Dr. Carlo Lipizzi of the School of Systems & Enterprises (SSE) succeeds Dr. Yehia Massoud as director of the Center for Complex Systems & Enterprises (CCSE). CCSE was established to address the nature of complex socio-technical systems to gain the comprehension and insights necessary to support efforts to enable evidence-based decision-making and fundamental change in complex systems and enterprises. Previous directors include Dr. William Rouse (2012-2019) and Dr. Yehia Massoud (2019-2021).
“Continuing to strengthen SSE’s reputation as a research authority in industries where systems engineering and science has high relativity and impact was an integral part of SSE’s strategic plan. Dr. Lipizzi’s appointment as director of CCSE directly aligns with our strategic goal of elevating and enhancing SSE’s prominence as a leading institution in systems-based research,” said Yehia Massoud. “Dr. Lipizzi comes to CCSE with a robust background in artificial intelligence [AI] and machine learning. Under his leadership, I am confident that CCSE will continue to elevate as a leading hub of interdisciplinary research across the aerospace & defense, AI and machine learning, healthcare and transportation/logistics domains.”
Founded in 2012, CCSE leverages Stevens Institute of Technology’s premier systems engineering research and resources to support interdisciplinary investigations into the challenges and opportunities in enterprise systems across five key domains: aerospace & defense, artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning applications, data science & visualization, healthcare and transportation & logistics. CCSE initiatives frequently position SSE faculty alongside thought leaders in academic, industry and government, underscoring the collaborative, cross-disciplinary character of the center’s process-changing endeavors.
Following Lipizzi’s appointment as director, in 2021, CCSE will continue its seminar series and will increasingly focus research on aerospace & defense, AI/machine learning, healthcare and transportation/logistics, the first of which will be pivotal, Lipizzi says.
"According to Morgan Stanley, the global space industry could generate revenue of more than $1 trillion in 2040, up from $350 billion, currently,” said Dr. Carlo Lipizzi. “This industry will need leaders with a strong and specific system engineering education and new rigorous, academic-level research to face the challenges it will have and CCSE will support that challenge.”