Prof. Dov Dori


Industrial Engineering and Management


1988 – PhD – Computer Science, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Advisors: Prof. A. Pnueli and Prof. S. Ullman

1981 – MSc – Operations Research, The Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Graduated with honors. Advisor: Prof. M. Ben Bassat

1975 – BSc – Industrial Engineering and Management, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion, IIT, Haifa, Israel. Graduated with honors


2021 – date – Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion, IIT, Haifa, Israel.

2020 – 2021 – Visiting Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, School of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

2016 – 2019 – Lecturer, Systems Design and Management, School of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

2013 – 2014 – Visiting Professor, Engineering Systems Division, School of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

2010 – date – Head, Enterprise Systems Modeling Laboratory, Technion, IIT, Haifa, Israel.

2009 – 2012 – Visiting Professor, Engineering Systems Division, School of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

2008 – date – Professor, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion, IIT, Haifa, Israel.


2022 – INCOSE Propeller Hat Award for being “a passionate leader, mentor, and teacher.”

2021 – Fellow, AAIA – Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association.

2021 – Life Fellow, IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers “In recognition of the many years of loyal membership and support of IEEE activities.

2017 – Fellow, IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International “For contributions to model-based systems engineering and document analysis recognition.

2015 – Honorary member, INCOSE IL – International Council on Systems Engineering, Israel Chapter, “For your support in advancing systems engineering infrastructures in Israel and strengthening the foundations of INCOSE IL“. March 2015.


2018 – 2019 – Tadiran Batteries Ltd., Kiryat Ekron, Israel, Consultant

2016 – 2019 – Airbus Group, Toulouse, France, roadmap modeling and planning using OPM

2015 – 2017 – Whirlpool, St. Joseph, MI, Consultant

2014 – Schilling Robotics, Davis, CA, Consultant

2010 – 2013 – NGALI Holdings LTD., Kigali, Rwanda, Board Member

Research Interests:

Systems Engineering, Conceptual Modeling, Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering

Systems Engineering and Modeling, Systems Architecture, Enterprise Systems Modeling

Object-Process Methodology

Conceptual Modeling, Ontologies, Metamodeling

Software Development Methodologies, Semantic Web, Service-Oriented Architecture

Document Image Understanding, Computer Vision Applications, Robotics

Selected Publications:

Martin S. Kohn, Rebecca Kush, Matthew Whalen, Mary Tobin, Dov Dori, and Greg Koski, The Future of Health and Science: Envisioning an Intelligent HealthScience System. Pharmaceutical Medicine (to appear, 2022-3).

Natali Levi Soskin, Ahmad Jbara, and Dov Dori, The Model Fidelity Hierarchy: From Text to Conceptual, Computational, and Executable Model. IEEE Systems Journal, 15(1), pp. 1287-1298, March 2021.DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2020.3008857 

Danny Medvedev, Uri Shani, and Dov Dori, Gaining Insights into Conceptual Models: A Graph-Theoretic Querying Approach. Applied Sciences 11 (766), 2021.

Hanan Kohen and Dov Dori, Improving Conceptual Modeling with Object-Process Methodology Stereotypes, Applied Sciences 11, 2301, 2021.

Hanan Kohen and Dov Dori, Designing and Developing OPCloud, an OPM-based Collaborative Software Environment, in a Mixed Academic and Industrial Setting: An Experience Report. Academia Letters, Article 1918,, 2021.

Dov Dori, Ahmad Jbara, Yongkai E. Yang, Andrew M. Liu, and Charles M. Oman, Object-Process Methodology as an Alternative to Human Factors Task Analysis. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. DOI: 10. 1177/ 0018 7208 2110 48384. Accepted Aug. 29, 2021.

Dov Dori, Hillary Sillitto, Regina Griego, Dorothy McKinney, Eileen Arnold, Patrick Godfrey, James Martin, Scott Jackson, and Daniel Krob, System Definition, System Worldviews, and Systemness Characteristics. IEEE Systems Journal 14( 2), pp. 1538-1548, doi: 10.1109/JSYST.2019.2904116, June 2020.

Jason M. Casebolt, Ahmad Jbara, and Dov Dori, Business Process Improvement Using Object-Process Methodology. Systems Engineering, 23, pp. 36-48, 2020. DOI: 10.1002/sys.21499

Rea Lavi, Yehudit Judy Dori, Niva Wengrowicz, and Dov Dori, Model-Based Systems Thinking: Assessing Engineering Student Teams. IEEE Trans. On Education 63(1), pp. 39-47, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/TE.2019.2948807

Ahmad Jbara, Arieh Bibliowicz, Niva Wengrowicz, Natali Levi, and Dov Dori, Toward Integrating Systems Engineering with Software Engineering through Object-Process Programming. International Journal of Information TechnologySN Computer Science, May 2020. Open Access: 

Effrat Akiri, Marina Tal, Roee Peretz, Dov Dori, and Yehudit Judy Dori, STEM Graduate Students’ Systems Thinking, Modeling and Scientific Understanding – The Case of Food Production. Applied Sciences 10 (21), 7417; doi:10.3390/app10217417, Nov. 2020.

