Alumni

Alumni:

alessandro aliakbargolkar
Alessandro Aliakbargolkar

Alessandro Aliakbargolkar

Prof. Alessandro Aliakbargolkar is an Assistant Professor at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. He is starting a Space Systems Laboratory at Skolkovo Tech for Space Systems Architecting (Program and Mission-level analysis and design) and Small Satellite Development. Systems architecting is concerned with formal tools and methods to define the elements and their interfaces of complex, large-scale engineering systems. I am particularly interested in the definition of the business case, stakeholder analysis, system feasibility studies (phase 0/A) through concurrent engineering, cost engineering, and programmatic analysis. The focus of his research activity in systems architecting is on large space programs.

Journal Articles
[2014] A Framework for Space Systems Architecture under Stakeholder Objectives Ambiguity (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Systems Engineering, volume 17, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Parametric Analysis of Single-Stage Earth-Departure-Stage In-Orbit Refueling (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 51, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] A Delphi-based Framework for Systems Architecting of In-Orbit Exploration Infrastructure for Human Exploration beyond Low Earth Orbit (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley), In Acta Astronautica, volume 94, 2014. [bib]
[2013] Systems Architecting Methodology for Space Transportation Infrastructure (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley, Anthony C. Wicht, Jonathan A. Battat, Emily D. Calandrelli), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 50, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] Architecting Methodology for Spatially and Temporally Distributed Resource Extraction Systems (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Systems Engineering, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2012] Tradespace Exploration Approach For Architectural Definition Of In-Space Transportation Infrastructure Systems For Future Human Space Exploration (Alexander Rudat, Jonathan A. Battat, Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Morgan Dwyer, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In International Astronautical Congress, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] Experimental Validation of a Systems Architecting Framework for Objectives Definition in a Concurrent Engineering Environment (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, and Edward F. Crawley), In 5th International Workshop on Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications SECESA 2012, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] A Delphi-Based Framework For Systems Architecting Of In-Orbit Exploration Infrastructure ForHuman Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Alexander Rudat, Edward F. Crawley), In 63rd International Astronautical Congress, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
[2010] Architecting Families of Space Systems: Application to Super Heavy Lift Transportation Infrastructure (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Rene Keller, R. Robinson, Olivier L. de Weck, Edward F. Crawley), In 4th International Workshop on System and Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications SECESA 2010, 2010. [bib]
[2009] A methodology for system architecting of offshore oil exploration systems (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Rene Keller, R. Robinson, Olivier L. de Weck, Edward F. Crawley), In 11th International Design Structure Matrix (DSM) Conference, 2009. [bib]
Theses
[2012] A Framework for Space Systems Architecting under Stakeholder Objectives Ambiguit (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
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jonathan battat
Jonathan Battat

Jonathan Battat

Jonathan Battat received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and a Master's in Space Management from the International Space University. He received a master's in aerospace engineering at MIT. Jonathan has worked on different aspects of the future of human spaceflight at Blue Origin, a private space company, under the guidance of astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin, and at the Aerospace Corporation. His MIT research as part of the Space System architecture Group at MIT focused on technology development activities and system architecture for future human space exploration activities beyond low earth orbit.

