AZAD M. MADNI, Ph.D.

Professor, Astronautical Engineering

Executive Director, System Architecting & Engineering Program

Director, Distributed Autonomy and Intelligent Systems Laboratory

854 Downey Way , RRB 224
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1192
Phone: 213.821.1001
Fax : 213.821.5819
E-mail: azad.madni@usc.edu

Background Information

Azad M. Madni is a Professor of Astronautical Engineering and Executive Director of USC’s Systems Architecting and Engineering Program in the Viterbi School of Engineering. He is also the Director of the Distributed Autonomy and Intelligent Systems Laboratory. He is the chair and co-founder of the IEEE SMC’s award-winning Technical Committee for Model-Based Systems Engineering. He has served as General Chair of the Conference on Systems Engineering Research since 2008. He is an AAAS Fellow, AIAA Fellow, IEEE Life Fellow, IETE Life Fellow, INCOSE Fellow, and SDPS Fellow and has received prestigious awards and honors from nine different societies. His research has been sponsored by several government agencies including DARPA, DHS S&T, DoD-SERC, NASA, DTRA, OSD, MDA, ONR, AFOSR, AFRL, ARI, ARL, RDECOM, CECOM, ERDC, NAVAIR, NAVSEA, SPAWAR, MARCOR, DOE, and NIST. His research has also been sponsored by major aerospace and automotive companies including Boeing, General Motors, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman Corporation, SAIC, and Lockheed Martin Orincon.

Academic Positions
  • Exec. Director, USC Systems Architecting & Engineering Program (8/09 - present)
  • Professor, Department of Astronautical Engineering, USC Viterbi (9/13 - present)
  • Professor, USC Rossier School of Education (courtesy appointment) (9/12 - present)
  • Professor, USC Keck School of Medicine (courtesy appointment) (3/11 - present)
  • Professor, Epstein Dept of Industrial and Systems Engineering, USC Viterbi (7/09 – 9/13)
Areas of Research Interests
  • Formal Methods for Engineering Resilient Systems and System-of-Systems
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering of Autonomous Systems and System-of-Systems
  • Adaptive Cyber-Physical-Human Systems and Machine Learning
  • Game-Based Simulations for STEM Education
  • Model-Based Storytelling in Virtual Worlds to Enhance Collaborative Engineering
Education
  • Ph.D.   1978 Engineering
                           Major: Engineering Systems; Minors: Computer Methodology, AI
                           University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095
                           Dissertation: Adaptive Classification of Myoelectric Signal Patterns for Multifunctional Prosthesis Control
  • M.S.     1971 Engineering
                           University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095
                           Thesis: On the Solution of Implicit Ordinary Differential Equations
  • B.S.      1968 Engineering
                           University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095
  • “Mini”- MBA AEA/Stanford Program for Senior Executives
                           Executive Institute at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California 94305
Honors and Awards
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Life Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE)
  • Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Fellow of International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
  • Life Fellow of Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS)
  • Life Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • 2019 John Leland Atwood Award for excellence in aerospace engineering education
  • 2019 ASME CIE Leadership Award for advancing the use of computers in engineering
  • 2019 INCOSE Founders Award for increasing global awareness of INCOSE
  • 2019 William B. Johnson International Inter-Professional Founders Award from Engineers’ Council
  • 2019 Prestigious Pioneering Educator Award from Orange County Engineering Council
  • 2019 Honoree for Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club Faculty Recognition
  • 2018 INCOSE Outstanding Professional Services Award
  • 2017 IEEE SMC System Science and Engineering Award for founding and chairing most influential and active Model Based Systems Engineering Technical Committee
  • 2017 Dean’s Award for Innovation in Teaching and Education
  • 2017 John F. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year from Engineers’ Council
  • 2017 James E. Ballinger Engineer of the Year Award from OCEC
  • 2016 Lifetime Accomplishments Award from the Boeing Company
  • 2016 Visionary Systems Engineering Leadership Award from the Boeing Company
  • 2016 INCOSE RMC Special Award for Pioneering Industry-Relevant Contributions to Transdisciplinary Systems Engineering
  • 2016 Distinguished Engineering Educator Award, Engineer’s Council
  • 2016 Outstanding Educator Award, Orange County Engineering Council
  • 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from INCOSE for fundamental contributions to SE
  • 2013 IISE Prize for Innovation in Curriculum Development
  • 2013 Susan C. Ruth Distinguished Service Award from INCOSE-LA
  • 2012 INCOSE Exceptional Achievement Award for Transformative Advances in Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Systems Engineering
  • 2011 INCOSE Pioneer Award for Seminal Contributions to System Science and Engineering and to Society (other award winners: Si Ramo, Norm Augustine)
  • 2008 President’s Award from the Society of Design and Process Science (SDPS)
  • 2006 C.V. Ramamoorthy Distinguished Scholar Award from SDPS
  • 2004 Developer of the Year Award from the Technology Council of Southern California
