction to Systems Engineering
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Monday9:30AM11:30AM
The course includes a survey of key topics in systems engineering and provides a high level overview of concepts, principles, and processes required for engineering complex systems. The course establishes a framework for understanding the breadth of systems engineering and is a prerequisite to the other core systems engineering courses (IE 5352, IE 5353, and IE 5354) which cover systems engineering concepts and processes in significant depth and which provide both the fundamental and applied management and technical knowledge to support the development of large scale complex systems.
Last Updated on August 24, 2014, 10:34 pm
Spring 2014
IE 5304 - Advanced Engineering Economy
The course focuses on methods used for determining the comparative financial desirability of engineering alternatives. The student is introduced to the concept of the time value of money and basic engineering economy techniques.
Last Updated on January 23, 2014, 4:01 pm
Spring 2014
IE 5352 - Systems Engineering I
This course is the second in the set of four systems engineering core courses. Topics that will be covered include an introduction and overview of the systems engineering processes that will be used in the course, and more in-depth presentation of the supply process, technical planning process, requirements engineering processes, and portions of the system analysis process. The overview will briefly cover terminology, systems engineering processes, the life cycle process and an introduction to the course project.  The supply process will introduce the establishment of a program and the agreement between the acquirer of a system and its supplier. Technical planning will cover topics associated with planning a project.  The requirements engineering processes will cover the definition and validation of requirements, their analysis and management. Students will be introduced to the DOORS requirements management system and will start using it for project assignments.
Last Updated on January 23, 2014, 4:05 pm
Fall 2013
IE 5304 - Advanced Engineering Economy
The course focuses on methods used for determining the comparative financial desirability of engineering alternatives. The student is introduced to the concept of the time value of money and basic engineering economy techniques.
Last Updated on November 8, 2013, 4:16 pm
Fall 2013
IE 5351 - Introduction to Systems Engineering
This course includes a survey of concepts, principles and processes required to engineer complex systems throughout the life-cycle from concept through disposal. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of advisor.
Last Updated on August 22, 2013, 3:34 pm
Spring 2013
IE 5351 - INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
This course includes a survey of concepts, principles and processes required to engineer complex systems throughout the life-cycle from concept through disposal. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of advisor.
Last Updated on June 19, 2013, 3:13 pm
Spring 2013
IE 5351 - INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
This course includes a survey of concepts, principles and processes required to engineer complex systems throughout the life-cycle from concept through disposal. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of advisor.
Last Updated on June 19, 2013, 3:13 pm
Spring 2013
IE 5304 - ADVANCED ENGINEERING ECONOMY
Analysis of capital investments in engineering and technical projects. Topics include decision analysis methods, cash flows, revenue requirements, activity-based analysis, multi-attribute decisions, probabilistic analysis and sensitivity/risk analysis. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
Last Updated on June 19, 2013, 3:13 pm
Spring 2012
IE 3312 - Economics for Engineers
Tools and methods used for determining the comparative financial desirability of engineering alternatives. Prerequisite: MATH 1426 or concurrent enrollment.
Last Updated on June 19, 2013, 3:13 pm
Spring 2012
IE 5351 - INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
This course includes a survey of concepts, principles and processes required to engineer complex systems throughout the life-cycle from concept through disposal. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of advisor.
No Syllabus Attached!
Fall 2011
IE 5304 - ADVANCED ENGINEERING ECONOMY
Analysis of capital investments in engineering and technical projects. Topics include decision analysis methods, cash flows, revenue requirements, activity-based analysis, multi-attribute decisions, probabilistic analysis and sensitivity/risk analysis. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
No Syllabus Attached!
Spring 2011
IE 5352 - SYSTEMS ENGINEERING I
A study of systems engineering topics including technical planning and management, supply processes, requirements definition and analysis, functional analysis, and trade-off analysis. Prerequisites: IE 5351.
No Syllabus Attached!
Fall 2010
IE 5351 - INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
This course introduces the evolving discipline of systems engineering. The course includes a survey of the broad, rich, and diverse topics in systems engineering and provides a high level view of concepts, principles, and processes required for engineering complex systems. The course establishes a framework for understanding the breadth of systems engineering and is a prerequisite to the other core systems engineering courses (IE 5352, IE 5353, and IE 5354) which cover systems engineering concepts and processes in significant depth and which provide both the fundamental and applied management and technical knowledge to support the development of large scale complex systems.
No Syllabus Attached!
Spring 2010
IE 3312 - ECONOMICS FOR ENGINEERS
Tools and methods used for determining the comparative financial desirability of engineering alternatives. Prerequisite: MATH 1426 or concurrent enrollment.
No Syllabus Attached!
Fall 2009
IE 5304 - ADVANCED ENGINEERING ECONOMY
Analysis of capital investments in engineering and technical projects. Topics include decision analysis methods, cash flows, revenue requirements, activity-based analysis, multi-attribute decisions, probabilistic analysis and sensitivity/risk analysis.
No Syllabus Attached!
Fall 2009
IE 5304 - ADVANCED ENGINEERING ECONOMY
Analysis of capital investments in engineering and technical projects. Topics include decision analysis methods, cash flows, revenue requirements, activity-based analysis, multi-attribute decisions, probabilistic analysis and sensitivity/risk analysis.
No Syllabus Attached!
Fall 2009
IE 5304 - ADVANCED ENGINEERING ECONOMY
Analysis of capital investments in engineering and technical projects. Topics include decision analysis methods, cash flows, revenue requirements, activity-based analysis, multi-attribute decisions, probabilistic analysis and sensitivity/risk analysis.
No Syllabus Attached!
Fall 2009
IE 5304 - ADVANCED ENGINEERING ECONOMY
Analysis of capital investments in engineering and technical projects. Topics include decision analysis methods, cash flows, revenue requirements, activity-based analysis, multi-attribute decisions, probabilistic analysis and sensitivity/risk analysis.
No Syllabus Attached!