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AI in Aviation

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Speaker: Professor Peng Wei, Ph.D., Department of Mechanical and Aerospace
Engineering, The George Washington University

About the Speaker: Professor Peng Wei is a distinguished scholar and innovator in the fields of control, optimization, machine learning, and artificial intelligence as they apply to aviation and aerial robotics. He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and serves as the associate editor for the AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems and chairperson of the AIAA Air Transportation Systems Technical Committee. With an educational background in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University and Control Theory from Tsinghua University, Professor Wei is a pioneer in his field.

Seminar Overview: The seminar will delve into the transformative potential of AI in aviation, focusing on unmanned aerial systems (UASs) and electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOLs). As these technologies promise to redefine the aviation landscape, the need for advanced autonomy tools and AI-driven systems becomes paramount. Professor Wei will discuss:

  1. Flight Planning and Coordination: Introducing new mathematical models for efficient flight operations.
  2. AI-based Aircraft Separation Assurance: A look at learning-based algorithms designed to maintain safe distances between aircraft autonomously.
  3. AI Certification in Aviation: Addressing the safety, security, and regulatory challenges in integrating AI into aviation systems.

Who Should Attend: This seminar is designed for students, professionals, and enthusiasts in aerospace engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics, and anyone interested in the future of aviation technology. Join us for an enlightening discussion on the future of AI in aviation with one of the leading experts in the field. Explore how innovative technologies and AI are set to revolutionize air travel and aircraft operations.


May 16
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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