Robert J. Cloutier, Ph.D.

Robert J. Cloutier, Ph.D.

Systems Engineering Program Chair
Systems Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D. Systems Engineering, (2006) Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. Thesis: “Applicability of Patterns to Architecting Complex Systems”, Advisor: Dr. Dinesh Verma
  • M.B.A. Leadership, (1999) Eastern College, St. Davids, PA
  • B.S. Physical Science, (1978) United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

Research

Dr. Cloutier's research interests include concept of operations, system architecting, model based systems engineering, complex patterns for systems engineering, and visualizing socio-technical systems.


Publications

[1]  Cloutier, R., Baldwin, C., and Bone, M. (2015). Systems Engineering Simplified. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, ISBN 9781498706681

[2]  Cloutier, R. (2008). Applicability of Patterns to Architecting Complex Systems. Germany: VDM

 

Book Chapters
[1]  Cloutier, R., & Bone, M. (2016). Systems Engineering. J. Farr & J. S. Gandhi (Eds.), ASEM Handbook on Engineering Management: American Society of Engineering Management, 2nd Edition

[2]  Cloutier, R., & Bone, M. (2010). Systems Engineering. In D. Merino & J. Farr (Eds.), ASEM Handbook on Engineering Management: American Society of Engineering Management

[3]  Cloutier, R., DiMario, M., & Polzer, H. (2009). Net Centricity and System of Systems. In M. Jamshidi (Ed.), System of Systems Engineering: Innovations for the 21st Century (pp. 191-217). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley


Referred Journal Articles
[21] Cilli, M., Parnell, G., Cloutier, R., Zigh, T. (2017) Measuring Perceived Risks of Pitfalls Associated with Systems Engineering Tradeoff Analyses. Engineering 

[20] Oster, C., Kaiser, M., Kruse, J., Wade, J., Cloutier, R. (2016). Applying Composable Architectures to the Design and Development of a Product Line of Complex Systems. Systems Engineering, 19(6), 522-534. DOI: 10.1002/sys.21373

[19] Cilli, M., Parnell, G., Cloutier, R., Zigh, T. (2016). A Systems Engineering Perspective on the Revised Defense Acquisition System. Systems Engineering, 18(6), 584-603. DOI: 10.1002/sys.21329

[18] Korfiatis, P., Cloutier, R., Zigh, T. (2015). Model-Based Concept of Operations Development Using Gaming Simulation: Preliminary Findings. Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice and Research. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA 1-18 DOI: 10.1177/1046878115571290

[17] Farr, John V., Cloutier, Robert, and Saltysiak, Thomas I. (2015). An Architectural Framework for Nation States in Support of Peace Building Operations. Journal for Enterprise Transformation. 5(1), 52-70 DOI: 10.1080/19488289.2014.977408

[16] Cloutier, R., Sauser, B., Bone, M., Taylor, A. (2014). Transitioning Systems Thinking to Model Based Systems Engineering: Systemigrams to SysML Models. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE Transactions on , DOI: 10.1109/TSMC.2014.2379657

[15] Cowling, J., Morgan, C., and Cloutier, R. (2014). An Open Systems Development Conceptual Framework. International Journal of information and Systems Approach, 7(1), 41-54, January-June 2014, DOI: 10.4018/ijitsa.2014010103

[14] Sols, A., Romero, J., & Cloutier, R. (2012). Performance-Based Logistics and Technology Refreshment Programs: Bridging the Operational-Life Performance Capability Gap in the Spanish F-100 Frigates. Systems Engineering, 15(4), 422-432. DOI: 10.1002/sys.21207

[13] Mostashari, A., McComb, S. A., Kennedy, D. M., Cloutier, R., & Korfiatis, P. (2012). Developing a stakeholder-assisted agile CONOPS development process. Systems Engineering, 15(1), 1-13. DOI: 10.1002/sys.20190

[12] Moore, D., Crowe, P., & Cloutier, R. (2011). Driving Major Change – The Balance between Methods and People. Crosstalk. The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, 24(3), 11-14

[11] Squires, A., & Cloutier, R. (2010). Evolving the INCOSE reference curriculum for a graduate program in systems engineering. Systems Engineering, 13(4), 381-388. DOI: 10.1002/sys.20157

[10] Bone, M., & Cloutier, R. (2010). État de l’ingénierie de systèmes dirigée par les modèles Résultats d’une enquête de l’OMG™ sur SysML. Génie Logiciel, n° 95(December), 34-38

[9] Cloutier, R., Muller, G., Verma, D., Nilchiani, R., Hole, E., & Bone, M. (2010). The Concept of Reference Architectures. Systems Engineering, 13(1), 14-27

