Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series Host: Dr. Dinesh Verma

On Tuesday, November 11, as part of its Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series, the College of Engineering will host Dr. Dinesh Verma, professor and dean in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology.

In his talk on “Systems Research and Education,” Verma will address the notion of complexity from a systems engineering mindset – and explore innovative approaches to understanding analyzing and leveraging its impact.

Case studies will be presented on how the application of a systems approach allows innovative engineering within the larger socio-economic context – leading to greater profitability within a commercial enterprise (e.g., mobile computing) and greater effectiveness within public-private enterprises.

The event is free and open to the public.

About Dr. Dinesh Verma:

Dinesh Verma is dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises and professor in systems engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, while concurrently serving as the Executive Director of the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), the first University Affiliated Research Center established by the DoD for Systems Engineering Research. He also serves as scientific advisor to the director of the Embedded Systems Institute in Eindhoven, Holland. Prior to this role, he served as technical director at Lockheed Martin Undersea Systems, in Manassas, Virginia, in the area of adapted systems and supportability engineering processes, methods and tools for complex system development and integration.

Before joining Lockheed Martin, Verma worked as a Research Scientist at Virginia Tech and managed the University’s Systems Engineering Design Laboratory. While at Virginia Tech and afterwards, Verma continues to serve numerous companies in a consulting capacity, to include Eastman Kodak, Lockheed Martin Corporation, L3 Communications, United Defense, Raytheon, IBM Corporation, Sun Microsystems, SAIC, VOLVO Car Corporation (Sweden), NOKIA (Finland), RAMSE (Finland), TU Delft (Holland), Johnson Controls, Ericsson-SAAB Avionics (Sweden), Varian Medical Systems (Finland), and Motorola. He served as an Invited Lecturer from 1995 through 2000 at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom.

His professional and research activities emphasize systems engineering and design with a focus on conceptual design evaluation, preliminary design and system architecture, design decision-making, life cycle costing, and supportability engineering. In addition to his publications, Verma has received one patent and has two pending in the areas of life-cycle costing and fuzzy logic techniques for evaluating design concepts.