Hadi Aggoune Speaks at May IEEE Meeting

Hadi Aggoune

This talk explores engineering visualization as a serious game and highlights its multidisciplinary aspects in terms of integration of science, engineering and digital arts.

Prof. el-Hadi M. Aggoune, Cogswell Polytechnical College

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2010

Time: 6:45 to 8:00 p.m.

6:45pm: Networking
7:00pm: Presentation
7:50pm: Q&A

Where: Cogswell Polytechnical College
1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Cost: Free

The event is a joint CSS/RAS meeting of IEEE


Visualization is essential not only to gain in-depth understanding of complex engineering problems but also to expand the boundary of knowledge, optimize human potential and mitigate technology development cost. The Engineering Simulation and Animation Laboratory (ESAL) at Cogswell has been developing a Real-Time Virtual Environment (RTVE) for the Boeing Company since 2004. RTVE is used: 1) for health and condition data display as well as for commanding swarms of unmanned vehicles and 2) to build interactive customizable Concept of Operation Scenarios (CONOPS) to investigate and illustrate new possibilities for swarm technologies and applications. The user can test complex swarm missions in urban, forest and desert settings and utilize different capabilities including a variety of flight views, flight traces and situational awareness levels (fog of war-fow). RTVE is an integral part of Boeing’s Vehicle Swarm Technology Laboratory (VSTL) platform used for rapid prototyping of multi-vehicle task and mission planning, health – adaptive control, and vehicle and communication hardware systems. Illustrations will be given from the applications listed above.


Dr. Aggoune received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He served as faculty at the University of Washington, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and The National Polytechnic School, Algiers, Algeria. Currently, he is the Roy C. Anderson Chair Professor and Director of Engineering programs at Cogswell Polytechnical College in Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Aggoune is the Founder and Director of the Engineering Simulation and Animation Laboratory (ESAL) and winner of the Boeing Performance Excellence Award. He is the Principal Investigator on research and development projects sponsored by the Boeing Company. Dr. Aggoune is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Professional Engineer registered in the State of Washington. His research and development interests include modeling, simulation, and visualization.

May 19, 2010