[8] Sommer, K., & Cloutier, R. (2009). Clockspeeds in Architecture Evolution, Dead-Ends, and Discontinuities. Systems Research Forum, 3(1), 51-79

[7] Crowe, P., & Cloutier, R. (2009). Evolutionary Capabilities Developed and Fielded in Nine Months. Crosstalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, 22(4), 15-17

[6] Linebarger, J., De Spain, M., McDonald, M., Spencer, F., & Cloutier, R. (2009). The Design for Tractable Analysis (DTA) Framework: A Methodology for the Analysis and Simulation of Complex Systems. International Journal of Decision Support System Technology, 1(2), 23. DOI:10.4018/jdsst.2009040105

[5] Herald, T., Verma, D., Lubert, C., & Cloutier, R. (2009). An obsolescence management framework for system baseline evolution - Perspectives through the system life cycle. Systems Engineering, 12(1), 1-20

[4] DiMario, M., Cloutier, R., and Verma, D.  (2008). Applying Frameworks to Manage SoS Architecture. Engineering Management Journal, 20(4)

[3] Jain, R., Chandrasekaran, A., Elias, G., & Cloutier, R. (2008). Exploring the Impact of Systems Architecture and Systems Requirements on Systems Integration Complexity. Systems Journal, IEEE, 2(2), 209-223. DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2008.924130

[2] Cloutier, R., & Verma, D. (2007). Applying the concept of patterns to systems architecture. Systems Engineering, 10(2), 138-154

[1] Cloutier, R., & Verma, D. (2006). Applying Pattern Concepts to Enterprise Architecture. Journal of Enterprise Architecture, 2(2), 1-17

 

Other Refereed Publications and Proceedings

[35] K. Goevert, K., Cloutier, R., Roth, M., Lindemann, U. (2016). Concept of System Architecture Database Analysis. Bali, Indonesia. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM). Pages: 410 - 414, DOI: 10.1109/IEEM.2016.7797907. 4-7 Dec. 2016.

[34] Willett, K., Dove, R., Cloutier, R., and Blackburn, M. (2016). On System Dynamics Modeling of Human-Intensive Workflow Improvement – Case Study in Cybersecurity Adaptive Knowledge Encoding. INCOSE International Symposium, Edinburgh, Scotland, 18-21 Jul

[33] Cloutier, R. (2015). Current Modeling Trends in Systems Engineering. INCOSE Insight, 18(2)

[32] Cloutier, R., Jones, R., and Lester, H. (2015). Large Scale Interactive Modeling and Visualization of Cities: Can it be done? Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2015. Nashville, TN, May 30-June 2, 2015

[31] Cloutier, R. and Bone, M. (2015). The Ongoing Adoption of Model Based Systems Engineering. Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2015. Nashville, TN, May 30-June 2, 2015

[30] Wing, A., & Cloutier, R. (2015). Ramp Area Support System Limitations of Modeling Approach to an Airport Apron Area. Procedia Computer Science. 2015 Conference on Systems Engineering Research. Volume 44, Pages 354-362, Hoboken, NJ, March 17-19, 2015 

[29] See Tao, H., Bahabry, A., & Cloutier, R. Customer Centricity in the Smart Grid Model. (2015). Procedia Computer Science. 2015 Conference on Systems Engineering Research. Volume 44, Pages 115-124, Hoboken, NJ, March 17-19, 2015 

[28] Pyster, A., Adcock, R., Ardis, M., Cloutier, R., Henry, D., Laird, L., Lawson, H., Pennotti, M., Sullivan, K., Wade, J. (2015) Exploring the Relationship between Systems Engineering and Software Engineering. Procedia Computer Science. 2015 Conference on Systems Engineering Research. Volume 44, Pages 708-717, Hoboken, NJ, March 17-19, 2015 

[27] Baldwin, W., Sauser, B., & Cloutier, R. (2015) Simulation Approaches for System of Systems: Events-based versus Agent Based Modeling. Procedia Computer Science. 2015 Conference on Systems Engineering Research. Volume 44, Pages 363-372, Hoboken, NJ, March 17-19, 2015

[26] Wing, A., Cloutier, R., & Felder, W. (2014). Airport Ramp Area Support System. 4th International Engineering Systems Symposium, CESUN 2014, Hoboken, NJ, June 8-11

[25] Floyd, D., Cloutier, R., Zigh, T. (2013). Nonlinear dimensionality reduction for structural discovery in image processing. Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop: Sensing for Control and Augmentation, 2013 IEEE (AIPR , vol., no., pp.1,6, 23-25 Oct. 2013
DOI: 10.1109/AIPR.2013.6749319

