Two graduate students at Missouri University of Science and Technology submitted the winning student division poster that was selected for sponsorship to the 22nd International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) International Symposium, held July 9-12, in Rome.
Bhanuchander Poreddy and Amanda Gealy won for “A Framework for Complexity Management: Virtual Forward Operating Base Camps.” Poreddy earned a master’s degree in computer engineering from Missouri S&T and is a Ph.D. student in systems engineering. Gealy earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering management from S&T and is working on her master’s degree in the same field.
Additional team members are Steven Corns, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering (EMSE) at S&T, principal investigator on the project, and Poreddy’s advisor; Elizabeth Cudney, assistant professor of EMSE at S&T, and co-principal investigator; and Suzanna Long, assistant professor of EMSE at S&T, co-principal investigator and Gealy’s advisor. Technical advisors are Ahmet Soylemezoglu and Col. H. Garth Anderson of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The work was supported by a grant from the Corps of Engineers.
Poreddy also won third place at the Society for Engineering and Management Systems (SEMS) competition at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference held in Orlando, Fla., in May. He was recently offered a full scholarship through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.