  • 2004 DARPA Sustained Excellence by a Performer, Info. Processing Technology Office
  • 2004 DARPA Significant Technical Achievement, Info. Processing Technology Office
  • 2000 Developer of the Year Award from the Technology Council of Southern California
  • 2000 Blue Chip Enterprise Award from Mass Mutual and U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • 2000 Distinguished CEO of Computerworld’s Top 100 Emerging Companies to Watch
  • 1999 SBA’s National Tibbetts Award for California for Innovation Research
  • Five Technology Utilization Awards from Rockwell International on NASA’s Space Shuttle Program
  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Industry and Finance, and Who’s Who in America
    Teaching Experience
    • SAE 546, Engineered Resilient Systems and SoS; 2016 - present (developed and taught)
    • SAE 547, Model Based Systems Engineering, 2011-present (developed and taught)
    • SAE 548, Systems/System-of-Systems Engineering, 2012-present (developed and taught)
    • SAE 549, Systems Architecting, 2009-present (extensively revised and taught)
    • SAE 599, Foundations of Cyber-Physical-Human Systems (developed)
    Membership in Professional Societies
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
    • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
    • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
    • Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
    • Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS)
    Papers in Preparation or Submitted for Publication
    1. Purohit, S. and Madni, A.M. Systems Architecting of Robotic Systems for Unmanned Space Exploration: Lessons Learned and Implications, submitted to 2020 SciTech, Orlando, FL
    2. Purohit, S. and Madni, A.M. Analysis of System Integration Strategy with Inter-Level and Intra-Level Dependency Matrix (I2DM), submitted to IEEE Systems Journal, 2019
    3. Pouya, P. and Madni, A.M. Probabilistic Modeling and Reasoning in Complex Systems Engineering, submitted to IEEE Systems Journal, 2019
    4. Pouya, P. and Madni, A.M. Leveraging Probabilistic Modeling and Machine Learning in Engineering Complex Systems and System-of-Systems, submitted to 2020 SciTech
    Refereed Journal Articles
    1. Madni, A.M. Transdisciplinary Systems Engineering: Exploiting Disciplinary Convergence to Address Grand Challenges, IEEE SMC Magazine, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 6-11, April 2019
    2. Madni, A.M.; Purohit, S. Economic Analysis of Model-Based Systems Engineering. Systems 2019, 7, 12.
    3. D’Ambrosio, J.; Adiththan, A.; Ordoukhanian, E.; Peranandam, P.; Ramesh, S.; Madni, A.M.; Sundaram, P. An MBSE Approach for Development of Resilient Automated Automotive Systems. Systems 2019, 7, 1.
    4. Ordoukhanian, E.; Madni, A.M. Model-Based Approach to Engineering Resilience in Multi-UAV Systems. Systems 2019, 7, 11.
    5. Madni, A., Sievers, M., Madni, A., Ordoukhanian, E., & Pouya, P. (2018). Extending Formal Modeling for Resilient Systems Design. INSIGHT, 21(3), 34–41. https://doi.org/10.1002/inst.12210
    6. Madni, A.M.; Madni, C.C.; Lucero, S.D. Leveraging Digital Twin Technology in Model-Based Systems Engineering. Systems 2019, 7, 7.
    7. Madni, A.M.; Madni, C.C. Architectural Framework for Exploring Adaptive Human-Machine Teaming Options in Simulated Dynamic Environments. Systems 2018, 6, 44.
    8. Madni, A.M., Sievers, M. and Madni, C.C. Adaptive Cyber-Physical-Human Systems: Exploiting Cognitive Modeling and Machine Learning in the Control Loop, INSIGHT, 21,3, (87-93), 2018.
    9. Madni, A.M. and Sievers, M. Model-Based Systems Engineering: Motivation, Current Status, and Research Opportunities, Systems Engineering, Special 20th Anniversary Issue, Vol. 21, Issue 3, 2018.
    10. Madni, A.M. “People-Driven Software Development: A 21st Century Imperative,” CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2016
    11. Ring, J. and Madni, A.M. Resilience, Latent Faults, and Systems that Learn, Insight, Special Issue, Vol. 18, issue 1, April 2015
    12. Madni, A.M. “Expanding Stakeholder Participation in Upfront System Engineering Through Storytelling in Virtual Worlds,” Systems Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 16-27, Jan. 2015.
    13. Madni, A.M. “A Systems Perspective on Compressed Sensing and its Use in Reconstructing Sparse Networks, IEEE Systems Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, March 2014.
    14. Madni, A.M. and Sievers, M. “System of Systems Integration: Key Considerations and Challenges,” Systems Engineering, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 330-347, Fall 2014.
    15. Madni, A.M. and Sievers, M. “Systems Integration: Key Perspectives, Experiences, and Challenges,” Systems Engineering, Vol. 17, No. 1, p. 37-51, Spring 2014.
    16. Madni, A.M. “Generating Novel Options During Systems Architecting: Psychological Principles, Systems Thinking, and Computer-Based Aiding,” Systems Engineering, Volume 17, Number 1, pp. 1-9, 2014.
    17. Neches, R. and Madni, A.M. “Towards Affordably Adaptable and Effective Systems,” Systems Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 224-234, Summer 2013.
    18. Madni, A.M. “Elegant Systems Design: Creative Fusion of Simplicity and Power, Systems Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 347-354, Fall 2012.
    19. Madni A. “Adaptable Platform-Based Engineering: Key Enablers and Outlook for the Future,” Systems Engineering, Vol. 15, No, 1, pp. 95-107, Spring 2012.
    20. Madni, A.M. “Producing the Best for Aerospace and Defense: USC’s Systems Architecting and Engineering Program,” Astropolitics, 9:165-172, 2011.
