Prof. Dov Dori


Industrial Engineering and Management


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

1981 – M.Sc. – 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 – B.Sc. – Industrial Engineering and Management, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion, IIT, Haifa, Israel. Graduated with honors.


2016 – date – 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.


2016    Fellow, IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International “For contributions to model-based systems engineering and document analysis recognition.” Nov. 2016 (2017 cohort).

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.

2014    Best Paper Award for “Modeling Software Agent Awareness of Physical-Informatical Essence Duality” by Y. Mordecai, O. Orhof, and D. Dori, Proc. SwSTE’14, The Software Summit, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 2014.


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

2015 – present – 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:

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Dov Dori and Hillary Sillitto, What is a System? An Ontological Framework. Systems Engineering, 2017 (to appear).

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).