Olivia J. Pinon Fischer

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Dr. Olivia J. Pinon Fischer

Senior Research Engineer
Chief, Digital Engineering Division
Weber, Rm 113
olivia.pinon (at) asdl.gatech.edu

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Aerospace Engineering, 2012, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Master of Science, Space Studies, 2006, International Space University, Strasbourg - France
  • Master of Science (Dual Major), 2005, Mechanical Engineering & Wood Science and Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR - USA
  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2003, Institut des Sciences et Techniques de l'Ingénieur de Lyon, Lyon - France
  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Physics, 2000, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon - France

Research Interests

Current Research

Past Research (2018)

Automated Knowledge Extraction & Representation (Sponsor: Siemens Corporate Technology)

  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Project overview: Development of a methodology, founded on strong mathematical principles, that enables the automatic extraction and representation of design knowledge such that the extracted knowledge can be utilized by a learning agent to aid, automate, or replace design engineers in new, but related, scenarios in Siemens NX.

Automation Digital Twin (Sponsor: Boeing Research & Technology)

  • Role: Technical Lead
  • Project overview: Develop elements of digital twin to compare as built data from a numerical control machine to as designed characteristics of the machine from manufacturer specifications.

Designing for Manufacturing Process Capability (Sponsor: Boeing Research & Technology)

  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Project overview: Development and validation of process-based manufacturing modeling to predict the manufacturability and potential defects in a part, and link this capability to the early design process.

Architecting of Digital Twin Vision through Use Case Formulation (Sponsor: Airbus Americas)

  • Role: Technical Lead
  • Project overview: Formulation of an MBSE enabled digital twin framework and architecting of an overall digital twin vision

Low Cost Attritable Aircraft (LCAA) - Extension of Structural/Manufacturing Modeling & Analysis Capabilities (Sponsor: UES/AFRL)

  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Project overview: The objective of the research is to expand the detailed structural modeling capabilities developed in 2016-2017 to include fuselage and tail components to explore low-cost manufacturing techniques and materials.

Data Visualization of Performance Rating October (Sponsor: Crown Consulting, Inc)

  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Project overview: Provide support to the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), Portfolio Analysis and Management Office (PAMO).

Benefit Assessment for Mission Adaptive Digital Composite Aerostructure Technology (Sponsor: Crown Consulting, Inc)

  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Project overview: Conduct a benefit assessment of one of NASA CAS exploratory studies, Mission Adaptive Digital Composite Aerostructure Technologies (MADCAT), and provide NASA with system benefit projections (real-world potential).

NASA ARMD’s Plan for Technology Innovation and Convergence/Divergence (Sponsor: Crown Consulting, Inc)

  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Project overview: Development of a repeatable methodology to identify opportunities for NASA ARMD and the Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) project to meet ARMD’s objective of transforming aviation through convergence between aeronautical technologies and advances in the non-aviation world.

Low Cost Attritable Aircraft (LCAA) – Attritable Sensor Trade Space Exploration (Sponsor: None- IRAD)

  • Project overview: The objective of the research was to evaluate the necessary sensor performance and cost for Attritable UAVs to operate effectively. The research focuses on three key areas: 1) the development of an adaptive agent behavior model, 2) the development of a SoS-level battle manager, and 3) the parametric modeling of sensor costs.

FAA Data Fusion (Sponsor: Federal Aviation Administration)

  • Role: Technical Advisor
  • Project overview: The objective of this research was two-fold: – Support the FAA through the development of a data fusion framework aimed at facilitating the analysis of aviation Big Data – Transfer the developed data fusion framework to the FAA for integration into their data sharing environment.

NASA Comprehensive Digital Transformation - Atmospheric Data Study (Sponsor: NASA Langley Research Center – Climate Science Branch)

  • Role: Technical Advisor
  • Project overview: Leverage data fusion and machine learning techniques to support the construction of 3D domains of cloud properties using both passive imagery and active satellite sensors data.