    21. Madni, A.M. “Heuristic Development of the Generalized Inverse,” Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, June 2011, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 1-7.
    22. Madni, A.M. “Game-based Simulation for Cross-Cultural Decision-Making Training,” Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 85-94, March/April 2013.
    23. Madni, A.M. “Integrating Humans With and Within Software and Systems: Challenges and Opportunities,” (Invited Paper) CrossTalk, Journal of Defense Software Engineering, May/June 2011, “People Solutions.”
    24. Madni, A.M. “Towards a Generalizable Aiding-Training Continuum for Human Performance Enhancement,” Systems Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 129-140, Summer 2011.
    25. Madni, A.M. “Transdisciplinary System Science: Implications for Healthcare and Other Problems of Global Significance,” Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering & Science, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 38-54, December 2010.
    26. Madni, A.M. “Integrating Humans with Software and Systems: Technical Challenges and a Research Agenda,” Systems Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 232-245, Autumn (Fall) 2010.
    27. Moini, A., and Madni, A.M. “Leveraging Biometrics for User Authentication in Online Learning: A Systems Perspective,” IEEE Systems Journal, Special issue on Biometrics Systems, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 469-476, December 2009.
    28. Madni, A.M., and Andrecut, M. “Efficient Heuristic Approaches to the Weapon Target Assignment Problem,” AIAA Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, Vol. 6, pp. 405-415, June 2009.
    29. Madni, A.M., and Jackson, S. "Towards a conceptual framework for resilience engineering." IEEE Systems Journal, 3.2, 181-191, 2009.
    30. Madni, A.M. with Valerdi, R., Axelband, E., Baehren, T., Boehm, B., Dorenbos, D., Jackson, S., Nadler, G., Robitaille, P., and Settles, S. “A Research Agenda for SoS Architecting,” International Journal System of Systems Engineering, Vol. 1, Nos. 1/2, pp. 171-188, 2008.
    31. Madni, A.M. “AgileTecting™: A Principled Approach to Introducing Agility in Systems Engineering and Product Development Enterprises,” Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 12, No. 4, December 2008.
    32. Sorensen, B.H., Madni, A.M., and Madni, C.C. “Decision Superiority Process Model,” Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 12, No. 4, Dec. 2008, pp. 37-46.
    33. Madni, A.M., and Madni, C.C. “Intelligent Agents as Synthetic Role Players in Scenario-Based Training,” J. of Integrated Design and Process Science, 12 (1), Mar 2008, pp. 41-56.
    34. Andrecut, M., Madni, A.M., Este, R.A., and Kauffman, S.A. “Evidence of Scale-Free Topology in Gene Regulatory Network of Human Tissues,” International Journal of Modern Physics C, Vol. 19, Issue 02, pp. 283-290, 2008.
    35. Madni, A.M. “Architecture Follies: Common Misconceptions and Erroneous Assumptions,” Fellows’ Insight, INCOSE INSIGHT, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 33-34, January 2008.
    36. Madni, A.M., and Andrecut, M. “Design and Implementation of a Gene Network Reverse Engineering Method Based on Mutual Information,” Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 11, No. 3, September 2007, pp. 55-68.
    37. Andrecut, M., and Madni, A.M. “Pressure-rate Deconvolution with Non-Orthogonal Dictionaries of Exponential Functions,” Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2007, pp. 41-63.
    38. Salasin, J., and Madni, A.M. “Metrics for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Systems: What Developers Should Know,” Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 11, No. 2, June 2007, pp. 55-71.
    39. Madni, A.M., and Moini, A. “Viewing Enterprises as Systems-of-Systems (SoS): Implications for SoS Research,” Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 11, No. 2, June 2007, pp. 3-14.
    40. Madni, A.M. “Transdisciplinarity: Reaching Beyond Disciplines to Find Connections,” Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Vol. 11, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 1-11.
    41. Madni, A.M. “The Intellectual Content of Systems Engineering: A definitional Hurdle or Something More?” Fellows’ Insight, INCOSE INSIGHT, Vol. 9, No.1, 2006.
    42. Madni, A.M., Lin, W., and Madni, C.C. “IDEON™: An Extensible Ontology for Designing, Integrating, and Managing Collaborative Distributed Enterprises in Systems Engineering,” Systems Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 35-48, 2001.
    43. Madni, A.M. “Thriving on Change through Process Support: The Evolution of the ProcessEdge™ Enterprise Suite and TeamEdge™,” International Journal on Information ٠ Knowledge ٠ Systems Management, Special Issue Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 7-32, 2000.
    44. Madni, A.M. “The Role of Human Factors in Expert Systems Design and Acceptance,” Human Factors Journal, August 1988, 30(4), 395-414.
    45. Lyman, J., and Madni, A.M. “Operator Roles in Robotics,” Robotics Age, January 1984.
    46. Madni, A.M. Integrated Modeling Approaches in Advanced Cockpit Automation, SAE Transactions, Vol 92. Section 4:831406-831830 (1983), pp. 322-327, SAE International
    47. Madni, A.M., Samet, M.G., and Freedy, A. “A Trainable On-Line Model of the Human Operator in Information Acquisition Tasks,” IEEE Transactions of Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Special issue on Human Factors in Computer Management of Information for Decision Making, Vol. SMC-12, No. 4, July/August 1982, pp. 504-511.
