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January-July 2007
For August - December 2007 click here


July 27, 2007
ESD Dissertation Defense – Katherine Martin
Title: Implementing a Differentiated Cap-and-Trade Program for Ozone: Flexible Nitrogen Oxide Abatement from Power Plants

Time: 9:30 am
Location: E40-298
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Elizabeth Milnes
Details: Click here for more details.

The abstract can be found under details and a draft of the dissertation is available in E40-249


July 23-27, 2007
ESD Courses at MIT Professional Institute
Title: Systems Architecture and Lifecycle Design: Principles, Models, Tools and Applications [6.18s]
By: E. Crawley, D. Dori

Tuition: $3,000
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 3.5

Details: Click here for more details.


July 16-20, 2007
SDM Business Trip

Location: MIT


June 27, 2007
2007 International INCOSE Symposium
Author: Dr. Adam Ross, alumnus, MIT ESD
Title: Defining Changeability: Reconciling Flexibility, Adaptability, Scalability, and Robustness for Maintaining System Lifecycle Value

Location: Town and Country Resort, San Diego, California, California Room,
Time: 4:30 - 4:55 pm


June 27, 2007
2007 International INCOSE Symposium
Author: Caroline Lamb, MIT A/A
Title: Standardized Process as a Tool for Higher Level Systems Thinking

Location: Town and Country Resort, San Diego, California, San Diego Room,
Time: 4:30 - 4:55 pm


June 27, 2007
2007 International INCOSE Symposium
Author: Dr. Ricardo Valerdi
Title: From Research to Reality: Making COSYSMO a Trusted Estimation Tool in Your Organization

Location: Town and Country Resort, San Diego, California, Towne Room,
Time: 1:45 - 1:55 pm


June 26, 2007
2007 International INCOSE Symposium
Author: Matthew Richards, ESD Ph.D. candidate; Nirav Shah, Professor Daniel Hastings, A/A and ESD, and Dr. Donna Rhodes
Title: Architecture Frameworks in System Design: Motivation, Theory, and Implementation

Location: Town and Country Resort, San Diego, California, California Room,
Time: 4:30 - 4:55 pm


June 26, 2007
2007 International INCOSE Symposium
Full-day tutorial
Author: Dr. Ricardo Valerdi
Title: From Research to Reality: Making COSYSMO a Trusted Estimation Tool in Your Organization

Location: Town and Country Resort, San Diego, California, Sunset Room
Time: 9:45 am - 5:15 pm


June 25, 2007
2007 International INCOSE Symposium
Academic Forum, Systems Engineering Research
Author: Ryan Boas, ESD Ph.D. candidate
Title: Divergence: The Impact of Lifecycle Changes on Commonality

Location: Town and Country Resort, San Diego, California, San Diego Room
Time: 4:30 - 4:55 pm


June 25, 2007
2007 International INCOSE Symposium
Academic Forum, Systems Engineering Research
Author: Kathryn Anne Weiss, Ph.D., Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MIT AA/ESD Professor Nancy Leveson, MIT AA/ESD
Title: Incorporating Software Cost and Risk Assessment into Early System Development Trade Studies

Location: Town and Country Resort, San Diego, California, California Room
Time: 2:00 - 2:25 pm


June 25, 2007
2007 International INCOSE Symposium
Academic Forum, Systems Engineering Research
Author: Dr. Ricardo Valerdi
Title: A Research Agenda for Systems of Systems Architecting

Location: Town and Country Resort, San Diego, California, Sunrise Room
Time: 2:00 - 2:15 pm


June 25, 2007
2007 International INCOSE Symposium
Academic Forum, Systems Engineering Research
Author: Olivier de Weck, Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
Title: Expanded Decision Networks: A Framework for Designing Evolvable Complex Systems

Location: Town and Country Resort, San Diego, California, Royal Palm 1 and 2
Time: 11:30 - 11:55 am


June 25, 2007
2007 International INCOSE Symposium
Academic Forum, Systems Engineering Research
Author: Dr. Heidi Davidz, alumna, MIT Engineering Systems
Division, the Aerospace Corporation
Title: An Integrated Approach to Developing Systems Professionals

Location: Town and Country Resort, San Diego, California, California Room
Time: 10:00 - 10:25 am


June 24-28, 2007
2007 International INCOSE Symposium

Location: Town and Country Resort, San Diego, California, USA
Details: Click here for more details.