Publications

Book Chapters

  1. D. N. Mavris and O. J. Pinon, A Systems Engineering Approach to Aircraft Design, in Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, eds R. Blockley and W. Shyy, John Wiley: Chichester, Published 15th June 2012, Link to PDF

Journal Papers

  1. C. P. Frank, R. A. Marlier, O.J. Pinon Fischer, and D. N. Mavris, Evolutionary Multi-Objective Multi-Architecture Design Space Exploration Methodology, Optimization and Engineering, January 2018, Volume 19, Issue 2,pp 359-381, Link to PDF
  2. D.J.L.Siedlak, O.J. Pinon, B. Robertson and D.N. Mavris, Simulation-based Optimization Approach to Reduce the Impact of Manual Installation Tasks on Low Volume, Aerospace Production Flows, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, January 2018, Volume 46, Pages 193-207, Link to PDF
  3. C. P. Frank, O.J. Pinon Fischer, and D. N. Mavris, A Flexible Multi-Disciplinary Environment for Performance, Life-Cycle Cost, and Safety Evaluation of Suborbital Vehicles, Aerospace Science and Technology, June 2018, Volume 77, Pages 555-562, Link to PDF
  4. D. J.L. Siedlak, O.J. Pinon, P. R. Schlais, T. M. Schmidt and D. N. Mavris, A Digital Thread Approach to Support Manufacturing-Influenced Conceptual Aircraft Design, Research in Engineering Design, April 2018, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 285–308, Link to PDF
  5. C.P. Frank, O.J. Pinon Fischer, D.N. Mavris, and C.M. Tyl, Design Methodology for the Performance, Weight, and Economic Assessment of Chemical Rocket Engines, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, July 2016, Link to PDF
  6. P. Burgain, O. J. Pinon, E. Feron, J-P Clarke and D. N. Mavris, Optimizing Pushback Decisions to Valuate Airport Surface Surveillance Information, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp 180-192, March 2012, Link to PDF
  7. O. J. Pinon, D. N. Mavris and E. Garcia, Harmonizing European and American Aviation Modernization Efforts through Visual Analytics, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 48, No.5., September-October 2011, Link to PDF

