Raunak Bhattacharyya
Ph.D. Candidate (AE)
207, Montgomery Knight Building
270 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
United States



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Raunak Bhattacharyya is a PhD candidate in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech advised by Dr. Amy Pritchett. His research is focused on the analysis and design of multi-agent systems with emphasis on human-autonomy teaming and function allocation. For his MS research, Raunak investigated the allocation of roles and responsibilities between air and ground agents in novel air traffic management concepts of operation.

Raunak received his Bachelor of Technology in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. During the course of his undergraduate studies, Raunak did summer internships at Laboratoire des Ecoulements Geophysiques et Industriels (LEGI) at the University of Grenoble where he worked on modeling and simulating internal gravity waves, and at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. As a simulation and software intern at Gulfstream, Raunak worked on the development of the G650 and G280 flight simulator test facilities. He also conducted undergraduate research in the Design of Wing in Ground effect aircraft, simulation of Reentry vehicles and computational fluid mechanics. Prior to becoming a member of the Cognitive Engineering Center (CEC), Raunak interned as a software engineer at Power Anser Labs where he designed and implemented software modules forline parameter estimation in smart grids.

Outside of academics, Raunak is interested in leadership. He served as the treasurer of the Georgia Tech Graduate Student Government for 2016-17. He is also a graduate mentor through Grad Groups, a program to mentor incoming graduate students run by the Office of Graduate Studies. Raunak enjoys classic literature, travel and music. In his free time, he may be found playing tennis, squash, racketball or football. He is a trained Indian classical tabla player and regularly performs at cultural events.


Work Experience


Recent Projects

NASA - Scenario Based Methods for Verification of Authority and Autonomy

The research aims to contribute to analyze human/automation roles and responsibilities. This work will provide scenario-based methods for validation and verification of current day and NextGen concepts of operation and automated forms supporting these concepts of operation.

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Cognitive Engineering Center (CEC)
Georgia Institute of Technology
270 Ferst Drive
Atlanta GA 30332-0150