Professor Christopher L. Magee has been with MIT since January 2002 as a Professor of the Practice in the Institute for Data, Society and Statistics (IDSS) and Mechanical Engineering. He also co-directs a multidisciplinary research center (SUTD/MIT International Design Center). Before Dr. Magee joined MIT, he had more than 35 years of experience at Ford Motor Company beginning in the Scientific Research Laboratory and progressing through a series of management positions to Executive Director of Programs and Advanced Engineering. Dr. Magee is currently engaged in research and teaching relative to technological progress and complex system design research. He has co-published 2 books and about 40 papers during his time at MIT. Dr. Magee is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of ASM and SAE and a participant on major National Research Council Studies. Dr. Magee is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and received his B.S. and Ph.D from Carnegie-Mellon University in that city. He later received an MBA from Michigan State University.