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Timothy Darrah

Research Assistant, Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University

Timothy Darrah graduated magna cumme laude from Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s of science in computer science in 2017 prior to entering the PhD program here at Vanderbilt University. His focus is on extending the current state-of-the-art in health management technologies for cyber physical systems to include system-level prognostics, predictive maintenance, and decision making. He spent the summer of 2019 as an intern at NASA Ames Research Center, developing a system-level prognostics framework for UAV powertrain systems as well as constructing a hardware-in-the-loop testbed. He was recently awarded a prestigious NASA Fellowship which will support his PhD thesis research on resource-constrained decision making under uncertainty. Previously he worked on a Navy STTR project developing a more advanced health management system for the Navy’s fleet of combatant crafts.  Timothy served 7 years in the U.S. Army as an airborne infantryman and later as an avionics maintenance technician. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011, has received numerous awards for conduct and achievements, held the rank of staff sergeant, and was honorably discharged in 2013.