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Craig Bakker


  • BEng, University of Victoria, 2011

In 2011, Craig Bakker graduated from the University of Victoria with a major in mechanical engineering and a minor in mathematics. He is now a graduate researcher in the Engineering Design Centre at the University of Cambridge. Under the supervision of Dr. Geoff Parks, Craig's research focuses on providing a more rigorous mathematical understanding of MDO problems and solution strategies using differential geometry. Craig is a member of St. John's College, and in his free time, Craig enjoys reading, singing with the St John's Voices, and social dancing.

Craig has also participated in FameLab ( Local Heat, Regional Heat) and Bright Club.

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • Differential Geometry

Selected Publications

Bakker, C., Paiva, R., Suleman, A. Development of a Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Coupling Metric. In: 9th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Shizuoka City, Japan (2011)

Bakker, C., Parks, G.T., Jarrett, J.P. On the Application of Differential Geometry to MDO. In: 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference. AIAA, Indianapolis, Indiana (2012)

Bakker, C., Parks, G.T., Jarrett, J.P. Geometric Perspectives on MDO and MDO Architectures. In: 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference. AIAA, Indianapolis, Indiana (2012)

Bakker, C., Parks, G.T., Jarrett, J.P. Differential Geometry and Design Coupling in MDO. In: 9th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference. AIAA, Boston, Massachusetts (2013)

Bakker, C., Parks, G.T., Jarrett, J.P. Optimization Algorithms and ODE's in MDO. In: Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. ASME, Portland, Oregon (2013)

Full Publications List

Contact Information

The University of Cambridge,
Department of Engineering,
Trumpington Street,
Cambridge,
CB2 1PZ
UNITED KINGDOM

Phone: +44 1223 748567

Fax: +44 1223 332662

Email: ckrb2@cam.ac.uk