Paul Grogan (pgrogan)

Paul Grogan

Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD (2014) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Engineering Systems)
  • MS (2010) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Aeronautics and Astronautics)
  • BS (2008) University of Wisconsin (Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics)

Research

Dr. Grogan directs the Collective Design (CoDe) Lab which studies how engineers design systems with distributed authority, resulting in collective decision-making problems that cannot be solved with traditional systems engineering methods. The research builds on theory and tools in design science, economics, and information science to understand and improve engineering design processes. Research methods develop and use models, simulations, and games to understand how individuals and teams interact with design problems. Domains of interest include Earth-observing and communications space systems and (terrestrial) critical infrastructure systems including power, water, communications and transportation.

Institutional Service

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Member
  • Academic Operations and Affairs Committee (AOAC) Member
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee (GCC) Member
  • SSE Doctoral Program Committee Member

Professional Service

  • ASME Design Theory and Methodology Technical Committee Vice Chair
  • Council of Engineering Systems Universities Secretary
  • ASME Design Theory and Methodology Technical Committee Secretary
  • Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization Product Support Group Member for Standard SISO-STD-018-2020 (Space FOM)
  • ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences Review Coordinator for DTM/Design Practice
  • ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences Review Coordinator for DTM/Design Methods

Appointments

Assistant Professor, School of Systems and Enterprises (Jan. 2016 - Present), Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

Honors and Awards

2022 Stevens Early Career Award for Research Excellence (May 2022)
2nd Place AIRC Defense Data Grand Prix, Heat 1 (Feb. 2022)
2020 Systems Engineering Journal Reviewer of the Year (Jul. 2021)
2020-21 Stevens "Excellence in All We Do" Employee Excellence Award (Apr. 2021)
2019 Systems Engineering Journal Reviewer of the Year (Oct. 2020
NSF CAREER Award (Feb 2020)
2014 Daniel and Eva Roos Engineering Systems Dissertation Prize (Sept. 2017)
2015 American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Outstanding Reviewer (May 2016)
SCS SpringSim Annual Simulation Symposium (ANSS) Best Paper (Apr. 2016)
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship (Aug. 2010)
Wisconsin All-state Scholar, Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship (May 2003)

Professional Societies

  • Design Society Member
  • ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers Member
  • IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Senior member
  • AIAA – American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics Senior member
  • SISO – Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization Member
  • AGU – American Geophysical Union Member
  • ASEE – American Society for Engineering Education Member

Selected Publications

Book Chapter

  1. Panchal, J. H.; Grogan, P. (2021). Designing for Technical Behaviour. Handbook of Engineering Systems Design. Springer.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46054-9_17-2.

