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Stevens Doctoral Award
for Promising Research in Systems Engineering and Integration
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Inspire and recognize innovative doctoral-level research related to the field of systems engineering and integration. This award carries a $5,000 grant to the doctoral student along with a plaque and recognition at the Annual INCOSE Symposium.


  1. Advancement of the state-of-the-knowledge in systems engineering and integration
  2. Potential for the advancement of the state-of-the-practice of systems engineering and integration within the next 5 to 10 years

Application Process:

  1. A completed award application form. This form can be downloaded from the INCOSE website.
  2. Each applicant MUST have two faculty references submit recommendation letters on their behalf. Recommendation forms can also be downloaded from the INCOSE website.
  3. Completed application forms and faculty references must be received by 1 May of each year. Submissions will be accepted until 1 May of this year. (The award will be made at the annual INCOSE symposium)

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Status as qualified Ph.D. student in a degree program with research proposal approved.
  2. An applicant seeking the award must submit an application.
  3. Applicants may not receive more than one award.
Stevens Doctoral Award Recipients
Awarded 2014 - Siddhartha Agarwal
Siddhartha Agarwal is a PhD candidate in Systems Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, where he is researching in formulation of a domain independent framework for generating meta-architectures for System of Systems. In Addition, he is devising a methodology for implementation of a related meta-architecture though a behavior dependent adaptive strategy for negotiating effectively with participating systems.

Awarded 2013 - Louis Pape
Lou Pape is pursuing a PhD in Systems Engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology. He is an Associate Technical Fellow and SE/Architect at Boeing Defense, Spade & Security in St. Louis. He is a CSEP and a retired Air Force colonel. His PhD research explores methods of modeling Systems of Systems architectures using fuzzy inference systems and genetic algorithms for input to agent based acquisition and development models.

Awarded 2012 - Clement Smartt
Clement Smartt is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree, with a focus in systems engineering, at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a Research Scientist with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). He was previously a Principal Systems Engineer with L-3 Communications. Clement is a CSEP.  His current research interests include architecture, proposal management, modeling and simulation. 

Awarded 2011 - William M. Johnstone
Mr. Johnstone is a Principal Consultant with Spatial Vision Group. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of British Columbia in Civil Engineering, specializing in risk management and disaster management. He is developing a systems framework that will be used to combine simulators that model the behaviors and interactions of hazards, Populations at Risk (PAR), and a new concept developed called the Community Protection System (CPS).

Awarded 2010 - Jason P. Dauby
Mr. Jason P. Dauby is a PhD candidate in Systems Engineering and Integration at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Mr. Dauby is also an RF systems engineer at the Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center.  His dissertation research seeks an objective, defensible and overall higher fidelity approach to assessing integration sensitivity in physical architecture concepts.

Awarded 2009 - Ana Luísa Ramos
Ana Luísa Ramos holds an undergraduate degree in Management and Industrial Engineering (University of Aveiro-Portugal) and a Master's degree in Computer Science (University of Coimbra-Portugal). She is a Lecturer at the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering of the University of Aveiro, where she teaches, since 1997, Operations Management, Simulation and Statistics. Her current research interests include Systems Engineering methodologies, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and Modelling and Simulation.

Awarded 2008 - Renzhong Wang
a graduate research assistant and PhD candidate in systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His research proposes an innovative approach to architecture design and optimization inspired by the evolutionary processes of natural species.

Awarded 2008 - Jonathan Liscouet
a PhD candidate at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse (INSA Toulouse) in France. His research deals with the development of methods and tools supporting the design of systems of power systems.

Awarded 2007 - Jo Ann Lane
a research scholar and PhD candidate in the Systems Architecting and Engineering Group within the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California.  The title of her research is “Understanding Differences Between System of Systems Engineering and Traditional Systems Engineering.”

Awarded 2006 - Susan Vandiver
Ms. Susan Vandiver, a Ph.D. Candidate in Systems Engineering at Southern Methodist University

Awarded 2005 - Gnana Bharathy
Mr. Gnana Bharathy, a Ph.D. Candidate in Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania

Awarded 2004 - James Benjamin
Mr. James Benjamin, a Ph.D. Candidate in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University

Awarded 2003 - Thomas Herald, Jr.
Mr. Thomas Herald, Jr., Senior Staff Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin and Ph.D. candidate, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Awarded 2002 - Vassilis Agouridas
Mr. Vassilis Agouridas, a Research Fellow and Ph.D. candidate, University of Leeds , UK

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