Linwen Li, Natali Levi Soskin, Ahmad Jbara, Moti Karpel, and Dov Dori, Model-Based Systems Engineering for Aircraft Design with Dynamic Landing Constraints Using Object-Process Methodology. IEEE Access, pp. 61494-61511, 2019. Open Access:

Yaniv Mordecai and Dov Dori, Towards A Quantitative Framework for Evaluating the Expressive Power of Conceptual System ModelsInsight, 21(1), March 2018, pp. 28-37, DOI 10.1002/inst.12187.

Dov Dori, Ahmad Jbara, Natali Levi, and Niva Wengrowicz, Object-Process Methodology, OPM ISO 19450 – OPCloud and the Evolution of OPM Modeling Tools. Systems Engineering Letters, Project Performance International (PPI) SyEN 61, January 30, 2018.

Niva Wengrowicz, William Swart, Ravi Paul, Kenneth Macleod, Dov Dori, and Yehudit Judy Dori, Students’ Collaborative Learning Attitudes and Their Satisfaction with Online Collaborative Case-Based Courses. The American Journal of Distance Education, 32(4), pp. 283-300, 2018.

Hillary Sillitto, James Martin, Regina Griego, Dorothy McKinney, Eileen Arnold, Patrick Godfrey, Dov Dori, Daniel Krob, and Scott Jackson, Envisioning Systems Engineering as a transdisciplinary venture. Insight 21(3), 2018. (Presented at INCOSE IS 2018, July 7-12, 2018, Washington DC, USA).

Uri Shani, Shmuela Jacobs, Niva Wengrowicz, and Dov Dori, Engaging ontologies to break MBSE tools boundaries through semantic mediation. Systems Engineering, 2017.

Amira Sharon and Dov Dori, Model-Based Project-Product Lifecycle Management and Gantt Chart Models: A Comparative Study. Systems Engineering, 2017.

Dov Dori and Hillary Sillitto, What is a System? An Ontological Framework. Systems Engineering, 20(3), pp. 207-219, 2017.

Niva Wengrowicz, Yehudit Judy Dori, and Dov Dori, Student-Oriented Meta-Assessment in a Project-Based Systems Engineering Course. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016.

Yaniv Mordecai, Ori Orhof, and Dov Dori, A Conceptual Modeling Framework for Interconnectivity and Interoperability. IEEE Transactions On Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems 1, 2016.

Dov Dori and Somwang Thipphayathetthana, Model-Based Guidelines for User-Centric Satellite Control Software Development. International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, 34: pp. 295–319, 2015. DOI: 1002/sat.1123.

Sergey Bolshchikov, Judith Somekh, Shay Mazor, Niva Wengrowicz, Mordechai Choder, and Dov Dori, Cognition-Based Visualization of Conceptual Models: The Vivid OPM Scene Player. Systems Engineering, 18 (5), pp.431-440, 2015.

Dov Dori, Aharon Renick, and Niva Wengrowicz, When Quantitative Meets Qualitative: Enhancing OPM Conceptual Systems Modeling with MATLAB Computational Capabilities. Research in Engineering Design, 2015.

Alex Blekhman, Juan P. Wachs, Dov Dori, Model-Based System Specification with Tesperanto: Readable Text from Formal Graphics. IEEE SMC: Systems, 45(11) pp. 1448-1458, 2015.

USPTO Patent

Dov Dori, Modeling System, US Patent and Trademark Office, number 7,099,809, Filed: March 15, 2001. Granted: August 29, 2006.

ISO Standard

ISO/PAS 19450 Automation systems and integration – Object-Process Methodology


Dov Dori, Model-Based Systems Engineering with OPM and SysML, Springer, New York, 2016 (Foreword by Edward Crawley. Hard cover, 419 pages, Hard cover ISBN 978-1-4939-3294-8 and eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-3295-5).

Dov Dori, Object-Process Methodology – A Holistic Systems Paradigm, Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2002 (ISBN 3-540-65471-2; Foreword by Edward Crawley. Hard cover, 453 pages, with CD-ROM). eBook version:

Wenyin Liu and Dov Dori, Algorithms for 2D Engineering Drawings Recognition – Implementation and Evaluation. Lambert Academic Publishing, 2014.

Dov Dori and Yoram Reich, (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE’09), Haifa and Herzeliya, Israel, 2009. IEEEXplore

Jorg Niemann, Serge Tichkiewitch, and Engelbert Westkamper, Design of Sustainable Product Life Cycles. Springer, 2008.

Atul Chhabra and Dov Dori, (Eds.), Graphics Recognition: Recent Advances. Third International Workshop, GREC’99 Jaipur, India, September 26-27, 1999: Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1941, 2000 (ISBN 3-540-41222. Soft cover, 346 pages).

Adnan Amin, Dov Dori, Pavel Pudil, Herbert Freeman (Eds.), Advances in Pattern Recognition, Joint IAPR International Workshops, SSPR’98 and SPR’98, Sydney, Australia, August 11-13, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1451, 1998 (ISSN 0302-9743. Soft cover, 1047 pages).

Dov Dori and Alfred Bruckstein (Eds.), Shape, Structure and Pattern Recognition. World Scientific Co. PTE, Singapore, 1995 (ISBN 981-02-2239-4. Hard cover, 442 pages).