Journal Articles
[2014] Technology Decisions Under Architectural Uncertainty: Informing Investment Decisions Through Tradespace Exploration (Jonathan A. Battat, Bruce G. Cameron, Alexander Rudat, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 51, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] Systems Architecting Methodology for Space Transportation Infrastructure (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley, Anthony C. Wicht, Jonathan A. Battat, Emily D. Calandrelli), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 50, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2014] Evaluating International Collaboration for Human Exploration Beyond LEO (Emanuele Capparelli, Laura Delgado-López, Natasha Bosanac, Alexander Burg, Johnathan Conley, Koki Ho, Justin Kugler, Sara M. Langston, Valentina Lo Gatto, Oleg G. Mansurov, Paul Nizenkov, Ademir Vrolijk, Luis Zea, Jonathan A. Battat), In IAA Space Exploration Conference, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Evaluation of Human Space Exploration Missions Beyond Low Earth Orbit (Oleg Alifanov, Robert Braun, Edward F. Crawley, John Logsdon, Lev Zeleny, Jonathan A. Battat), In IAA Space Exploration Conference, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] The Modeling and Evaluation of Interplanetary Manned Missions Using System Architecting Techniques (Alexander Rudat, Jonathan A. Battat, Bruce G. Cameron), In 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] Tradespace Exploration Approach For Architectural Definition Of In-Space Transportation Infrastructure Systems For Future Human Space Exploration (Alexander Rudat, Jonathan A. Battat, Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Morgan Dwyer, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In International Astronautical Congress, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2012] Technology and Architecture: Informing Investment Decisions for the Future of Human Space Exploration (Jonathan A. Battat), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
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Christopher Berardi

Christopher Berardi

Chris is a PhD student in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT. Chris received a Master of Science degree in Engineering and Management from MIT and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Management from the US Air Force Academy. Between degrees, Chris was stationed abroad and worked as a military intelligence officer. During that period, he led the US Air Force in Europe's busiest intelligence flight and delivered intelligence support to more than 1,031 missions in 91 countries throughout Europe and Africa. After which, he was stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, MA, where he worked as a program manager for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems. His primary responsibility was to plan and execute a multimillion-dollar portfolio of enterprise-level programs designed to enhance the Air Force's ability to collect, exploit, and disseminate actionable intelligence.

Journal Articles
[2017] Informing Policy through Quantification of the Intellectual Property Lock-in Associated with DoD Acquisition (Christopher W Berardi, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In Defense Acquisition Research Journal, volume 24, 2017. (pdf) [bib] [doi]
Conference Papers
[2016] Architecting Out Software Intellectual Property Lock-In: A Method to Advance the Efficacy of BBP (Christopher W Berardi, Bruce Cameron, Daniel Sturtevant, Carliss Baldwin, Edward Crawley), In Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] Investigating the efficacy of network visualizations for intelligence tasks (Christopher W Berardi, Erin T Solovey, Mary L Cummings), In Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2017] Intellectual Property and Architecture: How architecture influence intellectual property lock-in (Christopher W Berardi), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2017. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] Investigating the efficacy of terrorist network visualizations (Christopher W Berardi), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
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ryan boas
Ryan Boas

Ryan Boas

Ryan Boas is the Vice President of Business Development at 24M Technologies, a venture-backed energy storage startup located in Cambridge, MA. He is currently leading the company's early manufacturing development activities. Ryan previously built the management consulting projects business unit at PHOTON Consulting, a photovoltaic industry research and consulting firm. Prior to PHOTON, Ryan completed a PhD within MIT's Engineering Systems Division. He also spent over 6 years developing semiconductor manufacturing systems at Applied Materials (Santa Clara, CA) and ultimately, held the roles of System Architect and Engineering Manager.

Journal Articles
[2012] Divergence and Lifecycle Offsets in Product Families with Commonality (Ryan C. Boas, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Systems Engineering, 2012. (Accepted, doi: 10.1002/sys.21223, pdf) [bib]
[2011] The Elusive Benefits of Common Parts (Ryan C. Boas, Edward F. Crawley), In Harvard Business Review, 2011. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2010] Divergence in platform commonality: examination of potential cost implications (Bruce G. Cameron, Richard A. Rhodes, Ryan C. Boas, Edward F. Crawley), In Design 2010, 2010. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2008] Commonality in Complex Product Families: Implications of Divergence and Lifecycle Offsets (Ryan C. Boas), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineering Systems Division, 2008. (pdf) [bib]
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emily calandrelli
Emily Calandrelli

