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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2005
Bajaj, M., T. Rathnam, R. Peak, and C. J. J. Paredis, "Federated Product Models for Enabling Simulation-Based Product Lifecycle Management", 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), pp. IMECE2005-81663, 2005. Abstract
Iba, S., C. J. J. Paredis, and P. K. Khosla, "Interactive Multimodal Robot Programming", International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 83-104, 2005. Abstract
Panchal, J. H., M. G. Fern, J. K. Allen, C. J. J. Paredis, and F. Mistree, "An Interval Based Focalization Method for Decision Making in Decentralized Multifunctional Design", ASME 2005 Design Engineering Technical Conf. & Computer and Information in Engineering Conf.: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2005. Abstract
Aughenbaugh, J. M., J. M. Ling, and C. J. J. Paredis, "The Use of Imprecise Probabilities to Estimate the Value of Information in Design", 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, pp. IMECE2005-81181, 2005. Abstract
Aughenbaugh, J. M., and C. J. J. Paredis, "The Value of Imprecise Probabilities in Engineering Design", 2005 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conf. & Computers and Information in Engineering Conf.: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2005. Abstract
2004
Paredis, C. J. J., and R. J. Malak, "On characterizing & Assessing the Validity of Behavioral Models & Their Predictions", ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, vol. Paper, no. DTM-57452, October, 2004. Abstract
Fern, M. G., J. H. Panchal, C. J. J. Paredis, and F. Mistree, "Agile Collaboration in Engineering Design via Modular, Computer-Interpretable, Decision-Centric Templates", Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering: Special Issue on Computer-Supported Col, 2004.
Panchal, J. H., M. G. Fern, C. J. J. Paredis, J. K. Allen, and F. Mistree, "The Importance of Designing Design Processes in Product Lifecycle Management: Research Issues and Strategies", ASME Design Engineering Technical Conf., Computing and Information in Engineering: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2004. Abstract
Iba, S., C. J. J. Paredis, and P. K. Khosla, "Interactive Multi-modal Robot Programming", 9th International Symposium of Experimental Robotics, 2004. Abstract
Mocko, G., R. J. Malak, C. J. J. Paredis, and R. Peak, "A Knowledge Repository for Behavioral Models in Engineering Design", ASME Design Engineering Technical Conf., Computers and Information in Engineering Conf.: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2004. Abstract
Liang, V. - C., and C. J. J. Paredis, "A Port Ontology for Conceptual Design of Systems", Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 206-217, 2004. Abstract
Aughenbaugh, J. M., and C. J. J. Paredis, "The Role and Limitations of Modeling and Simulation in Systems Design", 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo, pp. IMECE2004-5981, 2004. Abstract
2003
2002
Latimer, D. T., S. Gujar, J. Garrett, B. Akinci, S. Thayer, and C. J. J. Paredis, Running Surface Assessment Technology Review, , no. CMU-ICES-TR-04-, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, May, 2002. Abstract