June 23, 2007
2007 International INCOSE Symposium
Systems Engineering and Architecting Doctoral Student Network (SEANET) Workshop
Workshop Leaders: Dr. Donna Rhodes, MIT ESD, Systems Engineering Advancement Research Initiative (SEARI);
Ricardo Valerdi, MIT ESD, Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development, Lean Aerospace Initiative

Location: San Diego State University
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Click here for more details.


June 19-22, 2007
Lean Aerospace Initiative Knowledge Exchange Events
Title: Applying Enterprise Value Stream Mapping and Analysis (EVSMA) to Your Enterprise
Speakers: Debbie Nightingale, MIT, Eric Rebentisch, MIT, George Roth, MIT

Location: Hyatt Regency Cambridge, 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Open to: LAI consortium members and the public
Contact: Tara Eisner, 617-253-2537
Details: Click here for more details.
To Register: download form.


June 18-22, 2007
ESD Courses at MIT Professional Institute
Title: Product Platform and Product Family Design: From Strategy to Implementation [ESD.39s]
By: O. de Weck, T. Simpson

Tuition: $3,500
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 3.5

Details: Click here for more details.


June 12, 2007
Lean Aerospace Initiative Knowledge Exchange Events
Title: Architecting Future Enterprises
Speakers: LAI Co-Director MIT Professor Debbie Nightingale and Dr. Donna Rhodes, LAI Principle Researcher and Senior Lecturer at MIT's Engineering Systems Division.

Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: MIT Campus (Bush Room), Bldg 10 Rm 105, Cambridge, Mass.
Open to: LAI consortium members and the public
Contact: Tara Eisner, 617-253-2537
Details: Click here for more details.
To Register: download form.


June 8, 2007
LFM Post-Graduation Party

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Walker Lawn (located between Walker Memorial & Hayden Library)
Rain Location: E40-298
Open to: LFM Class of 2007, faculty, advisors, & guests
Contact: Nancy Young-Wearly


June 8, 2007
TPP Post-Graduation Party

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: TPP Lounge, E40-380
Open to: TPP students, faculty, advisors, alum & guests
Contact: Yoko Urano


June 8, 2007
ESD's Ph.D. & ESD SM Commencement Party

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: E40-395
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Elizabeth Milnes


June 8, 2007
MLOG Commencement Party

Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Location: MLOG Lab E40-366
Open to: MLOG students, faculty, advisors, alumni & guests
Contact: Saskia Michl


May 30, 2007
ESD offsite

Location: Hotel@MIT
Open to: ESD Faculty and by invitation only.
Contact: Ann Tremelling


May 29, 2007
ESD Dissertation Defense – Jason Bartolomei
Title: Qualitative Knowledge Construction for Engineering Systems: Extending the Design Structure Matrix Methodology in Scope and Procedure

Time: 4:00 pm
Location: E40-298
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Elizabeth Milnes
Details: Click here for more details.

The abstract can be found under details and a draft of the dissertation is available in E40-249


May 25, 2007
MLOG ReConnect Day 2007

Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: 32-144
Open to: MLOG students and alumni
Contact: Saskia Michl


May 23-25, 2007
ESD Ph.D. Program: General Exams

Oral Exams: May 23 – 25, 2007 at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, & 3:00 pm

Location: E40-298
Open to: Test-takers, their Committees, and the ESD Faculty
Contact: Elizabeth Milnes
Details: Click here for a schedule, and here for General Exams FAQs.


May 24, 2007
MLOG Year End Celebration Dinner
Speaker: Dr. Kristin Forbes, Associate Professor of International Management, Sloan

Topic: Globalization and China: The Facts and Fallacies
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Building 32 4th Floor
Open to: MLOG students, faculty, advisors, alumni, corporate sponsors, & guests
Contact: Saskia Michl


May 23-24, 2007
MLOG ResearchFest

Time: 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm on 5/23 and 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on 5/24
Location: 32-155
Open to: MIT Community and corporate sponsors
Contact: Saskia Michl
Details: Click here to download a PDF schedule of events.


