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Raymond Joseph Madachy

Systems Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (619) 847-0986
NPS Experience
  • 2018 - current: Professor
  • 2008 - 2018: Associate Professor
Other Experience
  • 2005 - 2008 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Interim Director of Systems Architecting and Engineering Program, and Principal, USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering, University of Southern California
  • 2001 - 2005 Chief Science Officer, Cost Xpert Group
  • 2000 - 2001 Chief Scientist, C-Bridge Institute
  • 1992 - 2000 Manager, Software Engineering Process Group and Senior Engineering Specialist, Litton Systems
  • 1981 - 1992 Management and technical positions at Librascope Corporation, TRW, Hughes Aircraft and General Dynamics.
Research Interests
Modeling and simulation of processes for architecting and engineering of complex systems.<br>Cost modeling, economic analysis and value-based engineering of software-intensive systems.<br>Quantitative methods for systems risk management; systems and software measurement, process improvement and quality.<br>Integrating systems engineering and software engineering disciplines, and empirical-based research with process simulation.


  • 2017 - Best Paper, IEEE Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM) conference
  • 2016 - USC CSSE Lifetime Achievement Award, University of Southern California Center for Systems and Software Engineering
  • 2015 - Best Paper: Software Estimating Track, International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 1998 President, San Diego Chapter, International Council on Systems Engineering
  • 1992 Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Scholarly Work

  • Book
  • Madachy, R. J, (2017). What Every Engineer Should Know About Modeling and Simulation Boca Raton, FL USA: CRC Press.
  • Madachy, R. J, (2015). Software Cost Estimation Metrics Manual for Defense Systems Haymarket, VA USA: Software Metrics Inc.
  • Madachy, R. J, (2007). Software Process Dynamics Hoboken, NJ John Wiley & Sons.
  • Madachy, R. J, (2000). Software Cost Estimation with COCOMO II Upper Saddle River, NJ Prentice-Hall.