    48. Madni, A.M., and Chadwick, M.C. “Shuttle Navigation Systems,” Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 25, No. 1, pp. 80-84, Spring, 1978.
      Books
      1. Madni, A.M., “Transdisciplinary Systems Engineering: Exploiting Convergence in a Hyper-connected World,” (foreword by Norm Augustine), Springer, September 2017.
      2. Bahill, T. and Madni, A.M. “Trade-off Decisions in System Design,” (foreword by John Slaughter), Springer, Dec. 2016.
      3. Madni, A.M. and Boehm, B. (eds), “Engineered Resilient Systems: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century,” Procedia Computer Science 28 (2014), ISSN 1877-0509, Elsevier, 2014.
      4. Madni, A.M., Boehm, B., et al. (eds.) Disciplinary Convergence: Implications for Systems Engineering Research, Springer, 2017
      Book Chapters (names listed in order of authorship)
      1. Madni, A.M., Purohit, S., and Madni, A. Digital Twin Technology-Enabled Research Testbed for Game-Based Learning and Assessment in Theoretical Issues of Using Simulations and Games in Educational Assessment, O'Neil, H. (Eds.), Taylor & Francis, Spring 2020
      2. Madni, A.M., and Sievers, M. Closed Loop Mission Assurance Based on Flexible Contracts: A Fourth Industrial Revolution Imperative, in Systems Engineering in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Big Data, Novel Technologies, and Modern Systems Engineering, Kenett, R., Swarz, R.S., and Zonnenshaim, A. (Eds.), Wiley and Sons, Fall 2019
      3. Madni, A.M. and Bahill, T. Handling Uncertainty in Engineered Systems, Handbook of Systems Science, 1st Edition (Eds.: Metcalf, G.S., Deguchi, H., and Kijimo, K.), Springer, 2019.
      4. Ordoukhanian, E. and Madni, A.M. Human-Systems Integration Challenges in Resilient Multi-UAV Operation in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 595, 2017.
      5. Parnell, G., Cilli, M., Madni, A.M., and Roedler, G. Introduction to Trade-off Analysis, in Trade-off Analytics, Parnell, G. (Ed.), Wiley, 2016.
      6. Parnell, G. Madni, A.M. Bordley, R.F. A Conceptual Framework and Mathematical Foundation for Trade-off Analysis, in Trade-off Analytics, Parnell, G. (Ed.), Wiley, 2016.
      7. Madni, A.M. and Ross, A. Exploring Concept Trade-Offs, in Trade-off Analytics, Parnell, G. (Ed.), Wiley, 2016.
      8. Madni, A.M., Sievers, M., “System of Systems Integration: Fundamental Concepts, Challenges and Opportunities,” in Exploring the Fundamentals of Systems-of-systems Engineering, Hsu, J (Ed.), AIAA, 2016.
      9. Madni, A.M., Moini, A., and Madni, C. “Cross-Cultural Decision-Making Training Using Behavioral Game Theoretic Framework” in Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making, Schmorrow, D. and Nicholson, D. (Eds.), CRC Press, 2010.
      10. Madni, A.M. Assessment of Enabling Technologies for Computer-Aided Concurrent Engineering (CACE), Technology Assessment in Software Applications, (Eds.: Harold F. O'Neil Jr. and Eva L. Baker) Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1994, pp. 131-152.
      11. Madni, A.M., and Freedy, A. Intelligent Interfaces for Human Control of Advanced Automation and Smart Systems in Human Productivity Enhancement, Training and Human Factors in Systems Design, Vol. 1, (Ed.: J. Zeidner), pp. 318-331, Praeger, 1986.
      12. Madni, A., Samet, M., and Purcell, D. Adaptive Models in Information Management, Applications in Artificial Intelligence (Ed.: S. Andriole), Petrocelli Books, Inc., Princeton, NJ, 1985, pp. 279-294.
      13. Freedy, A., Madni, A., and Samet, M. Adaptive User Models: Methodology and Applications in Man-Computer Systems, Vol. 2, (Ed.: W.B. Rouse) Jai Press Inc., 1985, pp. 249-293.
      Selected Refereed Conference Papers (2005-Present)
      1. Pouya, P., Madni, A.M., and Erwin, D. Autonomous Vehicle Path Planning and navigation using Probabilistic Decision-Making Models, submitted to 2019 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Bari, Italy.
      2. Madni, A.M., Purohit, S. and Erwin, D. Analyzing Systems Architectures using Inter-Level and Intra-Level Dependency Matrix (I2DM), submitted to 2019 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Bari, Italy.
      3. Madni, A.M., Erwin, D. and Madni, A. Exploiting Digital Twin Technology to Teach Engineering Fundamentals and Afford Real-World Learning Opportunities, 2019 ASEE 126th Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa, FL, June 15-19, 2019
      4. Madni, A.M. Toward Realizing Next Generation Resilient Cyber-Physical-Human Systems, 2019 IISE Annual Conference and Expo, Orlando, FL, May 18-21, 2019
      5. Ordoukhanian, E. and Madni, A.M. Toward Evaluating Resilience Mechanisms for Multi-UAV System of Systems, AIAA Science and Technology Forum, San Diego, California, January 7-11, 2019
      6. Madni, A.M., Sievers, M., Erwin, D. Formal and Probabilistic Modeling in the Design of Resilient Systems and System-of-Systems, AIAA Science and Technology Forum, San Diego, California, January 7-11, 2019
      7. Sievers, M., Madni, A.M., and Pouya, P. Assuring Spacecraft Swarm Byzantine Resilience, AIAA Science and Technology Forum, San Diego, California, January 7-11, 2019
      8. Wheaton, M., and Madni, A.M. Model-Based Approach for resilience and Affordability Tradeoff Analysis, AIAA Science and Technology Forum, San Diego, California, January 7-11, 2019
      9. Madni, A.M. Formal Methods in Resilient Systems Design Using a Flexible Contract Approach, 21st Annual Systems Engineering Conference, Tampa, Florida, October 22-24, 2018.