May 22-23, 2007
First Annual MIT Operations Research Center Conference
Topic: Operations Research in Health Care

Location: MIT
Open to: General Public - Attendees must register. For registration information, click here.
Contact: orc-www "at" mit.edu
Details: Click here for more details.


May 22, 2007
ESD Dissertation Defense – Josh McConnell
Title: A Life-Cycle Flexibility Framework for Designing, Evaluating and Managing "Complex" Real Options: Case Studies in Urban Transportation and Aircraft Systems

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: E40-298
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Elizabeth Milnes
Details: Click here for more details.

The abstract can be found under details and a draft of the dissertation is available in E40-249


May 18, 2007
Technology & Policy Program Guest Speaker Talk
The Invention of the Mouse and His Current Work at the Bootstrap Institute
Speaker: Dr. Douglas Engelbart (a reknowned researcher, recipient of the Lemelson-MIT Prize and perhaps most famously, the inventor of the computer mouse) Director of the Bootstrap Institute

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: TPP Lounge, E40-380
Open to: ESD community
Contact: Yoko Urano


May 17, 2007
TPP Student Banquet
Location: Boston Beer Works
112 Canal Street, Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617.896.BEER

Time: 7:00 ~ 10:00 pm
Open to: TPP students, faculty, advisors, alum & guests.
Contact: RSVP to Junjay Tan


May 15, 2007
Thesis-Signing Party

Time: 4:15 - 6:30 pm
Location: TPP Lounge, E40-380
Open to: TPP students, faculty, advisors, alum & guests
Contact: Yoko Urano


May 15, 2007
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Topic: The Cambridge Biotech Cluster: An Alternative to In-House R&D
Speaker: Thomas J. Allen, Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow, Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management, Professor of Engineering Systems, Co-Director, LFM and SDM Programs

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: E40-298
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Ann Tremelling


May 11, 2007
ESD.40 - Product Design & Development
Final Presentations & Awards

Time: 4:30 pm
Location: E51-345
Open to: MIT Community
Contact: Amy Jordan
Details: Click here for more details.

Dinner, soft drinks, coffee and dessert will be served throughout the evening.


May 9, 2007
Healthcare Engineering Systems

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Location: E51-149
RSVP/Contact: RSVP to Bob Rudin if you would like to attend
Details: Click here for more details.

Dinner will be provided.


May 8, 2007
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Topic: MLOG update
Speaker: Chris Caplice, Executive Director, MIT's Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) Program, Principal Research Associate, Center for Transportation and Logistics; and
Yossi Sheffi, Professor of Engineering Systems, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director, Center for Transportation and Logistics

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: E40-298
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Ann Tremelling


May 4, 2007
Title: The Story of the ARROW
Speaker: Inbal Kreiss, ARROW Engineer for Israeli Aircraft Industries, Visiting Scientist at MIT

Introducing the evolution and technological challenges of the ARROW Defense System, the first operational, national, stand-alone anti-theater ballistic missile defense system.

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: 33-206
Open to: Open to MIT community only, free
Sponsored by: AeroAstro
Contact: Olivier L. de Weck, 617.253.0255


May 3, 2007
IBM-MIT/ESD Innovation Lecture Series
Title: Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges at NYPD: The Real-Time Crime Center
By: Jim Onalfo, NYPD Deputy Commissioner and CIO

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Refreshments/reception to follow
Location: E40-298
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Lois Slavin
Details: Click here for more details.


May 1, 2007
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Topic: Progress on Fundamentals: Research and Teaching
Speakers: Richard Larson, Mitsui Professor of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director, Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals; and
Daniel D. Frey, Robert N. Noyce Career Development Professor
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems

In this lunch talk, Richard Larson will provide an overview of research progress at CESF (Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals), and present progress on the new subject that he is co-teaching with Dan Frey – Models, Data, Inference for Socio-Technical Systems (ESD.86)

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: E40-298
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Ann Tremelling


April 30, 2007
MIT-CTL Conference sponsored jointly by CSCMP
Title: Achieving the Energy-Efficient Supply Chain

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Royal Sonesta Hotel - Boston
Open to: General Public - Attendees must register
Contact: CTL Events
Details: Click here for more details.


