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AESE Faculty

Co-Directors

Dr. Harold W. Sorenson


Faculty Co-Director
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Harold W. Sorenson is a founding faculty member of UCSD, and is currently a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering. From 1989 to 2001, Dr. Sorenson served as Sr. Vice President and General Manager for the MITRE Corporation, a non-profit organization that applies systems engineering and advanced technologies to address challenges in system development and enterprise modernization for the defense and intelligence communities as well as for the Federal Aviation Administration and Internal Revenue Service. He chaired the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board from 1990-1993 and was the Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force from 1985-1988.

Dr. Ingolf Krueger


Faculty Co-Director
Associate Professor
Computer Science & Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Ingolf Krueger is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department of UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering, where he directs the "Service-Oriented Software and Systems Engineering Laboratory" (S3EL). He also directs the "Software & Systems Architecture & Integration" (SAINT) functional area within the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). Dr. Krueger's major research interests are service-oriented software & systems engineering for distributed, reactive systems, software architectures, description techniques, verification & validation, and development processes.

Dr. Bill Rix

Faculty Co-Director
Lecturer
Campus Science & Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Bill Rix is a Lecturer in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department of UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering. He is a retired US Navy Engineering Duty Officer Captain. His Navy service included operating nuclear power plants on the USS Enterprise and the USS Bainbridge. He was qualified as a Nuclear Engineer Officer, a Surface Warfare Officer, and an Engineering Duty Officer and commanded 4 Navy Reserve Units in his 30 years of combined active and reserve service. After receiving his Ph.D. in high energy particle physics from UC Davis, he worked at Maxwell Labs / Maxwell Technologies for over 15 years, becoming a Vice President for Research and Development focused on pulsed power technology and nuclear weapons effects simulation for US DoD and DoE Agencies. During 9/11, he transitioned to working for the Space and Naval Warfare Command where he led Information Warfare Enterprise Systems Engineering, Assessments, and Architecture efforts until his retirement from civil service at the end of 2017.

Associate Director

Dr. Joseph Engelberg


Associate Director
Associate Professor
Finance
Rady School of Management
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Joseph Engelberg's research focuses on the way information is disseminated among market participants, especially by financial media and social networks. Engelberg earned his Ph.D. in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and earned his B.A. in Mathematics and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Prior to coming to the Rady School, Engelberg was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Faculty, Lecturers, and Visiting Faculty

Alexander Zak


Lecturer
Computer Science & Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Alexander Zak, Ph.D. is an award winning faculty member at UCSD, who teaches a broad range of graduate courses at the Rady School of Management, the Jacobs School of Engineering, and the School of Theater and Dance. He is a thought leader, a trusted adviser and an educator, with a broad range of global experience in building leadership capacity to solve complex business problems, develop insight, execute and drive change. His expertise is in creating business value by orchestrating experiential learning, consulting and coaching engagements focused on visionary outcomes. Zak holds a doctorate in engineering and masters in management. His work and research is in strategic problem solving methodologies, management of complexity in enterprise systems and development of executive leadership capacity. Zak is fluent in English and Russian and is certified in MBTI ®. Zak has taught, coached and served clients, within some of the world's leading multinational corporations and professional service firms for over a decade, including: McKinsey & Co., Booz Allen Hamilton, Egon Zehender, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Warburg Pincus, Permira, Cisco, EMC, Avaya, ViaSat, Ericsson, Infosys, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Ford Motor Co., Caterpillar, Ingersoll Rand, Disney, Genentech, CB&I, Skanska and Cargill

Thomas Roemer


Lecturer
Associate Professor
Computer Science & Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Thomas Roemer is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at the Sloan School of Management at MIT and has served as the Executive Director of the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program since July 2014. He has taught classes in operations management and strategy, product design and development, quantitative analysis, and business ethics. From 2000 to 2006, Roemer was an Assistant Professor at MIT Sloan, where he served as the first MIT-Ford Faculty Fellow and was named the Robert N. Noyce Assistant Professor in Operations Management. From 2006 to 2014, he was on the faculty at the Rady School of Management at the University of California at San Diego, where he helped create the Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering (AESE) Program. He also served as associate director of the Program. He has won numerous teaching awards at the Rady School and, in 2009, received the award for “Outstanding Faculty Teaching” from the Graduate Student Association at UCSD. Professor Roemer received a Diplom-Ingenieur degree from the Technische Universität Berlin and his PhD from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Alexander Levis


Lecturer
Computer Science & Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Alexander H. Levis is University Professor of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering and heads the System Architectures Laboratory of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. From 2001 to 2004 he served as the Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force, on leave from GMU. He was educated at MIT where he received the BS (1965), MS (1965), ME (1967), and Sc.D. (1968) degrees in Mechanical Engineering with control systems as his area of specialization. He also attended Ripon College where he received the AB degree (1963) in Mathematics and Physics. Dr. Levis is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and past president of the IEEE Control Systems Society; a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE); an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA); and serves on the board of the Educational Foundation of AFCEA. He has received three times the Exceptional Civilian Service medal and once the Meritorious Civilian Service medal from the Air Force (1994, 2001, 2004, 2008) for contributions as a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and as Chief Scientist. He has also received the Air Force Chief's Medallion and the Third Millennium medal from IEEE. He serves on several advisory boards.

Syed Abbas Zaidi


Lecturer
Computer Science & Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Syed has been enjoying teaching for the last 25 years in different capacities at many universities all over the world. He also had an academic administrative experience, working as the Dean of Faculty, in a private university in 2000-2003. Abbas Zaidi also contributes to research excellence at the Volgenau School of Engineering through the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research. He remained associated with the System Architectures Laboratory of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for two decades. During his tenure at the lab as the Director of Research, he was instrumental in attracting several research projects and funding grants from renowned research organizations. His primary research areas include multi and metal-modeling, discrete event systems, semiconductor manufacturing, formal methods for validation and verification, and application of systems methodologies in solving societal problems for disadvantaged and developing communities.

Kenneth Griesi


Lecturer
Computer Science & Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Kenneth Griesi is Chief Architect at the MITRE Corporation and "leading practitioner and thought leader" in big data analytics, cloud computing, and enterprise transformation according to Forbes Magazine. He is architecting the U.S. Navy’s primary predictive analytics and Big Data technologies -- a multi-billion dollar program. He has authored a chief resource in the field with his work “Architecting the Cloud: Enterprise Architecture Patterns & Cloud Computing”. His industry experience with MITRE and previously with Cisco Systems (also as a Chief Architect and Senior Manager), Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed Martin make him an expert in the field on both enterprise architecture and systems engineering. He has been a guest speaker for conferences such as Enterprise Architecture (EA) West and The Open Group Conference. He has also served as lead instructor for UC San Diego Extension’s Defense Tech Architecture Program.

Bill Rouse


Lecturer
Computer Science & Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Bill Rouse is a researcher, educator, author and entrepreneur. His current positions include Alexander Crombie Humphreys Chair in Economics of Engineering in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology and Professor Emeritus in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also directs the Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises at Stevens. His earlier positions include Executive Director of the university-wide Tennenbaum Institute and Chair of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. He was CEO of two innovative software companies – Enterprise Support Systems and Search Technology – and held earlier faculty positions at Georgia Tech, University of Illinois, Delft University of Technology, and Tufts University. Among many advisory roles, he has served as Chair of the Committee on Human Factors of the National Research Council, a member of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and a member of the DoD Senior Advisory Group on Modeling and Simulation. He has been designated a lifetime National Associate of the National Research Council and National Academies.