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Mitchell Kerman, Ph.D.

Director, Systems Science and Engineering

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Biography:
Dr. Mitchell Kerman is Director of Idaho National Laboratory’s Systems Science & Engineering Division. He has a diverse background with extensive experience in computer modeling and simulation, operations analysis, systems engineering, engineering management, and business development. Prior to joining INL, he was the Director of Program Development and Transition for the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), a Department of Defense University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) led by Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Dr. Kerman has taught graduate classes in both operations analysis and systems engineering. He is the author of two textbooks on the topics of computation and introductory computer programming and has published numerous articles in technical journals and trade publications. Dr. Kerman is also a retired Navy officer with 27 years of combined active duty and reserve experience in submarine warfare, naval coastal warfare, coordination and guidance of merchant shipping, and NATO operations. Dr. Kerman has a BS in computer systems engineering from Arizona State University, a MS in operations analysis from Naval Postgraduate School, and a PhD in systems engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Education:

​Ph.D., Systems Engineering - Stevens Institute of Technology

M.S., Operations Analysis -  Naval Postgraduate School

B.S., Computer Systems Engineering - Arizona State University

Affiliations:

​Member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
Member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
Member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Member of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS)
Member of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

Publications:

​Davendralingam N, Guariniello C, Tamaskar S, DeLaurentis D, and Kerman M. 2018. “Modularity research to guide MOSA implementation.” Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology, 1-13.


DeLaurentis DA, Kerman MC, Xiao L, Davendralingam N, and Guariniello C. 2017. “Investigating Approaches to Achieve Modularity Benefits in the Acquisition Ecosystem.” Systems Engineering Research Center Technical Report SERC-2017-TR-109. Available at: http://www.sercuarc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/A013_SERC-RT-163_Technical-Report-SERC-2017-TR-109.pdf.


Kerman MC and McDonald J. 2016. “Electronic Product Data Management (ePDM) to Improve Design Producibility, Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Sustainability.” Systems Engineering Research Center Technical Report SERC-2016-TR-113. Available at: http://www.sercuarc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/SERC-2016-TR-113-ePDM_RT-152.pdf.

 

Rook CJ and Kerman MC. 2015. “Approximating the Sum of Correlated Lognormals: An Implementation.” Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2653337 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2653337.

 

Kerman MC, Johnson JH, and Arnold SK. 2010. “Leveraging Free and Open Source Software.” Lockheed Martin White Paper.

 

Kerman MC. “The MECCA Method for Personal and Professional Success.” Lockheed Martin White Paper.

 

Kerman MC. 2009. “The Application of a Robust Metamodel for Salinity Uncertainty Quantification and Event Detection Confirmation within New York Harbor Oceanographic Data.” Doctoral Dissertation, Stevens Institute of Technology, Department of Systems Engineering.

 

Kerman MC, Jiang W, Blumberg AF, and Buttrey SE. 2009. “Event Detection Challenges, Methods, and Applications in Natural and Artificial Systems.” Proceedings of the 14th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium.

 

Kerman MC, Jiang W, Blumberg AF, and Buttrey SE. 2009. “The application of a quantile regression metamodel for salinity event detection confirmation within New York Harbour oceanographic data.” Journal of Operational Oceanography, 2(1), 49-70.

 

Kerman MC, Jiang W, Blumberg AF, and Buttrey SE. 2008. “A comparison of robust metamodels for the uncertainty quantification (UQ) of New York Harbor oceanographic data.” Journal of Operational Oceanography, 1(2), 3-13.

 

Lutz C, Schow G, Kerman M, DiMario M, and Kam A. 2007. “Informing Joint C2 System-of-Systems Engineering with Agent-Based Modeling: An Analysis and Case Study.” Proceedings of the 12th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium.

 

Kerman MC. 2002. Programming and Problem Solving with Delphi, Reading, Massachusetts:Addison Wesley.

 

Kerman MC. 2001. “The Benefits of Delphi: Confessions of a Visual Basic Convert.” Borland Software Corporation White Paper.

 

Kerman MC. 2000. “Migrating from Visual Basic to Delphi: An Overview for Programmers and Developers.” Borland Software Corporation White Paper.

 

Kerman MC and Brown RL. 2000. Computer Programming Fundamentals with Applications in Visual Basic 6.0, Reading, Massachusetts: Addison Wesley.

 

Kerman MC, Brown GG, and Dell RF. 1998. “Optimally Reorganizing Navy Shore Infrastructure.” Naval Postgraduate School Technical Report NPS-OR-98-006.

 

Kerman MC. 1997. “Optimally Reorganizing Navy Shore Infrastructure.” Masters Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, Department of Operations Research.

Presentations:

​Conference Leadership

Track Chair, Future Energy Systems, EnergyTech 2018, October 2018.


Track Co-chair, Advanced Mathematical, Statistical and Computational Methods, 85th and 86th Military Operations Research Society Symposia, 2017 – 2018.


Track Chair, 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Nashville, TN, June 2015.


Track Chair, Trusted Systems, Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2015), Hoboken, NJ, March 2015.


Track Co-chair, Computational Advances in Operations Research, 81st through 84th Military Operations Research Society Symposia, 2013 – 2016.


Track Chair, Computational Advances in Operations Research, 79th and 80th Military Operations Research Society Symposia, 2011 and 2012.

 

Track Co-chair, Computational Advances in Operations Research, 77th and 78th Military Operations Research Society Symposia, 2009 and 2010.

 

Conference Presentations

“A Digital Engineering Ecosystem for Future Nuclear Power Plants,” Panel Speaker, Advancing the Systems Engineering Practice, EnergyTech 2018, October 2018.


“Is Systems Engineering Succumbing to Buzzwords?” Panel Speaker, 28th Annual International Council on Systems Engineering International Symposium, Washington, DC, July 2018.

 

“Event Detection Challenges, Methods, and Applications in Natural and Artificial Systems,” 14th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS), Washington, DC, June 2009.


“Robust Metamodels for Uncertainty Quantification and Event Detection,” 76th Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Symposium, New London, CT, June 2008.


“Optimally Reorganizing Navy Shore Infrastructure,” Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Cincinnati, OH, May 1999.

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