April 25, 2007
Lecture and Book Signing sponsored by CESF
Topic: The Electoral College in U.S. Presidential Elections: Logical
Foundations, Mathematics, and Politics.
Speaker: Dr. Alexander S. Belenky, Visiting Scholar, MIT ESD

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Building 1-190
Open to: General Public
Contact: Patty Eames, 617.324.0377
Details: Click here for more details.


April 24, 2007
LIDS Colloquium
Title: FORESIGHT and the "Mystery" of Technology Policy
Speaker: Dr. Eugene Wong, Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences University of California at Berkeley

Time: 4:00pm, with reception to follow in Dreyfoos Tower
Location: 32-141
Contact: Shashi Borade
Details: Click here for more details.


April 24, 2007
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Topic: CTL activities
Speaker: Yossi Sheffi, Professor of Engineering Systems
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Center for Transportation and Logistics

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: E40-298
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Ann Tremelling


April 17, 2007
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Topic: TPP update
Speaker: Dava Newman, Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow,
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
Director, Technology and Policy Program
Harvard-MIT Health, Sciences and Technology

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: E40-298
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Ann Tremelling


April 13, 2007
LFM SDM Web Seminar
Topic: Recruiting/HR Expert Panel
Panelists: Adam Zak, Adams & Associates International, Karina Miller, Impinj Inc., Debra Woog-McGinty, Leaders for Manufacturing Program

Time: 12:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (GMT -05:00, New York), 9:00 am Pacific
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Alison McCaffree
Details: Click here for more details.

Register: Click here to register.


April 10, 2007
Title: TPP Alumni Career Panel
Speakers: Dr. Christine Ng, TPP '03, Environmental Consultant, ENVIRON Inc., David O'Dowd, TPP '89 Biopharmaceutical Consultant and Director, Life Sciences, Forge Partners LLC, Dr. Robin Wagner, TPP '86, Associate Director, Office of Public Health Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Location: E40-380, TPP Lounge
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Open to: TPP and TMP/ESD Ph.D. students
Contact: Matthew Dorfman


April 10, 2007
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Topic: SDM update
Speaker: Tom Allen, Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow; Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management; Professor of Engineering Systems; Co-Director, Leaders For Manufacturing and System Design and Management Programs: and colleagues

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: E40-298
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Ann Tremelling


April 9, 2007
Title: Great Minds Discussion: The Role of Uncertainty in Regulation
Speakers: Prof. Ashford, Prof. Oye and Prof. Sapolsky

Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: E40-380, TPP Lounge
Open to: All MIT graduate students
Contact: Jenn Gustetic


April 5, 2007
Lecture and book signing by Dr. Randal Pinkett

Dr. Randal Pinkett, Chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, Season 4 Winner of NBC’s The Apprentice will be at MIT presenting a lecture and book signing for his latest book “Campus CEO: The Student Entrepreneur’s Guide to Launching a Multimillion-Dollar Business

Time: 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Walker Memorial, Room 50-105
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Tuwisha Rogers
Details: Click here for more details.


April 5, 2007
The Annual Charles L. Miller Lecture
Title: Geeks and Chiefs: Engineering Education @ MIT
Speaker: Yossi Sheffi, Professor of Engineering Systems; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics

Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Bush Room, 10-105
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Beverly Kozol-Tattlebaum
Details: Click here for more details.


April 3, 2007
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Topic: LFM update
Speaker: Tom Allen Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow; Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management; Professor of Engineering Systems; Co-Director, Leaders For Manufacturing and System Design and Management Programs and colleagues

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: E40-298
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Ann Tremelling


March 22, 2007
IBM-MIT/ESD Innovation Lecture Series
Title: Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges in Media and Entertainment: Threshold Animation Studios
Speake: Larry Kasanoff, CEO, Threshold Animation Studios and Producer/Director/Co-creator/Writer, Foodfight!
Moderator: Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Visiting Professor of Engineering Systems and VP, Technical Strategy and Innovation, IBM

Time: 4:00, with reception to follow
Location: E51-345
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Lois Slavin
Details: Click here for more details.


