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Dr. Merlin Dorfman
San Jose, CA 95120-2702
Merlin Dorfman retired in September 2009 from Cisco Systems in San Jose, California,
where he had been a Quality Systems Advisory. He was a member of the Network
Management Technology Group (NMTG) Quality Team and also worked with the team
developing the next-generation product development process.
Merlin had previously (1997) retired from Lockheed
Martin Corp., where he was a Technical Consultant in the System Engineering
Center, Lockheed Martin
Missiles and Space Company (now Sunnyvale Operations, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company).
He specialized in systems engineering for software-intensive systems
(requirements analysis, top-level architecture, and performance evaluation), in
software process improvement, and in algorithm development for data processing
systems. He was the first chairman of Space Systems Division's Software
Engineering Process Group. He represented the Lockheed Corporation on the
Embedded Computer Software Committee of the Aerospace Industries Association, and
was Vice-Chairman of the Committee.
Dr. Dorfman co-taught a two-week course in Software Project Management for
the Center for Systems Management of San Jose, Calif.
He wrote and taught a four-day course, "Software Requirements and Design
Specifications," for Learning Tree
International of Los Angeles,
Calif. He has been a guest
lecturer on software systems engineering at the Defense
College (now part of Defense Acquisition University). Dr. Dorfman is
of the American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics (AIAA), winner of its Aerospace
Software Engineering Award for 1999
(photos), a former member of its System Engineering Technical
Committee, past chairman of the Software
Technical Committee, past Chairman of the San Francisco Section, past Assistant
Director and Deputy Director-Technical of Region 6 (West Coast),
and a former member (1999-2002) and Chair (2001-2002) of the Ethical Conduct Panel. He
is an affiliate member of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society .
He is co-editor of three IEEE Tutorial volumes, two IEEE "ReadyNotes," and a three-volume software engineering text and study guide for the IEEE certification exams, "Software Engineering Essentials," available from amazon.com.
and co-editor of a volume, "Aerospace
Software Engineering," in the AIAA "Progress in Aeronautics and
Astronautics" Series. He was a member of the Steering Committee for
the IEEE International Conferences on Requirements Engineering in 1994, 1996,
and 2000 and was a member of the
Local Arrangements Committee for Requirements
Engineering 2003, held in Monterey, California, in September 2003.
Merlin is a Program Evaluator for Aerospace Engineering program
accreditation through AIAA and the Engineering Accreditation Council of the
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Dr. Dorfman has a BS and MS from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and a PhD from Stanford
University, all in Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a registered
Professional Engineer in the states of California
and Colorado, and is a
member of the Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Gamma Tau honorary
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Holiday letters 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Vacation in New Zealand and Australia, March 2004
Vacation in South Africa, September-October
2005; March 2007
Baltic Cruise, August-September 2006
Mexico, February-March 2008
Alaska cruise and land tour, July 2010
Paris, the Seine, Normandy, Rome; June 2011
Billboard--Bayshore Freeway, Palo Alto--c.
Last Updated: 12/25/12