      10. Madni, A.M. Next Generation Adaptive Cyber-Physical Systems, 21st Annual Systems Engineering Conference, Tampa, Florida, October 22-24, 2018.
      11. Madni, A.M., Madni, C.C. and Sievers, M. “Adaptive Cyber-Physical-Human Systems,” 2018 INCOSE International Symposium, July 7-12, 2018.
      12. Madni, A.M., Sievers, M., Ordoukhanian, E., and Pouya, P., and Madni, A. “Extending Formal Modeling for Resilient Systems,” 2018 INCOSE International Symposium, July 7-12, 2018.
      13. Wheaton, M. and Madni, A.M. Model-Based Tradeoffs for Affordable Resilient Systems, 2018 INCOSE International Symposium, July 7-12, 2018.
      14. Orellana, D. and Madni, A.M. “Extending MBSE To Address Human-Systems Integration Considerations in the System Life Cycle,” 2018 IEEE Systems Conference (SysCon), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, April 23-26, 2018.
      15. Madni, A.M. “Formal Methods for Intelligent Systems Design and Control,” AIAA SciTech Forum, 2018 AIAA Information Systems, AIAA InfoTech@Aerospace, Kissimmee, Florida, January 8-12, 2018
      16. Madni, A.M. and Sievers, M. “Model-Based Systems Engineering: Motivation, Current Status, and Needed Advances,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research, March 23-25, 2017, Redondo Beach, CA.
      17. Madni, A.M., Sievers, M., Humann, J., Ordoukhanian, E., “Model-Based Approach for Engineering Resilient System-of-Systems: Application to Multi-UAV Swarms,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research, March 23-25, 2017, Redondo Beach, CA.
      18. Kaslow, D., Madni, A.M., “Validation and Verification of MBSE-compliant CubeSat Reference Model,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research, March 23-25, 2017, Redondo Beach, CA.
      19. Adler, A. and Madni, A.M. “High Reliability Imperative for Networked Autonomous Vehicles,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research, March 23-25, 2017, Redondo Beach, CA.
      20. Orellana, D. and Madni, A.M. “An Architecture Profile for Human-Systems Integration,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research, March 23-25, 2017, Redondo Beach, CA.
      21. Humann, J., Jin, Y. Madni, A.M., “Scalability in self-organizing systems: an experimental case study on foraging systems,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research, March 23-25, 2017, Redondo Beach, CA.
      22. Klingensmith, K., Madni, A.M., “Architecting Cyber-Secure, Resilient System-of-Systems,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research, March 23-25, 2017, Redondo Beach, CA.
      23. Klingensmith, K., Madni, A.M.,” Resilience Concepts for Architecting an Autonomous Military Vehicle System-of-Systems,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research, March 23-25, 2017, Redondo Beach, CA.
      24. Madni, A.M., D’Ambrosio, J., Sievers, M., Humann, J., Ordoukhanian, E., Sundaram, P. “Model-Based Approach for Engineering Resilient System-of-Systems: Applications to Autonomous Vehicle Network” Conference on Systems Engineering Research, March 23-25, 2017, Redondo Beach, CA.
      25. Ordoukhanian, E., Madni, A.M., “Introducing Resilience into Multi-UAV System-of-Systems Network,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research, March 23-25, 2017, Redondo Beach, CA.
      26. Sievers, M. and Madni, A.M. Contract-Based Byzantine Resilience for Spacecraft Swarm, 2016 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Expo, Grapevine, Texas, Jan 9-13, 2017.
      27. Madni, A.M., Richey, M., Ordoukhanian, E., Venkatesh, J., Zender, F., Chang, K., Nance, M., “Exploiting Storytelling in Collaborative Systems Engineering: Towards a Smart Experiential Dashboard”, 2016 CSER, Huntsville, AL.
      28. Sievers, M., Madni, A.M., “Agent-Based Flexible Design Contracts for Resilient Spacecraft Swarms”, 2016 AIAA SciTech, San Diego, CA.
      29. Ordoukhanian, E., Madni, A.M., “Resilient Network of Systems”, AIAA Science and Technology 2016 Forum and Exposition, San Diego, CA.
      30. Shao, A., Madni, A.M., Wertz, J. “Quantifying the Effect of Orbit Altitude on Mission Cost for Earth Observation Satellites”, AIAA 2016 SciTech, San Diego, CA.
      31. Wheaton, M.J. and Madni, A.M. “Resiliency and Affordability Attributes in a System Tradespace,” AIAA Space 2015 Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, CA.
      32. Sievers, M., Madni, A.M., “Defining “Credible Faults” – A Risk-Based Approach,” AIAA Space 2015 Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, CA.
