Professor Massimiliano Vasile

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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.

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • 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

Prizes and awards

Best interactive paper award
Recipient
2021
AAS/AIAA SFM Best Paper Award
Recipient
2020
Asteroid 2002 PX33 is named Maxvasile
Recipient
2016
Sir Arthur C Clarke Award for Space Achievement (Academic Study/Research)
Recipient
1/6/2015
Highly commended Award Winner
Recipient
2009
Chariman’s Recognition for Outstanding Paper
Recipient
2009

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Publications

Intelligent decision support for collision avoidance manoeuvre planning under uncertainty
Sánchez Luis, Vasile Massimiliano
Advances in Space Research (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2022.09.023
Multi-fidelity and multi-disciplinary approach for the accurate simulation of atmospheric re-entry
Peddakotla Sai Abhishek, Morgado Fábio, Thillaithevan Dilaksan, O'Driscoll Danielle, Santer Matthew, Maddock Christie, Vasile Massimiliano, Fossati Marco
73rd International Astronautical Congress 2022 (2022)
Intelligent selection of NEO deflection strategies under uncertainty
Wang Yirui, Vasile Massimiliano
Advances in Space Research (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2022.08.086
Generative optimisation of resilient drone logistic networks
Filippi Gianluca, Vasile Massimiliano, Patelli Edoardo, Fossati Marco
2022 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence 2022 2022 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC55065.2022.9870306
Multi-layer resilience optimisation for next generation drone logistic networks
Filippi Gianluca, Patelli Edoardo, Vasile Massimiliano, Fossati Marco
European Safety and Reliability Conference (2022)
Uncertainty maps for motion around binary asteroids
Fodde Iosto, Feng Jinglang, Vasile Massimiliano
Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy Vol 134 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10569-022-10096-2

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Professional activities

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
International workshop on satellite constellations and formation flying
Chair
16/7/2019
17th Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization
Organiser
28/6/2019

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Projects

Semi-analytical Attitude Propagation Theory
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Bi, Sifeng (Co-investigator) Feng, Jinglang (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 29-Jan-2024
Data-driven aErothermal and thermomeChanical mOdelling for Destructive re-Entry
Fossati, Marco (Principal Investigator) Maddock, Christie (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
Care & Equity - Logistics UAS Scotland Phase 3 (CAELUS 2) (Future Flight Challenge)
Fossati, Marco (Principal Investigator) Akartunali, Kerem (Co-investigator) Cashmore, Michael (Co-investigator) Irvine, James (Co-investigator) MacBryde, Jillian (Co-investigator) Maddock, Christie (Co-investigator) Patelli, Edoardo (Co-investigator) Tapinos, Efstathios (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2024
AI-Powered Digital Assistant for Space System Engineering
Riccardi, Annalisa (Principal Investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023
Hyperspectral Classification of Space Objects
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023
EPSRC IAA: Uncertainty Quantification of Novel Aeroelastic Systems using Advanced Composite Materials
Yuan, Jie (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2022

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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