Robert Pitsko

Rob Pitsko is the Chief Scientist of the Systems Engineering Technical Center for the MITRE Corporation, based out of McLean, Virginia.

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a Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology. As the Chief Scientist, he is responsible for applying business and management strategies to research and laboratory settings for the Systems Engineering Technical Center. This includes oversight and hands-on engagement in all technical aspects of the systems research program including systems engineering, research, laboratory and special initiatives, as well as contributions in systems engineering for complex systems and related modeling and simulation. Dr. Pitsko also helped develop and currently co-leads, the MITRE Innovation Program Agile Enterprises research portfolio, which funds over 20 active research projects exploring measures, principles and tools for both organization and technical agility. Dr. Pitsko received the M.E. and Ph.D in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and his B.S. in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University. As an Adjunct Professor with Stevens Institute of Technology, he teaches the graduate course, SYS625 (Foundation of Systems Engineering) and SYS 650 (System Architecture and Design). Additionally, he remains an active SERC MITRE Doctoral Fellow, routinely provide talks describing Complex Systems research to the academic and DoD sponsor community. His professional and research activities emphasize systems engineering and design with a focus on conceptual design evaluation, adaptability, complex system design and system architecture and System of Systems Engineering.