Dr. Afreen Siddiqi is a Research Scientist in the Engineering Systems Division of MIT. She is currently focused on developing multi-scale models of large engineering systems with a particular focus on investigating the evolution of inter-domain couplings due to sustainability requirements on new large-scale infrastructure. Dr. Siddiqi is also developing analytical tools to address complex socio-technical systems in developing countries and particularly in water systems from an integrated engineering, planning, and management perspective.
Dr. Siddiqi has a background in both controls and in system modeling and analysis, which were the focus of her Masters and Ph.D. dissertations, respectively. As a post-doctoral associate at MIT she contributed to various studies in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab on modeling the logistics of space exploration campaigns (2007-2008). Dr. Siddiqi has worked on collaborative research with BP (2009-2010), served as a consultant for Aurora Flight Sciences on system value modeling of fractionated spacecraft (2008), worked as a software engineer in the LabVIEW group at National Instruments (2001-2003), and on various measurement and data acquisition projects at Schlumberger Resource and Completions Center (1997-1999).
Dr. Siddiqi received her S.B in Mechanical Engineering in 1999, S.M in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2001, and PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2006, all from MIT. She was the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including Amelia Earhart Fellowship (2000-01), Richard D. DuPont Fellowship (2003-04), and the inaugural Rene H. Miller Prize (awarded annually for outstanding research) in Systems Engineering (2006).