Dr. Madni Gives Invited Talk At USC-CSSE Convocation

SANTA MONICA, CA. OCTOBER 26, 2006 Dr. Azad Madni, President and CEO of Intelligent Systems Technology, Inc. (ISTI) (www.intelsystech.com), gave an invited talk on: "System-of-Systems Architecting: Critical Success Factors" at the University of Southern California Center for Systems and Software Engineering (CSSE) inaugural convocation held during October 23-26 in Los Angeles, California.

A primary objective of the center is to bring together its researchers with industry counterparts and government leaders to assess and anticipate future needs for improved systems and software engineering capabilities, and to perform collaborative interdisciplinary research to address the needs.

USC President Steven B. Sample, Provost C.L. Max Nikias and Dean Yannis Yortsos of the Viterbi School of Engineering, participated in the USC CSSE event, along with numerous elite corporate, government and software systems creators including Intelligent Systems Technology Inc.

CSSE is led by Professor Barry Boehm, and Stan Settles, who are director and co-director of the center. The current CSSE affiliates' program has 20 member organizations, including all of the major aerospace companies, leading companies in telecommunication, computing, and software development; and most of the leading systems and software engineering nonprofit organizations. Intelligent systes Technology Inc. is an affiliate of the center. Dr. Madni serves on the Industry Advisory Board of the Systems Architecting and Engineering (SAE) Program as well as on the Visiting Advisory Committee of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering.

In addition to research exchange, the event will also mark the transition of USC's Center for Software Engineering (CSE) into the CSSE. The CSSE now includes the research arm of USC's Systems Architecting and Engineering (SAE) Program, with the additional involvement of leading USC systems-oriented researchers in the Viterbi School of Engineering, Marshall School of Business Administration, Information Sciences Institute, and Institute for Creative Technologies.