austin1.gif (373 bytes) Mark Austin,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and
Institute for Systems Research ,
University of Maryland at College Park.
Introduction
Teaching

SPRING SEMESTER, 2016


PREVIOUS SEMESTERS

Research

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am looking to work with new students, particularly graduate students in the Civil Systems Program (CEE), the Masters of Systems Engineering Program (MSSE at ISR) and the Applied Math Program.


RECENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • PaladinRM Software for Visualization and Management of System Requirements ( pdf ). [new]"
    Also see PaladinRM Tutorial ( pdf ), June 2005.
  • Aladdin : A Computational Toolkit for Engineering Matrix and Finite Element Analysis.
  • Java-Enabled Diagram Technology . We worked on this project during the 2001-2003 timeframe, then it died, and now it's coming back to life again.


GRADUATE STUDENTS AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

  • Parastoo Delgoshaei (Ph.D. in Civil Systems): Computational Modeling for Energy-Efficient Buildings
  • Leonard Petnga (Ph.D. in Civil Systems): Model-Based Systems Integration for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Maria Coelho (M.S. in Civil Systems): TBD
  • Chris Huber (MSSE): Systems Engineering Urban Environments for Resilience
  • Edward Zontek-Carney (MSSE): Natural Language Processing for Textual Requirements
  • Jessica Knizhnik (co-advised with Craig Carigan) (MSSE): Model-Based Systems Engineering for NASA's Asteroid-Capture Mission

Click here for a list of recent graduates.

Publications

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Petnga L. and Austin M.A., An Ontological Framework for Knowledge Modeling and Decision Support in Cyber-Physical Systems ( pdf ),
    Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 30, No. 1, January 2016, pp. 77-94.
  • Arellano A., Zontek-Carney E., and Austin M.A., Frameworks for Natural Language Processing of Texual Requirements,
    International Journal On Advances in Systems and Measurements, Vol. 8, No. 3 and 4, December 2015, pp. 230--240.
  • Petnga L. and Austin M.A., Safe Traffic Intersections: Metrics, Tubes, and Prototype Simulation for Solving the Dilemma Zone Problem,
    International Journal On Advances in Systems and Measurements, Vol. 8, No. 3 and 4, December 2015, pp. 241--254.
  • Petnga L. and Austin M.A., Spatial Ontologies and Models for Safety-Critical Cyber-Physical Systems,
    International Conference on Complex Systems Engineering (ICCSE 2015), Hartford, CT, November 9-11, 2015.
  • Delgoshaei P., Austin M.A., and Pertzborn A., A Semantic Framework for Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Systems ( pdf ),
    International Journal On Advances in Systems and Measurements, Vol. 7, No's 3-4, December 2014, pp. 223-238.
  • Mosteller M., Austin M.A., Yang S. and Ghodssi R., Platforms for Engineering Experimental Biomedical Systems ( pdf ),
    IEEE Systems Journal, Vol. PP, Issue 9, September 2014, pp. 1-11.


AWARD PUBLICATIONS

  • Arellano A., Carney E., and Austin M.A., Natural Language Processing of Textual Requirements ( pdf ),
    The Tenth International Conference on Systems (ICONS 2015), Barcelona, Spain, April 19-24, 2015.
    Best Paper Award.
  • Austin M.A., Delgoshaei P., and Nguyen A., Distributed Systems Behavior Modeling with Ontologies, Rules, and Message Passing Mechanisms ( pdf ),
    13th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2015), Hoboken, New Jersey, March 17-19, 2015.
    MITRE Best Transition in Systems Engineering Research Award.
  • Petnga L. and Austin M.A., Ontologies of Time and Time-based Reasoning for MBSE of Cyber-Physical Systems ( pdf ),
    11th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2013), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, March 19-22, 2013.
    Best Conference Paper Award.
  • Mosteller M., Austin M.A., Yang S., and Ghodssi R., Platforms for Engineering Experimental Biomedical Systems ( pdf ),
    14th Annual International Symposium of The International Council on Systems Engineering, Rome, Italy, July 9-12, 2012.
    Best Paper Award.
  • Austin M.A. and Kaisar E., Multi-Level Object-Based Modeling of Narrow Passageway Transportation Systems,
    6th World MultiConference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, July 14-18, Orlando, FL, 2002.
    Best Paper Award for section on Information Technology Applications in Transportation.

Click here for older publications.


Last Modified: January 5, 2016.