The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Huy Tran


Huy Tran is a Ph.D. candidate and Graduate Researcher in the Aerospace Systems Design Lab at Georgia Tech. His Ph.D. thesis is focused on a complex networks approach for the design of resilient networked system-of-systems through network reconfiguration. He joined ASDL in 2010, after receiving his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the Engine Research Center. His research at the Engine Research Center experimentally investigated biodiesel fueled low temperature combustion. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, where his family currently resides. Current research interests are primarily related to the analysis and design of complex systems or system-of-systems. His non-technical interests include most outdoor-related activities, especially mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and climbing as well as team sports such as basketball and soccer.

Office: Weber, Rm 119

Email: huy.tran (at)

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Research Interests

  • Complex systems
  • System-of-systems
  • Complex networks
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Optimization


  • Tran, H. T. and Mavris, D. N., “Assessing the Resilience of Reconfigurable Command and Control Architectures,” submitted to AIAA InfoTech @ Aerospace, 2015.
  • Balchanos, M. G., Domercant, J. C., Tran, H. T., and Mavris, D. N., “Metrics-based Analysis and Evaluation Framework for Engineering Resilient Systems,” Resilient Control Systems (ISRCS), 2014 7th International Symposium on, Denver, CO 2014.
  • Tran, H. T., Domercant, J. C., and Mavris, D., “Trade-offs Between Command and Control Architectures and Force Capabilities Using Battlespace Awareness,” 19th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Alexandria, VA, 2014.


  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2008, North Carolina State University
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2010, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., 2014, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology (expected)

Awards and Honors

  • Undergraduate Energy-Related Research Award, North Carolina State University (2007-2008)
  • Jesse S. Doolittle Endowed Scholarship, North Carolina State University (2006-2008)

Memberships and Service

  • AIAA