Research Engineer II
Defense and Space Division
Dr. Kenneth Decker is a Research Engineer within the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is a member of ASDL’s Defense and Space Division. Through his research, Dr. Decker has developed expertise in model-based engineering, multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization (MDAO), and reduced order modeling for high-dimensional aerothermodynamic data fields. Dr. Decker is currently leading multiple on-going efforts related to the application of reduced order modeling methods to hypersonic MDAO to enable computationally efficient analysis of advanced hypersonic systems.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Aerospace Engineering, 2021, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA - USA
- Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 2016, University Arizona, Tucson, AZ - USA
- K. Decker, N. Iyengar, D. Rajaram, C. Perron and D. Mavris (in press), Manifold Alignment-based Non-intrusive and non-Linear Multi-Fidelity Reduced Order Modeling, AIAA Journal.
- N. Iyengar et. al. Nonlinear Reduced Order Modeling using Domain Decomposition, AIAA Scitech 2022 Forum, 2022. Link to PDF
- K. Decker et. al. Nonlinear Multi-Fidelity Reduced Order Modeling Method using Manifold Alignment, AIAA Aviation 2021 Forum, 2021. Link to PDF
- K. Decker, H. D. Schwartz. and D. Mavris. Dimensionality Reduction Techniques Applied to the Design of Hypersonic Aerial Systems, AIAA Aviation 2020 Forum, 2020. Link to PDF
- K. Decker et. al. Conceptual Feasibility Study for a Magnetic Plane Conecpt, 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2017. Link to PDF
- K. Decker, A Reduced Order modeling Methodology for the Multidisciplinary Design Analysis of Hypersonic Aerial Systems, Ph.D. Thesis, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2021.
- President’s Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology (August 2016 - May 2020)
- Summa Cum Laude, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona (May 2016)