Complex Systems and Optimization

Complex Systems Header

  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
    • A field of engineering that uses optimization methods to solve design problems incorporating a number of disciplines.
  • Control Optimization
    • An extension of the calculus of variations, is a mathematical optimization method for deriving control policies.
  • Complex Systems
    • Any system featuring a large number of interacting components whose aggregate activity is nonlinear and typically exhibits hierarchical self-organization under selective pressures.

Associated Faculty

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Christina Bloebaum
Multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) for complex aerospace systems.
Visual design steering for trade-space exploration.
Incorporation of decision and game theory for complex design
Thomas Gielda
Guidance, navigation and control
Nonlinear and optimal control
Networked dynamic systems
Leifur Leifsson
Surrogate-based modeling and optimization
Multidisciplinary design optimization
Aerodynamic shape optimization
Kristin Yvonne Rozier
Formal methods
Safety-critical systems
Biomedical privacy
Secure protocols
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Peng Wei
NextGen air transportation systems
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Airline operations
Airport operations