Shahram Sarkani, Ph.D. P.E.

Background

Shahram Sarkani, Ph.D., P.E., is Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at The George Washington University. His current administrative appointments are inaugural Director, School of Engineering and Applied Science Off-Campus and Professional Programs (since 2016), the school unit to establish cross-disciplinary and departmental programs for offer off-campus and/or by synchronous distance learning; and Faculty Adviser and Academic Director, EMSE Off-Campus Programs (since 2001), the department unit that designs and administers five separate graduate degree programs in six areas of study that enroll over 800 students across the U.S. and abroad. Professor Sarkani joined GW in 1986, where previous administrative appointments include chair of the Civil, Mechanical, and Environmental Engineering Department (1994-1997); and Interim Associate Dean for Research, School of Engineering and Applied Science (1997-2001). In over 500 technical publications and presentations, Professor Sarkani’s research in systems engineering, systems analysis, and applied enterprise systems engineering has application to risk analysis, structural safety, and reliability. He has conducted sponsored research for such organizations as NASA, NIST, NSF, U.S. AID, and the U.S. Departments of Interior, Navy, and Transportation. He was inducted into the Civil and Environmental Engineering Hall of Distinction, Louisiana State University, in 2010; and was awarded the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1999. Professor Sarkani holds the Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Rice University, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Virginia.

Sample Publications

Eggstaff, J. W., T. A. Mazzuchi, and S. Sarkani. 2014. “The Effect of the Number of Seed Variables on the Performance of Cooke’s Classical Model.” Reliability Engineering and Systems Safety 121 (1): 72-82.

Eggstaff, J. W., T. A. Mazzuchi, and S. Sarkani. 2014. “The Development of Progress Plans Using a Performance-Based Expert Judgment Model to Assess Technical Performance and Risk.” Systems Engineering , ISSN 1098-1241, 2014, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp. 375 – 391

Grenn, Michael W, S. Sarkani, T.A. Mazzuchi. 2014. “The Requirements Entropy Framework in Systems Engineering” Systems Engineering, ISSN 1098-1241, 2014, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp. 462 – 478.

Katz, Daniel R, S. Sarkani, T.A. Mazzuchi, E.H. Conrow. 2014. “The Relationship of Technology and Design Maturity to DoD Weapon System Cost Change and Schedule Change During Engineering and Manufacturing Development.” Systems Engineering, ISSN 1098-1241, 2014

Moreland, J. D., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2014. “Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA): Instantiation within a Hard Real-Time, Deterministic Combat System Environment.” Systems Engineering. ISSN 1098-1241, 2014, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp. 264 – 277

Ryan, J., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2014. “Leveraging Variability Modeling Techniques for Architecture Trade Studies and Analysis.” Systems Engineering 17 (1): 10-25. Published online 20 August 2013, doi: 10.1002/sys.21274.

Byrne, J. C., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2014. “System Architecture for Functional Characterization of Devices to Mitigate Hearing Impairment.” Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology, ISSN 1548-5129, 07/2014, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp. 233 – 243

Dever, J., T. A. Mazzuchi, S. Sarkani, M. J. Mihalcin, and A. Loewenthal. 2014. “The Applicability of Statistical Process Control to Systems Involving People Processes and Business Rhythms.” Systems Engineering 17 (2) (Summer 2014): 193-203. Published online 20 November 2013, doi: 10.1002/sys.21262.

Mihalcin, M. J., T. A. Mazzuchi, S. Sarkani, and J. R. Dever. 2014. “Quality Control — An Approach Applying Multivariate Control Charts during the Operation of Systems Involving Human Processes.” Systems Engineering 17 (2) (Summer 2014): 204-212. Published online 21 November 2013, doi: 10.1002/sys.21263.

Pobiak, T. G., T. A. Mazzuchi, and S. Sarkani. 2014. “Creating a Proactive Obsolescence Management System Framework through the Systems Engineering Continuum.” Systems Engineering 17 (2) (Summer 2014): 125-139. Published online 23 May 2013, doi:10.1002/sys.21258.

Grzeda, S., T. A. Mazzuchi, and S. Sarkani. 2014. “Temporary Disaster Debris Management Site Identification Using Binomial Cluster Analysis and GIS.” Disasters Journal 38 (2) (April 2014): 398-419.

Townsend, L. A., T. A. Mazzuchi, and S. Sarkani. 2014. “A Schedule-Performance Approach for Level-of-Effort Tasks.” Engineering management journal 26 (1) (March 2014): 52-61.

LaBarge, R., T. A. Mazzuchi, and S. Sarkani. 2014. “An Automated System for Rapid and Secure Device Sanitization.” Computers & Security 42C (February 2014): 77-91. Published online 19 February 2014, doi: 10.1016/j.cose.2014.01.008.

Doskey, S., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2013. “Exploring Systems Engineering Patterns in Government Acquisition of Complex Information Systems.” Information, Knowledge, Systems Management Journal 12 (2) (2013): 97-114. doi: 10.3233/IKS-130218.

