Centre staff

Associate Professor Michael Ryan

Director - Capability Systems Centre

Associate Professor Mike Ryan is the Director of the Capability Systems Centre

He lectures, researches, and consults on a range of subjects including communications and information systems, systems engineering, requirements engineering and project management.

He is the author or co-author of twelve books, three book chapters, and over 200 technical papers and reports.


Deputy Director

Dr Sondoss Elsawah is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and IT (SEIT) and leads the modelling and simulation effort in the Capability Systems Centre.

Dr Elsawah's research program focuses on understanding the behaviour of large complex problems and systemic risks that arise from the interactions between social, ecological, and technological systems. This focus includes how to use that understanding to create computational tools that enable decision makers design and evaluate options to deal with such complexity.

In addition, she is the Program Coordinator for the Master of Systems Engineering program in the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT).

Sondoss is the author of one book chapter and over 35 technical papers and reports.

Mr Wayne Hargreaves

Centre Manager

Wayne is a project manager and systems engineer who has focused on Defence capability development, training and operational logistic planning and management during his 20 year Army career.

During his time at Capability Development Group he managed six major capital Defence projects during the Requirements Phase of the Defence Capability Life Cycle, including LAND 121 Phase 3B and 5B Medium and Heavy (Vehicle) Capability and Joint Project 157 – National Support Base Replacement Aviation Refuelling Trucks.

Samin Pedram
Samin Pedram

Project Co-ordinator

Administration Support Officer

Phone:  +61 (2) 6268 8960

Location: Rm 228, Ground Floor, Bld 21

Email: p.giannakakis@adfa.edu.au

Ms Katherine Watt

Project  Support Officer

Phone:  +61 (2) 6268 8665

Location: Rm 228, Ground Floor, Bld 21

Email:  k.watt@adfa.edu.au