[24] Gandhi, S.J., Perez, S., Rushton, D., Cloutier, R., Bozkurt, I., & Pinto, C.A. (2012). Identification and Implementation of Patterns towards a Model of Environmental Sustainability.  2012 IAC of the American Society for Engineering Management, Virginia Beach, VA, October 17-20

[23] Cowling, J., & Cloutier, R. (2012). Open Governance in the Learning Organization. Third International Engineering Systems Symposium, CESUN 2012, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, June 18-20

[22] Gandhi, S.J., Perez, S., Rushton, D., Cloutier, R., Bozkurt, I., & Pinto, C.A. (2012). Identification and Implementation of Patterns towards a Model of Environmental Sustainability.  2012 IAC of the American Society for Engineering Management, Virginia Beach, VA, October 17-20

[21] Korfiatis, P., Cloutier, R., Zigh, T. (2012). Graphical CONOPS Development to Enhance Model Based Systems Engineering, Third International Engineering Systems Symposium, CESUN 2012, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 18-20 June 2012

[20] Bone, M., Cloutier, R., and Korfiatis, P., (2012). Reference Architecture, Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), Orlando, FL, May 19-23

[19] Squires, A., Cloutier, R. (2011). Applying the Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle to Develop Best Practices in Remote Online Systems Engineering Education, Proceedings of the 21st Annual International Symposium of INCOSE. Denver, Colorado. June 20-23. ISBN 978-1-937076-00-9

[18] Bone, Mary, and Robert Cloutier. (2011). Applying Systems Engineering Modeling Language (SysML) to System Effort Estimation Utilizing Use Case Points, Proceedings of the 21st Annual International Symposium of INCOSE, Denver, Colorado. June 20-23. ISBN 978-1-937076-00-9

[17] Squires, A., Cloutier, R. (2011). Comparing Perceptions of Competency Knowledge Development in Systems Engineering Curriculum: A Case Study, Proceedings from the 118th American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 26-29

[16] Ph.D. Systems Engineering “Systems Engineering Process Tailoring Patterns”, May 2011Bone, M., Cloutier, R., Korfiatis, P., and Carrigy, A. (2010). System Architecture: Complexities Role in Architecture Entropy, IEEE System of Systems Engineering Conference, June 2010, Loughborough, UK

[15] Squires, A. and Cloutier, R. (2010). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Classroom Discussion Approaches Used in the Remote Delivery of Systems Engineering Education, Proceedings from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2010 Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, June 20-23

[14] Bone, M. and Cloutier, R. (2010). The Current State of Model Based Systems Engineering: Survey Results From the OMG SysML Request for Information 2009, 8th Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER), Hoboken, NJ March 17-19

[13] Squires, A., Cloutier, R. (2010). Developing a Strategy to Measure Systems Engineering Competency Knowledge Demonstrated in the Remote Asynchronous Online Classroom, 8th Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER), Hoboken, NJ, March 17-19

[12] Cloutier, R., DeSpain, M., Linebarger, J. and Spencer, F. (2009). Agile Development of Tractable Analyses and Simulations of Complex Systems, International Council of Systems Engineers (INCOSE), 19th International Symposium of INCOSE, 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Systems Engineering, Singapore, July 20-23

[11] Cloutier, R., Bone, M., and Verma, D. (2009). Architecture Entropy, International Council of Systems Engineers (INCOSE), 19th International Symposium of INCOSE, 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Systems Engineering, Singapore, July 20-23

[10] Crowe, P., Mostashari, A., Mansouri, M., Cloutier, R. (2009). Reference Framework and Model for Integration of Risk Management in Agile Systems Engineering Lifecycle of the Defence Acquisition Management Framework, International Council of Systems Engineers (INCOSE), 19th International Symposium of INCOSE, 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Systems Engineering, Singapore, July 20-23

[9] Cloutier, R., E. Gill, D. Verma, and M. Bone. (2009). A Case Study: Application of the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) in the early phases of a Complex Space System Project, Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER), Loughborough, UK, April 20-23

[8] Cowling, J., and Cloutier, R. (2009).  A System of Systems perspective on Open Source Software Projects, Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER), Loughborough, UK, April 20-23

[7] DeSpain, M. Darby, M., and Cloutier, R. (2008). Security in the 21st Century, INCOSE International Symposium, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 2008

[6] Cloutier, R., and Griego, R. (2008). Applying Object Oriented Systems Engineering to Complex Systems. 2nd Annual IEEE Systems Conference, Montreal, Canada, April 4-7

[5] Zdanis, L. and Cloutier, R. (2007). The Use of Behavioral Diagrams in SysML, 5th Conference on Systems Engineering Research, Hoboken, NJ, March 14-16

[4] Cloutier, R., Verma, D., and Boardman, J. (2006). Application of Patterns to Systems Engineering and Architecting, Proceedings of the 16th Annual International Symposium of INCOSE, July 9-13

