Marc Banghart

Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Engineering
College of Aviation

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By Appointment

Marc Banghart has over 20 years of experience within the defense and intelligence sector and is a Chief Engineer for KBR Incorporated.  Marc earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in 2017 and holds graduate degrees in both Computer Engineering and Systems Engineering.  In his current technical role, he applies Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and cognitive capabilities to complex systems within the defense sector.

He leads the Data Analytics Research Team (DART) and has successfully brought AI capabilities to military systems including growing a $60k prototype to a $1M follow-on award for the F-35 aircraft.  He maintains a strong connection to academia and teaches graduate Systems Engineering at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.  He is an active researcher in the field of Systems Engineering and AI with over 20 publications.

Marc is a dedicated volunteer of the Guardian at Litem (GAL) program of the 4th Judicial Circuit in Florida. He advocates for and supports children who have been impacted by various physical and emotional traumas. He was recently awarded the GAL Volunteer of the year award by the governor.

He has served on various boards to include the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Accelerated Stress and Reliability Conference and is a past chair of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Reliability and Risk Division.  He currently serves on a Ph.D. committee at Mississippi State University researching the application of model-based systems engineering to complex systems.

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mississippi State University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Mississippi State University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Systems Engineering, Southern Methodist University
  • M. - Master in Engineering: Computer Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology

  • MISA 504: Enterprise Sys Arch Info Asur
  • STAT 211: Statistics With Aviation Appl
  • SYSE 697: Systems Engineering Project
  • UASE 691: UAS Capstone Design Proj I
  • UASE 692: UAS Capstone Design Proj II