Keynote Speakers

Monday, July 11, 2005 8:00AM: Riley Duren , Systems Engineering Challenges at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Riley Duren is a Senior staff member at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). He is currently the Project System Engineer for the Kepler space observatory, scheduled for launch in 2008 and designed to determine the frequency of extra-solar terrestrial planets. He has held systems engineering positions on other projects associated with exo-planet detection, including the Starlight mission (a formation-flying interferometer precursor to the Terrestrial Planet Finder mission) and the Space Interferometry Mission. He was the Chief Engineer for the Attitude and Orbit Determination Avionics and Mission Operations Director for the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, which in 2000 generated a near-global map of the earth’s surface to 10 meter vertical accuracy. He has also served on the Mars Program Systems Engineering Team and is a consultant on metrology systems for large aerospace structures. Before joining JPL, he was a lead Test Engineer on five space shuttle science payloads at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (including tethered satellites, condensed matter physics, astronomy, and remote sensing). His research interests are currently centered on developing rigorous techniques for Validation & Verification and End-to-End Performance Modeling of deep-space systems. He a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, holds a BSEE from Auburn University, and studied physics and astronomy at UCLA and the Florida Institute of Technology. He has lectured on Optical Interferometry at USC and is active promoting the enhancement of space systems engineering in various IEEE, SPIE, and AIAA forums.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 8:00AM: Hans Lindland, Subsea Production Systems – The Importance of Systems E ngineering

Hans Jørgen Lindland holds a MSC (equivalent) in Petroleum engineering. He is currently Managing Director of FMC Production Services A/S. Mr. Lindland career comprises 7 years with Elf in production and completion operations and 19 years with Statoil within well technology and subsea production systems.
Mr. Lindland has been Statoil’s subsea chief engineer for 7 years. He holds several patents relevant to subsea technology. Mr. Lindland has also served as chairman and committee member for various conferences and workshops, and has published several papers on the subject of subsea technology.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 6:45PM (At the Eastman House): James Stoffel, Systems Engineering – An Imperative for Economic Growth

Chief Technical Officer, Director, Research & Development and Senior Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company
Dr. Stoffel joined Kodak in 1997, in the newly created position of vice president and director, Electronic Imaging Products Research & Development. He was promoted to director of R&D in 1998. He had previously been with Xerox Corporation.
Jim began his career at Xerox and held various positions of increasing responsibility in research, product development, manufacturing, and marketing. In 1989, he was named vice president & chief engineer; and subsequently, vice president, imaging systems development; and vice president and general manager of the Advance Imaging business unit for Xerox.
Stoffel was elected a corporate officer and vice president of Kodak in 1998. In 1999, he was promoted to Director of Research and Development and vice president, responsible for research and development for all Kodak laboratories worldwide. In 2000, he was appointed Chief Technical Officer and elected a senior vice president. His most recent responsibility was for Kodak Ventures (venture capital and new business incubation) and the new Kodak Display Business Unit. Stoffel retired from Kodak in February 2005.
Stoffel received a BSEE Magna Cum Laude degree from the University of Notre Dame. As a NDEA Fellow at Syracuse University, he received his MSEE degree in 1970 and his Ph.D. in 1972. He is the author/editor of "Binary and Graphical Image Processing", a reference book for graduate students. He holds over 25 U.S. patents and numerous international patents.
Stoffel currently is on the board of directors of Harris Corporation, and NexPress Solutions LLC. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Graduate school at the University of Notre Dame. He is a Trustee for the George Eastman House. He also serves on the Executive Committee and Board of the Information Technologies Industries Association, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 8:00AM: Anthony M. Federico, Speech Title: System Engineering in Advanced Color Imaging

Anthony M. Federico is vice president, platform development, Production Systems Group of Xerox Corporation, Stamford, Conn. He was appointed to this position in December 2001. He has been a corporate vice president since December 1998.
Federico has responsibility for the development and delivery of all Xerox production products including Nuvera and with special focus on DocuColor iGen3, where he is the chief engineer.
Federico joined Xerox in 1968 and has held various general and program management positions as well as numerous engineering, solutions, information technology and process re-engineering positions. His more recent positions have been chief engineer Network DocuTech; vice president, general manager, Technology and Document Production Solutions for Xerox Business Services (XBS); and vice president, Market To Collection and North American Information Management. In 1998, he was appointed chief engineer to Xerox. In 2001, he was vice president, general manager for the Production Solutions Business.
Federico earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and electrical engineering from the University of Rochester and has done graduate work in these areas at Rochester Institute of Technology. He holds 24 patents and has been the recipient of the 1991 President's Award and the 1991 Individual Excellence Award.
Federico was born on Dec. 11, 1947, in Rochester, N.Y.

Thursday, July 14 1:00PM: Steve Easterbrook, Bugs in the Space Program: The Role of Software in Systems Failure

Steve Easterbrook is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Toronto, director of the Bell University Labs, and associate director of the Knowledge Media Design Institute. He received his PhD in 1991 from Imperial College, London, on the topic of negotiation and communication of system requirements. He joined the faculty in the School of Cognitive Science at the University of Sussex, where he pioneered new degree programs in human-centered software design, leading an interdisciplinary team of cognitive and social psychologists, human-computer interaction specialists and computer scientists. From 1995 to 1999, he led the research team at NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in West Virginia. During this time he investigated techniques and processes for software verification, and acted as an expert advisor for NASA on the independent assessment and IV&V contracts for the Space Shuttle Flight Software, the International Space Station, the Earth Observation System, as well as several planetary probes. In 1999 he joined the faculty at U of T, where he continues his research and teaching in software verification, systems analysis and requirements engineering. He has published over 60 papers in software engineering, including pioneering work on the introduction of formal verification techniques into software practice, and on managing inconsistencies in software specifications. He served as general chair for the International Symposium on Requirements Engineering in 2001, and continues to serve on the RE conference steering committee. He has served on the program committees for many international conferences and workshops in Requirements Engineering and Software Engineering, and is a member of the editorial boards of the Requirements Engineering Journal and the Journal of Automated Software Engineering.