Dr. Ricardo Valerdi is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona in the department of Systems & Industrial Engineering. Previously he was a Research Associate in the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on systems engineering metrics, cost estimation, test & evaluation, enterprise transformation, and performance measurement. His research has been funded by Army, Navy, Air Force, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, the IBM Center for the Business of Government, and the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB). Dr. Valerdi is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Enterprise Transformation and the Journal of Cost Analysis and Parametrics. He served on the Board of Directors of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He received a Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.