Hanumanthrao "Rao" Kannan

Assistant Professor

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Research Areas

Main Area:  Management Systems Engineering

  • Systems Engineering Theory
  • Preference representation and communication 
  • System architecture
  • System design
  • Satellite system design
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, 2015
  • M.S., Astronautical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2011
  • B.E., Aeronautical Engineering, Anna University, India, 2010 
  • Assistant Professor, Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, August 2018 - Present
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, August 2017- August 2018
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, August 2015 - May 2017 

ISE 4015 Management Systems

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  1. Kannan, H., Bloebaum, C.L., Mesmer, B., “Increased System Consistency through Incorporation of Coupling in Value-based Systems Engineering”, Systems Engineering, 20(1), 21-44, 2017. 
  2. Simpson, T., Miller, S., Tibor, E., Yukish, M., Stump, G., Kannan, H., Mesmer, B., Winer, E., Bloebaum, C.L., “Adding Value to Trade Space Exploration when Designing Complex Engineered Systems”, Systems Engineering, 20(2), 131-146, 2017. 
  3. Kwasa, B., Kannan, H., Bloebaum, C.L., “Incorporation of Organization Design in the Design of Large-Scale Complex Engineered Systems”, accepted for publication – Journal of Aerospace Operations (JAO) 
  4. Wang, M., Kannan, H., Bloebaum, C.L., “Beyond Mean-Variance: The Mean-Gini Approach to Optimization Under Uncertainty”, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 140(3), 031401 (11 pages).
  5. Salado, A., Kannan, H., “A Mathematical Model of Verification Strategies”, accepted for publication – Systems Engineering Journal
  • International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Member, 2018-present
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Member, 2010-present
  • James E. Long Memorial Post-Doctoral Fellowship, INCOSE foundation - To advance the state of the practice of systems thinking or the systems perspective, July 2018
  • Research Excellence Award, Iowa State University - Outstanding research in a graduate program (PhD), Fall 2015

Hanumanthrao "Rao" Kannan

Hanumanthrao "Rao" Kannan
Hanumanthrao "Rao" Kannan
  • 540-231-1839
  • hkannan@vt.edu
  • 225 Durham Hall
    (MC 0118)
    1145 Perry Street
    Blacksburg, VA 24061