Complex Cyber-Physical System Behavior and Trade-o
at ORAU/ORISE DoD Programs

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Complex Cyber-Physical System Behavior and Trade-offs Candidates are being sought at the intersection of engineering, operations research, and data science to conduct fundamental and applied research relevant to systems analysis of complicated and complex cyber-physical systems. This research will explore performance and resilience of Army aviation assets, such as small unmanned aircraft systems, in future operating environments through system-of-systems and complex systems analysis. Of special interest is quantification of the interaction between requirements, design variables, technologies (i.e., subsystem options), and operational environments to permit interactive trade-off analyses and tradespace exploration. The candidate will develop or advance physics-based models for new and novel air system concepts cooperating with humans to perform Army-relevant missions. The candidate will set up and perform modeling, simulation, analysis, experimentation, and visualization of data in interactive computing environments. Studies will be performed and then published in conference proceedings and peer-reviewed journals. Programming skills desired in Python, Matlab, C variants, Java, and/or R. Experience desired in modeling, simulation, analysis, and multi-disciplinary optimization. Collaborative development skills desired (e.g., Github, Bitbucket). Familiarity with agent-based modeling is of interest but not required (e.g., NetLogo, MASON, AnyLogic, GAMA). Keywords: agent-based modeling, alternatives, analysis, capability-based, data science, decision science, decision support, experimentation, futures command, modeling, multidisciplinary, operations research, optimization, prototyping, readiness, reliability, requirements, resilience, simulation, system-of-systems, systems analysis, systems engineering, technology forecasting, visualization, what-if analysis, tradespace

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About Us

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as:

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Program that allow senior scientists, faculty; high school, bachelor’s, masters’ and doctoral students, and recent graduates to enhance their science education experience in projects and activities at our Department of Defense (DOD) and other Government and Private Industry customers’ laboratories and research facilities worldwide.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. Scientists and engineers at ARL help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs.

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