Paul D Collopy, Ph.D.

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  Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

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Education

1998

1993

1977 

PH.D

MS

BS

Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, Stanford, California 

Biography

Paul Collopy joins the ISEEM department faculty from the National Science Foundation (NSF) where he was Program Director of four programs: Engineering and Systems Design; Systems Science; Design of Engineering Material Systems; and ODISSEI (an emerging frontiers program in origami design).  Paul also served as the NSF focal point for the White House subcommittee on Space Technology, and he supported the Interagency Working Group on Complex Engineered Systems.

Prior to NSF, Paul led research on systems engineering, complex engineered systems, and technology management as Mike Griffin’s deputy at the Center for System Studies at UAH.    

Paul founded and led the Value-Driven Design Institute in Urbana, Illinois, and DFM Consulting in Hanover, New Hampshire.  He began his career as a manufacturing engineer with Procter & Gamble and Morton Thiokol.  Paul managed design engineering groups and programs at GE Aircraft Engines from 1983 through 1995, culminating in leadership of the GE45 concept engine program and the GE/Rolls-Royce Joint Strike Fighter affordability program.

Paul is co-inventor on two patents and author of more than forty papers, and speaks around the world about the design of large complex systems.  He earned his doctorate in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford in 1998, and has been licensed as a professional engineer since 1981.


Research Expertise

  • Engineering and Systems Design
  • Complex Engineered Systems
  • Systems Science
  • Design of Engineering Material System
  • Technology Management

Honors & Awards

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Recent Publications

Refereed Journal Papers

  • Keller S, Collopy PD and Componation PJ (2014) “What Is Wrong with Space System Cost Models? A Survey and Assessment of Cost Estimating Approaches” Acta Astronautica, vol. 93, pp. 345-351.
  • Maddox ID, Collopy PD, and Farrington PA (2013) “Value-Based Assessment of DoD Acquisition Programs,” Procedia Computer Science, vol. 16, pp. 1161-1169.
  • Keller S and Collopy P (2013) “Value Modeling for a Space Launch System,” Procedia Computer Sciencevol. 16, pp. 1152-1160.
  • Felder WN and Collopy PD (2012) “The Elephant in the Mist: What We Don’t Know About the Design,Development, Test and Management of Complex Systems,” Journal of Aerospace Operations, Vol 1No. 4, 317–327, DOI10.3233, IOS Press.
  • Murphy L and Collopy PD (2012) “A Work-Centered Perspective on Research Needs for Systems Engineering with Models.” Procedia Computer Science, vol. 8, pp. 315-320.
  • Cheung J, Scanlan J, Wong J, Forrester J, Eres H, Collopy P, Hollingsworth P, Wiseall S and Briceno S (2012) “Application of Value-Driven Design to Commercial Aero-Engine Systems,” Pages 749-759 in Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 49, No. 3, May, 2012.
  • Collopy PD and Hollingsworth PM (2011) “Value-Driven Design.” Pages 749-759 in Journal of Aircraft, Vol.48, No. 3, May, 2011.
  • Castagne S, Curran R and Collopy PD (2009) “Implementation of Value-Driven Optimisation for the Design of Aircraft Fuselage Panels. Pages 381-388 in the International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.117, No. 2, February, 2009.
  • Bhadra D, Hogan B, and Collopy P (2008) “Choice of Route Networks: A Qualitative Model for Overland and Overwater Routes,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol 45 No 1, pp. 56-63, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Collopy PD and Otero JF (2006) “Value Driven Design,” Value World, Vol. 29 No. 2, pp. 18-25.
  • Hong WS and Collopy PD (2005) "Technology for Jet Engines: Case Study in Science and TechnologyDevelopment." Pages 769-777 in Vol. 21, No. 5 of the Journal of Propulsion and Power. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA, Sep-Oct 2005.
  • Collopy PD (2004) "Military Technology Pull and the Structure of the Commercial Aircraft Industry." Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 41, No. 1, 85 – 94.

Reports Published by FFRDCs and Government Units

  • Deshmukh A, Wortman M, Collopy P, Boehm B, Lane J, Brown W, and Sullivan K. (2010) ValuingFlexibility (No. SERC-RT-18). Air Force Inst of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB OH. Available in DTIC.
  • Van Atta R, Bittman M, Collopy P, Hartfield B, Harmon B, Kaplan M, Karvonides N, Lippitz M, Mandelbaum J, Marks M, Patterson M, and Sullivan K (2007) Export Controls and the U.S. Defense Industrial BaseIDA Document D-3363, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria VA.
  • Van Atta RH, Lippitz MJ, Bovey R, Wolcott RC, Kindberg L, Vassiliou M, Petonito D, Meyer J,l Collopy P (2004) Implementing a Strategically-Focused Science and Technology Program for Missile DefenseIDA-PAPER-P-3919, Missile Defense Agency, Washington DC.
  • Van Atta R, Baker C, Bovey R, Cannon P and Collopy P (2003) Science and Technology in Development Environments-Industry and Department of Defense Case Studies, IDA-P-3853, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria VA.
  • VanAtta RA, Lippitz MJ, Collopy PD, Hartfield B, and Richmond NJ (1999) Complex Product Realization 2020: Key Issue Areas. Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA.

Books and Chapters

  • Collopy PD and Deshmukh A (2014) “Systems Engineering,” in Systems Engineering for Clean and Renewable Energy Manufacturing. World Technology Evaluation Council, Lancaster, PA.
  • Brown OC and Collopy PD (2010) “Fractionated Spacecraft: Exploring Possible Futures of Space Systems,”in Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, eds. Blockley R and Shyy W.
  • Collopy PD (1998) Replanning in Organizations. Dissertation, Stanford University School of Engineering.

