Hadi Ali

Hadi Ali
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University · Department of Aerospace Engineering

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Introduction
I study the relationship between and among adaptability, risk taking and value making. I’m interested in expanding my work to understand the influence of the future of work on the practice of engineering and curricular innovation. My approach integrates analytical methods of data science to address changes in systems and society. More broadly, I’m interested in examining how engineering innovations mobilize social and economic change. www.hadiali.com

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This research aims to characterize the overlap as well as distinctness between engineering design thinking, on the one hand, and engineering model-based reasoning, on the other hand. The 1990s witnessed the rise of a transformative wave to the engineering curricula, where the “engineering science” model became dominant in engineering curricula. In...
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This is a theory paper. In this study, we integrate research on visual stimuli, selective attention and decision making to explore the role of data prototyping in design and policy making, in the context of education. The ultimate goal is to investigate a high-end, sophisticated decision-making tool that is being developed to be used in a decision...
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This paper describes a methodological approach for designing and preparing case study research on a faculty development program based on the additive innovation cycle. The program was implemented as part of a National Science Foundation-funded “Revolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Departments” research project. The enacted intervention...
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The practice of prototyping is challenging to novice designers as they underutilize insights that prototyping offers to solving design problem. Central to this challenge is the abstract nature of design concepts like idea representation, iteration, and problem solution-space exploration. A unique opportunity from mathematics education presents itse...
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We propose a framework, established in the literature on uncertainty and decision-making, that guides the development of effective prototypes that inform the design of products and systems in a way where digital, big-data become central to the design process. Ultimately, we seek to move design thinking to the new domain of digitization of organizat...
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This evidence-based practice paper describes a semester-long intervention designed to help faculty realize a mindset of “additive innovation” to promote the sharing, scaling, sustainability, and implementation of pedagogical risk-taking within an engineering curriculum. This intervention has been developed as part of a research project that is fund...
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This is a research study that investigates the range of conceptions of prototyping in engineering design courses through exploring the conceptions and implementations from the instructors’ perspective. Prototyping is certainly an activity central to engineering design. The context of prototyping to support engineering education and practice has a r...
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Practical ingenuity is demonstrated in engineering design through many ways. Students and practitioners alike create many iterations of prototypes in solving problems and design challenges. While focus is on the end product and/or the process employed along the way, this study combines these interests to better understand the product and process th...
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Engineers build and create with materials (“stuff”) to fashion new designs. The practice of prototyping in the design process can be challenging for novice designers however. Students learning to become engineers often underutilize prototyping as a step for their design process. The abstract and nebulous nature of what and how to prototype is centr...
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The purpose of this qualitative, exploratory pilot research study is to begin to understand the various prototyping approaches of undergraduate engineering students both in class and out of class. In academic makerspaces, understanding differences in student conceptions across these two contexts can point to an idealized point to integrate students...
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Driving a breakthrough mindset is a critical step for realization of innovation for continued business success and growth. The goal of this paper is to begin characterizing one attribute we believe plays a role in driving a breakthrough mindset-big picture thinking: an ability to see the challenges and opportunities associated with multi-level inte...
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Designing for others is a paramount focus of teaching user-centered engineering design. This paper presents a novel engineering design brief presented to undergraduate engineering students to design for extra-terrestrials scheduled to visit their collegiate campus. Through this alien-centered design approach, students are pushed to develop empathy...
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We use the case of the Apollo Lunar Module, as an interesting exemplar of building a complex artifact with no similar precedent, to study the nature of practice of system engineering. We use collected data from NASA's Johnson Space Center archives related to a Configuration Control Board meeting between NASA and Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corpora...
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We propose effective teaching strategies to help teams of students in spacecraft design projects in the first or second semester in the sophomore year in the aerospace engineering curriculum move from being "beginning designers" to being "informed designers." The focus here is on one dimension in the Matrix of Informed Design that is suggested by C...

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In my doctoral work, I explore the relationship between context and adaptability in curricular change. More specifically, I investigate how and why does the adaptability of faculty contribute to curricular change in engineering education? How does context, motivated by continuous improvement (e.g., instilling the entrepreneurial mindset across the curriculum) or response to change in the environment (e.g., covid-19), drive performance adaptability of faculty?