Russell Peak, PhD is a Senior Researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the Aerospace Systems Design Lab where he is MBSE Branch Chief. He has served as Director of the Modeling & Simulation Lab and Associate Director of the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Center. He is also a faculty member in the Professional Masters in Applied Systems Engineering program and co-founder of a spin-off company from Georgia Tech — InterCAX LLC.
Dr. Peak specializes in knowledge-based methods for modeling & simulation, standards-based product lifecycle management (PLM) frameworks, and knowledge representations that enable complex systems interoperability. Dr. Peak originated the multi-representation architecture (MRA)—a collection of patterns for CAD-CAE interoperability—and composable objects (COBs)—a non-causal object-oriented knowledge representation. This work provided a conceptual foundation for executable SysML parametrics and for related technology commercialized by InterCAX in the Georgia Tech VentureLab program.
After six years in industry at Bell Labs and Hitachi, he joined the research faculty at Georgia Tech. Since 1997 he has been principal investigator on 40+ projects with sponsors including BAE Systems, Boeing, IBM, JPL, Lockheed, NASA, Rockwell Collins, Sandia, Shinko (Japan), TRW Automotive, US DoC (NIST) and DoD. He has authored 135+ publications (including several Best Paper awards), holds several patents, and is an active member in ASME and INCOSE. He represents Georgia Tech on the OMG SysML task force, is a Content Developer for the OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional (OCSMP) program, and holds the highest OCSMP certification, Model Builder Advanced (MBA) - Level 4. Since August 2008 he has led a SysML/MBE/MBSE training program that has conducted 179+ short courses  for 3204+ professionals in the USA and internationally.
Dr. Peak leads the INCOSE MBSE Challenge Team for Modeling & Simulation Interoperability with applications to mechatronics (including mobile robotics testbeds) as a representative complex systems domain.