• Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Space Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 2012
  • M.Sc. (Dipl.Ing.), Aerospace Engineering from ISAE/Supaero, Toulouse, France - 2004
  • B.S. (Ing. Sup.), Telecommunications Engineering, UPC (Barcelona, Spain) - 2002

Research Interests

    • Space Systems
    • Systems Engineering
    • Systems Architecture
    • Intelligent Systems
    • Earth Observation
    • Small Satellites

Awards & Honors

  • First Author of the most cited paper of the journal Acta Astronautica since 2012
  • First Author, Conference Best Paper Award, 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference
  • Co-author, Conference Best Paper Award, 2018 Design Computing and Cognition
  • Silver Medal, Spanish National Chemistry Olympiad

Selected Publications

  • Hitomi, N., & Selva, D. (2018). Incorporating expert knowledge into evolutionary algorithms with operators and constraints to design satellite systems. Applied Soft Computing Journal, 66, 330–345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asoc.2018.02.017
  • Bang, H., Viros, A., Prat, A., & Selva, D. (2018). Daphne : An Intelligent Assistant for Architecting Earth Observing Satellite Systems. In 2018 AIAA Information Systems-AIAA Infotech @ Aerospace, AIAA SciTech Forum (pp. 1–14). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-1366
  • Gallud Cidoncha, X., & Selva, D. (2018). Agent-based simulation framework and consensus algorithm for observing systems with adaptive modularity. Systems Engineering, Early View, Accepted 26 April 2018. https://doi.org/10.1002/sys.21433
  • Selva, D., Cameron, B. G. & Crawley, E. F. (2014). Rule-Based System Architecting of Earth Observing Systems: Earth Science Decadal Survey. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 51(5), 1505–1521. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A32656
  • Selva, D., & Krejci, D. (2012). A survey and assessment of the capabilities of Cubesats for Earth observation. Acta Astronautica, 74(May-June 2012), 50–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2011.12.014