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SysEDA is based at the USC Technology Incubator. The incubator offers a venture-friendly environment for SysEDA employees while they begin to grow the company.

SysEDA Inc. was recently formed to develop cloud-based collaborative engineering tools for systems design and analysis. The flagship product, Virtual Test Bed (VTB), is focused on the simulation of power systems that will drive the future. VTB is based on technology developed by Dr. Roger Dougal, professor of electrical engineering at the University of South Carolina, and licensed by the University of South Carolina Research Foundation.

For more than 10 years, Dougal and his research assistants have worked in partnership with the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop VTB so that it can be used to assist in system design, simulation and analysis of electric ships. Several other research universities and private corporations have been involved in the development of this significant platform over the years.

The company’s chief operating officer is Kelly Truesdale, a recent graduate of the International Master of Business Administration program in the Darla Moore School of Business at USC.

About Dr. Roger Dougal

Roger Dougal is a professor of electrical engineering in the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina. He is director of USC’s Power & Energy Systems Research Group, site director of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Grid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems, a director of the Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium, and director of the Virtual Test Bed project. The latter focuses on interdisciplinary simulation and visualization of modern energy systems.

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