The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Burak Bagdatli

Burak Bagdatli has been a member of ASDL since 2008 and is now working on his Ph.D. Prior to joining ASDL, he graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. degree and worked at Turkish Aerospace Industries' Unmanned Aircraft Systems branch. He is from Istanbul, Turkey and is interested in unmanned aircraft, system architectures, and entire life cycle of modeling and simulation. He enjoys watching Formula 1 and is fascinated by the rapid development of technology in motorsport.

Research Interests

  • Thesis - In order to discover relationships between design parameters and system performance, we test different designs in various conditions. In all engineering cases we know the system and environment in question quite well; we usually do not know the final performance. In such cases using a plain Design of Experiments(DoE) is wasteful. We can decrease the required experiments by applying engineering judgement. This is especially true if the modeling and simulation is either created by us or is completely transparent to us. Using simple, faster running mathematical models, we can simplify computations and discover trends and clues that can be used to shape the DoE for the actual experiment. Bounding the ranges of the problem is a well-known practice that is related to the engineering knowledge prior executing experiments. Burak is working on a method for stochastic computer simulations that can be used to bound the problem further, decrease its dimensionality and creating more focused DoEs that decrease the number of required experiments.
  • ARCHITECT - Architecture-Based Innovation, Technology Evaluation, and Capability Tradeoff (ARCHITECT) Process
  • NASA - A.2.7 - Vehicle Technology Environmental Modeling with Operational Aspects
  • J-UCAS Grand Challenge - System of Systems Analysis for Joint Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses Mission (2008-2009 Grand Challenge Project)

Education and Work Experience

  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2007, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, USA
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2010, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, USA
  • Worked on the design of Unmanned ISR Platform ANKA, 2007-2008, Turkish Aerospace Industries, Ankara, TR
  • Internships with Turkish Aerospace Industries and VESTEL Defence Industries



  • 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.

Memberships and Service

  • AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics