Graduate Students

* SEAri-affiliated research assistants


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Michael Curry

Michael Curry

Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT expected '17
M.B.A., Georgia Tech '12
M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech '04
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky '01

Work Experience:

  • Research Faculty, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA
  • Senior Member of the Technical Staff, C.S. Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA

Research Areas: strategic decision making, resilient systems, tradespace exploration, visual analytics, managing for complexity and uncertainty


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Shane German

Shane German

S.M. in Technology and Policy, MIT expected '17
B.S. in Systems Engineering, United States Air Force Academy '15

Work Experience:

  • Team Lead, Aeronautical Engineering Capstone, USAFA '14-'15

Research Areas: Interactive Model-Centric Systems Engineering, human-model interaction, decision-making in complex environments


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Joel Ong

Joel Ong

S.M. in Engineering and Management, MIT expected '17
B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore '09

Work Experience:

  • Engineer, Defense Science and Technology Agency, Singapore

Research Areas: systems engineering, tradespace exploration, infrastructure systems design


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Jack Reid

Jack Reid

S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT expected '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


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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]


* SEAri-affiliated research assistants