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MIT Unit Affiliation:
Lab Affiliation(s):
Aerospace Computational Design Laboratory (ACDL)
Post Doc Sponsor / Advisor:
Karen Willcox
Areas of Expertise:
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization
  • Real time data-to-decision
Date PhD Completed:
May, 2012
Expected End Date of Post Doctoral Position:
September 30, 2016

Laura Mainini

  • Post Doctoral
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MIT Unit Affiliation: 

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics

Lab Affiliation(s): 

Aerospace Computational Design Laboratory (ACDL)

Post Doc Sponsor / Advisor: 

Karen Willcox

Date PhD Completed: 

May, 2012

Top 3 Areas of Expertise: 

Modeling and simulation
Multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization
Real time data-to-decision

Expected End Date of Post Doctoral Position: 

September 30, 2016

CV: 

Research Projects: 

DDDAS: Dynamic data-driven methods for self-aware aerospace vehicles (AFOSR)

MURI-14: A unified mathematical and algorithmic framework for managing multiple information sources of multi-physics systems (AFOSR)

LEARN: Scalable Multifidelity Design Optimization: Next Generation Aircraft and their Impact on the Air Transportation System - Phase II (NASA)

Thesis Title: 

Multidisciplinary and Multi-fidelity Optimization Environment for Wing Integrated Design

Thesis Abstract: 

TBA

Top 5 Awards and honors (name of award, date received): 

2014-2016 MIT-SUTD Collaboration Fellowship
2010/2011 FULBRIGHT Visiting Student Researcher
2010/2011 MITOR Grant

5 Recent Papers: 

Mainini L., Willcox K., (2015), "Surrogate Modeling Approach to Support Real-time Structural Assessment and Decision-making", AIAA Journal. Volume 53 (2015), Issue 6, pp.1612-1626 - ISSN 0001-1452.

Mainini L. , Willcox K., (2015), "Sensitivity Analysis of Surrogate-based Methodology for Real-time Structural Assessment", AIAA-2015-1362, 56th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference -- AIAA SciTech 2015, Kissimmee, Florida, January 5-9, 2015.

Allaire D., Kordonowy D., Lecerf M., Mainini L., Willcox K., (2014), "Multifidelity DDDAS Methods with Application to a Self-aware Aerospace Vehicle", Procedia Computer Science, Volume 29 (2014), pp. 1182-1192 - ISSN 1877-0509.

Allaire D., Chambers J., Cowlagi R., Kordonowy D., Lecerf M., Mainini L., Ulker F., Willcox K., (2013), "An Offline/Online DDDAS Capability for Self-Aware Aerospace Vehicles", Procedia Computer Science, Volume 18 (2013), pp. 1959-1968 - ISSN 1877-0509.

Mainini L., Maggiore P., (2012), "Multidisciplinary Integrated Framework for the Optimal Design of a Jet Aircraft Wing", International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Volume 2012, 9pp. - ISSN 1687-5966.

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