Increasingly Autonomous Perception and Decision Systems for Advanced Air Mobility
Dr. Ella Atkins
Fred D. Durham Professor and Head
Kevin T. Crofton Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Department
Virginia Tech, USA
To be announced.
Biography of the speaker
Dr. Ella Atkins is Fred D. Durham Professor and Head of the Kevin T. Crofton Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. She was previously a Professor in the University of Michigan’s Aerospace Engineering Department and Robotics Institute.
Dr. Atkins holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. She is an AIAA Fellow and private pilot. She served on the National Academy’s Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board and has authored over 220 refereed journal and conference papers.
Dr. Atkins has pursued research in AI-enabled autonomy and control to support resilience and contingency management in manned and unmanned Aerospace applications.
She is Editor-in-Chief of the AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems (JAIS) and a member of the Flight Safety Foundation’s Autonomous and Remotely Piloted Aviation Systems Advisory Committee (ARPAC).