Chris Paredis

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G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
813 Ferst Drive NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0405

Room: MaRC 256
Tel.: +1 (404) 894-5613
E-Mail: chris.paredis(at)me.gatech.edu

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Dr. Paredis is Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, and in the H.M. Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.  He is a Woodruff Faculty Fellow and Director of the Model-Based System Engineering Center. He holds graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Paredis’ research focuses on Model-Based Systems Engineering, combining aspects of decision theory, information technology, simulation, and systems theory to support the design of complex mechatronic systems. In these areas, he has published more than 140 refereed book chapters, journal articles and conference papers.  He has made significant contributions to the development of the theory, methods and tools for decision making in design and systems engineering, and has developed several decision support tools using the SysML and Modelica languages.  As Director of the Model-Based Systems Engineering Center, he leads a group of 11 faculty members towards the development of a next generation of systems engineering methods that are value-driven, model-based and human-centered.

He is active within the Object Management Group (OMG), where he serves on the SysML Revision Task Force and where he has led the development of the SysML-Modelica Transformation Specification. He is a founding board member of the North America Modelica Users’ Group, and is a member of the Technical Advisory Board for Integrated Model-Centric Engineering Program at NASA/JPL.  He is past Chair of the ASME Computers and Information in Engineering division and has served as Conference Chair for the 2013 Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER’13) and the 2007 Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE’07).

Dr. Paredis has served as Associate Editor for the SAE Journal of Commercial Vehicles and the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design.  He currently serves as Associate Editor of the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge and as co-Editor of the ASME book series, “Advances in Computers and Information in Engineering Research.”  He received the 2007 CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, the 2007 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, and the 2011 ASME CIE Excellence in Research Award.

  • B.S./M.S. (Burg. Ir.) Mechanical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), 1988.
  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1990.
  • B.S. Business Administration (Diplôme Complémentaire en Administration des Affaires), Université de Liège (Belgium), 1991.
  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1996.

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2009
Paredis, C. J. J., A Framework for Considering Uncertainty in Quantitative Life Cycle Cost Estimation, , vol. DETC86385, New York, NY, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2009. Abstract
Moore, R., A. A. Kerzhner, and C. J. J. Paredis, "Model-Based Optimization of a Hydraulic Backhoe using Multi-Attribute Utility Theory", SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 298-309, 2009. Abstract
Malak, R. J., and C. J. J. Paredis, "Modeling Design Concepts under Risk and Uncertainty using Parameterized Efficient Sets", SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 339-352, 2009. Abstract
Thompson, S. C., and C. J. J. Paredis, "A Process-Centric Problem Formulation for Decision-Based Design", Proc. ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conf. & Computers and Information in Engineering Conf., pp. DETC2009-87421, 2009. Abstract
Kerzhner, A. A., and C. J. J. Paredis, "Using Domain Specific Languages to Capture Design Synthesis Knowledge for Model-Based Systems Engineering", Proc. ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conf. & Computers and Information in Engineering Conf., pp. DETC2009-87286, 2009. Abstract
Moore, R., and C. J. J. Paredis, "Variable Fidelity Modeling as Applied to Trajectory Optimization for a Hydraulic Backhoe", Proc. ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conf. & Computers and Information in Engineering Conf., pp. DETC2009-87522, 2009. Abstract
2008
Paredis, C. J. J., and T. A. Johnson, Using OMG's SysML to Support Simulation, , Atlanta, GA, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineerin, December, 2008. Abstract
Jobe, J. M., T. A. Johnson, and C. J. J. Paredis, "Multi-Aspect Component Models: A Framework for Model Reuse in SysML", ASME 2008 IDETC/CIE Computers and Information in Engineering Conf.: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), pp. DETC2008-49339, 2008. Abstract
2007