Conference Papers

  1. M. Huguenin, G. Achour, D. Commun, O. J. Pinon and D. N. Mavris, 3D Cloud Modeling using Data Fusion and Machine Learning Techniques, 2019 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech Forum, San Diego, California, January 7-11, 2019, AIAA 2019-2266, Link to PDF
  2. J. Price, O.J. Pinon Fischer and D. N. Mavris, Definition of Optimal Agent Behaviors Using Reinforcement Learning, 2019 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech Forum, San Diego, California, January 7-11, 2019, AIAA 2019-2200, Link to PDF
  3. E. Mangortey, J. Gilleron, G. Dard, O.J. Pinon Fischer and D. N. Mavris, Development of a Data Fusion Framework to support the Analysis of Aviation Big Data, 2019 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech Forum, San Diego, California, January 7-11, 2019, AIAA 2019-1538, Link to PDF
  4. O.J. Pinon, D.J.L. Siedlak and D.N. Mavris, Enabling the Digital Factory through the Integration of Data-Driven and Simulation Model, 31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences(ICAS), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 9-14 September 2018, Link to PDF
  5. J.E.G. Pagan, M. Kurande, P. Kumar, J. Mehnert, O.J. Pinon Fischer and D.N. Mavris, Designing Systems of Systems: The Coupling between Sensing Capabilities & Agent Behaviors, 86th MORS Symposium, Monterey, CA, June 19-21, 2018
  6. J.E.G. Pagan, D. Huynh, S. R. Schafer, O.J. Pinon Fischer and D. N. Mavris, Enabling Multi-Disciplinary Cost Effectiveness Tradeoffs in the Design of Attritable Systems-of-Systems, 86th MORS Symposium, Monterey, CA, June 19-21, 2018
  7. D.N. Mavris, M.G. Balchanos, O.J. Pinon Fischer and WJ. Sung, Towards a Digital Thread-enabled Framework for the Analysis and Design of Intelligent Systems, Invited Paper in session on “Intelligent Systems in Engineering Design”, 2018 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech Forum Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee, Florida, January 8-12, 2018, AIAA2018-1367, Link to PDF
  8. J.E.G. Pagan, D. Huynh, S.R. Schafer, O.J. Pinon and D.N. Mavris, Revolutionary Affordable Architecture Generation and Evaluation, 2018 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech Forum, Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee, Florida, 8-12 January, 2018, AIAA 2018-174, Link to PDF
  9. D.N. Mavris, M.G. Balchanos, WJ. Sung and O.J. Pinon, Towards a big Data-Enabled Virtual Experimentation Framework for Sustainability Oriented Large-Scale Infrastructure Planning, International Conference on Adaptive Modeling and Simulation (ADMOS 2017), Verbania, Italy, 26-28 June, 2017, Link to PDF
  10. S.L. Libby, D.J.L. Siedlak, O.J. Pinon and D.N. Mavris, Cost-Capability Analysis of UAS Family and Flexible Factory Design, 17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, 2017 AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, Denver, Colorado, USA, June 5-9, 2017, AIAA-2017-4250, Link to PDF
  11. K. Griendling, O.J. Pinon and D. N. Mavris, Virtual Experimentation and Visual Analytics in Support of Systems Engineering and Systems-of-Systems Engineering Efforts, Invited Paper, 30th Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), DCC, Daejeon, Korea, September 25-30, 2016, Link to PDF
  12. D.N. Mavris, M.G. Balchanos, WJ. Sung, and O.J. Pinon, A Data Mining and Visual Analytics Perspective on Sustainability-Oriented Infrastructure Planning, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9714, pp.330-341, Ying Tan and Yuhui Shi(Eds), Springer, 2016, Link to PDF
  13. C.P. Frank, R.A. Marlier, O.J. Pinon Fischer, and D.N. Mavris, An Evolutionary Multi-Architecture Multi-Objective Optimization Algorithm for Design Space Exploration, 57th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, San Diego, California, USA, 4-8 January, 2016, AIAA-2016-0414, Link to PDF
  14. C.P. Frank, M.F. Atanian, O.J. Pinon Fischer, and D.N. Mavris, A Conceptual Design Framework for Performance, Life-Cycle Cost, and Safety Evaluation of Suborbital Vehicles, 54th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, AIAA SciTech, San Diego, California, USA, 4-8 January 2016, AIAA 2016-1276, Link to PDF
  15. C.P. Frank, O.J. Pinon Fischer and D.N. Mavris, Variable-Oriented Morphological Matrix that Generates Architectures for an Improved Multidisciplinary Optimization Process, 6th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS), Krakow, Poland, 29 June -3 July, 2015
  16. C.P. Frank, C. Tyl, O.J. Pinon Fischer and D.N. Mavris, New Design Framework for Performance, Weight and Life-Cycle Cost Estimation of Rocket Engines, 6th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS), Krakow, Poland, 29 June - 3 July, 2015
  17. J. Kim, O.J. Pinon and D.N. Mavris, Parallel Simulation of Agent-Based Model for Air Traffic Network, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, Aviation Forum 2015, Dallas, Texas, 22-26 June, 2015, AIAA 2015-2799, Link to PDF
  18. D.J.L. Siedlak, P.R. Schlais, O.J. Pinon and D.N. Mavris, Supporting Affordability-Based Design Decisions in the Presence of Demand Variability, ASME 2015 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2015), Charlotte, North Carolina, June 8-12, 2015, MSEC2015-9422, Link to PDF
  19. C.P. Frank, O.J. Pinon Fischer and D.N. Mavris, A Design Space Exploration Methodology to Support Decisions under Evolving Requirements' Uncertainty and its Application to Suborbital Vehicles, 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Kissimee, Florida, 5-9 January 2015, AIAA2015-1010, Link to PDF
  20. J. Domercant, O. J. Pinon, N. Knisely and D.N. Mavris, An Evaluation Framework for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System, 14th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, AIAA AVIATION Forum, Atlanta, GA, 16-20 June 2014, AIAA 2014-2283, Link to PDF
  21. Z. Tang, O. J. Pinon and D.N. Mavris, Identification of Key Factors in Integrating Aircraft and the Associated Supply Chains during Early Design Phases, 14th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, AIAA AVIATION Forum, Atlanta, GA, 16-20 June 2014, Link to PDF
  22. D.J.L. Siedlak, T.M. Schmidt, O.J. Pinon and D.N. Mavris, A Methodology for the Parametric Exploration of the Impact of Production Planning on the early Stages of Design, ASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2014), Detroit, MI, June 9-13, 2014, MSEC2014-3974, Link to PDF
  23. S. I. Briceno, O. J. Pinon, B. Laughlin and D. N. Mavris, Addressing Integration Challenges in the Design of Complex Aerospace Systems, NAFEMS World Congress (NWC), Salzburg, Austria, June 9-12, 2013
  24. O. J. Pinon, E. Garcia and D. N. Mavris, Evaluating Flexibility in Airport Capacity-Enhancing Technology Investments, 28th Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), Brisbane, Australia, September 23-28, 2012, Link to PDF
  25. D. N. Mavris and O. J. Pinon, Chapter 1: An Overview of Design Challenges and Methods in Aerospace Engineering, Invited Paper in Complex Systems Design & Management, Omar Hammami, Daniel Krob and Jean-Luc Voirin (Eds), Springer, January 2012, Link to PDF
  26. M. R. Ellis, C. L. Mize, S. Venkatram, O. J. Pinon, S. I. Briceno and D. N. Mavris, Development of a Public Registry for the Future Evaluation of NextGen Technology Transfer Benefits, 11th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia, September 20-22, 2011, Link to PDF
  27. O.J. Pinon, D.N. Mavris and E. Garcia, A System Dynamics Approach to the Evaluation of Airport Technology Portfolios, 11th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia, September 20-22, 2011, Link to PDF
  28. D.N. Mavris, O.J. Pinon and E. Garcia, Modélisation et Visualization pour l’Aide à la Décision, Invited Paper, Les Entretiens de Toulouse – Rencontres Aérospatiales, Toulouse, France, May 3-4, 2011
  29. D.N. Mavris, O.J. Pinon and D. Fullmer Jr, Systems Design and Modeling: A Visual Analytics Approach, Invited Paper, 27th Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), Nice, France, September 19-24, 2010, Link to PDF
  30. O.J. Pinon, D. N. Mavris and E. Garcia, Development of an Options-Based Approach to the Selection of Adaptable and Airport Capacity-Enhancing Technology Portfolios, 27th Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), Nice, France, September 19-24, 2010, Link to PDF
  31. M.R. Ellis, O.J. Pinon, S.I. Briceno, D.N. Mavris and Y. Gawdiak, Identification and Evaluation of Technology Transfer Benefits: Definition of a Registry in Support of the Strategic Development of NextGen Architectures, AIAA 2010-9248, 10th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, September 13-15, 2010, Link to PDF
  32. P. Burgain, O.J. Pinon, E. Feron, J-P Clarke and D.N. Mavris, On the Value of Information Within a Collaborative Decision Making Framework for Airport Departure Operations, Session Best Paper Award, 2009 IEEE/AIAA 28th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Orlando, Florida, October 2009, Link to PDF
  33. O.J. Pinon, D.N. Mavris and E. Garcia, A Visual Analytics Approach to the Qualitative Comparison of the SESAR and NextGen Efforts, AIAA 2009-6902, 9th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina, September 2009, Link to PDF
  34. O.J. Pinon, K. Fry and J-P Clarke, The Air Transportation as a Supply Chain, AIAA-2009-6199, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August 10-13, 2009, Link to PDF
  35. O.J. Pinon, D.N. Mavris and E. Garcia, A Methodological Approach for Airport Technology Evaluation and Selection, AIAA-2008-8965, 26th Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), Anchorage, Alaska, September 14-19, 2008, Link to PDF
  36. J.E. Reeb, J.W. Funck, C.C. Brunner, O.J. Pinon and M.C. Salichon. The Devil is in the Details, but a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, Forest Products Society 59th International Convention, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, June 19-22, 2005

