NCSOSE faculty and students are global scholars, internationally published, collaborating across departments and recognized as thought leaders in their community and in the field.
Charles B. Keating, Ph.D., serves as the Director for the National Centers for System of Systems Engineering (NCSOSE) and Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering and at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia). His research focuses on Systems Engineering, System of System of Systems Engineering, Management Cybernetics, and Complex System Governance. He is a Fellow, Past President, and 2015 Sarchet Award recipient from the American Society for Engineering Management for his pioneering efforts in the field. His research has spanned defense, security, aerospace, healthcare, R&D, and automotive industries. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from the United States Military Academy (West Point), a M.A. in Management from Central Michigan University, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University. His memberships include the American Society for Engineering Management, the International Council on Systems Engineering, the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, and the International Society for System Sciences.
Senior Research Scientist
Adrian V. Gheorghe, Ph.D., serves as Senior Research Scientist for the National Centers for System of Systems Engineering (NCSOSE). Dr. Gheorghe is a Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering and the Batten Endowed Chair on System of Systems Engineering with the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia, USA). Prof. Gheorghe holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Power Engineering, Bucharest Polytechnic Institute (Bucharest, Romania), a Ph.D. in Systems Science/Systems Engineering from City University (London, U.K.), an MBA from Academy of Economic Studies (Bucharest, Romania), and a M.Sc. Engineering-Economics, Bucharest Polytechnic Institute, (Bucharest, Romania). Prof. Gheorghe serves as Senior Scientist with the European Institute for Risk and Communication Management (Bucharest, Romania) and Vice President World Security Forum (Langenthal, Switzerland). He has worked with different organizations including International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, and Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. His profile includes editorship for several international scientific journals, including International Journal of Critical Infrastructures and International Journal of System of Systems Engineering) and scientific board memberships, including International Journal of Global Energy Issues. He has published several books, including ‘Emergency Planning Knowledge’ (VdF Verlag, 1996), ‘Integrated Risk and Vulnerability Management Assisted by Decision Support Systems: Relevance and Impact on Governance’ (Springer, 2005), and ‘Critical infrastructures at risk: Securing the European electric power system’ (Springer, 2006). Consistently addressing the topical area, his recent book is titled ‘Critical infrastructures: Risk and vulnerability assessment in transportation of dangerous goods – Transportation by road and rail’ (Springer, 2016).
Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Ph.D., serves as a Postdoctoral Researcher with NCSOSE. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering from Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia). His areas of research include critical infrastructure protection, energy systems (Smart Grids), engineering management, decision-making under uncertainty, complex system governance, infranomics, systems engineering, systems of systems engineering, and systems theory. Dr. Katina has co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed papers to international conferences and journals including, International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, Requirements Engineering, and INCOSE’s Insight. His profile includes two textbooks: Infranomics: Sustainability, Engineering Design and Governance (Springer, 2014) and Critical Infrastructures: Risk and Vulnerability Assessment in Transportation of Dangerous Goods – Transportation by Road and Rail (Springer, 2016).