March 21-22, 2007
Crossroads 2007: Supply Chain Innovation Summit

Join us as global business & thought leaders discuss emerging supply chain innovations and how to translate them into competitive advantage.

Location: Zaragoza, Spain
Details: Click here for more details.

Sponsored by: The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) and the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC)


March 20, 2007
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Topic: "Mobile Communication and Society," the title of his recent MIT press book
Speaker: Manuel Castells, Visiting Professor in STS

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: E40-298
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Ann Tremelling


March 19, 2007
ESD Dissertation Defense – Marcus C. Sarofim
Title: Climate Policy Design: Interactions among Carbon Dioxide, Methane, and Urban Air Pollution Constraints

Time: 11:00 am
Location: E40-496
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Elizabeth Milnes
Details: Click here for more details.

The abstract can be found under details and a draft of the dissertation is available in E40-249


March 19, 2007
TPP Open House

Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: E40-380 TPP Lounge
Open to: Visitors, TPP Students, Faculty and Advisors
Contact: Yoko Urano
Details: Click here for more details.


March 16, 2007
LFM SDM Web Seminar
Topic: Supply Chain Coordination and Influenza Vaccination
Speaker: David Simchi-Levi

Time: 12:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (GMT -05:00, New York), 9:00 am Pacific
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Alison McCaffree
Details: Click here for more details.

Register: Click here to register.


March 14, 2007
MIT Supply Chain Management Club Event
Title: Supply Chain Strategy at SYSCO
Speaker: Neil Theiss, Assistant Vice President, Supply Chain Management, SYSCO Corporation

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm, lunch included
Location: E40-298
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Joshua Merrill
Details: Click here for more details.


March 12, 2007
Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative
Presentation and Recruiting Event
Speaker: Dai Ellis, Director, Drug Access Team

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: E51-372
Open to: Entire ESD community
Contact: Saskia Michl


March 6, 2007
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Topic: A Quantitative Functional Approach to the Study of Technological Progress
Speaker: Christopher L. Magee, Professor of the Practice, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems

This talk is based on a paper of the same title, co-authored by Professor Magee and Dr. Heebyung Koh, which won the 2006 Elsevier prize for best paper.

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: E40-298
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Ann Tremelling


March 6, 2007
Lean Aerospace Initiative Knowledge Exchange Events
Title: New Cost Estimation Model for Systems Engineering
Speaker: Dr. Ricardo Valerdi, Lean Aerospace Initiative Research Associate

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, reception to follow 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Open to: LAI consortium member executives and the public at a fee; pre-registration and pre-payment required. For registration information, click here.
Location: MIT
Contact: Michelle Gaseau
Details: Click here for more details.


March 6, 2007
ESD Dissertation Defense – David S. Miller
Title: New Venture Commercialization of Clean Energy Technologies

Time: 9:00 am
Location: E40-496
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Elizabeth Milnes
Details: Click here for more details.

The abstract can be found under details and a draft of the dissertation is available in E40-249


March 5, 2007
ESD Dissertation Defense – Hungjen Wang
Title: Sequential Optimization through Adaptive Design of Experiments

Time: 12:00 pm, refreshments will be offered
Location: E40-496
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Elizabeth Milnes
Details: Click here for more details.

The abstract can be found under details and a draft of the dissertation is available in E40-249


March 2, 2007
Mechanical Engineering Spring Seminar
Title: Adaptive Experimentation, Expected Value of Improvement, and Robust Design
Speaker: Prof. Daniel D. Frey, Robert N. Noyce Career Development Professor; Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems

Time: 2:30 pm
Location: 3-370
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Laura Kampas


March 2, 2007
LFM On-Line Seminar
Topic: Web 2.0 in the Enterprise!
Speaker: Satwik Seshasai, ESD Ph.D. candidate

Time: 9:00 am PST / 12:00 noon EST
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Alison McCaffree
Details: Click here for more details.

