DREAM Seminar: Model-Based System Engineering: Past, Present and Future

Seminar: Design of Robotics & Embedded systems, Analysis, & Modeling Seminar (DREAM) | October 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Michael Tiller, Xogeny

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Model-based System Engineering has been recognized, for some time, as a way for companies to improve their product development processes. However, change takes time in engineering and we still have only scratched the surface of what is possible. New ideas and technologies are constantly emerging that can improve a model-based approach. In this talk, I will discuss some of my past experiences with model-based system engineering in the automotive industry. I'll also discuss the shifts I see from numerical approaches to more symbolic approaches and how this manifests itself in a shift from imperative representations of engineering models to more declarative ones. I'll cover some of the interesting challenges I've seen trying to model automotive systems and how I think those challenges can be overcome moving forward. Finally, I'll talk about some of the exciting possibilities I see on the horizon for modeling.