• Assistant Professor
  • Sallie and Don Davis ’61 Faculty Fellow
Douglas Allaire

Educational Background

  • Ph.D, Aerospace Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004

Research Interests

  • Douglas Allaire holds SB, SM, and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. His current research focuses on the development of computational methods for the analysis, design, and operation of complex systems.  He is specifically interested in aspects of uncertainty quantification, multidisciplinary design optimization, and compositional methods for simulation-based design.  He is currently working on projects involving the development of computational methods for enabling self-aware unmanned aerial vehicles, the development of optimal algorithms for multi-information source management in design, and the development of methods for enabling correct-by-construction model-based design processes.

Awards & Honors

  • ASME CIE Young Engineer Award, 2018
  • ASME DAC Best Paper Award, 2018
  • Dean of Engineering Excellence Award, 2017
  • James J. Cain Graduate Teaching Award, 2017

Selected Publications

  • Ghoreishi, S.F., Friedman, S., and Allaire, D., “Adaptive dimensionality reduction for fast sequential optimization with Gaussian processes,” American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Mechanical Design, 141(7):071404, 2019.
  • Swischuk, R. and Allaire, D., “A machine learning approach to aircraft sensor error detection and correction,” American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 19(4):041009, 2019.
  • Isaac, B. and Allaire, D., “Expensive black-box optimization via a gold rush policy,” American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Mechanical Design, 141(3):031401, 2019.
  • Ghoreishi, S.F., Molkeri, A., Srivastava, A., Arroyave, R., and Allaire, D., “Multi-information source fusion and optimization to realize ICME: application to dual phase materials,” American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Mechanical Design, 140(11): 111409, 2018.
  • Allen, R.C., Allaire, D., and El-Halwagi, M., “Capacity planning for modular and transportable infrastructure for shale gas production and processing,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b04255, 2018.