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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. See this video for a short summary of his research.

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • Differential Geometry

Selected Publications

Bakker, C., Parks, G.T. MDO and Pareto Front Spacing with Differential Geometry, Part I: Background and Method. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Under Review (2014)

Bakker, C., Parks, G.T. MDO and Pareto Front Spacing with Differential Geometry, Part II: Further Developments. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Under Review (2014)

Bakker, C., Parks, G.T. Riemannian Optimization and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization. Optimization and Engineering. Under Review (2014)

Bakker, C., Parks, G.T. Differential Geometry Tools for Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Part I: Theory. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Accepted (2014)

Bakker, C., Parks, G.T. Differential Geometry Tools for Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Part II: Application to QSD. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Accepted (2014)

Bakker, C., Parks, G.T. Multi-Objective Optimization, MDO, and Differential Geometry Controlled Pareto Front Solution Spacing. 4th International Conference on Engineering Optimization. ISSMO, Lisbon, Portugal (2014)

Bakker, C., Parks, G.T. Riemannian Optimization in Multidisciplinary Design Optimization. SIAM Conference on Optimization. SIAM, San Diego, California (2014)

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

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

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

Bakker, C., Paiva, R., Suleman, A.

Development of a Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Coupling Metric. 9th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Shizuoka City, Japan (2011)

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