The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Farooq Akram

Senior Graduate Researcher ESM 109-B (404) 385-6227 farooq.akram (at) asdl.gatech.edu

Farooq Akram is senior graduate researcher working on his doctoral degree in aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech. His major research interests are the development of advanced design methodologies for research and development portfolio prioritization, and Uncertainty quantification and propagation methods. He is a keen sportsman and also enjoys para-jumping, mountaineering and scuba diving.


Research Interests

  • Uncertainty quantification and propagation
  • Design of Experiments/ Multidisciplinary Design Environment / Technology forecasting
  • Real Options Analysis / Cost Modeling
  • Optimization and CFD Analysis of novel designs
  • Strategic planning and prioritization of the technology portfolio
  • Development and application of modeling/simulation environment


Education

  • MS (Aerospace), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Concentration : Design, Optimization and Advanced Design Methodologies
  • MS (Aerospace), National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
    • Concentration: CFD, Design and Fluid Mechanics
  • BS (Aerospace), National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
    • Concentration: CFD, Design and Fluid Mechanics


Publications

  • Akram, F., M. Prior, and D. Mavris. An improved approach to technology portfolio prioritization process under uncertainty. in ASME Turbo Expo 2011. Vancouver, Canada: ASME.
  • Akram, F., M. Prior, and D. Mavris, An Application of Evidence Theory to Subject Matter Expert based Technology Portfolio Analysis, in AIAA Infotech@Aerospace2011, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Akram, F., M. Prior, and D. Mavris, A Comparison between Monte Carlo and Evidence Theory Approaches for Technology Portfolio Planning, in AIAA Infotech@Aerospace2011, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Akram, F., M. Prior, and D. Mavris, Improved Technology Impact Modeling Through Technology Synergy Matrices, in 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition2011: Orlando, Florida.
  • Akram, F., M. Prior, and D. Mavris, An Improved Methodology for Gas Turbine Technology Portfolio Planning, Including Technology Synergy Matrices and Real Options Analysis, in 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition2011: Orlando, Florida.
  • Akram, F., M. Prior, and D. Mavris, Design Space Exploration of Submerged Inlet Capturing Interaction between Design Parameters, in 28th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference2010, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Chicago, Illinois.
  • Akram, F., M. Prior, and D. Mavris, Improved Submerged Inlet Conceptual Design Process using Data Mining and Surrogate Modeling, in AIAA Infotech@Aerospace2010, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Atlanta, Georgia.


Awards and Honors

  • Presidential Gold Medal for outstanding academic/research performance in MS (Aerospace)
  • National scholarship for Ph.D. abroad
  • Scholarship for outstanding academic performance on secondary school examination


Memberships and Service

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • President “Pakistan Students Association”, 2008
  • Pakistan Engineering Council (Professional Engineer)