Patel, J., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2013. “Knowledge Based Data Center Capacity Reduction Using Sensitivity Analysis on Causal Bayesian Belief Networks.” Information, Knowledge, Systems Management Journal 12 (2) (2013): 135-148. Published online 28 February 2014, doi: 10.3233/IKS-130221.

Segura, M., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2013. “Effects of Geographic and Demographic Dispersion on the Performance of Systems Engineering Teams.” Information, Knowledge, Systems Management Journal 12 (2) (2013): 149-166. Published online 28 February 2014, doi: 10.3233/IKS-130222.

Shelby, Jr., K. R., T. A. Mazzuchi, and S. Sarkani. 2013. “Tacit Knowledge Mobilization Effect Due to Information Structure.” Information, Knowledge, Systems Management 12 (2) (2013): 115-133. Published online 28 February 2014, doi: 10.3233/IKS-130220.

McConkie, E., T. A. Mazzuchi, S. Sarkani, and D. Marchette. 2013. “Mathematical Properties of System Readiness Levels.” Systems Engineering 16 (4) (Winter 2013): 391-400. Published online 11 December 2012, doi: 10.1002/sys.21237.

Jarvandi, A., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2013. “Modeling Team Compatibility Factors Using a Semi-Markov Decision Process: A Data-Driven Approach to Player Selection in Soccer.” Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports 9 (4) (December 2013): 347-366. Published online 14 October 2013, 10.1515/jqas-2012-0054.

Mohammadi, H., T. A. Mazzuchi, and S. Sarkani. 2013. “A Systems Engineering Framework for Implementing a Security and Critical Patch Management Process in Diverse Environments (Academic Department’s Workstations).” Journal of Information Technology Management 24 (4) (December 2013): 51-61.

Franz, A., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2013. “Whole System Design and Evolutionary 21st Century American Buildings + Infrastructure.” International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design 7 (1): 19-48. Published online 7 October 2013.

Battle, L. P., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2013, “The Next Challenge to Interoperability? A First Look at Robotic System Wireless Interoperability in Emergency Response.” Journal of Emergency Management 11 (5), (September/October 2013): 333-357.0

Leung, R., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2013. “Mission Success Regulations, their Effect on ELV Launch Success and the Applicability to Regulating Commercial Human Spaceflight.” Space Policy 29 (4): 258-265. Published online 25 October 2013, doi: 10.1016/j.spacepol.2013.09.001.

Bjorkman, E. A., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2013. “Using Model-Based Systems Engineering as a Framework for Improving Test and Evaluation Activities.” Systems Engineering 16 (3) (Fall 2013): 346-362. Published online : 12 November 2012, doi: 10.1002/sys.21241.

Georgiadis, D. R., T. A. Mazzuchi, and S. Sarkani. 2013. “Using Multi-criteria Decision Making in Analysis of Alternatives for Selection of Enabling Technology.” Systems Engineering 16 (3) (Fall 2013): 287-303. Published online 12 November 2012, doi:10.1002/sys.21233

Wood, J. N., S. Sarkani, T. A. Mazzuchi, and T. J. Eveleigh. 2013. “A Framework for Capturing the Stakeholder System.” Systems Engineering 16 (3) (Autumn (Fall 2013)): 251-266. Published online 23 October 2012, doi: 10.1002/sys.21224.

Sahlin, J. P., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2013. “Enterprise Consolidation for DoD Using Advanced TCA.” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems 43 (5), (September 2013): 1116-1129. Published online 1 February 2013, doi:10.1109/TSMCA.2012.2226576.

Bjorkman, E. A., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2013. “Test and Evaluation Resource Allocation Using Uncertainty Reduction.” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 60 (3) (August 2013): 541-551. doi:10.1109/TEM.2012.2227972.

Hamid, S., T. A. Mazzuchi, and S. Sarkani. 2013. “Disruption Management in the Defense Ammunition Industrial Base.” Security Journal advance online publication 26 August 2013; doi: 10.1057/sj.2013.32.

Hendrickson, P. D., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2013. “Benchmark Requirement Decision Making Tool to Optimize Effectiveness of Weapon System Modifications.” International Journal of Defense Acquisition Management 5 (July 2013): 1-19.

Islam, M. F., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2013. “A Quantitative Risk Analysis Framework for Evaluating and Monitoring Cloud Computing Security.” Journal of Information Systems Technology and Planning (Intellectbase) 6 (16), (July 2013): 45-63.

Yang, E. J.-H., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2013. “The Effects of Sustainable Development on Technological Innovation Performance — An Empirical Approach.” Journal of International Business Management & Research 3 (10) (July 2013): 64-67.

Bjorkman, E. A., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2013. “Systems-Test Optimization Using Monte Carlo Simulation.” ITEA Journal 34 (2) (June 2013): 178-188.

Cantwell, P. R., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2013. “Dynamic Consequences of Cost, Schedule, and Performance within DoD Project Management.” Defense Acquisition Research Journal 20 (1), (April 2013): 99-116.

Sanders, G. A., S. Sarkani, and T. A. Mazzuchi. 2013. “High Consequence Systems Phenomenological Characterization: A Tutorial.” Systems Engineering 16 (4): 464-472. Published online 18 April 2013, doi:10.1002/sys.21243.