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William B. Rouse is the Executive Director of the university-wide Tennenbaum Institute whose multi-disciplinary portfolio of initiatives focuses on research and education to provide knowledge and skills for enterprise transformation.  He is also a faculty member in the College of Computing and the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering .  Rouse has written hundreds of articles and book chapters, and has authored many books, including most recently Essential Challenges of Strategic Management (Wiley, 2001) and the award-winning Don’t Jump to Solutions (Jossey-Bass, 1998).  He is co-editor of the best-selling Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management (Wiley, 1999) and edited the eight-volume series Human/Technology Interaction in Complex Systems (Elsevier).  Rouse is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, as well as a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.  He received his B.S. from the University of Rhode Island, and his S.M. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Andrew P. Sage has been a faculty member at several universities and, in 1984, became First American Bank Professor of Information Technology and Engineering at George Mason University and the first Dean of the School of Information Technology and Engineering. In 1996, he was elected Founding Dean Emeritus of the School and also was appointed a University Professor. He is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers , the American Association for the Advancement of Science , and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) . He is editor of the John Wiley textbook series on Systems Engineering , and the INCOSE Wiley journal Systems Engineering . He received the Donald G. Fink Prize and the Simon Ramo Medal from the IEEE, the Frederick E. Terman Award from the American Society for Engineering Education, a Pioneer Award from INCOSE, an Eminent Member Award fromEta Kappa Nu, and a Superior Public Service Award, for his service on the CNA Corporation Board of Trustees from the US Secretary of the Navy. His interests include systems engineering and management efforts in a variety of application areas including systems architecture, systems integration and reengineering. He received the BSEE degree from the Citadel, the SMEE degree from MIT and the Ph.D. from Purdue. He received honorary Doctor of Engineering degrees from the University of Waterloo and from Dalhousie University.  He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering .


Kristi Kirkland Kristi P. Kirkland has worked with Dr. Rouse for over 10 years in a variety of positions including marketing, research and finance. She is currently the Managing Editor of IKSM Online , as well as a Research Associate for the Tennenbaum Institute at Georgia Tech.  She received her B.A. degree in Business Administration from Furman University and her M.B.A. from Georgia State University.


Kenneth R. Boff, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, Human Effectiveness
Air Force Research Laboratory
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH

Stephen E. Cross
Director, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Atlanta, GA

Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, D.Sc, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Institute of Control and Systems Engineering
Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

Nong Ye, Ph.D.
Director, Information and Systems Assurance Laboratory
Professor of Industrial Engineering
Affiliated Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ


B. Blanchard , Blacksburg, USA
K. Boff , WPAFB, USA
K. Carley , Pittsburg, USA
S. Cross , Atlanta, USA
A. Ephrath , Clifton, USA
K. Hipel , Waterloo, Canada
G. Johannsen , Kassel, Germany
G. Klein , Fairborn, USA
A. Levis , Fairfax, USA
N. Nguyen , Wrocław, Poland
T. Vamos , Budapest, Hungary
W.A. Wallace , Troy, USA
Nong Ye , Tempe, USA

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