Karen E. Willcox

Professor Karen Willcox
Visiting Professor

Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
201 E 24th Street, POB 4.102, Austin, TX 78712

kwillcox [at] mit.edu
Administrative Assistant
Financial Officer
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 and January - July 2018
External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute, 2019 - present

Specialization and Research Interests

Reduced-order modeling, uncertainty quantification, multidisciplinary design optimization, scientific machine learning, 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