Conference Proceeding

  1. Behrooz, H.; Hayeri, Y.; Grogan, P. (2022). A Discrete-Time Simulation Model for New York City Bike-Share System. International Conference on Transportation and Development 2022 (pp. 1-12). ASCE.
    https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784484340.001.
  2. Tapia-Tamayo, I.; Grogan, P. (2022). Tradespace analysis of cross-calibration in missions observing ocean color. Proceedings of the 2022 IEEE International Systems Conference. IEEE.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/SysCon53536.2022.9773825.
  3. Grogan, P.; LeVine, M.; Chell, B.; Capra, L.; Sellers, J. J. (2022). New Observing Strategies Testbed: Co-simulation for Earth Science Technology Demonstration. 2022 Simulation Innovation Workshop. SISO.
    https://www.sisostds.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/API/Entries/Download?Command=Core_Download&EntryId=53458&PortalId=0&TabId=105.
  4. Grogan, P.; Daly, H.; Brand, M.; Sellers, J. (2021). New Observing Strategies Testbed (NOS-T) Architecture: Evaluating Dynamic Response to Emergent Events. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IEEE.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS47720.2021.9555131.
  5. Stern, J.; Grogan, P. (2021). Sampling Evaluation to Measure Observing System Representativeness. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IEEE.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS47720.2021.9554889.
  6. Daly, H.; Grogan, P. (2021). Towards a Reference Architecture for Digital and Model-based Engineering Information Systems. 2020 Conference on Systems Engineering Research (pp. 3-13). Springer.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-82083-1_1.
  7. Grogan, P.; Stern, J. (2021). Coordinating Observation at Global and Local Scales: Service-oriented Platform to Evaluate Mission Architectures. 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium.
  8. Avsar, A.; Grogan, P. (2020). Effects of Locus of Control Personality Trait on Team Performance in Cooperative Engineering Design Tasks. 2020 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.
  9. Laughland, J.; Grogan, P. (2020). Analyzing the Calibration and Validation Support Architecture for CYGNSS as a Design Problem. AIAA ASCEND. AIAA.
  10. Chen, H.; Gardner, B.; Grogan, P.; Ho, K. (2020). Flexibility Management for Space Logistics Through Decision Rules. AIAA ASCEND. AIAA.
  11. Alelyani, T.; Grogan, P.; Tausczik, Y.; Yang, Y. (2020). Software Crowdsourcing Design: An Experiment on the Relationship Between Task Design and Crowdsourcing Performance.
  12. Avsar, A. Z.; Valencia-Romero, A.; Grogan, P. (2019). The Effects of Locus of Control and Big Five Personality Traits on Collaborative Engineering Design Tasks with Negotiation. 2019 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. ASME.
  13. Grogan, P. (2019). Modeling Challenges for Earth Observing Systems of Systems. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (pp. 5289-5292).
  14. Grogan, P.; de Weck, O. L. (2019). LEGO product design and manufacturing simulations for engineering design and systems engineering education. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.
  15. Lee, H. P.; Grogan, P. (2019). Measuring strategic risk dominance using the multi-actor value model: A study of the national polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system. AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum.
  16. Chiesi, S. S.; Grogan, P. (2019). Modeling spacecraft design activities as rugged fitness landscapes. AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum.
  17. Portelli, L.; Sabatini, M.; Grogan, P. (2019). Ontology development for knowledge-driven distributed space mission systems engineering. AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum.
  18. Grogan, P. (2019). Stag hunt as an analogy for systems-of-systems engineering. Procedia Computer Science (vol. 153, pp. 177-184).
  19. Avşar, A. Z.; Valencia-Romero, A.; Grogan, P. (2019). The effects of locus of control and big five personality traits on collaborative engineering design tasks with negotiation. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. 7).
  20. Grogan, P.; Bayrak, A. (2018). Operational and Strategic Decisions in Engineering Design Games. 2018 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. ASME.
  21. Valencia-Romero, A.; Grogan, P. (2018). Toward a Model-based Experimental Approach to Assessing Collective Systems Design Processes. 2018 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. ASME.
  22. Chen, H.; Koki, H.; Brian, G.; Grogan, P. (2017). Built-in Flexibility for Space Logistics Mission Planning and Spacecraft Design. AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition. AIAA.
  23. Alelyani, T.; Yang, Y.; Grogan, P. (2017). Understanding designers behavior in parameter design activities. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. 7).

