Wolt Fabrycky, Chairman









Wolter J. Fabrycky is Chairman of Academic Applications International and is the Lawrence Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in both Arkansas and Virginia.

Wolt Fabrycky received the Ph.D. in Engineering in 1962 from Oklahoma State University, the M.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1958 from the University of Arkansas, and the B.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1957 from Wichita State University. Dr. Fabrycky taught at Arkansas and Oklahoma State and then joined Virginia Tech in 1965 where he served as Founding Chairman of Systems Engineering, Associate Dean of Engineering, and then as Dean of Research for the University.

Fabrycky received the Hotlzman Distinguished Educator Award in 1990 and the Wellington Award in 2004 from the Institute of Industrial Engineers. In 1994 he received the Grant Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. He received the Lohmann Medal from the College of Engineering at Oklahoma State in 1992 for Outstanding Contributions to Industrial and Systems Engineering Education, Research, and Publications and the Armitage Medal from the International Society of Logistics in 2004 for Outstanding Contributions to Logistics Engineering Literature. Fabrycky is listed in Who’s Who in Engineering and Who’s Who in America.

Dr. Fabrycky was elected to the rank of Fellow in the Institute of Industrial Engineers in 1978, the rank of Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1980, the rank of Fellow in the International Council on Systems Engineering in 1999, and the rank of Fellow in the American Society for Engineering Education in 2007 and received the Pioneer Award from the International Council on Systems Engineering in 2000 in which he is a Charter Member. He is Founder (2006) and President of the Omega Alpha Association: the Systems Engineering Honor Society and Past President during 2010-12 of Alpha Pi Mu: the Industrial Engineering Honor Society. Fabrycky served or is serving on the Boards of ABET, APM, ASEE, IIE, INCOSE, and OAA.

Six basic Prentice Hall textbooks co-authored by Fabrycky since 1964 have led to dozens of revisions, content extensions, and translations. The subject domains are Systems Engineering and Analysis, Engineering Economy, Economic Decision Analysis, Life-Cycle Cost and Economic Analysis, Procurement and Inventory Systems Analysis, and Applied Operations Research and Management Science. Fabrycky also edits the Pearson Prentice Hall International Series in Industrial and Systems Engineering that has produced more than 100 titles since its launch in 1972.

Dinesh Verma, Co-Chairman

Dinesh Verma is Dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises and Professor in Systems Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, while concurrently serving as the Executive Director of the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), the first University Affiliated Research Center established by the DoD for Systems Engineering Research. He also serves as the Scientific Advisor to the Director of the Embedded Systems Institute in Eindhoven, Holland. 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 and integration.

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) and is a senior member of SOLE, the Society of Logistics Engineers. 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.

Dinesh Verma was elected to Sigma Xi: the Honorary Research Society of America as a senior member and then elected to membership in Omega Alpha: the International Systems Engineering Honor Society.