Karen E. Willcox

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Co-Director, (Department of Energy) Diamond Center
Co-Director, Center for Computational Engineering

Contact

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Room 37-447
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 253-3503

Academic Degrees

B.E., 1994, University of Auckland
S.M., 1996, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., 2000, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Society Memberships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics; American Society for Engineering Education; American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Positions Held outside MIT

Blended-Wing-Body Group, Boeing Phantom Works, 2000-2001
Sandia National Laboratories, January-June 2005
University of Auckland, Visiting Associate Professor, 2008-2009; Visiting Professor, 2016
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Visiting Associate Professor,  January - May 2011; Visiting Professor August - December 2015

Specialization and Research Interests

Reduced-order modeling, uncertainty quantification, multidisciplinary design optimization, aircraft system design, data to decisions in aerospace systems, educational technology and educational analytics

Teaching Interests

Principles of automatic control, multidisciplinary system design optimization, computational methods in aerospace engineering, signals and systems