June 7th – 11th 2022
Venue: RIT Inn and Conference Center
Rochester, NY, USA
Conference Theme: A.I and Machine learning in Systems of Systems
How Did I Get Involved with System of Systems Engineering: A History?
Robots in Control – from Tele-operation to Autonomous Convoying
Inviting Chaos: Countering and Exploiting Emergence at the Intersection of Systems of Systems and AI.
This keynote will provide a history of author’s involvement in System of Systems Engineering (SoSE) at the global level. He was a consultant to NASA JPL and headquarters from 1994 to 2004. It was in early 2004 that he learned about SoS at JPL. Since he was the author of the first textbook on Large-Scale Systems (LSS) in 1983, SoS was a natural extension of LSS for him. As Vice President and General Chair of IEEE SMC annual conference in 2005, he convinced SMC to choose SoS as the theme of 2005 SMC annual conference. The panel sessions and keynotes on SoS added to my enthusiasm of this new technology. During that SMC Conference, he decided to launch a new IEEE Conference on SoS Engineering (SoSE). By June of 2006 he opened the 1st IEEE Conference on SoSE in Los Angeles – jointly sponsored by SMC and Systems Council. To his pleasant surprise over 60 attendees came and even more surprising was that the majority of them were from major aerospace companies like Lockheed Marti, Raytheon Technologies, Boeing, Mitre, Aerospace Corp., etc. By 2011, the 4th SoSE Conference, INCOSE – The International Council on Systems Engineering rendered its support of the meeting. From that point on, it became an IEEE/INCOSE meeting and financially independent. At the time, due to national recession, SoSE 2008 and 2009 suffered a large financial shortage and both IEEE SMC and Systems Council ended their financial supports. We decided to move on without IEEE’s financial support and with a collaboration between University of Texas art San Antonio (UTSA) and a partner institution, we continued our mission. From 2009 onward, every time the conference was in US, the partner schools were UTSA and RIT – Rochester Institute of Technology with Ferat Sahin as the co-General Chair. In 2010 we received a proposal from Michael Henshaw of Loughbrough University and SoSE went to Europe for the first time.
The rest is history to be elaborated at the keynote. This SoSE is the 17th annual conference.
Mo Jamshidi is a F-IEEE, F-ASME, AF-AIAA, F-AAAS, F-TWAS F-NYAS, F-EASA. He received BSEE (Cum Laud) at Oregon State University in 1967, the MS and Ph.D. in EE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in June 1969 and February 1971, respectively. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Waterloo, Canada, 2004, Technical University of Crete, Greece, 2004 and Odlar Yourdu University, Baku, Azerbaijan in 1999. Currently, he is the Lutcher Brown Endowed Distinguished Chaired Professor at the University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, USA.
He was an advisor to NASA for 10 years (including with 1st MARS Mission and 7 years with NASA HQR), 9 years with US AFRL, and 8 years with USDOE and 1 year EC/EU. Currently he is a consultant on US Army Science Board. He has over 800 technical publications including 75 books (11 textbooks, 1 history of science and poetry), research volumes, and edited volumes in English and five foreign languages. He is the Founding Editor or co-founding editor or Editor-in-Chief of 5 journals including IEEE Control Systems Magazine and the IEEE Systems Journal. He has graduated or advising 67 PhD and 85 MS students. Among them four PhD’s among Native Americans, ten PhDs among Hispanic and eight PhD’s among African Americans. His former students are successful professionals in 28 nations around the world.
He is the recipient of IEEE Centennial Medal 1984, WAC Medal of Honor, 2014, US Army Achievement and Service Medal, 2021, Two Lifetime Awards in Systems Engineering (IEEE-USA and Systems Society of India), fellow of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, among many other awards and honors. He is a member of the University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council. He is currently involved in research on system of systems engineering with emphasis on robotics, drones, biological and smart grid, machine learning and AI applications in control and navigation.. He has about 12681 citations on Scholar Google.