Emily Calandrelli

Emily Calandrelli received her undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering from West Virginia University. She received Master's in Technology and Policy and Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. As an undergraduate, Emily lead the WVU Microgravity Research Team to conduct microgravity research onboard NASA's Vomit Comet. Her senior thesis outlined initial steps to build WVU's first Drop Tower for microgravity research. Emily has worked as a legislative intern for former Congressman Alan B. Mollhan, and as a research intern at NASA Glenn, NASA Ames Academy, the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, and at Jiaotong Universtiy in Xi'an, China. For her Master's thesis she studied the applicability and effectiveness of contests as an open strategy to engage non-traditional NASA partners and to drive innovation for NASA technologies.

Journal Articles
[2013] Systems Architecting Methodology for Space Transportation Infrastructure (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley, Anthony C. Wicht, Jonathan A. Battat, Emily D. Calandrelli), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 50, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2012] Prize-Based Considerations for Federal Program Managers (Emily D. Calandrelli), In 63rd International Astronautical Congress, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
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sandro catanzaro
Sandro Catanzaro

Sandro Catanzaro

Sandro Catanzaro is the Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Analytics and Innovation at DataXu.Sandro Catanzaro co-invented the real-time optimization algorithm at the core of the DataXu platform. Sandro earned two Master’s degrees from MIT – one from the Sloan School of Management, the other from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Prior to attending MIT, Sandro launched several successful businesses in his native South America, including one that was acquired by Unilever.

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peter davison
Peter Davison

Peter Davison

Peter Davison works for Orbital Sciences Corp. as a Systems Engineer. Peter received his B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University before joining the System Architecting Lab to pursue a Masters in Aerospace Engineering at MIT. During his time as an undergraduate Peter worked in the High Contrast Imaging Lab at Princeton developing and testing wavefront control algorithms with deformable mirrors for imaging extrasolar planets using a coronagraph. He also interned at Dynetics in Huntsville, AL as part of the NASA Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center, helping to design a robotic lunar lander testbed for the Google Lunar X Prize team that Dynetics helps lead.

Journal Articles
[2016] Tradespace exploration of in-space communications network architectures (Peter Davison, Bruce G Cameron, Edward F Crawley), In Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, Taylor & Francis, 2016. (Under review, pdf) [bib]
[2015] Communications Satellites: Time Expanded Graph Exploration of a Tradespace of Architectures (Peter Davison, Demetrios Kellari, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In Acta Astronautica, 2015. (Accepted for publication, pdf) [bib]
[2015] Technology Portfolio Planning by Weighted Graph Analysis of System Architectures (Peter Davison, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In System Engineering, volume 18, 2015. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2014] In-Space Transportation Infrastructure Architecture Decisions Using a Weighted Graph Approach (Peter Davison, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2014] Tradespace Exploration for Space System Architecture: A Weighted Graph Framework (Peter Davison), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
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morgan dwyer
Morgan Dwyer

Morgan Dwyer

Morgan Dwyer is a PhD student in the Engineering Systems Division. Prior to MIT, Morgan received a B.S. in Astronomy & Physics from Yale University and an M.S. in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Stanford University. As an undergraduate, Morgan interned at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, at NASA's Marshall Spaceflight Center, and at the Space Telescope Science Institute. At Yale and Stanford, Morgan worked at Yale's Small & Moderate Aperture Research Telescope System and at Stanford's Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory; between degrees, Morgan worked as a systems engineer at Boeing's Space and Intelligence Systems. Currently, Morgan studies cases of mission combination and inter-agency collaboration in the government space sector.

