ECE Faculty Candidate Seminar Lecture, By Matthew Amissah, Old Dominion University*

Wednesday, November 07, 2018
4:00 pm
Floor/Room #: 
Mid-Century Room


An Overview of Model Based Systems Engineering: The State of the Art and Possible Futures



The International Council on Systems Engineering’s (INCOSE) Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) initiative presented a vision for modeling that elevates graphical models from a temporary means of conceptualizing and communicating design ideas to an integral part of the systems development life cycle. MBSE underscores a data centric approach aimed at offering a living model of a system that conveys its structure and function both at the high level of an architecture description and the detailed design specifications of various collaborating disciplines. Central to this approach is a modeling language or meta-schema aimed at offering a common model for model data storage and computation. Additionally, the typical MBSE effort adopts an underlying strategy or method that informs choice and use of modeling languages and tools. This talk explores the success, shortfalls and promise of the MBSE vision from the perspective of current modeling languages, tools and methods.



Matthew Amissah

Adjunct Faculty Member,
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department
Old Dominion University


Matthew Amissah is currently an Adjunct Faculty member in the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering department at Old Dominion University. His doctoral research offered an executable textual language analogous to the graphical Systems Modeling Language that supports simulation models of real time systems. He has significant experience in teaching and research in the areas of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management. Matthew believes there’s a perfect model underlying every reality, from the most seemingly chaotic to the most elegant. His research and teaching embraces this philosophy and is aimed at building and inspiring the pursuit of better models of the systems that surround us.  His immediate research interests focus on developing methods and tools for modeling and simulation in support of the engineering and management of complex systems.


*ECE seminar students can use this as a make-up seminar for the fall semester. In order to get credit, students must fill out and submit a seminar make-up form and return completed form to Colleen Sweeney in the ECE office.