June 23rd – 26th 2024
Venue: Murano Hotel, Tacoma, WA, USA
Conference Theme: AI Role in Systems of Systems Engineering
President, IEEE SMC Society
IBM Watson, USA
Senior Technical Fellow for Boeing
Title: Role of AI-ML in SoSE to Support Human Decision Making
Abstract: Commercial and military systems have evolved into complex Systems of Systems (SoS) that incorporate advanced and diverse technologies. Associated with these SoS are emerging behaviors that require decision support well beyond the capacity of human reasoning alone. To fill this gap, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) can assist SoS Engineering with respect to operationally realizing the full potential (e.g., speed, scale, and accuracy) of the capabilities offered by these SoS. This presentation provides a review of the concepts of complex SoS and emergent behavior, discusses the fundamentals of AI/ML, and then ties these together to demonstrate the role of AI/ML in SoSE through specific commercial and military use cases. These use cases include:
In summary, through this background information and these use cases, the audience will emerge from this presentation with a focused understanding of AI’s role in SoSE with respect to supporting human decision-making for complex, emergent SoS.
About: Paul C. Hershey is presently in his 20th year with RTX, Dulles, Virginia, where he is a Principal Engineering Fellow focusing on data analytics, AI/ML, and modeling and simulation. He has published 41 patents (granted), along with 9 patents pending with the US Patent Office, and over 75 peer-reviewed technical publications. Previously, he was an adjunct professor at George Washington University where he also served on the Curriculum Advisory Board. He is an IEEE Fellow and serves on technical program committees for the IEEE International Systems Conference (also on the conference steering committee) and the IEEE International System of Systems Engineering Conference (also an industrial liaison). He is a Distinguished Lecturer on data analytics for the IEEE Systems Council. Dr. Hershey received the A.B. degree in mathematics from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA, and the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. His Ph.D. research, sponsored by IBM, created a novel information collection, analysis, and decision system that resulted in direct customer sales.
The Impact of Advanced Technologies on SoSE
Panel Lead: Garry Roedler