Myron Hecht: Models-based reliability and control engineering expert

Myron Hecht is a Senior Project Leader at The Aerospace Corporation where he specializes in Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) and in reliability, safety, and systems engineering for complex weapons systems. He also is a consultant to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in reactor safety and control systems and a lecturer at the UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

His current research is on and its application of MBSE to reliability, availability, and safety analysis. He has served on standards committees for reliability (IEEE 1332 and GEIA STD 009), computers in nuclear power plants (IEEE 7–4.3.2), software in avionics systems (RTCA DO 178C and 278A), and model-based safety and reliability for the OMG. He is an author of more than 100 refereed publications in reliability, safety, products liability, and systems engineering. Myron holds a B.S. in Chemistry, an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, an M.B.A., and a J.D. degree all from UCLA.

Mr. Hecht is committed to developing methods to develop, analyze, test, and certify computer systems for safety critical applications. Since his research in nuclear reactor safety and digital fault tolerant flight control systems in the early 1980’s, he has worked on major programs Government and private industry projects. He also uses his legal expertise to support his analysis and review of large Government programs in the areas of acquisitions, source selection, oversight, and spectrum management.

He has 20 years of management experience by virtue of being a co-founder, proposal writer, project manager, contract manager, marketer, and human resources chief of a small business that was recognized for its excellence in Government contracting and its research in computer systems reliability.