Dinesh Verma

Professor and Executive Director of SERC

School: School of Systems and Enterprises

Building: Babbio Center

Room: 547

Phone: (201) 216-8645

Fax: (201) 216-5541

Email: dverma@stevens.edu

Website

Research

Systems Engineering and Product Development Conceptual System Design System Architecture Life Cycle Costing System Supportability

General Information

Dinesh Verma served as the Founding Dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology from 2007 through 2016. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), a US Department of Defense sponsored University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) focused on systems engineering research. During his fifteen years at Stevens he has successfully proposed research and academic programs exceeding $150m in value. He has a curtsey appointment as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Biochemistry in the School of Medicine at Georgetown University. Verma served as Scientific Advisor to the Director of the Embedded Systems Institute in Eindhoven, Holland from 2003 through 2008. Prior to this role, he served as Technical Director at Lockheed Martin Undersea Systems, in Manassas, Virginia, in the area of adapted systems and supportability engineering processes, methods and tools for complex system development.
Before joining Lockheed Martin, Verma worked as a Research Scientist at Virginia Tech and managed the University’s Systems Engineering Design Laboratory. While at Virginia Tech and afterwards, Verma continues to serve numerous companies in a consulting capacity. He served as an Invited Lecturer from 1995 through 2000 at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. His professional and research activities emphasize systems engineering and design with a focus on conceptual design evaluation, preliminary design and system architecture, design decision-making, life cycle costing, and supportability engineering. In addition to his publications, Verma has received three patents in the areas of life-cycle costing and fuzzy logic techniques for evaluating design concepts.
Dr. Verma has authored over 100 technical papers, book reviews, technical monographs, and co- authored three textbooks: Maintainability: A Key to Effective Serviceability and Maintenance Management (Wiley, 1995), Economic Decision Analysis (Prentice Hall, 1998), Space Systems Engineering (McGraw Hill, 2009). He was honored with an Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) in Technology and Design from Linnaeus University (Sweden) in January 2007; and with an Honorary Master of Engineering Degree (Honoris Causa) from Stevens Institute of Technology in September 2008.
Before joining Lockheed Martin, Verma worked as a Research Scientist at Virginia Tech and managed the University’s Systems Engineering Design Laboratory. While at Virginia Tech and afterwards, Verma continues to serve numerous companies in a consulting capacity, to include Eastman Kodak, Lockheed Martin Corporation, L3 Communications, United Defense, Raytheon, IBM Corporation, Sun Microsystems, SAIC, VOLVO Car Corporation (Sweden), NOKIA (Finland), RAMSE (Finland), TU Delft (Holland), Johnson Controls, Ericsson-SAAB Avionics (Sweden), Varian Medical Systems (Finland), and Motorola. He served as an Invited Lecturer from 1995 through 2000 at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom.
His professional and research activities emphasize systems engineering and design with a focus on conceptual design evaluation, preliminary design and system architecture, design decision-making, life cycle costing, and supportability engineering.In addition to his publications, Verma has received one patent and has two pending in the areas of life-cycle costing and fuzzy logic techniques for evaluating design concepts.Dr. Verma has authored over 100 technical papers, book reviews, technical monographs, and co-authored two textbooks: Maintainability: A Key to Effective Serviceability and Maintenance Management (Wiley, 1995), and Economic Decision Analysis (Prentice Hall, 1998). He is a Fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), a senior member of SOLE, and was elected to Sigma Xi, the honorary research society of America. He serves an a member of the External Advisory Board on Systems Engineering at SAIC, on the Systems Engineering Advisory Council (SEAC) of the Systems and Software Consortium, and the Advisory Board of the Center for Systems Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Institutional Service
  • Promotion and Tenure Chair
Grants, Contracts, and Funds

Executive Director of the DoD funded Systems Engineering Research Center, the first University Affiliated Research Center focused on Systems Engineering Research in the United States.

Patents and Inventions

Inventors: Verma, D. and L.H. Johannesen; Supportability Evaluation of System Architectures; Application Submitted. Inventors: Myers, K., D.A. Mroczek, J.D. Beckley, Q.A. Nguyen, G. Plunkett, and D. Verma; Collaborative Engineering Environment for Product Centered Lifetime Support; Number: 631,694; August 1999; Patent Pending. Inventors: Myers, K., J.D. Beckley, G. Plunkett, and D. Verma; Multi-Disciplinary Information Engine for Total Ownership Cost Estimation of Complex Systems; Number: 577, 039; May 1999; Patent Pending. Inventors: Verma, D. and C. Smith; Weighted Wedge Defuzzification for Conceptual System Design Evaluation; Number: 518,213; March 1999; Patent Pending.

Selected Publications
Conference Proceeding
  1. Wade, J.; Verma, D.; McDermott, T.; Boehm, B. (2018). The SERC 5-Year Technical Plan: Designing the Future of Systems Engineering Research. Complex Systems and Design Management. New York.
    426 W 23rd St, 4R.
  2. Hutchison, N. o.; Miller, W.; Yan, H.; , S.; Vesonder, G.; Wade, J. (2018). Mission Engineering Competencies. American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exhibition. Hoboken.
    1 Castle Point on Hudson.
  3. Polacek, G. A.; Verma, D.; Yang, S. (2016). Influencing Message Propagation in a Social Network Using Embedded Boolean Networks: A Demonstration Using Agent-Based Modeling. INCOSE International Symposium (1 ed., vol. 26, pp. 1509--1523).
  4. Lepore, D. F.; Gavito, V.; Verma, D.; Pennotti, M.; Robinson, B.; Giffin III, R.; Murphy, A.; Guth, B.; Dominick, P.; Larson, W.; Aaronson, Z.; Hutchinson, N. (2011). Developing the next generation of space technical leaders. 62nd International Astronautical Congress 2011, IAC 2011 (vol. 10, pp. 8538-8548).
Journal Article
  1. Hole, E.; Verma, D.; Jain, R.; Vitale, V.; Popick, P. (2005). Development of the ibm.com interactive solution marketplace (ISM): A systems engineering case study. Systems Engineering (1 ed., vol. 8, pp. 78-92). Hoboken NJ: Wiley Periodicals, Inc..
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/sys.20022.
Report
  1. Blackburn, M.; Verma, D.; Dillon-Merrill, R.; Blake, R.; Bone, M.; Chell, B.; Dove, R.; Dzielski, J.; Grogan, P.; Hoffenson, S.; Hole, E.; Jones, R.; Kruse, B.; Pochiraju, K.; Snyder, C.; Cloutier, R.; Grosse, I.; Hagedorn, T. (2018). Transforming Systems Engineering through Model-Centric Engineering (SERC-2017-TR-111 ed.). SERC.