co-chair of RTCA SC-186, responsible for writing technical standards for ADS-B. He also chairs the meteorology subgroup of RTCA SC-206 on AIS/FIS Data Link.


KAREN WILLCOX is associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics in the Aerospace Computational Design Laboratory at MIT. She received a B.Eng. from the University of Auckland in 1994 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT in 1996 and 2000, respectively. She spent 1 year as a visiting researcher at Boeing Phantom Works in Long Beach, working with the blended-wing-body design team. She joined the faculty of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics in the fall of 2001. Dr. Willcox’s research interests lie in the computational simulation and optimization of engineering systems. Her research focuses first on model reduction for large-scale systems, with applications in active flow control, aeroelasticity, and variable-fidelity design methods, and second in multidisciplinary system design and optimization, with particular emphasis on economic and environmental factors in aircraft conceptual design. She served on the NRC Panel on Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics for the Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics.



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