Journal Articles
[2015] A Framework for Studying Cost Growth on Complex Acquisition Programs (Morgan Dwyer, Bruce Cameron, Zoe Szajnfarber), In Systems Engineering, Wiley Online Library, volume 18, 2015. (pdf) [bib]
[2009] A New Dynamical Model For The Black Hole Binary Lmc X-1 (Jerome A. Orosz, Danny Steeghs, Jeffrey E. McClintock, Manuel A. P. Torres, Ivan Bochkov, Lijun Gou, Ramesh Narayan, Michael Blaschak, Alan M. Levine, Ronald A. Remillard, Charles D. Bailyn, Morgan Dwyer, Michelle Buxton), In The Astrophysical Journal, volume 697, 2009. [bib]
Conference Papers
[2014] The Cost of Jointness and How to Manage It (Morgan Dwyer, Zoe Szajnfarber, Daniel Selva, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Exploring the Trade-offs of Aggregated versus Disaggregated Architectures for Environmental Monitoring in Low-Earth Orbit (Morgan Dwyer, Daniel Selva, Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez, Bruce G. Cameron, Zoe Szajnfarber, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] A Framework to Assess the Impacts of Jointness (Morgan Dwyer, Zoe Szajnfarber), In CESUN International Engineering Systems Symposium, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] The Cost Impacts of Jointness: Insights from the NPOESS Program (Morgan Dwyer, Zoe Szajnfarber, Bruce G. Cameron, Markus Bradford, Edward F. Crawley), In AFCEA Acquisition Research Symposium, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] The Impact of Technical Complexity on the Decision to Collaborate and Combine (Morgan Dwyer, Daniel Selva, Zoe Szajnfarber, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] Tradespace Exploration Approach For Architectural Definition Of In-Space Transportation Infrastructure Systems For Future Human Space Exploration (Alexander Rudat, Jonathan A. Battat, Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Morgan Dwyer, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In International Astronautical Congress, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] The Global Impact of ITAR on the for-Profit and Non-Profit Space Communities (W Lohmeyer, Morgan Dwyer, G Gettliffe, A Marinan, F Alibay, A Weigel, Kerri Cahoy), In International Astronautical Congress, 2012. [bib]
[2007] Dating Young Stellar Objects in the Magellanic Clouds (M. Sewilo, E. Sabbi, Morgan Dwyer, M. Meixner, T. Robitaille, A. Nota, B. Whitney, B. Babler, M. Block, C. Engelbracht, B.-Q. For, J. S. Gallagher, K. Gordon, J.L. Hora, R. Indebetouw, C. Leitherer, M. Meade, K. Misselt, M.S. Oey, A. Pasquali, M. Sirianni, L.J. Smith, M. Tosi, U. Vijh, R. Walterbos), In Elizabeth and Frederick White Conference on the Magellanic System, 2007. [bib]
Theses
[2014] The Cost of Jointness: Insights from Environmental Monitoring Systems in Low Earth Orbit (Morgan Dwyer), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
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andreas hein
Andreas Hein

Andreas Hein

Andreas received his master's degree in aerospace engineering at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen. He is now working on a PhD at the same university in the area of space systems engineering at the Institute of Astronautics, focusing on the application of 'heritage' to space systems. His work at MIT, sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), focuses on mission combination, commonality, and heritage by conducting a case study. Andreas spent a semester abroad at the Institut Superieur de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace in Toulouse in 2007, working on the numerical simulation of hypervelocity impact of space dust on spacecraft antennas. He also worked at the European Space Agency Strategy and Architecture Office on stakeholder analysis for future manned space exploration. In his free time, Andreas is active in the Scientific Workgroup for Rocketry and Astronautics (WARR) where he founded the space elevator and interstellar flight group. He is also a member of Icarus Interstellar, where he leads a project working on manned interstellar flight. He is a member of the International Honor Society for Systems Engineering - Omega Alpha Association, a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, and a member of INCOSE.

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wilfried hofstetter
Wilfried Hofstetter

Wilfried Hofstetter

Wilfried Hofstetter earned his Ph.D. in the System Architecture Lab. He is currently a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Munich.