      33. Ordoukhanian, E. and Madni, A.M., “System Tradeoffs in Networked System,” AIAA Space 2015 Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, CA.
      34. McKelvin, Jr., M.L., Castillo, R., Bonanne, K., Bonnici, M., Cox, B., Gibson, C., Leon, J.P. Gomez-Mustafa, J. Jimenez, A., and Madni, A.M. “A Principled Approach to the Specification of System Architecture for Space Missions,” AIAA Space 2015 Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, CA.
      35. Madni, A.M., Richey, M.C., Paulson, C., Spraragen, M., Nance, M., and Vander Wel, M. “Model-Based Optimization of Learning Curve: Implications for Business and Government,” INCOSE International Symposium, 2015, Seattle, WA.
      36. Madni, A.M., Spraragen, M., and Madni, C.C., “Exploring and Assessing Complex System Behavior through Model-Driven Storytelling,” IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics International Conference, invited special session “Frontiers of Model Based Systems Engineering”, San Diego, CA, Oct 5-8, 2014.
      37. Sievers, M.W. and Madni, A.M., “A Flexible Contracts Approach to System Resiliency,” IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics International Conference, invited special session “Frontiers of Model Based Systems Engineering”, San Diego, CA, Oct 5-8, 2014.
      38. Goerger, S.R., Madni, A.M., and Eslinger, O.J. “Engineered Resilient Systems: A DOD Perspective,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2014), Eds.: Azad M. Madni, et al., Redondo Beach, CA, March 21-22, 2014.
      39. Orellana, D.W. and Madni, A.M. “Human System Integration Ontology: Enhancing Model Based Systems Engineering to Evaluate Human-System Performance,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2014), Eds.: Azad M. Madni, et al., Redondo Beach, CA, March 21-22, 2014.
      40. Ordoukhanian, E. and Madni, A.M., “Blended Wing Body Architecting and Design: Current Status and Future Prospects,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2014), Eds.: Azad M. Madni, et al., Redondo Beach, CA, March 21-22, 2014.
      41. Spraragen, M. and Madni, A.M. “Modeling of Emotional Effects on Decision-Making by Game Agents,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2014), Eds.: Azad M. Madni, et al., Redondo Beach, CA, March 21-22, 2014.
      42. Siegel, N.G. and Madni, A.M. "The Digital Battlefield: A Behind-the-Scenes Look from a Systems Perspective,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2014), Eds.: Azad M. Madni, et al., Redondo Beach, CA, March 21-22, 2014.
      43. Rahimi, M. and Madni, A.M. "Toward a Resilience Framework for Sustainable Engineered Systems,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2014), Eds.: Azad M. Madni, et al., Redondo Beach, CA, March 21-22, 2014.
      44. Humann, J. and Madni, A.M. "Integrated agent-based modeling and optimization in complex systems analysis,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2014), Eds.: Azad M. Madni, et al., Redondo Beach, CA, March 21-22, 2014.
      45. Madni, A.M., Nance, M., Richey, M., Hubbard, W., and Hanneman, L. "Toward an Experiential Design Language: Augmenting Model-Based Systems Engineering with Technical Storytelling in Virtual Worlds,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2014), Eds.: Azad M. Madni, et al., Redondo Beach, CA, March 21-22, 2014.
      46. Richey, M., Nance, M., Hanneman, L., Hubbard, W., Madni, A.M. and Spraragen, M. "A Complex Sociotechnical Systems Approach to Provisioning Policies for Future Workforce.” Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2014), Eds.: Azad M. Madni, et al., Redondo Beach, CA, March 21-22, 2014.
      47. Orellana, D. and Madni, A. “Analyzing Human Machine Interaction and Interfaces through Model Based System Engineering Practices,” Proceedings INCOSE International Symposium, 9-12 July, Rome, Italy, 2012.
      48. Orellana, D and Madni, A. “Extending Model Based Systems Engineering for Human Machine Interaction Analysis & Fault Tolerant Design,” Infotech@Aerospace, May 2012.
      49. Madni, A.M. and Wade, J. “An Integrated, Modular Research Architecture for the Transformation of Systems Engineering,” 2011 Conference on System Engineering Research (CSER), Redondo Beach, CA, April 15-16, 2011.
      50. Madni, A.M. and Allen, K. “Options Reasoning for Large-Scale Systems Engineering, Program Management, and Organization Design,” 2011 Conference on System Engineering Research (CSER), Redondo Beach, CA, April 15-16, 2011.
      51. Madni, A.M. and Dixit, I. “Extending the Useful Life of a Product While Preserving Competitive Advance Through Product Line Architectures,” 2011 Conference on System Engineering Research (CSER), Redondo Beach, CA, April 15-16, 2011.
      52. Madni, A.M. and Dixit, I. “Platform-Based Engineering: New Directions and Insights,” 2011 Conf. on System Engineering Research, Redondo Beach, CA, April 15-16, 2011.
      53. Hovmand, P.S. and Madni, A.M. “Systems Model-based Public Health Insights through Handheld Platforms,” 2011 Conference on System Engineering Research (CSER), Redondo Beach, CA, April 15-16, 2011.
      54. Moini, A. and Madni, A. “A Multicriteria Decision-Analytic Framework to Optimize Medical Countermeasures Investments for Terrorism Risk Mitigation,” 2011 Conference on System Engineering Research (CSER), Redondo Beach, CA, April 15-16, 2011.
