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System Life Cycle and Requirement Engineering

AndrewYUDr. Andrew J. Yu
Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Tennessee
August 29th, 2014, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
410 JDT

Dr. Andrew J. Yu received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and M.S. in Operations Research from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and earned his M.S. in Systems Science and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University. He had worked as a Supply Chain and Logistics solution architect at i2 Technologies for six years and as an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University for one year before he joined Southern Methodist University as a Systems Engineering and Operations Research faculty in 2007. He had also worked as a faculty at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Dr. Yu moved to the University of Tennessee in 2013. Dr. Yu’s main research interests are in the areas of Operations Research and Systems Engineering, specifically in supply chain and logistics optimization, assignment and scheduling, system life cycle cost analysis, maintenance planning and optimization, requirement engineering and optimization, and systems of systems performance prediction. At i2 Technologies, he had provided educational and implementation consultation to many companies such as IBM, Northrop Grumman, Honeywell, Cardinal Health, etc. for their supply chain solutions.

Talk Abstract: The concept and principles of systems engineering have been heavily emphasized and applied in our defense and aerospace industries. This is due to the fact that defense or aeronautic systems are highly integrated complex systems which often have long life cycle, and high operation and maintenance cost in addition to their initial acquisition cost. Understanding the acquisition life cycle of such systems is a key to be successful in any acquisition program. One of the important stages in a system life cycle is the requirement. Traditional requirement development in systems engineering community is qualitative and document-centric. This results in a poor visibility to the timely status of requirement development and their readiness. Therefore, there is a need for requirement engineering, which should include the application of analytics in requirement development. This seminar will discuss some of the key concepts in systems engineering: acquisition life cycle and analytical requirement engineering.