Professor Massimiliano Vasile

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Personal statement

Professor Vasile key expertise is in computational intelligence applied to the solution of complex problems in aerospace engineering. He pioneered the use of global optimisation techniques for the design and optimisation space trajectories and the use of uncertainty quantification technique in conjunction with optimisation for the design and control of complex engineering systems. He developed innovative methods for optimisation under uncertainty based on evidence theory, called Evidence Based Robust Optimisation, he has worked on non-deterministic planning and goal allocation for robots, fault tolerant distributed navigation systems for spacecraft and nonlinear uncertainty quantification in space flight mechanics, with particular application to space debris and asteroid manipulation. He also developed innovative techniques for multi-objective optimal control and multi-objective optimisation under uncertainty. He is currently leading the Stardust network on asteroids and space debris, the UTOPIAE network on uncertainty treatment and optimisation in aerospace engineering and is part of the management team of the EPSRC ENCORE network on resilience in complex engineering systems.

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Area of Expertise

  • Computational optimisation
  • Multidisciplinary design
  • Robust design optimisation
  • Astrodynamics and mission analysis
  • Computational intelligence
  • Development of computational tools for system,component and process design and optimisation
  • Integrated design of new products and processes
  • Reliability analysis of products and processes, enhanced product quality
  • Analysis of new mission concepts
  • Autonomous control of processes and systems
  • Autonomous activity planning and scheduling, support to multi-criteria decision making

Prize And Awards

Innovative Computational Methods in Dynamical Astronomy
Recipient
13/5/2023
AIAA Associate Fellow
Recipient
1/10/2022
Senior IEEE member
Recipient
27/9/2022
Best Paper Award in "Innovation in Smart Cities and Systems"
Recipient
1/9/2022
Best interactive paper award - IAC 2021
Recipient
2021
AAS/AIAA SFM Best Paper Award
Recipient
2020

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Professional Activities

International Funding Opportunities for Space Research
Organiser
20/12/2022
OAS Artificial Intelligence Workshop
Organiser
14/12/2022
Stardust-R Global Virtual Workshop II: Space Traffic Management and Resilient Space Environment
Organiser
13/9/2021
International Conference on Bioinspired Optimisation Methods and Their Applications
Chair
17/11/2020
STARDUST-R GLOBAL VIRTUAL WORKSHOP I
Organiser
2020
5th European Optimisation in Space Engineering Workshop
Organiser
21/11/2019

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Projects

AI for Space Operations, Safety and Sustainability
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Clemente, Carmine (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 15-Jan-2023
Generative Mapping and Control of Stationary Points in Complex Dynamical Systems EP/X018288/1 (New Horizons)
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator)
02-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2025
ASTRAIOS Analysis of Skills, Training, Research, and Innovation Opportunities in Space (Horizon-CL4-SPACE)
Maddock, Christie (Principal Investigator) Feng, Jinglang (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2025
ESCAPE - Exploration of the SpaceCArrying capacity ProblEm
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Feng, Jinglang (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
The Uncertain Life of a Space System
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Bi, Sifeng (Co-investigator) Wilson, Andrew (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
MTN Multi-Layer Temporal Network Nodel of the Space Environment (Contract Change to Postdoc study from S191285)
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024

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Professor Massimiliano Vasile
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Email: massimiliano.vasile@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2326