IEEE Toronto Section


System of Systems Engineering – Systems Analysis and Policy Optimization

Monday November 27, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Kyarash Shahriari will be presenting “System of Systems Engineering – Systems Analysis and Policy Optimization”.

Day & Time: Monday November 27, 2017
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Speaker: Kyarash Shahriari

Location: Room ENG 210
George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
245 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1Z4

Contact: Mehrdad Tirandazian

Organizers: IEEE Toronto Systems Chapter, IEEE Toronto Aerospace & Electronic Systems Chapter

Abstract: The new social/economical/environmental context we are living in necessitates ever-increasing complex and collaborative systems. This has given birth to a new category of systems called System of Systems (SoS). SoS is a collection of interconnected complex systems each of which are independent in structure and governance, occasionally competitors in their activities, but collaborate together, by force or in a volunteer basis, to achieve specific objectives and to look for emergent properties which are not otherwise achievable. Examples of the SoS are System of financial institutions in a country; a regional electrical grid including distributed power generators operating together in an open energy market; or transportation network in provincial, federal, or international level. Treating the previously known complex systems in SoS context implies new modeling, simulation, and analysis engineering tools together with new optimization methodologies. The main benefits, especially for policy makers and authorities, would then be the simplicity of analysis and adjustments of policies which results in costs reduction for both authorities and stakeholders. In this talk we review the concept of SoS, the differences between SoS and previously known complex systems, and the state of the engineering tools for these systems.

Biography: Kyarash received his B.Sc.’2000 in Electronics Engineering, and MSc’2003 and PhD’2007 in Control Systems Engineering respectively from Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) and Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France. He started his professional career with Atkins Rail, London, UK, as Systems Research Engineer where he worked on developing integrated system-oriented frameworks for Safety, Security, and Sustainability Analysis. After moving to Canada in 2008, he joined LACM laboratory, Laval University, as research fellow and Centre de recherche industrielle du Quebec (CRIQ), Quebec City, a year after, as Research Officer with the main focus on Complex Dynamic Systems Control, System of Systems Engineering, Energy Efficiency and Continuous Improvement in energy intensive industries. To accept new challenges, Kyarash moved to aerospace industry in 2013 and joined Aversan Inc. / Honeywell Aerospace as Control Systems Design Engineer where he work on Environmental Control Systems (ECS) in aircrafts.

Kyarash is a Senior Member of the IEEE, he was the founder chair of Young Professional Affinity Group, Quebec City Section, and is currently holding Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) chapter chair, Toronto Section. He is also registered professional engineer in Quebec and in Ontario Provinces.

Kyarash’s main field or interests are System of Systems, Advanced Control Systems, and Energy Efficiency.

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