Dr. Alejandro Salado (right) receives the award plaque from Dr. Cihan Dagli, Professor and Founder and Director of the Systems Engineering Graduate Program at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Alejandro Salado (right) receives the award plaque from Dr. Cihan Dagli,  Professor and Founder and Director of the Systems Engineering Graduate Program at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Dr. Alejandro Salado (right) receives the award plaque from Dr. Cihan Dagli (left), Professor, Founder, and Director of the Systems Engineering Graduate Program at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

(March 26, 2018) Assistant Professor Dr. Alejandro Salado’s dissertation was one of two selected to receive the 2017 Exemplary Systems Engineering Doctoral Dissertation award for his Ph.D. work by the Omega Alpha association, the international honor society of systems engineering. Omega Alpha recognizes two dissertations per year; additionally, the dissertations that are selected cannot be from the same country.

Omega Alpha began a competitive program called Systems Engineering Doctoral Dissertation Showcase (SEDDS) in 2016.  SEDDS is intended to generate a repository of doctoral dissertations in systems engineering that are considered exemplary, aiming at serving as benchmarks for future Ph.D. students. This year’s recognition took place during the INCOSE International Workshop in Jacksonville, FL in January 2018. It has been highlighted in the academic news section (Page 13) of the INCOSE 2018 Q1 Members Newsletter, as well as the SEDDS page of the Omega Alpha Association website.

Dr. Salado’s doctoral dissertation contributed towards developing a theory of requirements engineering and developed a requirement elicitation method that seamlessly avoided capturing unnecessary constraints. His work resulted in six journal papers and several conference papers. Currently, there are some initiatives in industry to implement the approach as part of automated requirement analysis tools.  For more information about his dissertation, please check out his dissertation abstract page on the Omega Alpha Association website.