Graduate Students

* SEAri-affiliated research assistants


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Sam Mahle

Sam Mahle

S.M. in Technology and Policy, MIT expected '19
B.S. in Systems Engineering, United States Military Academy '17

Work Experience:

  • Fellow, Systems Engineering, Draper (Cambridge, MA)
  • Team Lead, Systems Engineering Capstone, '16-'17
  • System Mapping of Military Operations in Megacities, Joint Warfare Analysis Center, '15

Research Areas: human-centric risk modeling, tradespace exploration, systems engineering


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Sandi Mihaylova

Sandi Mihaylova

S.M. in Technology and Policy, MIT expected '19
B.S. in Economics, US Air Force Academy '15

Work Experience:

  • Data Science Lead, Defense Innovation Unit Experimental - Project Kessel Run, San Francisco, CA, '17
  • Officer-In-Charge/Resource Advisor, Communications Plans and Projects, Fort Meade, MD, '15-'16
  • Intern, Nasa Hypersonics Airbreathing Propulsion Branch, '13

Research Areas: military personnel policy, skill mismatch, workforce and employment

SM Thesis: Employment Consequences of Skill Mismatch in US Air Force Personnel Management


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Arthur J. Middlebrooks

Arthur J. Middlebrooks

S.M. in Engineering and Management, MIT expected '19
B.S. in Systems Engineering, United States Military Academy '10

Work Experience:

  • Fellow, Systems Engineering, Draper, Cambridge, MA
  • Armor and Reconnaissance Officer, US Army (United States, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Poland, Germany)
  • Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Systems Engineering, West Point, NY

Research Areas: Engineered Resilient Systems, systems of systems engineering, value-based decision analysis, tradespace development


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Dylan Muramoto

Dylan Muramoto

S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT expected '20
S.M. in Technology and Policy, MIT expected '20
B.S. in Systems Engineering, US Air Force Academy '18

Work Experience:

  • Team Lead, Human-Robot Interaction Senior Capstone, Spring '18
  • Intern, MIT Lincoln Laboratory Group 108, Summer '17

Research Areas: autonomy, systems safety, human-machine trust, systems engineering


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Jack Reid

Jack Reid*

Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences, MIT expected '21
S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT '18
S.M. in Technology and Policy, MIT expected '18
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M '15
B.A. in Philosophy, Texas A&M '15

Work Experience:

  • Intern, Shock & Vibration Environments, Sandia National Labs, '15
  • Undergraduate Researcher, Plasma Engineering and Diagnostics Lab, Texas A&M, '13-'14
  • Undergraduate Researcher, Nuclear Heat Transfer Lab, Texas A&M, '12
  • Undergraduate Researcher, AggiE-Challenge: Biomechanical Modeling of the Human Arm, '12-'13
  • Plant Engineering Intern, Flint Hills Resources Corpus Christi Refinery, '13

Research Areas: complex system design, modeling, and management; emergence; system dynamics

SM Thesis: Assessing and Mitigating Vulnerability Chains in Model-centric Acquisition Programs [pdf]


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Raymond Tan

Raymond Tan

S.M. in Engineering and Management, MIT expected '19
B.Eng. (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, NUS '09

Work Experience:

  • Senior Systems Architect, Defense Science and Technology Agency, Singapore
  • Student Intern, Civial Aviation Authority, Singapore

Research Areas: systems architecting, systems engineering, computational intelligence, hybrid warfare

SM Thesis: A Framework for Response to Hybrid Warfare


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Parker Vascik

Parker Vascik*

Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT expected '19
S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT '17
S.M. in Technology and Policy, MIT '17
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech '14

Work Experience:

  • Intern, NASA Aeronautics Mission Research Directorate, '14
  • Researcher, Ben T Zinn Combustion Laboratory, Georgia Tech, '14
  • Intern, Nasa Hypersonics Airbreathing Propulsion Branch, '13
  • Co-op, Rolls-Royce North America, '11-'13
  • Researcher, Aerospace Systems Design Lab, Georgia Tech, '11-'12
  • Intern, Synchrony Industries, '09

Research Areas: unmanned aerial system traffic management (UTM), strategic engineering, aeronautics policy

SM Thesis: Systems-Level Analysis of On Demand Mobility for Aviation [pdf]


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Raymond Vetter

Raymond Vetter

S.M. in Engineering and Management, MIT expected '19
M.S. in Engineering Management, Missouri University of Science and Technology '14
B.S. in Systems Engineering, United States Military Academy '10

Work Experience:

  • Military Fellow, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA
  • Company Commander, Asymmetric Warfare Group, Fort Meade, MD
  • Project Engineer, Louisville District, US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Campbell, KY
  • Platoon Leader, 9th Engineer Battalion (Combat), Germany & Afghanistan

Research Areas: enterprise transformation, decision analysis in complex environments, systems architecture, systems engineering

SM Thesis: Small Unmanned Aircraft System Integration into the Mode C Veil Using an Enterprise Architecting Framework


* SEAri-affiliated research assistants