Georgia Institute of Technology

Faculty Profile

Joseph Homer Saleh

Joseph Homer Saleh

Associate Professor

Office: Knight 321-2
Phone: 404.385.6711
Fax: 404.894.2760
joseph.saleh@aerospace.gatech.edu
http://www.ae.gatech.edu/labs/ssdl/Saleh.htm/

Education

  • Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 2002.
  • M.A. Near Eastern Civilizations, Harvard University, June 2006
  • Diplôme d’Ingénieur in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, SUPAERO, Toulouse, France    June 1997

Research

1. (Space) System Design: Theory and Applications

  • Value-centric approaches to system design and acquisition
  • Satellite reliability and multi-state failure analysis
  • Interdependent multi-layer networks: modeling and survivability analysis, with application to spacecraft and space-based networks
  • Spacecraft technology portfolio, responsiveness, and schedule slippage
  • Flexibility, obsolescence, and system valuation

2. Accident Causation and System Safety: research, education, and advocacy

  • Toward a formal foundation of system safety in multilevel systems
  • Observability-in-Depth: novel safety strategy to complement defense-in-depth 
  • Primitives of causality: the semantics of agonist and antagonist and models of accident causation and prevention
  • From learning from accidents to teaching about accident causation and prevention: multidisciplinary education for engineering students

 

Honors and Distinctions

  • Outstanding Faculty Award, School of Aerospace Engineering and Sigma Gamma Tau, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012.
  • Lockheed Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, April 2010.
  • Most Valuable Professor (MVP) award, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Faculty Appreciation Award, from the Technology and Policy Program at MIT
  • Vickie Kerrebrock Award, from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT
  • The 2005 mentoring award of the Best Thesis in Technology and Policy at MIT “for serving as Thesis Supervisor to Juan Pablo Torres Padilla”
  • The 2006 mentoring award of the Best Thesis in Technology and Policy at MIT “for serving as Thesis Supervisor to Nicole Jordan”
  • Charles S. Draper Fellowship, 1998-99

 

Selected Publications

Books:

  • Saleh, J. H., Castet, J.-F. “Spacecraft Reliability and Multi-State Failures: A Statistical Approach.” John Wiley & Sons, March 2011.
  • Saleh, J. H., Analyses for Durability and System Design Lifetime: A multi-disciplinary approach," Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Journal Articles:

  • Castet, J.-F., Saleh, J. H. “Interdependent Multi-Layer Networks: Modeling and Survivability Analysis with Applications to Space-Based Networks”. PLoS One, Vol. 8, Issue 4, April 2013.
  • Saleh, J.H. Saltmarsh, E. Favaro, F. M., Brevault, L. “Accident precursors, near misses, and warning signs: critical review and formal definitions within the framework of Discrete Event Systems”. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol. 114, 2013, pp. 148–154.
  • Favaro, F. M., Jackson, D. W., Saleh, J. H. Mavris, D. M. “Software contributions to aircraft adverse events: case studies and analyses of recurrent accident patterns and failure mechanisms”. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol. 113, 2013, pp. 131–142.
  • Cowlagi, R. V., Saleh, J. H. “Coordinability and Consistency in Accident Causation and Prevention: Formal System-Theoretic Concepts for Safety in Multilevel Systems.” Risk Analysis, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2013, pp. 420–433.
  • Saleh, J. H., Pendley C. “From learning from accidents to teaching about accident causation and prevention: multidisciplinary education for engineering students.” Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol. 99, Issue 1, 2012, pp. 105–113.
  • Dubos, G. F., Saleh, J. H. “Risk of Spacecraft On-Orbit Obsolescence: New Framework, Stochastic Modeling, and Implications.” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 67, Issue 1-2, 2010, pp. 155–172.
  • Saleh, J. H., Mark, G. T., Jordan, N. C. “Flexibility: a multi-disciplinary literature review and a research agenda for designing flexible systems.“ Journal of Engineering Design, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2009, pp. 307–323.
  • Brathwaite, J., Saleh, J. H. “Bayesian Framework for Assessing the Value of Scientific Space Systems: Value of Information Approach with Application to Earth Science Spacecraft.” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 84, 2013, pp.24–35.
  • Wayer, J. K., Castet, J.-F., Saleh, J. H. “Spacecraft attitude control subsystem: reliability, multi-state analyses, and comparative failure behavior in LEO and GEO.” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 85, 2013, pp. 83–92.
  • Haga, R. A., Saleh, J. H. “Epidemiology of satellite anomalies and failures: a subsystem-centric approach.” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 69, Issue 7-8, 2011, pp. 676–690.

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