Ali K. Raz

Mason SEOR assistant professor Ali Raz
Titles and Organizations

Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 993-4715
Building: Nguyen Engineering Building
Room 2100
Mail Stop: 4A6


Ali K. Raz is a professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research at George Mason University's College of Engineering and Computing. His research focuses on understanding the collaborative nature of autonomy and developing systems engineering methodologies for integrating autonomous systems. Raz's research brings a systems engineering perspective, particularly inspired by complex adaptive systems, to information fusion and artificial intelligence/machine learning technologies that form the foundations of collaborative and integrated autonomous systems.

Prior to joining George Mason University, Raz was a visiting assistant professor at Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics where he led research projects on understanding complexity in systems of systems and introducing autonomy in high-speed and hypersonic aerospace systems. Raz holds a temporary faculty appointment with the U.S. Navy Naval Surface Warfare Center at Crane, Indiana in support of complex systems and information fusion research activities and has worked with John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL) and the United States Missile Defense Agency. Raz has also worked as a systems engineer for Honeywell Aerospace on flight management and flight control systems for civilian and military aircraft.

Raz is a co-chair of the International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Complex Systems Working Group and a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP). He is also a senior member of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).


  • PhD, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, West Lafayette
  • Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University