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Ali Raz

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Current University
George Mason University

Research Area
Ali Raz’s research and teaching interests are in understanding collaborative autonomy and developing systems engineering methodologies for integrating autonomous systems.

Research Summary
Raz's research brings a Systems Engineering perspective, particularly inspired by complex adaptive systems, to information fusion and artificial intelligence/machine learning technologies that form the foundations of collaborative and integrated autonomous systems.  

Raz is an assistant professor at George Mason University Systems Engineering and Operations Research department and an assistant director of Intelligent Systems and Integration at the C4I and Cyber Center.

He holds a temporary faculty appointment with the U.S. Navy Naval Surface Warfare Center at Crane, Indiana and has worked with Naval Postgraduate School, John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL), the United States Missile Defense Agency, and Honeywell Aerospace. 

He is a co-chair of International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Complex Systems Working Group and a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP). He is also a senior member of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Prior to joining George Mason University, he was a visiting assistant professor at Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics where he taught courses in aerospace systems design and led research projects for introducing machine learning techniques in high-speed aerospace systems.

Alma Mater
Raz holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in electrical engineering from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University.