Systems Engineering Seminar

Seven +/- Two Lessons Learned from the Development of Large-scale Systems

Presented by:
Dr. S. Gulu Gambhir, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer SAIC's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Group

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Building 3 Auditorium


Seven +/- Two Lessons Learned from the Development of Large-scale Systems

This presentation will highlight pragmatic principles that can be applied to the development of large-scale, complex systems. Complex systems in this case are defined as those that are both hardware and software intensive, developed by diverse teams, and responsive to multiple stakeholders. The lessons learned span numerous elements of systems engineering including functional analysis, requirements elicitation, requirements specification, schedule estimation, design practices, and system testing.



Photo of Dr. S. Gulu Gambhir S. Gulu Gambhir, D.Sc.

is senior vice president and chief technology officer of SAIC's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Group. SAIC's ISR Group develops systems and provides services for customers across a broad continuum of national security programs, including imagery and signals intelligence; operational intelligence, special operations; intelligence analysis; and advanced space hardware. Prior to joining SAIC in 2009, Gulu most recently served as director of Northrop Grumman's Science and Technology Operating Unit of TASC, holding a variety of technical and managerial roles since 1991. Previously, he worked at Space Applications Corporation and COMSAT Laboratories. During his career, Gulu has provided engineering support to a wide range of commercial, military, and intelligence community customers. He holds a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia, a master of science degree in operations research, and a doctor of science degree in systems engineering from The George Washington University. He has published more than a dozen technical papers in various fields including systems engineering, modeling and simulation, and aerospace systems. Since 1998, he has been a professorial lecturer in The George Washington University's School of Engineering and Applied Science where he has taught over thirty semester-length, graduate systems engineering courses to masters and doctoral students. From 2005-2007, he was a member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee of the Montessori School of Northern Virginia. He is currently a member of the Foundation Board of VirginiaFIRST and the Advisory Board of the Children's Science Center.



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