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demetrios kellari
Demetrios Kellari

Demetrios Kellari

Demetrios Kellari is a Master’s student in Technology and Policy and a Research Assistant in the Systems Architecture Lab. Before joining MIT, he received his Master’s in Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London. Previously, he worked on vision control systems in the Aerial Robotics Lab and on optimization-based control algorithms. As an undergraduate, Demetrios interrupted his studies for a year to work in the Future Projects Office at Airbus, where he applied complex adaptive systems methodologies to the field of systems architecting. During his undergraduate degree, he also interned in the mechanical and materials engineering department at CERN, cofounded a tutoring agency, and interned at KPMG.

Journal Articles
[2017] Influence of Technology Trends on Future Aircraft Architecture (Demetrios Kellari, Edward F Crawley, Bruce G Cameron), In Journal of Aircraft, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2017. (Accepted for publication, pdf) [bib]
[2015] Communications Satellites: Time Expanded Graph Exploration of a Tradespace of Architectures (Peter Davison, Demetrios Kellari, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In Acta Astronautica, 2015. (Accepted for publication, pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2016] What's next for the airliner? Historical Analysis and Future Predictions of Aircraft Architecture and Performance (Demetrios Kellari), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
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benjamin koo
Benjamin Koo

Benjamin Koo

Ben Koo earned his Ph.D. in the System Architecture Lab. He is currently an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Journal Articles
[2009] Algebra of Systems: A Metalanguage for Model Synthesis and Evaluation (Benjamin H.Y. Koo, Willard L. Simmons, Edward F. Crawley), In IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part A: Systems and Humans, volume 39, 2009. (doi: 10.1109/TSMCA.2009.2014546, pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2006] A Computational Method for Mapping the Decision Space of the Lunar Exploration Program (Willard L. Simmons, Benjamin H.Y. Koo, Edward F. Crawley), In International Astronautical Congress, 2006. [bib]
[2005] Space Systems Architecting Using Meta-Languages (Willard L. Simmons, Benjamin H.Y. Koo, Edward F. Crawley), In International Astronautical Congress, 2005. [bib]
[2005] Architecture Generation for Moon-Mars Exploration Using an Executable Meta-Language (Willard L. Simmons, Benjamin H.Y. Koo, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space 2005 Conference and Exposition, 2005. [bib]
Theses
[2005] A Meta-language for Systems Architecting (Benjamin H.Y. Koo), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineering Systems Division, 2005. (pdf) [bib]
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jakub kwapisz
Jakub Kwapisz

Jakub Kwapisz

Jakub Kwapisz is a visiting student from the MITPortugal Program. His home university is the Instituto Superior Tecnico where he is pursuing his PhD degree in Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing. His interests are in standardization and commonality opportunities leading to platform strategies in rail. He previously worked at Alstom and at Frost & Sullivan.

Journal Articles
[2017] Management Levers for Product Platforms (Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley, Jakub Kwapisz, Alicia McNeill), In Engineering Management Journal, (Acceepted for publication), 2017. (Accepted for publication, pdf) [bib]
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richard rhodes
Richard Rhodes

Richard Rhodes

Richard Rhodes earned his SM in AeroAstro in the System Architecture Lab. He is currently a Space Suit Engineer at the NASA Johnson Space Center.

Conference Papers
[2010] Realizing Commonality In Exploration Architectures: the Role of Effective Contract Structures (Anthony C. Wicht, Richard A. Rhodes, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space 2010 Conference and Exposition, 2010. [bib]
[2010] Divergence in platform commonality: examination of potential cost implications (Bruce G. Cameron, Richard A. Rhodes, Ryan C. Boas, Edward F. Crawley), In Design 2010, 2010. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2010] Application and Management of Commonality within NASA Systems (Richard A. Rhodes), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2010. (pdf) [bib]
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alexander rudat
Alexander Rudat

