2022 WISE Webinars

Women in Systems Engineering (WISE) 2022 Webinar Series

Welcome to the IEEE Systems Council Women in Systems Engineering (WiSE) 2022 webinar series. One of our goals for 2022 was to create educational and networking opportunities for the Systems Council's participants and the systems engineering communities.

We are excited to announce the following talks featuring experts from our community. Please check this site for the most up-to-date information as we will be adding more information regularly. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the WiSE Committee Chair, Holly Handley. If you would like to learn more about the WiSE community, please visit our page

We look forward to seeing you all soon at our upcoming events!

Get involved!

If you would like to learn more about Women in Systems Engineering, host an event, or join the WiSE Committee, contact the WiSE Chair.

WiSE Chair

Holly Handley

Old Dominion University
United States
2 (Eastern U.S.)

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Saminah Chaudhry

Systems Engineer
Texas Instruments
United States
5 (Southwestern U.S.)

Functions of a Systems Engineer in the Semiconductor industry

Wednesday, 23 February 2022 at 11:00 AM ET

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors operating with a passion to create a better world by making electronics more affordable through semiconductors. Engineering functions at TI offer exciting and challenging work and provide engineers ability to contribute great ideas to design technologies that will create a better world. In this talk, I am going to discuss the functions of Systems Engineering in the Semiconductor industry, key roles and responsibilities of a systems engineer, what it takes to differentiate oneself as a systems engineer and why it is one of the most critical functions in the semiconductor industry. Systems engineering role provides unparalleled opportunities to creatively define, build and develop best-in-class products, product roadmaps and strategies meeting customer and market requirements to strengthen a technology company’s position as a market leader for both established and emerging applications. I will talk about my path to Systems engineer at Texas Instruments and discuss why we need more women in systems engineering to create innovations that shape the future of technology.


 

Shamsnaz V. Bhada

Assistant Professor - Engineering
Worchester Polytechnic Institute
United States
1 (Northeastern U.S.)

A Model Centric Framework and Approach for Complex Systems Policy

Wednesday, 27 April 2022 at 11:00 AM ET

Twenty-first-century systems engineering is no longer document-centric; instead, it is model-centric. Model centric systems engineering helps reduce ambiguity, increase clarity, and increase the analytics of the resulting complex systems. However, complex systems are governed by organizational policies that are still document-centric. Such policies are difficult to analyze, and gaps in policy can lead to major deficiencies in the resulting complex systems. This presentation introduces a framework for policy content modeling (PCM) and analysis. The framework represents the conceptual view and is supported by a step-by-step approach to achieve complete policy modeling and analysis. This approach was used with the intention of identifying and analyzing gaps in policy content and calculating policy toxicity, which negatively affects the resulting system. This framework and approach was also applied to Veterans Affairs (VA) and university policies. The VA PCM is conducted to discover toxicity in the policies and University policies modeling is done to graphically represent an undocumented policy and toxicity in the policy implementation.

 

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Holly Handley

Old Dominion University
United States
2 (Eastern U.S.)

WIE Extraordinary Women Series: Human System Engineering: From Human Views to Human Readiness Levels

Friday, 16 September 2022 at 9 AM ET

This talk discusses the role of Human System Engineering (HSE) within the System Engineering (SE) discipline. It describes two HSE initiatives that are enabling better integration of humans and systems. The Human Views comprise a system architecture viewpoint that provides a perspective on the human roles, activities and information flows required by a complex system. The Human Readiness Levels assess the degree to which human-focused requirements are incorporated into design decisions and the readiness of a system to interact with its human operator. Together these two efforts encourage SE for the total system by supporting a comprehensive integration of the human component into the systems engineering effort, which is critical to the design, development, and operation of successful systems.

 

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Cynthia Burham

University of Texas at Austin
United States
5 (Southwestern U.S.)

A History of Women Inventors and Intellectual Property Protection in the United States

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 at 11:00 AM ET

This talk will review the important role of women inventors in the United States and the difficulties women have experienced when attempting to protect and directly benefit from their inventions. The discussion will cover the relatively broad definition of who might receive patent protection under early U.S. Patent law and the more limiting laws and social attitudes that interfered with the ability of many women to directly own and manage property, including their own inventions. The experiences of the first woman recognized to have received a U.S. patent and the first African American woman recognized to have received a U.S. patent will be presented and compared.

While most early U.S. patents granted to women were related to improvements to ‘domestic’ products and the beauty industry, women’s contributions to ‘mainstream’ technological innovation have often been ignored or attributed to others. The presentation will review some of these inventions and the effort it has taken to finally recognize these women inventors and create an environment in which women inventors are better able to protect and exploit their inventions across disciplines.

 

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