engine test programs at both contractor and government test sites. His technical expertise is in propulsion system dynamics, combustion instability, and engine cycle performance.

Marilee J. Wheaton is the general manager of the Systems Engineering Division of the Aerospace Corporation. She held numerous positions at Aerospace between 1980 and 1999 and from 2002 to the present, with particular expertise in cost engineering using parametric modeling. Most recently, as general manager of the Computer Systems Division, she provided management and technical leadership for computer science and technology, computer systems engineering, and software acquisition. Ms. Wheaton started with Lockheed in 1979 as a manufacturing engineer and joined Aerospace the next year. In 1999, she moved to TRW Systems (now Northrop Grumman Mission Systems) as a director in the office of cost estimation. In 2002, she returned to Aerospace. Ms. Wheaton is the recipient of both the Parametrician of the Year Award and the Keith Burbridge Service Award from the International Society of Parametric Analysts and is the 2007 recipient of the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Systems and Software Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Wheaton has a B.A. in mathematics and Spanish from California Lutheran University and an M.S. in systems engineering from USC, and she is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Program in Management.

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