Alexander Rudat

Alexander is a Systems Engineer with the Aerospace Corporation. Alexander received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology prior to joining the Systems Architecting Group at M.I.T. While at Georgia Tech, he conducted undergraduate research in the QUEST laboratory in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, studying the use of ultrasonic waves for detecting crack propagation in metals. He also served as part of the Flight Test Engineering Group at Honda Aircraft Company in 2010. Alexander's Masters thesis focused on codifying a methodology for the development of architecture-level quantitative models for the evaluation of complex systems. This framework is also intended to be integrated into established business practices by linking the processes with interconnected steps in business methods such as Lean, Six Sigma, Concurrent Engineering, and Spiral Models. He is also heavily involved in the creation of models for the evaluation of future human space exploration infrastructures beyond low-Earth orbit.

Journal Articles
[2014] Technology Decisions Under Architectural Uncertainty: Informing Investment Decisions Through Tradespace Exploration (Jonathan A. Battat, Bruce G. Cameron, Alexander Rudat, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 51, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2013] The Modeling and Evaluation of Interplanetary Manned Missions Using System Architecting Techniques (Alexander Rudat, Jonathan A. Battat, Bruce G. Cameron), In 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] Tradespace Exploration Approach For Architectural Definition Of In-Space Transportation Infrastructure Systems For Future Human Space Exploration (Alexander Rudat, Jonathan A. Battat, Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Morgan Dwyer, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In International Astronautical Congress, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] A Delphi-Based Framework For Systems Architecting Of In-Orbit Exploration Infrastructure ForHuman Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Alexander Rudat, Edward F. Crawley), In 63rd International Astronautical Congress, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2013] HEXANE: Architecting Manned Space Exploration Missions beyond Low-Earth Orbit (Alexander Rudat), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
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marc sanchez net
Marc Sanchez

Marc Sanchez Net

Marc Sanchez is a PhD student in AeroAstro. He received his MS degrees in Industrial Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, and his MS degree in AeroAstro from MIT. His interests are in rule-based expert systems and how they can be applied to space communications networks. Prior to his work at MIT, Marc was a software engineer at Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas involved in the development of commercial software FORAN CAD/CAM.

Journal Articles
[2016] Architecting Information Security Services for Federated Satellite Systems (Marc Sanchez Net, Iñigo del Portillo, Bruce Cameron, Edward F Crawley), In Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
[2016] Approximation Methods for Estimating the Availability of Optical Ground Networks (Marc Sanchez, Inigo del Portillo, Edward Crawley, Bruce Cameron), In Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Optical Society of America, volume 8, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
[2015] Integrated tradespace analysis of space network architectures (Marc Sanchez Net, Iñigo del Portillo, Bruce Cameron, Edward F Crawley, Daniel Selva), In Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, volume 12, 2015. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2017] Performance Characterization of a Multiplexed Space-to-Ground Optical Network (Marc Sanchez, Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, (Acceepted for publication), 2017. (pdf) [bib]
[2017] Optimal Location of Optical Ground Stations to Serve LEO Spacecraft (Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, (Acceepted for publication), 2017. (pdf) [bib]
[2016] Assessing the Impact of Real-time Communication Services on the Space Network Ground Segment (Marc Sanchez, Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
[2016] Architecting the Ground Segment of an Optical Space Communication Network (Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley, Daniel Selva), In 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
[2015] Architecting Space Communication Networks under Mission Demand Uncertainty (Marc Sanchez, Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2015 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2015. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Exploring Classification Algorithms for Early Mission Formulation Cost Estimation (Marc Sanchez, Daniel Selva, Alessandro Golkar), In 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Results of the MIT Space Communication and Navigation Architecture Study (Marc Sanchez, Daniel Selva, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley, Bernard Seery, Antonios Seas), In 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Exploring the Trade-offs of Aggregated versus Disaggregated Architectures for Environmental Monitoring in Low-Earth Orbit (Morgan Dwyer, Daniel Selva, Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez, Bruce G. Cameron, Zoe Szajnfarber, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] Exploring the Architectural Trade Space of NASAs Space Communication and Navigation Program (Marc Sanchez, Daniel Selva, Antonios Seas, Bernard Seery, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2017] Support of Latency-sensitive Space Exploration Applications in Future Space Communication Systems (Marc Sanchez), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2017. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Architecting Space Communications Networks (Marc Sanchez), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
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Daniel Selva

