The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Burak Bagdatli


Burak Bagdatli, Ph.D.
Research Engineer II
Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL)
Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
270 Ferst Drive, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0150 U.S.A.
Office: Weber SST 308
Phone: 404-894-0203
Email: burak.bagdatli (at) ae (dot) gatech (dot) edu


  • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007



  • Systems of Systems Studying, analyzing, and visualizing the cooperative aspects, system architectures, and capabilities, composable models
  • Statistical Methods Use of Monte Carlo simulations, point estimators, and linear, non linear, and non-parametric regression in a systems design context
  • Decision Making Decision making methods relating to early system design, model-based systems engineering, design process improvements
  • Manufacturing Investigate interactions between manufacturing processes in a factory, statistical and mechanical root-causes for cycle time variations
  • Computer Simulations Research on mathematical graphs, Markov chains, Petri nets, discrete event, cellular automata, agent-based models


  • 2018: Future Factory Manufacturing and Supporting Applications for Equipment and Process Health Monitoring. Sponsored by Boeing.
    • Built kinematic models for a lathe machine for a dashboard
    • Collected and analyzed production data for building a digital twin
  • 2017–2018: MBSE-enabled Digital Overall Aircraft Design. Sponsored by Airbus.
    • Leading the Design Space Exploration task
    • Developed multiple simulation result browser interfaces for the modeling team to troubleshoot models
    • Facilitated inter-team collaboration for systems engineering, modeling, and visualization
    • Prepared a design space exploration application for an Airbus-wide demonstration
    • Worked with students to realize a design space exploration with multi-fidelity data
  • 2016–2017: The Digital Factory of the Future. Sponsored by Boeing.
    • Performed data processing, analysis, regression, and visualization.
  • 2016: MENTOR2 Collaborative Repository for Engineering And Technology Education. Sponsored by DARPA.
    • Developed a web-interface for an online course for electromechanical system for military personnel
    • Prepared course outline, lesson plans, lecture text and videos, technical drawings, animations, interactive learning tools
  • 2009–2015: Architecture-Based Innovation, Technology Evaluation, and Capability Tradeoff Process. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.
    • Developed a custom discrete event simulation engine and a computer readable description language
  • 2008–2009: Vehicle Technology Environmental Modeling with Operational Aspects. Sponsored by NASA.
    • Worked with various airplane and airline operations databases
  • 2008–2009: J-UCAS Grand Challenge—System of Systems Analysis for Joint Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses Mission


  • Bagdatli, B., Griendling, K., and Mavris, D., "Challenges for simulating stochastic behavior in systems of systems". INCOSE Insight, 15(2):29–31, July 2012.
  • Bagdatli, B., Mavris, D., "Use of high-level architecture discrete event simulation in a system of systems design". In Aerospace Conference, 2012 IEEE, pages 1–13, March 2012.
  • Bagdatli et al., "A Method for Examining the Impact of Interoperability on Mission Performance in a System of Systems", IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2010, Big Sky MT.