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





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.


  • 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.


  • Parastoo Delgoshaei. Computational Modeling for Energy-Efficient Buildings
  • Leonard Petnga. Model-Based Systems Integration for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Chris Huber. Systems Engineering Urban Environments for Resilience
  • Kayla Gaydosh. Reliability and Maintainability for DoD Systems Development
  • Eddie Tseng. Formal Modeling and Parametric Analysis of Building Architectures
  • Shally Deng. JFSQP: Java Tools for Optimization-Based Design and Trade-Off Analysis.

Click here for a list of recent graduates.

Publications & Presentations


  • Petnga L. and Austin M.A., Tubes and Metrics for Solving the Dilemma Zone Problem, ( pdf ),
    The Tenth International Conference on Systems (ICONS 2015), Barcelona, Spain, April 19-24, 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.
  • Petnga L. and Austin M.A., Model-Based Systems Engineering for Design and Automated Operation of Modern Waterway Systems,
    8th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, Ottawa, Canada, March 31 - April 3, 2014.


  • 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.

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  • Delgoshaei P., and Austin M.A., Software Design Patterns for Ontology-Enabled Traceability ( pdf ),
    Presented at CSER 2011 (Conference on Systems Engineering Research), Redondo Beach, CA, April 15, 2011.
  • Austin M.A., Tabatabaee V. and Baras J., Systems Engineering Challenges for Design and Real-Time Management of Component-Enabled Wireless Ad-hoc Networks ( pdf ), Presented at CSER 2010 (Conference on Systems Engineering Research), Hoboken, New Jersey, March 17, 2010.
  • Selberg S. and Austin M., Toward An Evolutionary SoS Architecture ( pdf ),
    Presented to the INCOSE 2008 Symposium, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 19, 2008.

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Last Modified: May 13, 2015.