Daniel Selva

Prof. Daniel Selva is an Assistant Professor at Cornell. Daniel Selva received a PhD in Space Systems from MIT in 2012, where he is currently a post-doctoral associate. His research interests focus on the application of combinatorial optimization and artificial intelligence techniques to space systems engineering and architecture, in particular in the context of Earth observation missions. For his doctoral research, Dr. Selva developed the first knowledge-based system created to support the system architecture phase of Earth observing missions and programs. More recently, Dr. Selva has started the development of a second expert system applied to space communication and navigation infrastructure. Prior to MIT, Dr. Selva worked for four years in Kourou (French Guiana) as a member of the Ariane 5 Launch team, where he was an operational engineer specializing in the guidance, navigation and control subsystem, and the avionics. Daniel has a dual background in electrical engineering and aeronautical engineering, with MS degrees from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, and Supaero in Toulouse, France. He is a 2007 la Caixa fellow, and received the Nortel Networks prize for academic excellence in 2002.

See also: Prof. Selva's Cornell biography

Publications

Books and Book Chapters
[2016] System Architecture: Strategy and Product Development for Complex Systems (Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron, Daniel Selva), Pearson, 2016. [bib]
Journal Articles
[2016] Patterns in System Architecture Decisions (Daniel Selva, Bruce Cameron, Edward Crawley), In Systems Engineering, 2016. (pdf) [bib] [pdf] [doi]
[2015] Integrated tradespace analysis of space network architectures (Marc Sanchez Net, Iñigo del Portillo, Bruce Cameron, Edward F Crawley, Daniel Selva), In Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, volume 12, 2015. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] A Rule-Based Method for Scalable and Traceable Evaluation of System Architectures (Daniel Selva, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In Research in Engineering Design, volume 25, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Rule-based System Architecting of Earth Observing Systems: The Earth Science Decadal Survey (Daniel Selva, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 51, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] A survey and assessment of the capabilities of Cubesats for Earth observation (Daniel Selva, David Krejci), In Acta Astronautica, volume 74, 2012. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2011.12.014, pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2016] Architecting the Ground Segment of an Optical Space Communication Network (Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley, Daniel Selva), In 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Exploring Classification Algorithms for Early Mission Formulation Cost Estimation (Marc Sanchez, Daniel Selva, Alessandro Golkar), In 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Results of the MIT Space Communication and Navigation Architecture Study (Marc Sanchez, Daniel Selva, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley, Bernard Seery, Antonios Seas), In 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] The Cost of Jointness and How to Manage It (Morgan Dwyer, Zoe Szajnfarber, Daniel Selva, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Exploring the Trade-offs of Aggregated versus Disaggregated Architectures for Environmental Monitoring in Low-Earth Orbit (Morgan Dwyer, Daniel Selva, Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez, Bruce G. Cameron, Zoe Szajnfarber, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] VASSAR: Value Assessment of System Architectures using Rules (Daniel Selva, Edward F. Crawley), In 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference (Winner, Best Paper Award), 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] Exploring the Architectural Trade Space of NASAs Space Communication and Navigation Program (Marc Sanchez, Daniel Selva, Antonios Seas, Bernard Seery, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] The Impact of Technical Complexity on the Decision to Collaborate and Combine (Morgan Dwyer, Daniel Selva, Zoe Szajnfarber, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] Modeling the scientific value of Earth observing missions (Daniel Selva, Edward F. Crawley), In 2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
[2011] Exploring packaging architectures for the Decadal Survey (Daniel Selva, Edward F. Crawley), In 2011 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2011. (pdf) [bib]
[2010] Integrated Assessment of Packaging Architectures in Earth Observing Programs (Daniel Selva, Edward F. Crawley), In 2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2010. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2012] Rule-based System Architecting of Earth Observation Satellite Systems (Daniel Selva), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
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matthew silver
Matthew Silver

