- Raunak Bhattacharyya
- Master's Student (AE)
- 207, Montgomery Knight Building270 Ferst DriveAtlanta, GA 30332United States
Raunak Bhattacharyya is a Master's student 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.
- MS Computer Science (concentration in Interactive Intellignence), Georgia Tech, 2017
- MS Aerospace Engineering (minor in Mathematics), Georgia Tech, 2016
- B.Tech Aerospace Engineering (minor in Electrical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2013
- Graduate Research Assistant, Cognitive Engineering Center, 2014-current
- Software Engineering Intern, Power Anser Labs, June-Dec 2013
- Software and Simulation Intern, Flight Test Division, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, May-Aug 2012
- Research Intern, University of Grenoble, May-Aug 2011
- Dec 2017: Raunak has moved to Stanford to pursue his PhD at the Stanford Intelligent Systems Lab. He will be advised by Professor Mykel Kochenderfer.
- July 2017: Paper titled " Designing function allocations in air traffic concepts of operation using network optimization" published in Journal of Air Transportation.
- March 2017: Paper titled "Framing human automation regulation: A new modus operandi from Cognitive Engineering" presented at We Robot 2017 held at Yale Law School.
- January, 2017: Started working on the NASA project Economical Thin Haul Aviation Concepts focusing on design and analysis of multi-agent operational concepts for on demand mobility in aviation. Team led by Dr. Brian German. Co-I Dr. J.P. Clarke.
- October, 2016: Presented paper titled Synthesis of allocations of authority in air traffic concepts of operation at the 35th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) held at Sacramento, California.
- August 2016: Successfully defended Master's thesis titled Analysis and synthesis of allocations of authority and responsibility in novel air traffic concepts of operation.
- July 2016: Paper titled Computational simulation of authority and responsibility in air traffic concepts of operation published in AIAA Journal of Air Transportation.
- May 2016: Paper titled Modeling the monitoring inherent within aviation function allocations accepted for publication in HCI Aero 2016 to be held in September 2016 at Paris, France
- August 2015: Paper titled "Computational assessment of different air ground function allocations" presented at 11th USA/Europe ATM RnD Seminar held at Lisbon, Portugal
- March 2015: Successfully passed the Aerospace Engineering PhD qualifiers.
- October 2014: Presented paper titled A computational study of autonomy and authority in air traffic controlat The 33rd IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) held at Colorado Springs, CO.
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.