      55. Madni, A.M., Moini, A., and Madni, C.C. “Cross-cultural Decision-Making Training Using Behavioral Game-theoretic Framework,” 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Miami, FL, July 17-20, 2010.
      56. Madni, A.M. and Madni, C.C. “Rapid Scenario Building and Optimization for Simulation-based Exercises,” 2009 Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, May 11 – 13, 2009.
      57. Sorensen, B.H., Madni, A.M., and Madni, C.C. “Decision Superiority Process Model,” Proc. of 2008 Integrated Design and Process Tech, Taichung, Taiwan, June 1-6, 2008.
      58. Andrecut, M. and Madni, A.M. “Sparse Network Reconstruction via Compressed Sensing,” Conference on System Engineering Research (CSER), 2008.
      59. Earnest, L. and Madni, A.M. “Towards Standardizing and Accelerating Systems Engineering Processes,” Conference on System Engineering Research (CSER), 2008.
      60. Moini, A., Madni, A.M., and Ciardo, G. “A Hybrid Modeling and Simulation Formalism for Static and Dynamic Analysis of DoDAF Architecture,” Conference on System Engineering Research (CSER), 2008.
      61. Sorensen, B. and Madni, A.M. “Information Systems Model for Decision Makers,” Conference on System Engineering Research (CSER), 2008.
      62. Madni, A.M. “Agile Systems Architecting: Placing Agility Where it Counts,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER), 2008.
      63. Axelband, E., Baehren, T., Boehm, B., Brown, W., Colbert, E., Dorenbos, D., Jackson, S., Madni, A.M., Nadler, G., Robertson, R., Robitaille, P., Settles, S., Tran, T., and Valerdi, R. “A Research Agenda for Systems of Systems Architecting,” Proceedings of the 2007 INCOSE International Symposium, San Diego, CA, June 24-28, 2007.
      64. Mayk, I. and Madni, A.M. “The Role of Ontology in System-of-Systems Acquisition,” Proceedings of the 2006 Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, San Diego, CA, June 20-22, 2006.
      65. Madni, A.M., Sorensen H.B., and Madni, C.C. “Learning Outcome-driven Simulation for Teaching Time-stressed Decision making and C2 Information Systems Usage,” Proc. of 2005 IEEE SMC International Conference, Oct. 10-12, 2005, Hawaii.
      66. Ring, J. and Madni, A.M. “Key Challenges and Opportunities in ‘System of Systems’ Engineering,” Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, October 10-12, 2005, Hawaii.
      67. Madni, A.M., Sage, A. and Madni, C.C. “Infusion of Cognitive Engineering into Systems Engineering Processes and Practices,” Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, October 10-12, 2005, Hawaii.
        Invited Presentations 2006-Present (Keynotes, Plenary Talks, Panels, Seminars)
        1. Madni, A.M. “SERC Research and My Research Projects,” Systems Engineering Forum, The Aerospace Corporation, February 11-14, 2019
        2. Madni, A.M. “IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Technical Committee on Model-Based Systems Engineering.” The Aerospace Corporation, February 11-14, 2019
        3. Madni, A.M. “The Evolution of Intelligent Systems and Formal Methods,” Keynote Address, AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee Workshop, The Aerospace Corporation, August 7-8, 2018
        4. Madni, A.M. Formal Methods in Resilient Systems Design Using a Flexible Contract Approach, 21st Annual Systems Engineering Conference, Tampa, FL, Oct. 22-24, 2018.
        5. Madni, A.M. Next Generation Adaptive Cyber-Physical Systems, 21st Annual Systems Engineering Conference, Tampa, Florida, October 22-24, 2018.
        6. Madni, A.M. “The Evolution of Intelligent Systems and Formal Methods,” Keynote Address, AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee Workshop, The Aerospace Corporation, August 7-8, 2018
        7. Madni, A.M. “Exploding the Boundaries of Systems Engineering,” Proceedings of the 2018 Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Panelist, Washington DC, July 2018.
        8. Madni, A.M., “Formal Methods for Resilient Systems Design,” Research Review, May 1, 2018, Pentagon, Crystal City, Arlington
        9. Madni, A.M., “Next Generation Cyber-Physical-Human Systems,” Research Review, May 1, 2018, Pentagon, Crystal City, Arlington
        10. Madni, A.M. Resilient Cyber-Physical-Human Systems and the Role of Machine Learning, Keynote Presentation, Center for Systems and Software Engineering Annual Research Review, University of Southern California, March 14, 2018
        11. Madni, A. M. Systems Engineering in the 21st Century: Trends, Opportunities, and a New Mindset, Invited Talk, INCOSE-LA, Nov 9, 2016.
        12. Madni, A.M., “Understanding Systems Architecture and Complexity Through Interactive Model-Based Storytelling,” CESUN Conf., George Washington Univ., June 27-29, 2016.
        13. Madni, A.M., “Model Based Systems Engineering Meets Interactive Storytelling in Virtual Worlds,” Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lunch and Learn, April 2016.
        14. Madni, A.M., “Model, Stories, Immersive Experience: System Engineering in 21st Century”, INCOSE Regional Mini-Conference, Keynote talk, April 2016.
        15. Madni, A.M., “Exploiting Disciplinary Convergence in Complex Systems Engineering,” Center for Systems and Software Engineering (CSSE), Keynote talk, March 2016.
