My Published Articles

Published Journal Articles

  • Alexander Mehr and Irem Tumer, 2006, “Risk-based Decision-Making for Managing Resources during Design of Complex Space Exploration Systems”, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Special Issue on Risk-based and Robust Design, Vol 128(4), pp. 1014-1022
  • Chris Hoyle, Alexander Mehr, Irem Tumer, Wei Chen, “Health Management Allocation for Conceptual System Design,” ASME Journal of Computing & Information Sciences in Engineering (In Print – 2009)
  • Li Genzi, Shapour Azarm, Alexander Mehr, and Alejandro Diaz, 2006, “Approximation of Multi-Response Engineering Simulations: A Dependent Meta-Modeling Approach”, Journal of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Springer-Verlag, Vol. 31(4), pp. 260-269
  • Alexander Mehr and Shapour Azarm, 2005, “Bayesian Meta-Modeling of Engineering Design Simulations: A Sequential Approach with Adaptation to Irregularities in the Response Behavior”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, John Wiley InterScience Publishing, Vol. 62(15), pp. 2104-2126
  • Subroto Gunawan, Alexander Mehr and Shapour Azarm, 2004, “On Maximizing Solution Diversity in a Multi-Disciplinary Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm for Design Optimization”, Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines Journal, Taylor and Francis publishers, Vol. 32(4), pp. 491-514
  • Alexander Mehr and Shapour Azarm, 2003, “An Information-Theoretic Performance Metric for Quality Assessment of Multi-Objective Optimization Solution Sets”, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 125(4), pp. 655-663.
  • Subroto Gunawan, Alexander Mehr, and Shapour Azarm, S., 2003, “Multi-Level Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm using Entropy to Preserve Diversity,” Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, Vol. 2632, pp. 148-161. 
  • Alexander Mehr and Shapour Azarm, 2003, “Minimal Sets of Quality Metrics,” Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, Vol. 2632, pp. 405-417.
  • Alexander Mehr and Shapour Azarm, 2002, “Entropy-Based Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm for Design Optimization”, Journal of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Springer-Verlag, Vol. 24(5), pp. 351-361.

Conference Proceedings

  • S. W. Park, C. D. McCoy, A. Mehr, A.P. Pisano, “Optimization of a MEMS Magneto-static Linear Actuator for Fuel Delivery”, IMAC-XXVII – A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, Orlando, Florida, February 9-12, 2009.
  • Hoyle, C., Mehr, A., Tumer, I., Chen, W. “Cost-benefit analysis of ISHM in aerospace systems.” 2007 ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Integrated Systems Engineering Symposium, IDETC/CIE2007, Las Vegas, NV, 2007
  • Hoyle, C., Mehr, A., Tumer, I., Chen, W., “On Quantifying Cost-Benefit of ISHM in Aerospace Systems”, Proceedings of 2007 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 3-10 2007
  • Frank, J., Jarvis, P., Mehr, A., Wysocki, P., “Challenges in Integration of Simulation and Automated Planning and Scheduling”, Proceedings of the 2006 Simulation Interoperability Workshop, Orlando, FL
  • Mehr, A., Tumer, I., “A Multidisciplinary and Multiobjective System Analysis and Optimization Methodology for Embedding Integrated Systems Health Management into NASA’s Complex Systems”, Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference, Philadelphia, PA, September 10-13, 2006
  • Sauvageon, J., Agogino, A., Mehr, A., Tumer, I., “Comparison of Event Detection Methods for Centralized Sensor Networks”, Proceedings of IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, Houston, Texas, 7-9 February 2006
  • Mehr, A., Tumer, I., “A New Approach to Probabilistic Risk Analysis in Concurrent and Distributed Design of Aerospace Systems”, Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference (DETC), Design Automation Conference (DAC), Long Beach, CA, 2005
  • Tumer, I., Barrientos, F., Mehr, A.”Towards Risk Based Design (RBD) of Space Exploration Missions: A Review of RBD Practice and Research Trends at NASA”, Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference (DETC), Long Beach, CA, 2005
  • Mehr, A., Tumer, I., Barszcz, E. “Optimal Design of Integrated Systems Health Management (ISHM) Systems for Improving the Safety of NASA’s Exploration Missions: A Multidisciplinary Design Approach”, Proceedings of the 6th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO’06), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2005.
  • Mehr, A., Tumer, I., Barrientos, F., Ullman, D., “A New Information-Exchange Tool for Capturing and Communicating Risks during the Early-Phase Design and Concept Evaluation”, Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Expo (IMECE), Space and Aviation Systems Risk and Safety, Orlando, FL, 2005.
  • Mehr, A., “Comparative Study of Several Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms”, Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Congress (GECCO 2005), Washington DC, 2005
  • Mehr, A., Tumer, I., “Two-level Optimization of Systems Health Monitoring (SHM) in Systems with Top-down Hierarchical Architecture”, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (IWSHM), September 12-14, 2005, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (An extended version appeared in WCSMO’05).
  • Mehr, A., Li, G., Azarm, S., Diaz, A., “Meta-Modeling of Multi-Response Engineering Simulations”, Proceedings of the 10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Albany, NY, 2004
  • Mehr, A., Azarm, S., Diaz, A., Ravisekar, A., “Approximation-Assisted Crashworthiness Design of Front-end of a Pick-up Truck: A Bayesian Approach”, Proceedings of ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference (IDETC), Design Automation Conference (DAC), Chicago, IL, 2003
  • Besharati, B., Azarm, S., Mehr, A., “A Customer-Based Expected Utility for Product Design Selection”, Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (IDETC), Design Automation Conference (DAC), Montreal, Canada, 2002.
  • Mehr, A., Azarm, S., “On the Entropy of Multiobjective Design Optimization Solution Sets”, Proceedings of the ASME 2002 Design Engineering Technical Conference (IDETC), Design Automation Conference (DAC), Montreal, Canada, 2002.
  • Mehr, A., Azarm, S., “A Sequential Information-Theoretic Approach to Design of Computer Experiments”, Proceedings of the 9th AIAA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization (MA&O), Atlanta, Georgia, 2002.
  • Mehr, A., Azarm, S., “Diversity Assessment of Pareto Optimal Solutions: An Entropy Approach”, Proceedings of the IEEE World Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2002.
  • Mehr, A., Azarm, S., “Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms with Concepts from Statistical Thermodynamics”, Proceedings of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2001), San Francisco, CA, 2001.
  • Mehr, A., Wu, J., Azarm, S., “Some Preliminary Results on the Development and Comparison of a New Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm,” Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (DETC), Design Automation Conference (DAC), Pittsburgh, PA, 2001.
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