Anastassios Perakis

Associate Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Office of Naval Research Distinguished Faculty Fellow
The Boeing Co Welliver Faculty Fellow
College of Engineering
(734) 764-3723

Professor Perakis conducts research in the probabilistic modeling and optimization of marine systems, transportation optimization, safety analysis of systems and structures, and economic impact of proposed environmental regulations. He is a highly published expert in the field of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and has directed projects with both the University of Michigan and several major corporate partners worldwide such as Boeing, Lockheed-Martin and Pfizer.

Research Interests: 
Professor Perakis’s research interests include probabilistic modeling and optimization of marine systems; probabilistic modeling of the ocean acoustic detection process; marine systems’ reliability, maintenance and replacement; bulk and liner shipping fleet deployment; optimal deterministic, time dependent and stochastic vehicle weather routing in a weighted Euclidean space; structural reliability of marine diesel engine shafting systems; artificial intelligence/expert systems applications in ship operations; port and inland waterway project planning, Economic impact analysis of proposed measures for non-indigenous species control and ballast water management, Marine Highways (Short Sea Shipping), and other marine transportation economics/management applications.