Biography

Walter Sobkiw is one of the founding members of the Drexel Systems Engineering Program and is developer and subject matter expert for SYSE 685 Systems Engineering Management, SYSE 688 Systems Engineering Analysis, SYSE 530 Systems Engineering Design, SYSE 531 Systems Architecture Development and SYSE 532 Software Systems Engineering.

In addition to his faculty role he has over 40 years’ experience working on large complex computer and communications systems for air traffic control, air defense, and communications.

Mr. Sobkiw has various papers published at technical conferences and is author of multiple books on systems engineering including: Sustainable Development Possible with Creative Systems Engineering, Systems Practices as Common Sense, Systems Engineering Design, Privatization a Systems Perspective.

Degrees / Education

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Drexel University, 1979

Areas of Study

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Authored Books

  • Privatization A Systems Perspective, 2019
  • Systems Engineering Design Renaissance, 2014
  • Systems Practices as Common Sense, 2011
  • Sustainable Development Possible with Creative System Engineering, 2008

Publications

  • Sobkiw, W. "Systems Practices for Sustainability." The 21st Annual INCOSE International Symposium, Jun 2011. Peer-Reviewed (Published)
  • Sobkiw, W. "Automated Specification Analysis." The International Council on Systems Engineering Region V Spring 09 Conference, April 2009. Peer-Reviewed (Published)
  • Sobkiw, W; Chen, TL. "Design For Fault Tolerance And Performance In A DOD-STD-2167 Ada Project." Proceedings of The Sixth National Conference On Ada Technology March 14-18, 1988. (Mar 1998). Peer-Reviewed (Published)
  • Sobkiw, W. "Approaches To Air Traffic Control/Air Defense Workstation Simulation And Training." Thirteenth Interservice / Industry Training Systems Conference (ITSC) Fall 1991. Peer-Reviewed (Published)
  • Sobkiw, W. "Prototyping Air Surveillance Displays (Three Prototyping Display Activities)." 36th Annual Air Traffic Control Association Conference Proceedings Sepetmber 29 - October 3, 1991. Peer-Reviewed (Published)
  • Sobkiw, W. "The Potential Use Of Over-The-Horizon (OTH) Sensors For Oceanic Air Traffic Control." 35th Annual Air Traffic Control Association Conference Proceedings Sepetmber 16-20, 1990. Peer-Reviewed (Published)
  • Sobkiw,W; Payne,P,R. "Integration Of Air Ground Data Links." 40th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference May 6-9, 1990. Peer-Reviewed (Published)
  • Sobkiw, W; Chen, T,L. "Binding As A Mechanism To Support Reusability In A Distributed Ada Communications System." Proceedings of the Sixth Washington Ada Symposium June 26 - 29, 1989. Peer-Reviewed (Published)
  • Sobkiw, W; Chen, T,L. "Reusable Subsystems From A High Performance Ada Communication System." Proceedings of The Seventh Annual National Conference On Ada Technology March 13 -16 1989. Peer-Reviewed (Published)
  • Sobkiw, W; Payne, P,R. "Integration Of Air Ground Data Links." 34th Annual Air Traffic Control Association Conference Proceedings ATCA October 30 - November 2, 1989. Peer-Reviewed (Published)

Patents

  • Patent number: 5518402. Fire fighter trainer having personal tracking and constructive injury determination and methods of training, filed: Feb 15, 1994, granted: May 21, 1996