TM_pic.JPGTsoline Mikaelian

Postdoctoral Associate

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Office: 32-221

tsoline@mit.edu

 

 

 

 

Tsoline Mikaelian is a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT. She received the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, while working at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Systems Engineering Advancement Research Initiative (SEARI). She received the Honours B.Sc. from York University, Toronto, with a specialization in Space and Communications.

 

Tsolineís work has led to several large research proposals that were subsequently funded at MIT. Prior to MIT, she worked at York University on a novel laser communication technology and at Spectral Applied Research, Inc. on characterizing new types of spacecraft sensors for fault-tolerance.

 

Tsoline enjoys teaching and has been teaching assistant and guest lecturer for several classes at MIT and York University. She is also the recipient of many awards, including the Amelia Earhart Fellowship Award, a Presidential Fellowship at MIT, and the Academic Medal of the Governor General of Canada.

 

Publications

T. Mikaelian. An Integrated Real Options Framework for Model-based Identification and Valuation of Options under Uncertainty, Ph.D. thesis, MIT, June 2009.

T. Mikaelian, D. Rhodes, D. Nightingale, and D. Hastings. 2009. Model-based Estimation of Flexibility and Optionability in an Integrated Real Options Framework. Proc. IEEE Systems Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

T. Mikaelian, D. Rhodes, D. Nightingale, and D. Hastings. 2008. Managing Uncertainty in Socio-Technical Enterprises using a Real Options Framework. 6th Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER-08), Redondo Beach, CA.

T. Mikaelian, J. Bartolomei, and D. Hastings. 2007. Managing Operational Uncertainty with Real Options. 5th Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER-07), Hoboken, NJ.

T. Mikaelian. Model-based Monitoring and Diagnosis of Systems with Software-Extended Behavior. Masterís thesis, MIT, June 2005.

T. Mikaelian, B.C. Williams, and M. Sachenbacher. 2005. Model-based Monitoring and Diagnosis of Systems with Software-Extended Behavior. 20th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-05), 327-333, Pittsburg, PA.

T. Mikaelian, B.C. Williams, and M. Sachenbacher. 2005. Diagnosing Complex Systems with Software-Extended Behavior using Constraint Optimization. 16th International Workshop on Principles of Diagnosis (DX-05), Monterey, CA.

T. Mikaelian, B.C. Williams, and M. Sachenbacher. 2005. Probabilistic Monitoring from Mixed Software and Hardware Specifications. ICAPS-05 Workshop on Verification and Validation of Planning and Scheduling Systems, Monterey, CA.

T. Mikaelian, B.C. Williams, and M. Sachenbacher. 2005. Autonomous Diagnosis based on Software-Extended Behavior Models: Application to Fault-Tolerant Aerospace Systems. International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, Munich, Germany.

T. Mikaelian, M. Weel, A. Kumarakrishnan, P.R. Battle, and R.C. Swanson. 2003. A High Speed Retro-reflector for Free Space Communication Based on Electro-Optic Phase Modulation. Canadian Journal of Physics 81(4): 639-650.

T. Mikaelian, M. Weel, A. Kumarakrishnan, P.R. Battle, and R.C. Swanson. 2002. A High Speed Retro-reflector for Free Space Communication Based on Electro-Optic Phase Modulation. IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT.

T. Mikaelian and A. Kumarakrishnan. 2001. Simulations of a Simplified Ioffe Trap for Realizing Bose-Einstein Condensation, 2001 Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 46(3), Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, DAMOP, London, ON. Also presented at the 2000 Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC), Quebec City, QC.

Co-authored Papers

I. Yavin, T. Mikaelian, and A. Kumarakrishnan. 2003. Calculation of the Transfer Efficiency between Dual MOTs and Simulation of a Ioffe Trap for BEC. Canadian Journal of Physics 81(4): 651-661.

G. Spirou, I. Yavin, M. Weel, T. Mikaelian, A. Vorozcovs, A. Andreyuk, A. Kumarakrishnan, P.R. Battle, and R.C. Swanson. 2002. A High Speed Modulated Retro-reflector for Lasers. IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT.

J. Hess, G. Agarwal, K. Cowart, I. Deonandan, R. Kenley, T. Mikaelian, R. Valerdi. 2010. Normative and Descriptive Models for Test & Evaluation of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems of Systems. 20th INCOSE International Symposium, Chicago, IL.

S. Ferreira, R. Valerdi, N. Medvidovic, J. Hess, I. Deonandan, T. Mikaelian, G. Shull. 2010. Unmanned and Autonomous Systems of Systems Test and Evaluation: Challenges and Opportunities. IEEE Systems Conference, INCOSE Track, San Diego, CA.

Working Papers

Tsoline Mikaelian, A Real Options Approach to Testing, Working Paper, MIT, April 2010.

Tsoline Mikaelian and Gaurav Agarwal, Framework for Characterizing Complex Systems Under Test, Working Paper, MIT, February 2010.