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, 2018


PREVIOUS SEMESTERS

Research

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Model-Based Systems Engineering and Integration.
  • Systems Modeling, Analysis, and Design of Cyber-Physical Systems.
  • Algorithms and Computational Tools for Energy-Efficient Building Simulation.
  • Semantic Approaches to Distributed Systems Behavior Modeling.

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


GRADUATE STUDENTS AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

  • Parastoo Delgoshaei (Postdoctoral Researcher at NIST): AI for Enhanced Building Control.
  • Leonard Petnga (University of Alabama, Huntsville): Model-Based Systems Integration for Cyber-Physical Systems.
  • Clara Popescu Brooks (Ph.D. in Civil Systems): Machine Learning Algorithms/Sensor Fusion for Smart City Management.
  • Maria Coelho (Ph.D. in Civil Systems): Semantic Modeling for Systems Engineering Transformation.
  • Joel Abraham (MSSE): Semantic Foundations for Formalizing Preclinical Brain Tumor Models.
  • Akanksha Bhat (MSSE): Machine Learning Algorithms for Observation and Modeling of Urban Behavior.

Click here for a list of recent graduates.

Publications

Publications listed on Google Scholar page.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Coelho M., Austin M.A., and Blackburn M.R. , The Data-Ontology-Rule Footing: A Building Block for
    Knowledge-Based Development and Event-Driven Execution of Multi-Domain Systems, ( pdf ),
    17th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2018), Charlottsville, VA, May 8-9, 2018.
  • Blackburn M.R., Austin M.A., and Coelho M. , Modeling and Cross-Domain Dependability Analysis of
    Cyber-Physical Systems ( pdf ), The 12th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (SYSCON 2018),
    Vancouver, Canada, April 23-26, 2018, pp. 23-30.
  • Austin M.A. and Johnson J. , Compositional Approach to Distributed System Behavior Modeling and
    Formal Validation of Infrastructure Operations with Finite State Automata: Application to Viewpoint-Driven
    Verification of Functionality in Waterways ( pdf ), Systems, Vol. 6, No. 2, January 2018, p. 28.
  • Coelho M., Austin M.A. and Blackburn M.R. , Semantic Behavior Modeling and Event-Driven Reasoning for
    Urban System of Systems ( pdf ), International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems,
    Vol. 10, No 3 and 4, December 2017, pp. 365-382.
  • Delgoshaei P. and Austin M.A. , Framework for Knowledge-Based Fault Detection and Diagnostics in
    Multi-Domain Systems: Application to Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems ( pdf ),
    International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, Vol. 10, No 3 and 4, December 2017, pp. 393-409.
  • Petnga L., Austin M.A. and Kaisar E. , Formal Analysis of Delays in Waterway System Operations with
    Timed Automata Modeling, The 7th METRANS International Urban Freight Conference (I-NUF),
    Long Beach, CA, October 17--20, 2017.
  • Delgoshaei P., Heidarinejad M., Austin M.A., and Pertzborn A.J. , Semantic Inference-Based Control Strategies for
    Building HVAC Systems Using Modelica-Based Physical Models ( pdf ), The 10th International Symposium on
    Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC 2017), Jinan, China, October 19--22, 2017.
  • Delgoshaei P., Austin M.A., Pertzborn A., Heidarinejad M. and Chandan V. , Towards a Semantically-enabled
    Control Strategy for Building Simulations: Integration of Semantic Technologies and Model Predictive Control ( pdf ),
    15th International Conference of IBPSA (Building Simulation 2017), San Francisco, August 7-9, 2017.
  • Petnga L., Austin M.A. and Blackburn M.B. , Semantically-enabled Model-based Systems Engineering of
    Safety-critical Network of Systems ( pdf ),
    27th Annual INCOSE International Symposium (INCOSE 2017), Adelaide, Australia, July 15-20, 2017.
  • Knizhnik J., Austin M.A. and Carignan C. , Robotic Satellite Servicing Trade Space Down Selection ( pdf ),
    27th Annual INCOSE International Symposium (INCOSE 2017), Adelaide, Australia, July 15-20, 2017.
  • Petnga L. and Austin M.A. , Model-Based Design and Formal Verification Processes for Automated Waterway
    System Operations ( pdf ), Systems: Special Issue on Product, Process, System Design Review Methods and
    Tools, Vol. 4, No. 2, June 2016, p. 23.
  • 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.


AWARD PUBLICATIONS

  • Coelho M., Austin M.A., and Blackburn M. , Distributed System Behavior Modeling of Urban Systems with Ontologies,
    Rules and Many-to-Many Association Relationships ( pdf ),
    The Twelth International Conference on Systems (ICONS 2017), Venice, Italy, April 23-27, 2017, pp. 10-15.
    Best Paper Award.
  • 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 (INCOSE 2012),
    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 (Section on Information Technology Applications in Transportation).

Click here for older publications.


Last Modified: August 2, 2018.