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November 3rd, 2022

Aditya presented on post-production change at his first in-person conference, National Defense Industrial Association, in Orlando, FL

November 1, 2022

New paper in JMD: Z Szajnfarber, N Joseph, E Gralla (November 1, 2022). "When do Concurrent Design Facilities Need to be Flexible? Understanding the limits of fit with novel problem types" ASME. J. Mech. Des. Feb 2023; 145(2): 021402. [Link]

September 1, 2022

New paper in JMD: E Gralla, N Joseph, Z Szajnfarber (September 1, 2022). "Fit As a Diagnostic Tool: An Analytic Review of Approaches to Measure Correspondence Between Technical and Organizational Architectures" ASME. J. Mech. Des. Dec 2022; 144(12): 121401. [Link]

August 29, 2022

Chris and Richard both offically start the PhD program on the first day of classes

May 2022

Dr. Ademir Vrolijk and Dr. Anthony Henning both graduate !!

March 1, 2022

New paper in JMD: AM Chaudhari, EL Gralla, Z Szajnfarber, JH Panchal (November 1, 2022). "Co-Evolution of Communication and System Performance in Engineering Systems Design: A Stochastic Network-Behavior Dynamics Model" ASME. J. Mech. Des. Apr 2022, 144(4): 041706. [Link]

January 17, 2022

New paper in JMD: Z Szajnfarber, N Joseph, E Gralla (November 1, 2022). "Flexibility “of” Versus “in” Systems: A Complementary Strategy for Designing Fleet-Based Systems for Uncertainty" ASME. J. Mech. Des. Jun 2022, 144(6): 061703. [Link]

November 11, 2021

New paper in JMD: Z Szajnfarber, N Joseph, E Gralla (November 11, 2021). "So You Think Your System Is Complex?: Why and How Existing Complexity Measures Rarely Agree" ASME. J. Mech. Des.  Apr 2022, 144(4): 041401 . [Link]

October 4th, 2021

Dr. Zach Pirtle finally received his doctoral hood, and got to share the moment with baby Gal!

October 1, 2021

New paper in JMD: Topcu, T. G., Mukherjee, S., Hennig, A., and Szajnfarber, Z. (October 1, 2021). "The Dark Side of Modularity: How Decomposing Problems Can Increase System Complexity." ASME. J. Mech. Des. March 2022; 144(3): 031403. [Link]

September 22, 2021

We are excited to get started on our new NSF NRT grant focused on co-design of trustworthy AI to support the future of work. Check out the GW Today story.

August 31, 2021

Szajnfarber, Z., Groover, J. A., Wei, Z., Broniatowski, D. A.,  Chernicoff, W.,  and Helveston, J. P. (2021) “Evolvability analysis framework: Adding transition path and stakeholder diversity to infrastructure planning,” Systems Engineering. [Link]

August 20, 2021

We had a strong showing at IDECT '21. Anthony, Taylan and Zoe all presented papers:
  • Anthony presented: Hennig, A., Topcu, T.G., and Szajnfarber, Z. “ComplexityShould Not Be In The Eye Of The Beholder: How Representative Complexity Measures Respond To The Commonly-Held Beliefs Of The Literature [Selected for the JMD IDETC-CIE Special Issue]
  • Taylan presented: Mukherjee, S., Hennig, A., Topcu, T.G., and Szajnfarber, Z. “When Decomposition Increases Complexity: How Decomposing Introduces New Information Into The Problem Space
  • Zoe presented: Sapol and Szajnfarber "Revisiting Flexibility in Design: An Analysis of the Impact of Implementation Uncertainty on the Value of Real Options.” Which was selected for the JMD "highlights" panel, featuring six of the best papers from the journal in 2020.

July 8, 2021

Congratulations to Steve for defending his dissertation! Steve is now the Analysis Branch Chief for US Central Command.

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