James C. S. Meng, Ph.D., MSM, SuperComputer Center

James C. S. Meng, Ph.D., MSM, Senior Scientist, Super Computer Center; Chair, isCDO; Visiting Scholar, MIT

Senior Scientist, SuperComputer Center, University of California, San Diego, since 2016. Pioneered and taught a Lean Big Data Analytics Curriculum since 2017.

Chair, Award Committee, iSCDO (International Society of Chief Data Officers) since 2015.

Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan Management School, co-established International Chief Data Officer Society, 2013-Present.

Core Competence: System Dynamics of Large Complex Systems Design, Interoperable Architecture, Data Systems Integration and Value Delivery.

Academic Background:

B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; M.S. in engineering physics from the University of California, Berkley; and Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from the University of California, Berkley. 1987-1988 Advanced engineering studies at MIT electrical engineering. M.S. degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. Authored “Innovation Barriers for Large R&D Organizations.”

Career History:

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Office of the Secretary of the Navy. 2010-2015, Dr. Meng led the Navy to create and implement common data standards, architectures and integration of business intelligence for the Department of the Navy and rationalization of financial management systems. He established Navy’s large-scale system of systems strategies toward a boundary-less enterprise and rationalization plan from 2,000 systems to 10. He completed Data Standardization across the Navy $160B budget and the development of systems consolidation roadmaps. He developed the long-term data plan and requirement document.

Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics Executive, office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research Development & Acquisition, 2008 to 2010. He led the re-invigoration of the Science & Engineering foundations for the Navy.  He initiated the Navy Open Innovation practice, established an Analytic Assessment Architecture for the Science & Technology Base, and hierarchical structure Navy wide to provide Navy leadership transparency of Navy’s Science & Technology workforce. He also established the Navy Chief Technology Officer CONOPs across Naval Research and Technology Enterprise.

Executive Director of System Engineering & Chief Systems Engineer, Naval Sea Systems Center (NAVSEA) Washington, DC, He was the Navy’s certifying authority of the Strike Force Interoperability from July 2004 – February 2009. He established the Navy Battle Force Interoperability System Engineering Certification Process across surface and sub-surface ships. He established NAVSEA Research & System Engineering competency alignment across 18,000 work force across 8 Divisions at 11 geographic sites.  He shaped Institution Strategy & Direction by establishing alignment governance, business rules, and transition criteria, CONOPs and completed Phase II transition. He led NAVSEA/PEO initiative on Defining and Measuring Output and Metrics, an end-to-end linked concept from NAVSEA internal metric to Fleet output metrics so that relative priorities can enable fact-based decisions. The Single Fleet-Driven metric implementation plan covers air, surface & subsurface metrics and linking all operations with enterprise metrics. He completed 4 major NAVSEA Warfare Centers Transformation efforts (Research & Development Alignment, Integrated Business Solutions, Alignment of supply functions & Rationalization of Business Systems).

Research Scientists, Gould Electronics Inc. Before 1987, He conducted researches in superconducting electromagnetic propulsion, micro-turbulence control for drag reduction via micro-bubble injection, suction and micro-electromagnetic array. He established a computational model of turbulent wakes in a doubly diffusive stratified oceanic environment. He conducted Laser Doppler Velocimetry measurement of clear air turbulence nearby airport environment.

Publications And Patents (Numbers and Fields)

Twenty reports on practical management of big data analytics and systems. Twenty-one refereed journal articles in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Journal of AIAA, Journal of Applied Optics, and Journal of Computational Physics. Technical reports: six in laser propagation in atmosphere and Laser Doppler Velocimetry, twelve in superconducting electromagnetic thruster (SCEMT) and electric propulsion technology, twelve in experimental studies of turbulence reduction, nineteen in numerical simulations of hydrodynamic wake in thermal stratified environment, ten (10) in theoretical analysis of internal waves and five in hypersonic reentry vehicle dynamics. Seven patents obtained in SCEMT, electromagnetohydrodynamic boundary layer control, and acoustic remote cavitation. Over two hundred reports in above fields. Most recent research proposal relevant big data publications are listed below:

LEAN Big Data Analytics, 14 Lectures Course Offered At University Of California Extension, San Diego, Since 2017. Also taught at JiaoTong University, Xian, China, April to June 2018.

“System Dynamics of Adoption Artificial Intelligence Applications for Healthcare Informatics”,  Center for large Data Systems, University of California, San Diego Super Computer Center. La Jolla, California. March 2018.

“Visualization of Uncertainty As Enabler of Data Analytics for Decision-Making”, 2017 DataWest, University of California, San Diego, Supercomputer Center, Large Data Systems. December 4, 2017.

“Chief Data Officers’ Enablers Of Lean Analytics For Enterprise Transformation & Innovation”.  2017 MIT CDOIQ Symposium, July 14, 2017.

“Extracting Enterprise Values from Large Complex IT Systems: Examples & Lessons Learned” Large Data Systems Symposium, University of California, San Diego, Supercomputer. January 20, 2016.

“Toward A Quantitative Automated Data Valuation Algorithm: A Methodology Based on Big Data Value Framework & Self-Directed Role-based Net Present Value”.  2016 DataWest, University of California, San Diego, Supercomputer Center, Large Data Systems. December 15, 2016.

“Value Chain Data Strategy, Analytics, Valuation, Security and Risk Assessment – Industry Trends and Practices.” MIT 2016 CDOIQ Symposium, July 13, 2016.

“Web & Analytics Are Built On The Same System Of Systems Principles Of Interoperability & Standards”. 2016 DataWest, University of California, San Diego, Supercomputer Center, Large Data Systems. December 14, 2016.

“Business Intelligence & Information Sharing Government Practices”, MIT 2015 CDOIQ Symposium, July 24, 2015.

“Data Standardization Lessons Learned and Best Practices”. MIT 2014 CDOIQ Symposium, July 21, 2014.

“Toward Enterprise Business Solutions: An example of Execution Data Transparency”, MIT CDOIQ Symposium, Cambridge, Mass. July 18, 2013.

AWARDS: Superior Civilian Service Medal, 2015, Navy Senior Executive Service Performance Awards, 2000-2015, Meritorious Service Award, 2001. ADPA Bronze Medal for contributions in Undersea Warfare 1996. Employee of the Year 1991, Federal Executive Council in Rhode Island, Professional Category. NUSC Excellence in Hydrodynamics and Chair in Hydrodynamics 1991. Excellence in Technical Management NUSC 1989, NUSC Significant Achievement-Secretary of Navy Citation 1988, Outstanding Performance Awards NUWC annually 1988 to 1998, Superior Achievement Award Gould Electronics 1986, Excellence in Performance Awards Gould Electronics 1982-1987.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP: Honorary Fellow, International Society of chief Data Officers, Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Member, The American Physical Society (APS). Member, American Meteorological Society (AMS). Member, National Society of Professional Engineers, (NSPE), Registered Professional Engineer in California. Co-chairman of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASMEs) Superconductivity Technical Committee (1989-1992). Member of ASME Turbulence long-term Planning Committee (1986), and Member, United States Japan Natural Resources Council (UJNR) on Marine Facilities Panel (1988-1997).  Newport Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island, (1985-1992).

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