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Daniel A. DeLaurentis

Daniel A. DeLaurentis President's Fellow for Defense Initiatives Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Phone: 765-494-0694
Fax: 765-496-3829

Dr. Dan DeLaurentis was appointed President’s Fellow for Defense Initiatives in June 2015, serving the EVPRP Office by aligning, preparing, and following through on partnership opportunities with the Department of Defense and related agencies. He also retains his roles as Professor in Purdue's School of Aeronautics & Astronautics and Director of Purdue's Center for Integrated Systems in Aerospace (CISA). Dr. DeLaurentis leads CISA’s active research activity with the Missile Defense Agency's Enhanced C2BMC program developing agent-based modeling and simulation for development of advanced battle management architectures. He is also principal investigator on a cooperative agreement research grant with NASA’s Systems-wide Safety and Assurance Technologies (SSAT) project focused on assessing safety impacts for distributed separation assurance approaches. His primary research interests are in the areas of problem formulation, architecture modeling and robust design and control methods for aerospace systems and systems-of-systems (SoS). This includes agent-based modeling, network theory, optimization, complex system analytic methods, and aerospace vehicle modeling. His research is conducted under current grants and contracts from NASA (aeronautics and space organizations), FAA, Navy, the DoD Systems Engineering Research Center UARC, Missile Defense Agency, and several industrial firms. Dr. DeLaurentis has over 150 refereed journal/conference publications papers and presentations at/in major national and international venues. Dr. DeLaurentis is a two-time recipient of Purdue’s Seeds for Success Award, awarded for executing research contracts in excess of $1M during a single academic year.

Dr. DeLaurentis is the co-lead of the Enterprises as Systems and System of Systems Thrust Area in the DoD’s Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) where he leads a project to develop an Analytical Workbench for system of system (SoS) architecture analysis, design and evolution. He also is a member of the SERC’s Research Council. Dr. DeLaurentis is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), past Chair of AIAA’s Air Transportation Systems (ATS) Technical Committee, and presently serves as Deputy Director, Aircraft and Atmospheric Systems Group, AIAA Technical Activities Committee (TAC). He is also a member of the IEEE and INCOSE and active in “systems circles” of those societies. In 2012, Dr. DeLaurentis was awarded the CT Sun School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Excellence in Research Award, the highest research honor of the School. In 2012, he also was elected Faculty Fellow of CERIAS (Purdue’s Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security). He was a 2014 National Security Forum Fellow, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base and in 2014 appointed to the Complex Systems Capability External Advisory Panel (CSEAP) of Sandia National Laboratories.

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