Dr. Adam Cox is a Research Engineer II within the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. As part of the ASDL’s Advanced Methods Division, his research focuses primarily on multifidelity multidisciplinary modeling and simulation with an emphasis in structures design and analysis of various types of aerospace vehicles (e.g. aircraft, rotorcraft, and launch vehicles). Dr. Cox leads and manages teams performing research in these areas, as well as research into operations analysis throughout the lifecycle, leveraging the fields of finite element modeling, data science, high performance computing, and model-based systems engineering. Dr. Cox is a member of the AIAA’s Design Engineering Technical Committee.

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Aerospace Engineering, 2019, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 2014, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2012, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN - USA

STRIDE Enhancement for Dynamic Strucural Analysis (Sponsor: US Army CCDC AvMC)

  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Project overview: Improving interceptor simulation and analysis tools by automating parametric structural dynamic analysis.

Vertical Lift Manufacturing Influenced Design (Sponsor: Bell Textron)

  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Project overview: Evaluation of design trades through both performance and cost evaluation using PRICE TruePlanning to accompany Bell performance modeling.

Sustainment Operations Analysis (Sponsor: Lockheed Martin)

  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Project overview: Initiative evaluation using discrete event simulation of military aircraft maintenance processes and portfolio optimization and decision-making for sustainment-related investments.

Multi-Disciplinary Analysis, Design, and Manufacturing of a Transport Aircraft (Sponsor: Boeing Commercial Aircraft)

  • Role: Researcher
  • Project overview: Early preliminary level semi-parametric structural design of a transport aircraft using Patran/Nastran/HyperSizer to enable process-based manufacturing and cost analysis.

UQ&M and Predictive Virtual Testing for Composite Structures (Sponsor: Airbus)

  • Role: Researcher
  • Project overview: Explore multifidelity FEM UQ&M for low-velocity impact compression after impact of carbon fiber reinforced polymers in Abaqus.

Conference Papers

  1. A. Cox, L. Harris, J. Q. Tang, D. N. Mavris, Launch Vehical Structural Analysis (LVSA): A Multifidelity, Multidisciplinary Environment for Design and Analysis of Rocket-Powered Vehicles, 2022 Modeling and Simulation Integration, AIAA SciTech Forum, San Diego, California & Virtual, January 3-7, 2022, AIAA 2022-0806, Link to PDF

  2. L. Harris, A. Cox, D. N. Mavris, Quantification of Launch Vehicle Subsystem Design Uncertainity and Performance Variability for Systems Engineering Decision Making and Risk Mitigation, 2022 Systems Engineering, AIAA SciTech Forum, San Diego, California & Virtual, January 3-7 2022, AIAA 2022-0658, Link to PDF

Conference Presentation

  1. A. Cox, H. Johnston, D. Mavris, Applying Machine Learning to Detect Errant Behavior in Multiscale Physics-Based Models, Verification & Validation, NAFEMS World Congress 2021, Online, October 25-29, NWC21-327-C, Link to PDF


  1. A. W. Cox, Fidelity Assessment for Model Selection (FAMS): A Framework for Initial Comparison of Multifidelity Modeling Options, Ph.D. Thesis, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, March 2019

  • Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Member, AIAA Design Engineering Technical Committee