Matthew Silver

Dr. Matthew Silver is the CEO of Cambrian Innovation, which he founded in 2006. Prior to co-founding Cambrian, Matt co-founded Intelligent Action Inc., an MIT spin-out providing strategic decision-making capabilities based on patent pending simulation algorithms that he developed during his Master’s work at MIT. He has published over 15 academic and conference publications on engineering design and innovation strategy and is co-inventor on six patent applications. Matt received a Doctorate in Engineering Systems and two Master’s in Astronautical Engineering and Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a Bachelor’s in Astrophysics and Art History, cum laude and with honors, from Williams College in 2001.

Theses
[2011] Open Collaborative System Design (Matthew Silver), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineering Systems Division, 2011. (pdf) [bib]
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willard simmons
Willard Simmons

Willard Simmons

Dr. Willard (Bill) Simmons is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of DataXu. He is the brain behind DataXu’s core technology, which he developed while earning his PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. Bill previously worked for Lockheed Martin, where he developed and tested real-time flight software for guidance, navigation and control of the Atlas family of space launch vehicles. He is an expert in optimal system design and in developing reliable real-time software.

Journal Articles
[2009] Algebra of Systems: A Metalanguage for Model Synthesis and Evaluation (Benjamin H.Y. Koo, Willard L. Simmons, Edward F. Crawley), In IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part A: Systems and Humans, volume 39, 2009. (doi: 10.1109/TSMCA.2009.2014546, pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2006] A Computational Method for Mapping the Decision Space of the Lunar Exploration Program (Willard L. Simmons, Benjamin H.Y. Koo, Edward F. Crawley), In International Astronautical Congress, 2006. [bib]
[2005] Space Systems Architecting Using Meta-Languages (Willard L. Simmons, Benjamin H.Y. Koo, Edward F. Crawley), In International Astronautical Congress, 2005. [bib]
[2005] Architecture Generation for Moon-Mars Exploration Using an Executable Meta-Language (Willard L. Simmons, Benjamin H.Y. Koo, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space 2005 Conference and Exposition, 2005. [bib]
Theses
[2008] A Framework for Decision Support in Systems Architecting (Willard L. Simmons), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2008. (pdf) [bib]
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anthony wicht
Anthony Wicht

Anthony Wicht

Anthony Wicht is currently a consultant with Bain & Company. Prior to Bain, Anthony was a co-author of the Australian Space Policy, and a corporate lawyer. He earned his SM in AeroAstro in the System Architecture Lab at MIT.

Journal Articles
[2013] Systems Architecting Methodology for Space Transportation Infrastructure (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley, Anthony C. Wicht, Jonathan A. Battat, Emily D. Calandrelli), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 50, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] Relieving Joint Pain: Planning Government Acquisition of Complex Common Systems (Anthony C. Wicht, Edward F. Crawley), In Defense Acquisition Reform Journal, volume 19, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2010] Realizing Commonality In Exploration Architectures: the Role of Effective Contract Structures (Anthony C. Wicht, Richard A. Rhodes, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space 2010 Conference and Exposition, 2010. [bib]
Theses
[2011] Acquisition strategies for commonality across complex aerospace systems-of-systems (Anthony C. Wicht), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2011. (pdf) [bib]
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paul wooster
Paul Wooster

Paul Wooster

Paul Wooster is the Spacecraft GNC Manager for Dragon Vehicle at SpaceX. Paul was previously the founder of the Mars Gravity Biosatellite project at MIT. Paul earned his SM and undergraduate degree at MIT.

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