Lenny Delligatti received his B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and his M.S. in computer science systems engineering from the University of Denver. He holds the OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional (OCSMP) Model Builder: Advanced certification, the highest level of certification in SysML and model-based systems engineering (MBSE) methodology. Additionally, he holds the OMG Certified UML Professional (OCUP): Advanced certification, the highest level of certification in UML.
Lenny is a senior systems engineer with Lockheed Martin, creating SysML models and serving as the MBSE lead for NASA’s Mission Control Center: 21st Century (MCC-21) project at Johnson Space Center. He previously served as an embedded software engineer on NASA’s Aircraft Simulation Program (ASP), building VxWorks kernels and developing flight software for NASA’s fleet of Gulfstream II in-flight space shuttle simulators. He also served as a software engineer on the Nomad project at Carnegie Mellon University’s Field Robotics Center, designing and developing the Sensor Manager subsystem for the Nomad Autonomous Rover.
Lenny is a member of the Object Management Group (OMG) SysML Revision Task Force (RTF) and the OCUP2 Certification Development Team. He serves also as the Education and Outreach Director for the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter (TGCC) of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), supporting the professional development of the Houston-area systems engineering community.
In addition to his engineering experience, Lenny served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy, completing a deployment in support of Operation: Enduring Freedom and two tours of duty in Sasebo, Japan, and Norfolk, Virginia. Following his Navy service, he received formal training in pedagogy at Old Dominion University and earned a license to teach mathematics in the state of Virginia. He served as a mathematics teacher and department head in the Fairfax County public school system before transitioning back into engineering upon his move to Houston, Texas.
Lenny is passionate about engineering and helping engineers develop more effective ways to do engineering. He has created and delivered hundreds of hours of classroom instruction to hundreds of systems and software engineers on the topics of UML, SysML, and MBSE, enabling many to earn OMG certifications and lead MBSE efforts on their projects. He has delivered SysML and MBSE presentations at INCOSE meetings and at American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Technical Symposia at Johnson Space Center.