To Participate:
Dial: 866.242.7949 (International number: 770.790.2305)
Conference Code: 3407751002


March 1, 2007
Lean Aerospace Initiative Knowledge Exchange Events
Title: World-class Lean Enterprises: The Executive’s Perspective
Speakers: Professor Debbie Nightingale, Co-Director, Lean Aerospace Initiative, Professor of the Practice, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, MIT; Mr. Ted Piepenbrock, Lean Aerospace Initiative (MIT) Research Assistant, LFM ’03, PhD candidate ESD

Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm, reception following
Location: Hotel@MIT, 20 Sidney St., Cambridge, Mass.
Open to: LAI consortium member executives and the public at a fee; pre-registration and pre-payment required.
For registration information: click here
Contact: Tara Eisner
Details: Click here for more details.


February 28, 2007
Supply Chain Management Club Event
Title: DoD Logistics in a Changing Security Environment
Speaker: Honorable Jack Bell, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Location: E51-355, lunch included
Contact: Joshua Merrill
Details: Click here for more details.


February 27, 2007
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Topic: ESD in Health Care: Progress Since the Health Care Task Force
Speakers: Thomas J. Allen, Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow; Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management; Professor of Engineering Systems; Co-Director, LFM and SDM Programs
Stan N. Finkelstein, Senior Research Associate, Engineering Systems Division and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology
Deborah Nightingale, Professor of the Practice of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems; Co-Director, Lean Aerospace Initiative

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: E40-298
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Ann Tremelling


February 27, 2007
Supply Chain Management Club Event
Title: Rocket Science Retailing
Speaker: Marshall Fisher, UPS Professor of Operations and Information Management, Wharton School

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Location: E52-175
Contact: Joshua Merrill
Details: Click here for more details.


February 23, 2007
LFM On-Line Seminar
Topic: Unification of systems and software engineering cost models
Speaker: Ricardo Valerdi

The purpose of the COSYSMO (Constructive Systems Engineering Cost Model) model is to estimate the Systems Engineering effort for large-scale systems (both software and hardware).

Time: 9:00 am PST / 12:00 noon EST
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Alison McCaffree

To Participate:
Dial: 866.242.7949 (International number: 770.790.2305)
Conference Code: 3407751002


February 20, 2007
Sneak preview of new PBS series, DESIGN SQUAD

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Location: Stata Center, Room 32-123
Open to: MIT Community
Details: Click here for more details.


February 20, 2007
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Topic: Systems Engineering Advancement Research Initiative
Speaker: Donna H. Rhodes, Senior Lecturer, Engineering Systems, Principal Research Engineer, Lean Aerospace Initiative

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: E40-298
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Ann Tremelling


February 16, 2007
Technology & Policy Careers in Development
By Mr. Anas Benbarka, TPP Alum/African Development Bank Officer

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: TPP lounge (E40-380)
Open to: ESD Community
Contact: Romain Lacombe
Details: Click here for more details.


February 13, 2007
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Topic: Design, Decision Making, and Groups: How I was influenced by my time in the Netherlands
Speaker: Daniel D. Frey, Robert N. Noyce Career Development Professor, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: E40-298
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Ann Tremelling


February 13, 2007
ESD Dissertation Defense – Matthew Bunn
Title: Guardians at the Gates of Hell: Estimating the Risk of Nuclear Theft and Terrorism – and Identifying the Highest-Priority Risks of Nuclear Theft

Time: 9:00 am
Location: E40-298
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Elizabeth Milnes
Details: Click here for more details.

The abstract can be found under details and a draft of the dissertation is available in E40-249


February 6, 2007
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Topic: Runway Operations Scheduling: The Quest for Efficiency, Equity and Robustness
Speaker: Hamsa Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: E40-298
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Ann Tremelling


February 2, 2007
LFM On-Line Seminar
Topic: The market for green technologies, emergent green trends and biofuels
Speaker: A.P. Hurd, LFM ‘97

Time: 9:00 am PST / 12:00 noon EST
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Alison McCaffree

To Participate:
Dial: 866.242.7949 (International number: 770.790.2305)
Conference Code: 3407751002


February 2, 2007
IAP Course 2007
Sponsor: MLOG Supply Chain Innovation & Leadership Series
Title: Global Supply Chain Challenges
Speaker: Roger Bloemen - Vice President Supply Chain, Solutia

Location: E51-325
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Saskia Michl
Details: Click here for more details.