        16. Madni, A.M., “Beyond the Ph.D. Conference, Academia-Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, March 9, 2015.
        17. Madni, A.M., “Experiential Design Through Model-Driven Storytelling in Virtual Worlds”, Aerospace Corporation Colloquium (national broadcast), September 24, 2014.
        18. Madni, A.M., “Experiential and Human Factors Aspects of Elegant Systems Design,” Boeing Professor’s Day, April 2014.
        19. Madni, A.M., “Enabling Elegant Systems Design Through Technical Storytelling in Virtual Worlds,” Keynote Presentation, 2014 Center for Systems and Software Engineering Annual Research Review, Los Angeles, California, 2014.
        20. Madni, A.M. and Majchrzak, A. “Revisiting Large-Scale Disruptive Collaboration in the Age of Social Media,” 2013 USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering Annual Research Review, March 14, 2013.
        21. Madni, A.M. “Storytelling to Educate and Persuade: A Healthcare Perspective,” Invited Lecture, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Seminar Series, Keck School of Medicine, January 7, 2013.
        22. Madni, A.M. “Affordable, Adaptable and Effective: The Case for Engineered Resilient Systems,” Invited Provocative Talk, Engineering Resilient Systems Workshop, Keck Institute for Space Studies, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, July 30-Aug. 3, 2012.
        23. Madni, A.M. “Systems Engineering for Agility and Affordability,” INCOSE-LA Mini Conference Panel, March 31, 2012.
        24. Madni, A.M. “Human Failure Modes,” CSSE, May 6, 2012.
        25. Madni, A.M. “Systems Engineering Enters a new Era: Plenty of Opportunities…Perhaps Some for You!” Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, February 29, 2012.
        26. Madni, A.M. “Integrating Humans with Software and Systems: Technical Challenges and a Research Agenda,” INCOSE 2010 LA Mini-Conference, Loyola Marymount University, October 16, 2010.
        27. Madni, A.M. “Integrating Humans with Software and Systems: Technical Challenges and a Research Agenda,” 22nd Annual Systems and Software Technology Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 27, 2010.
        28. Madni, A.M. “Human-System Integration: Implications for Systems Architecting,” SELP 694 SE Seminar, Loyola Marymount University, March 18, 2010.
        29. Madni, A.M. “GameSim™: Behavioral Game-Theoretic Framework for Socio-Cultural Training,” Proceedings of the Human Social Culture Behavior (HSCB) Focus 2010 Conference, Chantilly, VA, August 5-7, 2009.
        30. Madni, A.M. and Madni, C.C. “Rapid Scenario Building and Optimization for Simulation-based Exercises,” Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, May 11-13, 2009.
        31. Madni, A.M. “Integrating Human Factors, Software and Systems Engineering: Challenges and Opportunities (Invited Presentation),” Proc. of the 23rd International Forum on COCOMO and Systems/Software Cost Modeling and ICM Workshop 3, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 27-30, 2008.
        32. Madni, A.M. “Research in Serious Games for Teaching Complex Technical Skills: A Systems Approach (Invited Presentation),” Epstein Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC, Los Angeles, CA, May 21-22, 2008.
        33. Madni, A.M. “AgileTecting™: A Principled Approach to Agile Systems Architecting and Engineering,” 2008 Systems Engineering Symposium “System Engineering Agility,” Northrop Grumman Corporation, May 13, 2008.
        34. Madni, A.M. “How to Engineer a System of Systems with Emergent Behavior,” Proceedings of the 18th Annual International Symposium of the International Council On Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Plenary Panelist, The Netherlands, June 15-19, 2008.
        35. Madni, A.M. “AgileTecting™: Placing Agility Where It Counts In System and Software Architecting (Invited Presentation),” CSSE Executive Workshop on Integrating Systems and Software Engineering, Davison Conference Ctr., Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 29-30, 2007.
        36. Madni, A.M. “Are New Principles Required to Treat Enterprises as Systems?” Proceedings of 17th Annual International Symposium of the International Council On Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Plenary Panelist, San Diego, CA, June 27, 2007.
        37. Madni, A.M., Madni, C.C., and Sorensen, B.H. “Simulation-Based Context-Sensitive Learning of Leadership Skills,” Proceedings of the Integrated Design and Process Technology Conference, (IDPT-2007), Antalya, Turkey, June 3-8, 2007.
        38. Madni, A.M. “Architecture Tradeoff Analysis: A Disciplined Approach to Balancing Quality Requirements,” Ground System Architectures Workshop (GSAW), Architecture-Centric Evolution (ACE) of Software-Intensive Systems Presentation, March 27, 2007.
        39. Madni, A.M. “Architecture Tradeoff Analysis: Towards a Disciplined Approach to Balancing Quality Requirements,” USC-CSSE Executive Workshop, Annual Research Review Presentation, February 14, 2007.
        40. Madni, A.M. “Frontiers of Research in Intelligent Systems,” Plenary Talk, Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER), 2006.
        41. Madni, A.M. “System-of-Systems Architecting: Critical Success Factors,” USC-CSSE Convocation, Executive Workshop Presentation, October 23-26, 2006.
        42. Madni, A.M. “A Framework for Stakeholder-responsive Agile Simulations (SAS),” USC-CSE Executive Workshop, March 15, 2006.