Conference Papers

  • Componation PJ and Collopy PC (2012) “Systems Engineering Theory: Addressing Complexity and Uncertainty in Space System Architecting,” AIAA Paper 2012-5278. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Lewis KE and Collopy PD (2012) “The Role of Engineering Design in Large-Scale Complex Systems,” AIAA Paper 2012-5573. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Poleacovschi C and Collopy P (2012) “A Structure for Studying the Design of Complex Systems,” AC-12-D1.6.6, Proceedings of the 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Naples, Italy.
  • Componation PJ, Collopy PD, Reed GS, Shapiro DG, and Jhala A (2012) “Development of a Research Agenda to Explore Value-Based Software Design,” Proceedings of the ASEM 2012 International Conference, American Society of Engineering Management, Rolla, MO.
  • Bloebaum CL, McGowan AMR, Lightfoot MC, Collopy PD, and Hazelrigg GA (2012) “NSF/NASA Workshop on the Design of Large-Scale Complex Engineered Systems – From Research to Product Realization,” AIAA Paper 2012-5572. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Collopy PD, Bloebaum CL, and Mesmer BL (2012) “The Distinct and Interrelated Roles of Value-Driven Design, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, and Decision Analysis,” AIAA Paper 2012-5575. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Collopy PD and Poleacovschi C (2012) “Validating Value-Driven Design.” Proceedings of the 3rd Air Transport and Operations Symposium, Delft, Nederland, June 18-20, 2012.
  • Collopy PD (2012) “A Research Agenda for the Coming Renaissance in Systems Engineering,” AIAA Paper 2012-0799. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Collopy PD (2011) “Valuing Capacity in Air Transportation,” Proceedings of the 2nd International Air Transport and Operations Symposium, Delft, The Netherlands, April, 2011.
  • Deshmukh A and Collopy PD (2010) “Fundamental Research into the Design of Large-Scale Complex Systems,” AIAA Paper 2010-8861. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Collopy PD and Sundberg E (2010) “Creating Value with Space Based Group Architecture,” AIAA Paper 2010-8799. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Richardson GG, Penn JP and Collopy PD (2010) “Value-Centric Analysis and Value-Centric Design.” AIAA Paper 2010-6540. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Deshmukh A, Wortman M, Collopy P, Boehm B, Lane J, Brown W, Levine A, Jacques D, Colombi J, Housel T, Mun J, Madachy R, and Sullivan K (2010) “Valuing Flexibility,” Conference Paper, Accession No. ADA546882, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
  • Brown OC, Eremenko P, and Collopy PD (2009) “Value-Centric Design Methodologies for Fractionated Spacecraft: Progress Summary from Phase I of the DARPA System F6 Program.” AIAA Paper 2009-6540. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Collopy PD (2009) “Aerospace System Value Models: A Survey and Observations.” AIAA Paper 2009-6560. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Collopy PD (2008) "Value of the Probability of Success." AIAA Paper 2008-7876. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Collopy PD and Horin C (2007) "Evaluation of New Technology for the Federal Aviation Administration."AIAA Paper 2007-7852. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Collopy PD (2007) "Adverse Impact of Extensive Attribute Requirements on the Design of Complex Systems." AIAA Paper 2007-7820. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston VA.
  • Collopy PD (2006) "Value-Driven Design and the Global Positioning System." AIAA Paper 2006-7213.American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Collopy PD and Curran R (2005) “The Challenge of Modeling Cost.” Papers CEIAT-2005-0085 (a) and (b).Presented at the 1st International Conference on Innovation and Integration in Aerospace Sciences 4-5 August 2005, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
  • Shapiro DG and Collopy PD (2004) "Communicating Values to Autonomous Agents." Spring Symposium of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Menlo Park, CA.
  • Collopy PD (2003) "Balancing Risk and Value in System Development." AIAA Paper 2003-6376, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Collopy PD (2003) "Assigning Value to Reliability in Satellite Constellations." AIAA Paper 2003-6214, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Collopy PD (2002) "Customer Value Analysis of Hub-Spoke Versus Point-to-Point Airline Routes." AIAA Paper 2002-5865, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Collopy PD and Horton RR (2002) "Value Modeling for Technology Evaluation." AIAA Paper 2002-3622, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Collopy PD, and Eames DJH (2001) “Aerospace Manufacturing Cost Prediction from a Measure of Part Definition Information,” SAE Paper 2001-01-3004, SAE Publications, Warrendale, PA.
  • Collopy PD (2001) “Economic-Based Distributed Optimal Design,” AIAA Paper 2001-4675, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Collopy PD (1999) “Joint Strike Fighter: Optimal Design through Contract Incentives.” Pages 335-346 in 1999 Acquisition Research Symposium Proceedings, Defense Systems Management College. 
  • Collopy PD (1997) “Surplus Value in Propulsion System Design Optimization,” AIAA paper 97-3159. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA.
  • Collopy PD (1997) “A System for Values, Leadership and Communications in Product Design,” pages 95 - 98 in International Powered Lift Conference Proceedings, P-306, SAE Publications, Warrendale, PA.
  • Krishnamurthy P, Fehling MR, Collopy PD and Courand G (1994) “Toward a Model of Organizational Problem-solving,” pages 139-146 in Proceedings of the 1994 AAAI Symposium on Computational Organizational Design, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Recent Presentations

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