IEEE Reliability Society Denver Section Meeting on September 8th, Golden, CO

Upcoming Meetings and Events

2014 September Meeting: “IT and Telecommunications Reliability Concerns and Assurance Science”

speaker: Jason Rupe, Ph.D., Sr. Member IEEE

Date and Time: September 8th, Monday, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: Petroleum Hall in the Green Center on the campus of Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado USA
Building #27 on the map here
This talk will outline the book chapter I am currently writing, which is intended to cover IT and Telecommunications Reliability Concerns, and the Assurance Sciences. I’ll outline basic concepts familiar to us all, discuss how to break networks apart into things we can understand, how to handle them conceptually, how to pull them together to an understanding of networks we can use to do great things, handle some loose ends, then leave plenty of time for discussion, feedback, and anything else we want to cover as a group.

About Rupe

Dr. Jason Rupe wants to make the world more reliable, even though he likes to break things. He received his BS (1989), and MS (1991) degrees in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University; and his Ph.D. (1995) from Texas A&M University. He worked on research contracts at Iowa State University for CECOM on the Command & Control Communication and Information Network Analysis Tool, and conducted research on large scale systems and network modeling for Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Survivability (RAMS) at Texas A&M University. He has taught quality and reliability at these universities, published several papers in respected technical journals, reviewed books, and refereed publications and conference proceedings.

He is a Senior Member of IEEE and of IIE. He has served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Reliability, and currently works as its Managing Editor. He has served as Vice-Chair’n for RAMS, on the program committee for DRCN, and on the committees of several other reliability conferences because free labor is always welcome. He has also served on the advisory board for IIE Solutions magazine, as an officer for IIE Quality and Reliability division, and various local chapter positions for IEEE and IIE.

Jason has worked at USWEST Advanced Technologies, and has held various titles at Qwest Communications Intl., Inc, most recently as Director of the Technology Modeling Team, Qwest’s Network Modeling and Operations Research group for the CTO. He has always been those companies’ reliability lead. Occasionally, he can be found teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Metro State College of Denver. Jason is the Director of Operational Modeling (DOM) at Polar Star Consulting where he helps government and private industry to plan and build highly performing and reliable networks and services. He holds two patents. If you read this far, congratulations for making it to the end!

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