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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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