February 1, 2007
IAP Course 2007
Sponsor: PoET Seminar
Title: Protocols and Standards for Emerging Technologies: Issues in Synthetic Biology and the Future Internet

Location: Bartos Theater (Wiesner Building, E15)
Time: 10:15 am - 12:45 pm
Contact: Annie Abbondante
Details: Click here for more details.


February 1, 2007
IAP Course 2007
Sponsor: MLOG Supply Chain Innovation & Leadership Series
Title: Importance of Leadership in Supply Chain Projects
Speaker: Ted Schaefer- Director, Global Logistics Design, Rohm and Haas Company

Location: E51-325
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Saskia Michl
Details: Click here for more details.


February 1–2, 2007
LFM-SDM Knowledge Review

Location: E25-111
Time: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Open to: LFM and SDM Partners, faculty and students; ESD community
Contact: Alison McCaffree


January 31, 2007
IAP Course 2007
Sponsor: MLOG Supply Chain Innovation & Leadership Series
Title: Transforming a Commodity Supply Chain
Speaker: Deverl Maserang - Vice President, Global Supply Chain Strategy, Chiquita

Location: E51-325
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Saskia Michl
Details: Click here for more details.


January 31, 2007
LFM Operating Committee

Location: MIT Faculty Club
Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open to: Representatives of LFM partner companies
Contact: Jon Griffith, 617.253.3799


January 30, 2007
IAP Seminar Series 2007
Sponsor: Technology and Policy Program
Title: Pathways to Sustainable Development: Co-optimizing Competitiveness, Employment and Environment
By: Nicholas Ashford, Professor of Technology and Policy

Location: E51-149
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Contact: Renee Robins, E40-381, 617.253.7662
Details: Click here for more details.


January 30, 2007
IAP Course 2007
Sponsor: MLOG Supply Chain Innovation & Leadership Series
Title: Managing Uncertainty in the Agriculture Industries
Speaker: Eli Partyka - Global Food Chain Partnerships Manager, Syngenta

Location: E51-325
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Saskia Michl
Details: Click here for more details.


January 29, 2007
IAP Course 2007
Sponsor: ESD Seminar
Title: Children's Hospital Boston and Its Physicians: More Than the Sum of the Parts?
Speaker: Gregory Young, M.D., President and CEO, Pediatric Physicians Organization at Children's Hospital; Vice President for Community Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Boston; Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Location: E51-149
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Professor Oli de Weck
Details: Click here for more details.


January 29, 2007
IAP Course 2007
Sponsor: MLOG Supply Chain Innovation & Leadership Series
Title: Supply Chain Challenges at Boston Scientific
Speakers: Bob Cantow & Larry Strauss, Boston Scientific

Location: E51-325
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 am
Open to: MIT Students Only
Contact: Saskia Michl
Details: Click here for more details.


January 25, 2007
IAP Course 2007
Sponsor: MLOG Supply Chain Innovation & Leadership Series
Title: Implementing a retail demand chain driven by service
Speaker: Simon Osborn- Vice President, Logistics, 7-Eleven

Location: E51-325
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Saskia Michl
Details: Click here for more details.


January 23, 2007
IAP Course 2007
Sponsor: MLOG Supply Chain Innovation & Leadership Series
Title: Strategic Supply Chain Initiatives
Speaker: Mark Jamison - VP Customer Supply Chain, Kimberly Clark

Location: E51-325
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 am
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Saskia Michl
Details: Click here for more details.


January 23, 2007
IAP Course 2007
Sponsor: Leaders for Manufacturing Program
Title: The Role of Operations in Corporate and National Competitiveness

Location: E51-361
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Contact: Donald Rosenfield
Details: Click here for more details.


January 23, 2007
IAP Seminar Series 2007
Sponsor: Technology and Policy Program
Title: Issues in Lean Enterprise Architecting and Transformation
By: Prof. Deborah Nightingale, Director, Lean Aerospace Initiative

Location: E51-149
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Contact: Renee Robins, E40-381, 617.253.7662
Details: Click here for more details.


