Books and Publications

Recent Books
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Transdisciplinary Systems Engineering: Exploiting Convergence in a Hyper-connected World

This book explores the ways that disciplinary convergence and technological advance are transforming systems engineering to address gaps in complex systems engineering: Transdisciplinary Systems Engineering (TSE). TSE reaches beyond traditional disciplines to find connections―and this book examines a range of new methods from across such disparate areas of scholarship as computer science, social science, human studies, and systems design to reveal patterns, efficiencies, affordances, and pathways to intuitive design. Organized to serve multiple constituencies, the book stands as an ideal textbook supplement for graduate courses in systems engineering, a reference text for program managers and practicing engineers in all industries, and a primary source for researchers engaged in multidisciplinary research in systems engineering and design.

 

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

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Trade-off Decisions in System Design

textbook is about three key aspects of system design: decision making under uncertainty, trade-off studies and formal risk analyses. Recognizing that the mathematical treatment of these topics is similar, the authors generalize existing mathematical techniques to cover all three areas. Common to these topics are importance weights, combining functions, scoring functions, quantitative metrics, prioritization and sensitivity analyses. Furthermore, human decision-making activities and problems use these same tools. Therefore, these problems are also treated uniformly and modeled using prospect theory. Aimed at both engineering and business practitioners and students interested in systems engineering, risk analysis, operational management, and business process modeling, Tradeoff Decisions in System Design explains how humans can overcome cognitive biases and avoid mental errors when conducting trade-off studies and risk analyses in a wide range of domains. With generous use of examples as a common thread across chapters this book.

“This book provides an excellent road map for designing and producing competitive products.”

 

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

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Disciplinary Convergence: Implications for Systems Engineering Research

The theme of this volume on systems engineering research is disciplinary convergence: bringing together concepts, thinking, approaches, and technologies from diverse disciplines to solve complex problems. Papers presented at the Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER), March 23-25, 2017 at Redondo Beach, CA, are included in this volume. This collection provides researchers in academia, industry, and government forward-looking research from across the globe, written by renowned academic, industry and government researchers.

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

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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. “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. “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.

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.​

  • 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.