Donna H. Rhodes is a principal research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center. She is co-founder and director of MIT’s Systems Engineering Advancement Initiative (SEAri), and is principal investigator for numerous sponsored research projects. She teaches and advises graduate students across multiple academic and professional programs at MIT. Her research includes architecting complex systems and enterprises, human-model interaction, model curation, and sociotechnical systems design theory. Previously, Dr. Rhodes held senior leadership positions at IBM, Lockheed Martin, and Lucent. She has been very involved in the evolution of the systems engineering field, is a Past President and Fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). Her contributions in the systems field have been recognized by numerous publication and journal awards, IBM Outstanding Innovation Award, Lockheed Martin NOVA Award and INCOSE Founders Award. Dr. Rhodes received her Ph.D. in Systems Science from the T.J. Watson School of Engineering at Binghamton University.
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