Éder M. Sousa

Éder M. Sousa
Aerospace and Data Engineer
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in aero/astro engineering, University of Washington; M.S. in aerospace engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ; B.S. in aerospace engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ


Éder Sousa (he/him) is an aerospace and data engineer at the RAND Corporation. His research interests are in acquisition of defense systems focusing in propulsion and hypersonic systems, space science, technology, and policy, machine learning and data science, and nuclear fusion energy. Sousa also researches the impact of automation and artificial inteligence in the labor force within RAND's Middle Class Pathways Center.

Prior to joining RAND, he was a computational scientist working at the Air Force Research Laboratory (Rocket lab) in Edwards AFB.

Selected Publications

Triezenberg, Bonnie L., Colby P. Steiner, Grant Johnson, Jonathan Cham, Éder M. Sousa, Moon Kim, and Mary Kate Adgie, Assessing the Impact of U.S. Air Force National Security Space Launch Acquisition Decisions: An Independent Analysis of the Global Heavy Lift Launch Market, RAND Corporation (RR-4251-AF), 2020

R.J.E. Abrantes, É. Sousa, D. Bilyeu, R.Martin, "Complexity-reduction using automatic level grouping for atomic collisional-radiative models," Journal of Computational Physics, 407(109213), 2020

E.M. Sousa and U. Shumlak, "A blended continuous–discontinuous finite element method for solving the multi-fluid plasma model," Journal of Computational Physics, (326), 2016

U. Shumlak, R. Lilly, N. Reddell, E. Sousa, and B. Srinivasan, "Advanced physics calculations using a multi-fluid plasma model," Computer Physics Communications, 2011


Portuguese; Portuguese Creole