Visible to the public Aerospace, Engineering, and Mechanics - Robustness Analysis of Safety-Critical Systems

Peter Seiler's research is in the area of control systems with applications to aerospace systems. Modern flight control systems are typically designed using a model of the aircraft dynamics. One aspect of Seiler's research is to develop tools to analyze the effect of model uncertainty and nonlinearities on system performance. He is currently applying modern control design and analysis tools to make wind energy more cost-effective. Advanced control algorithms can increase the power capture and reduced structural loads on large, industrial scale wind turbines.


Visible to the public NSF 2014 Transportation CPS Workshop Session II: Aviation

Parimal Kopardekar (PK) serves as the Manager of the NASA's NextGen Concepts and Technology Development Project. He has published more than 40 articles. He enjoys initiating new concepts and technology ideas that increase airspace capacity and throughput, reduce delays, and reduce the total cost of air transportation. He is recipient of numerous NASA awards including Outstanding Leadership Medal and Engineer of the Year. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering and Bachelor's degree in Production Engineering.


Visible to the public CPS Challenges in NextGen Aviation

Hamsa Balakrishnan is an Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in April 2006. Dr. Balakrishnan received her B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Madras) in 2000 and an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in 2002.