Research Interests

Our research interests are in space systems, artificial intelligence, and systems engineering and design. Our core interests are right at the intersection of the three, in the development of new mixed-initiative and collaborative approaches for designing complex space systems. Of special interest lately are: 1) research on developing new cognitive assistants and understanding what works and what doesn’t, and how to best interact with them; 2) new approaches to fuse data and knowledge (e.g., in the form of logical rules) for design. 

Students in the SEAK Lab learn about:

  • Space Mission Design
  • Systems Engineering, Architecture, and Design
  • Global optimization
  • Machine learning
  • Knowledge-based systems
  • Surrogate models
  • Human-agent interaction
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Earth Observation

Research Projects

The following is an incomplete list of our recent and current research projects: