Dr. Santiago Balestrini-Robinson
- Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2003
- Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2006
- Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2009
Assessing the Relative Capabilities of Large-Scale System Architectures using Network Science [2011-Present]
Develop network analysis techniques to compare candidate system-of-system architectures and support quantitative decision making for system-of-systems architecting.
Partnership for Research On Naval Technologies and Operations (PRONTO) [2011-Present]
Develop early-stage ship design methods that directly incorporate mission effectiveness into the decision process.
Transformable Craft Evaluation Framework [2010-Present]
Develop an Integrated Tradeoff Environment to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of different Transformable Craft concepts.
Design Space Analysis for the Future Canadian Surface Combatant [2009-Present]
Develop a Cost-Capability Trade-off Environment for the Canadian Navy.
The Formulation of a Quantitative Technology Evaluation and Capability Tradeoff Framework [2008-2010]
Develop a Quantitative Technology Evaluation framework for an ONR Innovative Naval Prototype.
Integrated Reconfigurable Intelligent Systems (IRIS) [2004-2008]
Develop robust design methodologies for the future naval surface combatant of the US Navy.
NASA Supersonics Efficient Multi-Mach Aircraft (EMMA) [2003-2004]
Design a supersonic civil transport aircraft that can efficiently fly at subsonic speeds over populated areas.
NASA Personal Air Vehicles Exploration (PAVE) [2001-2003]
Evaluate the economical viability as well as the technical and societal feasibilities of personal air vehicles as a transportation alternative for the United States.
Honors, Distinctions and Invited Lectures
- "Evaluating Methods and Techniques in Support of Ship Design," Invited Lecture, Young Faculty Workshop, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 13, 2008.
- "Aerospace Engineering Research at Georgia Tech," Invited Lecture, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Atlanta, Georgia, October 11, 2008.
- Sam Nunn Security Program Fellowship - Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2006 – May 2007.
- Olivier, J.P.; Balestrini-Robinson, S.; and S. Dufresne, "Strategic Procurement and Design Methodology for Naval Surface Combatants," NATO Research & Technology Organization (RTO), Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT)-173 Workshop on Virtual Prototyping of Affordable Military Vehicles Using Advanced MDO (Sofia, Bulgaria, May 16-20), 2011.
- Olivier, J.; Dufresne, S.; and Balestrini-Robinson, S., "Design Space Analysis Using the Strategic Planning and Prioritization Methodology," Maritime Engineering Journal, No. 67, pp. 11-14, Spring 2011.
- Mueller, M.A.; Dufresne, S.; Balestrini-Robinson, S.; and D.N. Mavris, "Enabling Rapid Naval Architecture Design Space Exploration," MODSIM World Conference & Expo (Hampton, VA, October 13-15), 2010.
- Turner, A.; Balestrini-Robinson, S.; and G. Horne, "The Application of Agent Based Modeling to Determine the Placement of Resources during Humanitarian Relief Missions," Scythe, Issue 9, 2010.
- Balestrini-Robinson, S. and D.M. Mavris, "How to Distribute Modeling Effort for Complex Systems," In Proceedings of the 2010 Summer Simulation Multiconference (Ottawa, Canada, July 11-15), 2010.
- Balestrini-Robinson, S.; Beery, P.T.; Bodden, H.; Cizek, R.; Hernandez, H.; and S. Scheibe, "Using Data Farming to Examine Various Aspects of the Transformable Craft," Scythe, Issue 8, 2010.
- Balestrini-Robinson, S.; Ender, T.R.; and J.M. Zentner, "On Modeling and Simulation Methods for Capturing Emergent Behaviors for Systems of Systems," 12th Annual Systems Engineering Conference, National Defense Industrial Association (San Diego, CA, October 26-29), 2009.
- Balestrini-Robinson, Santiago, "A Modeling Process to Understand Complex System Architectures," Ph.D. Thesis, Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2009.
- Griendling, K.; Balestrini-Robinson, S.; and D. Mavris, "DoDAF-based System Architecture Selection using a Comprehensive Modeling Process and Multi-Criteria Decision Making," In Proceedings of the 12th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference (Victoria, Canada, September 10-12), 2008.
- Balestrini Robinson, S.; Li, Y.; Nixon, J.N.; and D.M. Mavris, "Model Development of Large-Scale DoD System-of-Systems," In Proceedings of the 2008 International Simulation Multi-conference (Edinburgh, Scotland, June 16-19), 2008.
- Balchanos, M.; Balestrini, S.; Weston, N.; and D. Mavris, "Multi-Physics Time-Variant First-Order Model Integration of Complex Systems," In Proceedings of the 2007 ASNE Conference on Automation and Controls, (Biloxi, MS, December 11), 2007.
- Zhang, D.; Balestrini, S.; Li, Y.; Weston, N.; and D. Mavris, "A Multi-Agent-Based Control System for the Integrated Engineering Plant," In Proceedings of the 2007 ASNE Conference on Automation and Controls, (Biloxi, MS, December 11), 2007.
- Hughes, R.; Balestrini, S.; Kelly, K.; Weston, N.; and D. Mavris, "Modeling of an Integrated Reconfigurable Intelligent System (IRIS) for Ship Design," In Proceedings of the 2006 ASNE Ship and Ship Systems Technology (S3T) Symposium, 2006.
- Weston, N.; Balestrini-Robinson, S.; Fulmer, D.D.; and D.N. Mavris, "Design of a Resource Advisor for the Next-Generation Surface Combatant," In Proceeding of the Thirty-Eighth Southeastern Symposium on Systems Theory (SSST), (Cookeville, TN, March 5-7), pp. 176-180, 2006.
Sam Nunn Security Program
- Balestrini, S.; Osburg, J.; and M. Shannon, "The Nuclear Option for Long-Term Energy Independence," Unpublished, Georgia Institute of Technology, Sam Nunn Security Program, Spring 2007.
- Balestrini, S.; Osburg, J.; and D. Schmitt, "Proactive Options for Countering North Korea’s Nuclear Capability," Unpublished, Georgia Institute of Technology, Sam Nunn Security Program, Fall 2006.
- Balestrini, S and D. Talley, "Protecting the Civil Aviation Infrastructure," Unpublished, Georgia Institute of Technology, Sam Nunn Security Program, Fall 2006.