Polinpapilinho F. Katina is Assistant Professor (Tenure track) in the Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems at the University of South Carolina Upstate (Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA). He previously served as a Postdoctoral Researcher for the National Centers for System of Systems Engineering (Norfolk, Virginia, USA) and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Engineering and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia, USA).
Dr. Katina holds a B.Sc. in Engineering Technology with a minor in Engineering Management, a M.Eng. in Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management/Systems Engineering, all from Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia, USA). He has received additional training from, among others, Environmental Systems Research Institute (Redlands, California) and Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy).
His areas of research/teaching interests include, among others, Complex System Governance, Critical Infrastructure Systems, Decision Making and Analysis (under uncertainty), Emerging Technologies, Energy Systems (Smart Grids), Engineering Management, Infranomics, Manufacturing Systems, System-of-Systems, Systems Engineering, Systems pathology, and Systems Thinking.
Dr. Katina’s profile includes more than 150 scholarly outputs in the form of peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters and books. Other highlights include:
Named in the top 1% for the 2018 Publons Global Peer Review Awards
Serving as a Guest Editor for the International Journal of Critical Infrastructures (2014)
Serving as a Guest Editor for the International Journal of System of Systems Engineering (2015)
Panelist for the 2017 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Panelist for the 2019 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Founding board member for the International Society for Systems Pathology (Claremont, California)
Course developer (2018 – 2019) of four new courses in a newly formed program at the University of South Carolina Upstate
In the news
I am now published in The official Journal of the International Federation for Systems Research (formerly: Systems Research). Impact Factor: 1.052. Complex system governance: Concept, utility, and challenges (Charles B. Keating and Polinpapilinho F. Katina). https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/sres.2621
May 20, 2019 - Journal article accepted: “An approach to improve risk management in the context of Industry 4.0: The complex challenge human–machine interaction,” Brocal, F., Komljenovic, D., Cristina, G., Katina, P.F., and Sebastian, M.A. To appear in Complexity
April 4, 2019 - Journal article accepted: A complex structure representation of the us critical infrastructure protection program based on the Zachman framework, Tatar, U., Karabacak, B., Katina, P.F. and Igonor, A. To appear in International Journal of System of Systems Engineering
December 25, 2018 - Journal article accepted: Multi-objective multi-customer project network: Visualizing interdependencies and influences, Stumpe, F. and Katina, P.F. To appear in International Journal of System of Systems Engineering
Dr. Katina’s studies at Old Dominion University and research work under the National Centers for System of Systems Engineering have emphasized a multidisciplinary approach to dealing more effectively with complex systems and their problems --- Prof. Dr. Charles B. Keating, Old Dominion University
It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it! --- Upton B. Sinclair, Jr. (1935) I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked, ISBN 0-520-08198-6; repr. University of California Press, 1994, p. 109.
Dr. Katina is currently doing research on Critical Space Infrastructure systems (involving such systems as energy, food, health, transport, etc.) while considering issues of risk, sustainability, fragility, resilience, vulnerability and their assessment.