Tejas Puranik

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Tejas Puranik is a Research Engineer II at the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory. His research interests include physics-based performance modeling, data-driven predictive analytics, machine learning applications in engineering, safety and certification.

Office: Weber SST building - Room 308
Email: tejas "dot" puranik "at" gatech.edu
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Education and Work Experience

Education

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, 2018, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2016, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • B.Tech. with Honors, Aerospace Engineering, 2013, Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai, India

Work Experience

  • Ernst and Young LLP, Senior Consultant in Project Portfolio Optimization, Atlanta, GA (June - December 2018)
  • Federal Aviation Administration, Summer Intern at System Safety Section, Atlantic City, NJ (May - August 2017)
  • Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Summer Intern in Verification and Validation Team, Savannah, GA (May - August 2014)
  • Altair Engineering, Summer Intern in Meshing Technology Group, Bengaluru, India (May - August 2012)

Awards and Honors

  • Sam Nunn Security Program Fellowship - Georgia Tech (2017-18)
  • FAA Center of Excellence Fellowship - Federal Aviation Administration (2017)
  • PEGASAS Outstanding Student Researcher of the Year - Federal Aviation Administration (2015-16)
  • J.N. Tata Endowment Scholarship for Higher Education of Indians - J.N. Tata trust (2013)

Publications

Thesis

  1. Puranik, T, "A Methodology for Quantitative Data-driven Safety Assessment for General Aviation", Ph.D. Thesis, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018. Link to PDF

Journal

  1. Puranik, T., and Mavris, D. N., "Anomaly Detection in General-Aviation Operations Using Energy Metrics and Flight-Data Records", Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, Vol. 15, No. 1 (2018), pp. 22-36, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Link to PDF
  2. Puranik, T., Jimenez, H., and Mavris, D. N., "Energy Based Metrics for Safety Analysis of General Aviation Operations", Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 54, No. 6 (2017), pp. 2285-2297, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Link to PDF

Conference

  1. Puranik, T., Harrison, E., Min, S., Chakraborty, I., and Mavris, D. N., "A Framework for General Aviation Aircraft Performance Model Calibration and Validation", AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, June 2018. Link to PDF
  2. Rao, A., and Puranik, T., "Retrospective Analysis of Approach Stability in General Aviation Operations", AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, June 2018. Link to PDF
  3. Rajaram, D., Cai, Y., Chakraborty, I., Puranik, T., and Mavris, D.N., "Integrated Sizing and Multi-objective Optimization of Aircraft and Subsystem Architectures in Early Design", AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, June 2017. Link to PDF
  4. Puranik, T., and Mavris, D. N., "Identifying Instantaneous Anomalies in General Aviation Operations", AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, June 2017. Link to PDF
  5. Puranik, T., Jimenez, H., and Mavris, D. N., "Utilizing Energy Metrics and Clustering Techniques to Identify Anomalous General Aviation Operations", AIAA SciTech Forum, Jan 2017. Link to PDF
  6. Puranik, T., Harrison, E., Min, S., Jimenez, H., and Mavris, D. N., "General Aviation Approach and Landing Analysis using Flight Data Records", AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, June 2016. Link to PDF
  7. Puranik, T., Harrison, E., Min, S., Jimenez, H., and Mavris, D. N., "Energy Based Metrics for General Aviation Flight Data Record Analysis", AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, June 2016. Link to PDF