Reports

  1. International Air Transport Association (IATA), The IATA Technology Roadmap Report, Contributed to the IATA Technology Roadmap Report, 3rd Edition, June 2009
  2. International Air Transport Association (IATA), The IATA Technology Roadmap Report, Contributed to the IATA Technology Roadmap Report, 2nd Edition, December 2008
  3. International Space University Masters Program 2006 Team Project Report, FERTILE Moon: Feasibility of Extraction of Resources and Toolkit for In-situ Lunar Exploration, 138 p., May 2006

Theses

  1. O. J. Pinon, A Methodology for the Valuation and Selection of Adaptable Technology Portfolios and its Application to Small and Medium Airports, Ph.D. Thesis, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, March 2012
  2. O. J. Pinon, Characterization of the Dynamical Environment on the Surface of Asteroid 433 Eros Using a Polyhedron Shape Model, Individual Research Project, ISU Library, August 2006
  3. O. J. Pinon, Using Discrete-Event Simulation to Study the Influence of Log Yard Sorting on Sawmill Processing Efficiency of Small-Diameter Timber, Masters Thesis, Department of Wood Science & Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, May 2005

Service

  • Session chair, 31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), September 2018
  • Contributor, AIAA Certification/Qualification by Analysis Community of Interest (CQbA COI)
  • Member, AIAA Digital Engineering Integration Committee (DEIC)
  • Member, AIAA Air Transportation Systems Technical Committee (March 2010 - Present)
  • Alumni Mentor in the 2012-2013 Mentor Jackets program
  • Session Chair, AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference (2011)
  • Session Co-Chair, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference (2009)
  • Financial Coordinator, European Student Association (ESA) (February 2008 - September 2013)

Fellowships/Scholarships

  • Thales, Air Systems Division (August 2007 - December 2010)
  • European Space Agency (ESA) (August 2005 - August 2006)

Memberships

  • Senior Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Member, Women Who Code (WWC)
  • Member, Women in Machine Learning & Data Science (WiMLDS)
  • Member, Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Member, Soaring Society of America (SSA)