Arianne Collopy

Arianne Collopy
Technical Analyst; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Education

Ph.D. in design science, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; M.S. in aerospace engineering, University of Maryland-College Park; M.S. in operations research, University of Alabama in Huntsville; B.S. in chemistry, California Institute of Technology

Overview

Arianne (Aria) Collopy is a technical analyst at RAND and a professor of policy analysis at Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research focuses on decision making and design processes about and within social and technical systems, with current focus on defense and homeland security acquisitions and capability development processes. She emphasizes mixed-methods approaches for data collection and analysis in her research that draw from design science, systems engineering, design optimization, and aerospace engineering, enabling socio-technical framing and analysis of systems, processes, and complexity.

Prior to joining RAND, Collopy was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado in Denver. Collopy holds a PhD in Design Science from the University of Michigan, a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, a M.S. in Operations Research from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and a B.S. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.