Keynote Speakers

Systems Engineering - A Cost Effective Low Risk Product Development Process

Dr. Hossny Elsherief

Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, USA

Abstract – In today''s globalized and competitive environment, developers are challenged to consistently deliver high-quality products with low risk under tighter budget and schedule. Systems Engineering has been utilized successfully worldwide for product or system development, large or small, in all types of industries such as aerospace, automotive, communications, construction, electronic and energy. Systems Engineering dates back to the early 1950s in the USA to help the design of complex systems, such as the development of the ATLAS intercontinental missile and the Apollo project to land on the Moon. Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach to enable the realization of successful products or systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, and then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem: operations, cost and schedule, performance, test and manufacturing. Many product development failures could be prevented by the use of an effective and disciplined Systems Engineering process. The systematic use of Systems Engineering processes by the design, test and integration engineers would add value to their development organization. Systems Engineering reflects an agile and lean approach to product development that can be customized to meet the specific business challenges, in terms of size, complexity and budget. A joint study by Carnegie Mellon University and IEEE found a very strong relationship between the level of Systems Engineering capability and the performance level of the program. In this talk we will give a comprehensive understanding of the breadth of the Systems Engineering processes, tools, techniques and their interconnections across the product development life cycle.

Biography – Dr. Hossny Elsherief is an adjunct professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Riverside since 1996. He worked at Northrop Grumman Corporation, Aerospace System from 1987 to 2013 where he held several technical and management positions Senior Engineering Manager for the Guidance, Navigation and Control Center, Software Integrated Product Team lead, Division Independent Research and Development Coordinator and Software Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) project manager. He worked at Exxon-Mobile Production and Research from 1981 to 1987 as the leader of the Modeling group. He developed innovative, proprietary inverse modeling techniques for predicting oil and gas from seismic data.  He has been serving as an IEEE ABET Accreditation Program Evaluator and provided Accreditation Consulting Services to several programs in the USA, United Arab Emirates and Egypt. He has given several talks, workshops and consulting services in Systems Engineering in the USA, United Arab Emirates and Egypt. Dr. Elsherief has over 35 years of diversified experience in Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering. Avionics Systems, Integration and Test, Digital Signal Processing. He has published over 75 papers on digital signal processing, systems engineering, test and integration, systems identification, estimation and control, Global Positioning Systems (GPS). He served as the Editor in Chief of the Northrop Grumman Technology Review Journal from 2001 to 2009. He has been serving on the California State University, Long Beach Advisory Board since 1996. He received the Six Sigma Green Belt certification in 2002.


Monozukuri Concept in My Research Skill up and Collaboration with Companies

Prof. Tomoya TSUJI

Professor, Department of Chemical Process Engineering (CPE)
Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Abstract – After obtaining my academic job potion, the measurement and the prediction of phase equilibrium have been my main research activities. The research is perfectly based on thermodynamics and seems to be typical fundamental one. In this decade, I have many collaborations with companies. The total number of the collaboration is 16 project and the total grant c. a. 182 k USD. Since phase diagram is so complex, the researches were not always experimental at all. However, the final goal of the researches is often to obtain the precise phase equilibrium data. To obtain the precise data, the apparatus and the assemblies should be specialized. So, many apparatus should be self-made ones, which is based on so-called Monozukiri. After the measurement, these are not applied for other measurement because of too specialization. However, the experience, making a specialized apparatus, contributes to my skill up. In the keynote lecture I would like to talk about typical example of my collaborations and introduce some specialized apparatus for phase equilibrium measurement.

Biography- Prof. Dr. Tomoya Tsuji was born at Hokkaido, Japan, on March 1963. He finished Doctor Course, Graduate School of Tohoku University, Japan, and then received his Doctor degree of Engineering on March 1992. After the graduation, he had a research job positon at College of Industrial Technology, Nihon University, Japan. On November 2015, he have moved to Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malayasia (UTM). Now, he is a full professor at MJIIT-UTM, and his current work is measurement and prediction of phase equilibrium in chemical engineering, especially research on the design of high pressure apparatus and the estimation using equation of state. The research style is based on so called &lsquoMonozukuri&rsquo and he is providing the precise experimental data and the well-designed apparatus. The total number of research papers are more than 70. The collaboration with the companies is 16 projects, and the research expense exceed more than 182 USD in the last 10 years. He is a member of The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan (SCEJ), The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), The Society of Separation Process Engineering, Japan (SSPEJ) and Japan Society of Thermophysical Properties (JSTP) and also an editor of Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan and Kagaku Kogaku Ronbunshu.