National intelligent systems workshop coming to UC

The University of Cincinnati will host the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Intelligent Systems (AIAA) Workshop this summer, bringing to campus experts from NASA, the military, industry and academia.

The workshop on July 29 and 30 and will feature research presentations and discussions on human-machine interaction, security of intelligent and autonomous systems, integrating autonomy into existing ecosystems and developing an intelligent systems workforce.

Keynote speakers are AIAA President John Langford and Tim McLain. Langford is CEO  ofAurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing company. McLain is director of the Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and professor of mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University.

“Hosting this workshop gives our students, faculty, and partners the ability to touch base with peers in the national intelligent systems community,” said Raj Sharma, assistant professor of aerospace engineering at UC.

Additional workshop speakers include John-Paul Clarke, vice president of strategic technologies at United Technologies Corporation; J. Sukarno Mertoguno, program manager of Cyber Security and Complex Software Systems in the Office of Naval Research; and Parimal Kopardekar, director of the Aeronautics Research Institute and Senior Technologist for Air Transportation System at NASA.

Students who attend the workshop get the opportunity to network with potential employers and compete in both lightning talk and poster session competitions with cash awards. Already established professionals can meet counterparts studying or working in similar or related disciplines to help solve today’s top problems in intelligent systems.

For complete details or to register for the workshop, visit