Journal Article

  1. Anderson, J. F.; Cardin, M.; Grogan, P. (2022). Design and analysis of flexible multi-layer staged deployment for satellite mega-constellations under demand uncertainty. Acta Astronautica (vol. 198, pp. 179-193).
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2022.05.022.
  2. Stern, J. L.; Grogan, P. (2022). Federated Space Systems’ Trade-Space Exploration for Strategic Robustness. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (4 ed., vol. 59, pp. 1240-1254). AIAA.
    https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A35103.
  3. Stern, J. L.; Valencia-Romero, A.; Grogan, P. T. (2022). Strategic Robustness in Bi-level Collaborative Systems Design. Design Science (e6 ed., vol. 8).
    https://doi.org/10.1017/dsj.2022.2.
  4. Chen, H.; Gardner, B.; Grogan, P.; Ho, K. (2021). Flexibility Management for Space Logistics Through Decision Rules. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (5 ed., vol. 58, pp. 1314-1324). AIAA.
    https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A34985.
  5. Gardner; Grogan, P. (2021). Probabilistic Launch Vehicle Delay Models for Human Spaceflight Missions. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (5 ed., vol. 58, pp. 1563-1567). AIAA.
    https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A34896.
  6. Grogan, P. (2021). Co-design and Co-simulation for Engineering Systems: Insights from the Sustainable Infrastructure Planning Game. Design Science.
  7. Thekinen, J.; Grogan, P. (2021). Information Exchange Patterns in Digital Engineering: An Observational Study Using Web-based Virtual Design Studio. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering (4 ed., vol. 21, pp. 041012). ASME.
  8. Chaudhari, A.; Grogan, P.; Gralla, E. L.; Szajnfarber, Z.; Panchal, J. (2020). Designing Representative Model Worlds to Study Socio-Technical Phenomena: A Case Study of Communication Patterns in Engineering Systems Design. Journal of Mechanical Design (12 ed., vol. 142, pp. 121403).
  9. Grogan, P.; Valencia Romero, A. (2020). Structured to Succeed?: Strategy Dynamics in Engineering Systems Design and their Effect on Collective Performance . Journal of Mechanical Design.
  10. Szajnfarber, Z.; Grogan, P.; Panchal, J. H.; Gralla, E. L. (2020). A call for consensus on the use of representative model worlds in systems engineering and design. Systems Engineering (4 ed., vol. 23, pp. 436-442).
  11. Ehsanfar, A.; Grogan, P. (2020). Auction-Based Algorithms for Routing and Task Scheduling in Federated Networks. Journal of Network and Systems Management (2 ed., vol. 28, pp. 271-297).
  12. Ehsanfar, A.; Grogan, P. (2020). Mechanism Design for Exchanging Resources in Federated Networks. Journal of Network and Systems Management (1 ed., vol. 28, pp. 108-132).
  13. Grogan, P.; Valencia Romero, A. (2019). Strategic Risk Dominance in Multi-actor Engineered Systems. Design Science (e24 ed., vol. 5).
  14. Toerngren, M.; Grogan, P. (2018). How to Deal with the Complexity of Future Cyber-Physical Systems?. Designs (4 ed., vol. 2). MDPI.
  15. Grogan, P. (2018). Data on Multi-actor Parameter Design Tasks by Engineering Students with Variable Problem Size, Coupling, and Team Size. Data in Brief (vol. 20).
  16. Grogan, P.; Meijer, S. (2017). Gaming Methods in Engineering Systems Research. Systems Engineering. Wiley.

Report

  1. Blackburn, M.; Verma, D.; Dillon-Merrill, R.; Blake, R.; Bone, M.; Chell, B.; Dove, R.; Dzielski, J.; Grogan, P.; Hoffenson, S.; Hole, E.; Jones, R.; Kruse, B.; Pochiraju, K.; Snyder, C.; Cloutier, R.; Grosse, I.; Hagedorn, T. (2018). Transforming Systems Engineering through Model-Centric Engineering (SERC-2017-TR-111 ed.). SERC.

Technical Report

  1. Grogan, P.; Valencia-Romero, A.; Sabatini, M. (2019). Game-theoretic Risk Assessment for Distributed Systems (GRADS) (SERC-2019-TR-011 ed.). Systems Engineering Research Center.
    https://sercproddata.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/technical_reports/reports/1568138170-A013_SERC%20RT207_Technical%20Report%20SERC-2019-TR-011.pdf.
  2. Blackburn, M.; Verma, D.; Dillon-Merrill, R.; Blake, R.; Bone, M.; Chell, B.; Dove, R.; Dzielski, J.; Grogan, P.; Hoffenson, S.; Hole, E.; Jones, R.; Kruse, B.; Pochiraju, K.; Snyder, C.; Cloutier, R.; Grosse, I.; Hagedorn, T. (2018). Transforming Systems Engineering through Model-Centric Engineering (SERC-2017-TR-111 ed.). SERC.

Courses

SYS 611 Systems Modeling and Simulation
SYS 501 Probability and Statistics for Systems Engineering
EM 364 Statistics for Engineering Management
EM 365 Statistics for Engineering Management Lab