January 22-24, 2007
IAP Course 2007
Sponsor: MIT Sloan School of Management Seminar
Title: Special Seminar in Management: Management and Leadership

Location: E51-085
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Contact: Subhrangshu Datta
Details: Click here for more details.


January 22, 2007
IAP Course 2007
Sponsor: MLOG Supply Chain Innovation & Leadership Series
Title: Technology in the Pharma Industry
Speaker: Robin Koh - Chief Strategy Officer, SupplyScape

Location: E51-325
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Saskia Michl
Details: Click here for more details.


January 19, 2007
LFM On-Line Seminar
Topic: Using Stakeholder Analysis to Map NASA’s Exploration Plan
Speaker: Bruce Cameron, Graduate Student, MIT

Time: 9:00 am PST / 12:00 noon EST
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Alison McCaffree
Details: Click here for more details.

To Participate:
Dial: 866.242.7949 (International number: 770.790.2305)
Conference Code: 3407751002


January 19, 2007
ESD Dissertation Defense – Carlos Alberto Osorio-Urzua
Title: Architectural Innovation, Functional Emergence and Diversification in Engineering Systems

Location: E40-298
Time: 9:00 am
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Elizabeth Milnes
Details: Click here for more details.

The abstract can be found under details and a draft of the dissertation is available in E40-249


January 17, 2007 – This event was cancelled
IAP Course 2007
Sponsor: MLOG Seminar
Title: Creating a Leadership Culture
Speaker: Ray Archer - Vice President of Americas Manufacturing, Dell

Location: E51-325
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Saskia Michl
Details: Click here for more details.


January 17, 2007 – This event was cancelled
IAP Course 2007
Sponsor: MLOG Supply Chain Innovation & Leadership Series
Title: Leadership vs. Management
Speaker: Ray Archer - Vice President of Americas Manufacturing, Dell

Location: E51-325
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 am
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Saskia Michl
Details: Click here for more details.


January 16 - February 9, 2007
ESD Ph.D. Program: General Exams

Written Exams: January 16 – 19, 2007 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Take-home exam, questions will be emailed OR can picked up in E40-249

Oral Exam Research Report: due January 26, 2007 at 5:00 pm
Deliver to: Elizabeth Milnes, E40-249

Oral Exams: February 7 – 9, 2007 at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, & 3:00 pm (dates may be added to accommodate a high volume of test-takers.)

Location: E40-298
Open to: Test-takers, their Committees, and the ESD Faculty
Contact: Elizabeth Milnes
Details: Click here for General Exams FAQs.


January 15-18, 2007
IAP Course 2007
Sponsor: Division of Student Life
Title: Realizing the Inner Qualities of Leadership in You – Know Thy Self: Leadership Development Map

Location: E32-124, Stata Center
Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Contact: Susan MacPhee
Details: Click here for more details.


January 10, 2007
LAI Knowledge Exchange Event 2007
Title: Leading Indicators for Technical and Programmatic Performance
Speakers: Dr. Donna Rhodes, Senior Lecturer, Engineering Systems, Lean Aerospace Initiative Principal Researcher, and Dr. Ricardo Valerdi, Lean Aerospace Initiative Research Associate

Location: W20, Stratton Student Center, Twenty Chimneys, MIT
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Open to: LAI consortium members and the public at a fee; pre-registration and pre-payment required.
Contact: Michelle Gaseau
Details: Click here for more details.


January 9 - February 1, 2007
IAP Course 2007
Sponsor: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Title: Engineering Design and Rapid Prototyping

Location: Room 33-218 and 33-216
Contact: Prof. O.L. de Weck
Details: Click here for more details.


January 7-20, 2007
LFM Plant Tour

Location: Detroit, MI; Seattle, WA; Phoenix, AZ; Austin, TX, and Ponce, PR.
Open to: LFM '08 students ’08 and faculty, and select members of the Sloan Operations Club
Contact: Susan Bankston


January 3, 2007
ESD Dissertation Defense – Mark Anthony de Figueiredo
Title: The Liability of Carbon Dioxide Storage

Location: E40-298
Time: 2:30 pm
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Elizabeth Milnes
Details: Click here for more details.

The abstract can be found under details and a draft of the dissertation is available in E40-249


 

 

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