INCOSE-LA Upcoming Chapter Events

INCOSE-LA Tutorial

  • Date:
    Nov 18, 2017 - 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Venue:
    The Aerospace Corporation

Model Based Systems Engineering Tutorial


When: 18 November 2017

Where:  The Aerospace Corp., D8-1010

200 N. Aviation Blvd.

El Segundo, CA 90245

Instructions: The building is located on the east side of Aviation just north of El Segundo Blvd.  The entry gate is just past Bimbo’s Bakery. There is plenty of parking assigned to the building.  An Aerospace host will meet attendees at the front door to sign them into the building.  For questions prior to the tutorial please contact Fatima Syed at 310-336-2401.

Cost: $25 for INCOSE Members/$45 for non-INCOSE Members

Register now, limited to 40 attendees. 

NOTE: Non-US Citizens must register by Wednesday November 8, 2017.  Government issued photo identification is required.


18 November: Session 09:00 – 15:00



Model Based Systems Engineering

Dr. Mark McKelvin, Jr. The Aerospace Corporation


Model Based Systems Engineering 

Abstract: Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) formalizes the practice of systems engineering through the use of models. This tutorial introduces the fundamental principles of modeling and its application to system engineering. This tutorial is intended to give students a basic understanding of MBSE and its applications by describing what a system model is, how it is used to enable systems engineering in real-world applications, and the role of tools in MBSE.  The tutorial format is a slide presentation with some class exercises.

 Instructor Bio:  Dr. Mark L. McKelvin, Jr. is an Engineering Specialist in systems and software engineering at The Aerospace Corporation. Dr. McKelvin specializes in the use of model-based engineering techniques to develop solutions to architecture design challenges for cyber-physical and software-intensive systems. He is also a Lecturer in the System Architecting and Engineering graduate program at the University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering where he teaches courses in Model-Based Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Theory and Practice. Prior to joining the Aerospace Corporation, Dr. McKelvin worked at NASA/JPL as a software systems engineer, electrical systems engineer, and a lead fault protection engineer on a major flight system. His interests are in the application of modeling, analysis, and design of engineered systems, including cyber-physical, embedded, and software systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis in Electronic Design Automation.



Over the course of the year, INCOSE-LA hosts a series of engaging events for the systems engineering community. See our Roadmap for these events, which include conferences, speaker meetings, tutorials, and workshops. So, don't miss out on these opportunities!

We accommodate two different types of Conferences: Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER) and mini-conferences. CSER is our biggest conference event, bringing together practioners and researchers from all around the world to one central location to voice their thoughts and ideas on the subject of systems engineering. CSER subjects can range from system architectures to systems of systems. On the other end of the spectrum, mini-conferences are an abbreviated version of CSER. We host intimate one-day mini-conference events, which include a few keynote speakers, technical presentations, and a panel discussion.

Additionally, we offer Speaker Meetings, Tutorials, and Workshops. Each product is designed for a specific purpose and audience. Speaker Meetings are dynamic, educational technical presentations that can be broadcast through the web to reach a broader audience. Tutorials are skill-enhancing sessions for the participating members, who wish to expand their current systems engineering skill set. Workshops are intense sessions designed to reinforce the methods and concepts of systems engineering and empower the creative minds to transform the gained systems engineering knowledge into practice.