Team Members

    Walter Hackett

    Walter Hackett is a student in the Systems Engineering master's program at George Mason University. His specialization is in Systems Engineering Management. He obtained a bachelor's in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2005. He has over four years of experience related to the development of maritime systems at various stages of the acquisition lifecycle. This experience was obtained through active roles in manufacturing, acquisition planning, project management, and systems engineering. His efforts have been in direct support of Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security missions.

    Abdi Hussein

    Abdi Hussein is in the Systems Engineering Master's degree program at George Mason University. He is also pursuing simultaneously a certificate in Software Intensive Systems (SIS). He holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Engineering from George Mason University. He is currently a software engineer and and has worked on systems ranging from GPS hand-held devices to domestic submarines. His interests include: embedded systems, distributed systems, web applications (including applications on Facebook), & system modeling using SysML.

    Piyabutra Jampathom

    Piyabutra "Tool" Jampathom is a graduate student in George Mason University's Systems Engineering Program, specializing in Computer Based Systems. He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 2001. He has over eight years of experience at various stages of the engineering lifecycle in both the government and consumer electronics industries. His current focus is the support of the design and development of space systems.