Sean Vermillion

Analyst

Dr. Vermillion has 10 years of mechanical system design experience culminating in a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University on delegated decision making in the design of large, complex systems.  Dr. Vermillion has a publication history spanning normative, descriptive, and prescriptive decision-making topics with engineering design exemplifying his expertise in decision theories and analysis, optimization, and system design.  Specifically, Dr. Vermillion has expertise in the engineering design process, multi-objective decision making under uncertainty, problem decomposition, and computational optimization algorithms.

Education

Ph.D.    Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2016
M.S.     Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri, 2011
B.S.      Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri, 2009

Selected Publications and Presentations

Vermillion, S. D., Malak, R. J., Smallman, R., Becker, B., Sferra, M., Fields, S., (Accepted), “An Investigation on Using Serious Gaming to Study Human Decision-making in Engineering Contexts”, Design Science Journal

Vermillion, S. D., Malak, R. J., (2017), “A game theoretical perspective on incentivizing collaboration in system design”, in Proc. of 15th Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2017), Los Angeles, CA, March 23-25

Vermillion, S. D. and Malak, R. J., (2016), “A Comparative Analysis of Incentive Structures for Value-Driven Delegated Design”, Presented at the CESUN 5th International Engineering Systems Symposium, Washington, D.C., June 27-29

Galvan, E., Hsiao, C., Vermillion, S. D., Malak, R. J., (2015), “A Parallel Approach for the Computation of Expected Value of Gathering Information”, SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, 8(2)

Vermillion, S. D., Malak, R. J., Smallman, R., and Linsey, J., (2015), “A Study on Outcome Framing and Risk Attitude in Engineering Decisions Under Uncertainty”, Journal of Mechanical Design, 137(8)