[3] Cloutier, R. (2005). Toward the Application of Patterns to Systems Engineering, Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER), Hoboken, NJ. March 23-25

[2] Cloutier, R. (2004). Migrating from a Waterfall Systems Engineering Approach to an Object Oriented Approach – Lessons Learned, Joint INCOSE/ICSE Region II Conference, Las Vegas, NV, September 15-18

[1] Cloutier, R., Fickle, C., Watson, J., and Winkler, A. (2003). Modeling a System of Systems Using UML, Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER), Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

 

Published Reports

[11] Blackburn, M. (PI), Cloutier, R., Witus, G., Hole, E., Bone, M. Transforming System Engineering through Model-Centric Engineering. Final Technical Report (SERC-2014-TR-044-2. January 13, 2015

[10] Cloutier, R. (PI), Hamilton, D., Zigh, T., Korfiatis, P., Esfahbod, B., Zhang, P., Pape, P., O'Brian, J., & Weeks, S. Graphical CONOPS prototype to demonstrate emerging methods, processes, and tools at ARDEC. Final Technical Report (SERC-2011-TR-031-2) Systems Engineering Research Center

[9] Cloutier, R. (PI), Hamilton, D., Zigh, T., Korfiatis, P., Esfahbod, B., Zhang, P., Pape, P., O'Brian, J., & Weeks, S. Prototype of a Graphical CONOPS (Concept of Operations) Development Environment for Agile Systems Engineering. Final Technical Report (SERC-2013-TR-030-2) Systems Engineering Research Center

[8] Cloutier, R. (PI), McComb, S., Deshmukh, A., Zigh, T., Korfiatis, P., Esfahbod, B., Zhang, P., & Hall, K. (2012). Prototype of a Graphical CONOPS (Concept of Operations) Development Environment for Agile Systems Engineering, Final Technical Report (SERC-2011-TR-030).  Systems Engineering Research Center

[7] Robert Cloutier (PI), Teresa Zigh, Peter Korfiatis, Behnam Esfahbod, Peizhu Zhang, and John Santanello, Graphical CONOPS prototype to demonstrate emerging methods, processes, and tools at ARDEC, Final Technical Report SERC-2011-TR-031, Systems Engineering Research Center, March 2012

[6] Robert Cloutier (PI), Peter Korfiatis, Kyle Thompson-Bass, Communications Effects Server (CES) Model for Systems Engineering Research, Final Technical Report SERC-2011-TR-023, Systems Engineering Research Center, January 2012

[5] Robert Cloutier and Mary Bone. (2010). Compilation of SysML RFI- Final Report, Systems Modeling Language (SysML) Request for Information OMG Document: syseng/2009-06-01. February 20, 2010

[4] Robert Cloutier, Ali Mostashari, Sara McComb, Abhijit Deshmukh, Deanna Kennedy, Peter Korfiatis, and Anne Carrigy, Investigation of a Graphical CONOPS Development Environment for Agile Systems Engineering, Final Technical Report SERC-2010-TR-007, May 31, 2010

[3] Robert Cloutier, Robert, Ali Mostashari, Sara McComb, Abhijit Deshmukh, Jon Wade, Deanna Kennedy, and Peter Korfiatis, Investigation of a Graphical CONOPS (Concept of Operations) Development for Agile Systems Engineering, Technical Report SERC-2009-TR-003, October 31, 2009

[2] Linebarger, John M., Mark De Spain, Robert Cloutier, Floyd Spencer, and Michael McDonald, The Design for Tractable Analysis (DTA) Framework: A Methodology for the Analysis and Simulation of Complex Systems, SAND2008-6030, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico  87185 and Livermore, California  94550, Printed September 2008

[1] Cloutier, Robert, Applicability of Patterns to Architecting Complex Systems, Doctoral Dissertation, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ June 2006

 

Other Published Works

[3] Cloutier, R. (2011).  Introduction to JET Special Issue of Journal of Enterprise Transformation: Enterprise Modeling. Journal of Enterprise Transformation, 1(03), pp. 175 - 178. DOI: 10.1080/19488289.2011.606015

[2] Cloutier, R. (2009) Model Based Systems Engineering: The New Paradigm. Introduction to this Special Edition on Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE), INSIGHT - Publication of the International Council on Systems Engineering, 12 (4)

[1] Crowe, P., & Cloutier, R. (2009). Case History: The U.S. Army updates its readiness reporting systems using Agile approach in a challenging environment. PDMA VISIONS: Insights into Innovation, XXXIII (3), 13-15. Product Development and Management Association 


Courses

  • SE601 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
  • SE606 Systems Architecture
  • SE610 Systems Thinking
  • EG101 Introduction to Engineering