Deborah Cannon, Host
INCOSE - Los Angeles Chapter
310-336-8341 Desk,
714-477-3755 Mobile


Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
From 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM PT

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March 2021 Speaker 

INCOSE Los Angeles Chapter Virtual Meeting March 9 2021 

TOPIC:  MBSE Three Ways – A Trio of Case Studies to Satisfy Any Appetite

WHEN:  Tuesday March 9th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Pacific Time

COST:  Free

Virtual Venue: Zoom meeting instructions will be emailed prior to the event and are included in your confirmation email message.  Slides will be available on the LA Chapter web site We plan to record the event.

Abstract:  As systems engineers, we possess a unique set of tools that allow us to characterize our worlds.  These insights are very powerful in understanding and improving systems – whether those systems are natural, man-made, or social.  Prepare for a feast of epic proportions crafted from three case studies that showcase the power of MBSE in characterizing and improving our lives.  We begin with an example of how we can effectively manage obsolescence in an engineered system.  Next, we will evaluate the design of a usability engineering development process.  Finally, we’ll see how MBSE was used to characterize the cycle of homelessness, and how this characterization can lead to better implementation of relief efforts.

Speaker:  Mr. Medina is currently President of Studio SE, Ltd., a systems engineering design and consulting firm and instructor for the Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education.  He has worked in quality and systems engineering roles with JustRight Surgical, LLC, Terumo BCT, Covidien (now Medtronic), and Zed, Inc.

He has developed products in the areas of automated stem cell growth, patient monitoring, pulse-oximetry, blood collections, electro-surgery, and therapeutics.  He holds 12 patents for medical devices and has another six patent applications awaiting approval.  Prior to designing medical devices, he led the creative development team for Zed, Inc. which produced architectural and interior design products.

Mr. Medina is a lecturer at the Ritchie School of Engineering at the University of Denver and the School of Engineering at the University of Colorado and has worked with teams at Dublin City University.  He has trained hundreds of individuals on best practices in requirements engineering, model-based systems engineering (MBSE), system architecture, human factors design, verification and validation, and risk management. Mr. Medina has a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Denver.

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