RECENT PUBLICATIONS

“If you want to change the world, you have to change the metaphor.”

- Joseph Campbell -

Recent Invited Talks and Keynotes

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

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

Madni, A. M. Systems Engineering in the 21st Century: Trends, Opportunities, and a New Mindset, Invited Talk, INCOSE-LA, Nov 9, 2016.

Madni, A.M., “Understanding Systems Architecture and Complexity Through Interactive Model-Based Storytelling,” Invited Talk CESUN Conference, George Washington University, June 27-29, 2016.

Madni, A.M., “Model Based Systems Engineering Meets Interactive Storytelling in Virtual Worlds,” Invited Presentation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, April 2016.

Madni, A.M., “Model, Stories, Immersive Experience: System Engineering in 21st Century,” Keynote Address, INCOSE Regional Mini-Conference, April 2016.

Madni, A.M., “Exploiting Disciplinary Convergence in Complex Systems Engineering,” Keynote Presentation, Center for Systems and Software Engineering (CSSE), March 2016. 

Madni, A.M., “Experiential Design Through Model-Driven Storytelling in Virtual Worlds”, Aerospace Corporation Colloquium, Invited Presentation, September 24, 2014.

Madni, A.M., “Experiential and Human Factors Aspects of Elegant Systems Design,” Invited Presentation, Boeing Professor’s Day, April 2014.

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.

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.

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.

Recent Journal Articles

Madni, A.M., Erwin, D. and Sievers, M. Experimentation Testbed for Verification and Testing of MBSE Models, MDPI Systems, Accepted for Publication.

Madni, A.M. and Sievers, M.  “Model Based Systems Engineering: Motivation, Current Status, and Research Opportunities,” Systems Engineering, 20th Anniversary Special Issue, vol. 21, issue 3, pp. 172-190, 2018.

Madni, A.M. “People-Driven Software Development: A 21st Century Imperative,” CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2016.

Ring, J. and Madni, A.M. Resilience, Latent Faults, and Systems that Learn, Insight, Special Issue, Vol. 18, issue 1, April 2015.

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.

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.

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.

Madni, A.M. and Sievers, M. “Systems Integration: Key Perspectives, Experiences, and Challenges,” Systems Engineering, Vol. 17, No. 1, p. 37-51, Spring 2014.

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.

Neches, R. and Madni, A.M. “Towards Affordably Adaptable and Effective Systems,” Systems Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 224-234, Summer 2013.

Madni, A.M. “Elegant Systems Design: Creative Fusion of Simplicity and Power, Systems Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 347-354, Fall 2012.

Madni A.  “Adaptable Platform-Based Engineering: Key Enablers and Outlook for the Future,” Systems Engineering, Vol. 15, No, 1, pp. 95-107, Spring 2012. 

Madni, A.M. “Producing the Best for Aerospace and Defense: USC’s Systems Architecting and Engineering Program,” Astropolitics, 9:165-172, 2011.

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.

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.

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.”

Madni, A.M. “Towards a Generalizable Aiding-Training Continuum for Human Performance Enhancement,” Systems Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 129-140, Summer 2011.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Madni, A.M., and Jackson, S. "Towards a conceptual framework for resilience engineering." IEEE Systems Journal, 3.2, 181-191, 2009.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Madni, A.M. “The Role of Human Factors in Expert Systems Design and Acceptance,” Human Factors Journal, August 1988, 30(4), 395-414.

Recent Books

Madni, A.M., “Transdisciplinary Systems Engineering: Exploiting Convergence in a Hyper-connected World,” (foreword by Norm Augustine), Springer, September 2017.

Bahill, T. and Madni, A.M. “Trade-off Decisions in System Design,” (foreword by John Slaughter), Springer, Dec. 2016. 

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.

Madni, A.M., Boehm, B. et al. (eds.) Disciplinary Convergence: Implications for Systems Engineering Research, Springer, 2017

Recent Book Chapters

Parnell, G., Cilli, M., Madni, A.M., and Roedler, G. Introduction to Trade-off Analysis, in Trade-off Analytics, Parnell, G. (Ed.), Wiley, 2016.

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.

Madni, A.M. and Ross, A. Exploring Concept Trade-Offs, in Trade-off Analytics, Parnell, G. (Ed.), Wiley, 2016.

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.

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.

Madni, A.M. and Sievers, M. Formal Model-Based Methods in Closed Loop Mission Assurance,” Systems Engineering for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Eds. Avigdor Zonenshain, Ron Kennett, Robert S. Swarz), Wiley, expected 2018.

Madni, A.M. and Bahill, T. Identifying Sources of Uncertainty in Engineered Systems, Handbook of System Science, 1st Edition, (Eds.: Gary Metcalf, Hiroshi Deguchi, Kyoichi Kijima), Springer, expected 2018.

Recent Conference Papers

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.‚Äč

Madni, A.M., Sievers, M., Erwin, D. Madni, A., Ordoukhanian, E. and Pouya, P. Formal Modeling of Complex Resilient Networked Systems, AIAA Science and Technology Forum, San Diego, California, January 7-11, 2019.

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.

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.

Madni, A.M., Madni, C.C. and Sievers, M. “Adaptive Cyber-Physical-Human Systems,” 2018 INCOSE International Symposium, July 7-12, 2018.

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.

Wheaton, M. and Madni, A.M. Model-Based Tradeoffs for Affordable Resilient Systems, 2018 INCOSE International Symposium, July 7-12, 2018.

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.

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

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Klingensmith, K., Madni, A.M., “Architecting Cyber-Secure, Resilient System-of-Systems,” Conference on Systems Engineering Research, March 23-25, 2017, Redondo Beach, CA. 

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. 

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. 

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.  

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.

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”, Conf. on Systems Engineering Research 2016, Huntsville, AL.

Sievers, M., Madni, A.M., “Agent-Based Flexible Design Contracts for Resilient Spacecraft Swarms”, AIAA Science and Technology 2016 Forum and Exposition, San Diego, CA.

Ordoukhanian, E., Madni, A.M., “Resilient Network of Systems”, AIAA Science and Technology 2016 Forum and Exposition, San Diego, CA.

Shao, A., Madni, A.M., Wertz, J. “Quantifying the Effect of Orbit Altitude on Mission Cost for Earth Observation Satellites”, AIAA Science and Technology 2016 Forum and Exposition, San Diego, CA.

Wheaton, M.J. and Madni, A.M.  “Resiliency and Affordability Attributes in a System Tradespace,” AIAA Space 2015 Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, CA.

Sievers, M., Madni, A.M., “Defining “Credible Faults” – A Risk-Based Approach,” AIAA Space 2015 Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, CA.

Ordoukhanian, E. and Madni, A.M., “System Tradeoffs in Networked System,” AIAA Space 2015 Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, CA.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Orellana, D and Madni, A. “Extending Model Based Systems Engineering for Human Machine Interaction Analysis and Fault Tolerant Design,” Infotech@Aerospace, May 2012.

Rodriguez, Y. and Madni, A. “Adaptability in Engineered Resilient Systems (ERS),” Infotech@Aerospace Conference, May 2012.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Andrecut, M. and Madni, A.M. “Sparse Network Reconstruction via Compressed Sensing,” Conference on System Engineering Research (CSER), 2008.

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