Valasek chairs 2016 AIAA Intelligent Systems Workshop at NASA Langley

Image of John ValasekDr. John Valasek, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and director of the Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems (CANVASS), chaired the third intelligent systems workshop for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).  The three-day workshop is organized by the AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee, which Valasek has been an active member of for nine years. 

The purpose of the workshop is to develop a roadmap for advancing intelligent systems technologies into the aerospace domain. The theme of this year’s workshop was “Enabling Future Autonomy” and the objective was to identify key technology gaps and research needs for enabling autonomy in future aerospace and multidisciplinary systems. This year’s workshop was held from held from 3-5 August and brought together 165 experts from the government, industry, and academia as well as from outside the aerospace domain. 

In addition to serving as Chair, Valasek presented on UAS for precision agriculture in the Emerging Autonomy Applications panel discussion and aerospace engineering Ph.D. student Joshua Harris, who is also a member of the AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee, served on the workshop’s organizing committee. Dr Robin Murphy from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering served as a plenary speaker, and Dr. Anthony Filippi from the College of Geosciences served as a panelist.