Dr. Susan Frost is the featured member for the November American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Member Spotlight (see: AIAA Momentum Member Spotlight – November 2016). The monthly "Member Spotlight" is a highlight section of the AIAA Momentum eNewsletter, which is distributed to over 30,000 individual members from 88 countries and 95 corporate members. The Member Spotlight article features an AIAA member who has made an impact on both the Institute and in the Industry; it has focused attention on highly lauded executives, researchers, educators, and students in aerospace. The article discusses Susan’s research contributions to intelligent control, optimal control allocation, and flexible structure control; reflects on her educational and career experiences in the aerospace profession; and illuminates her efforts to promote diversity and inclusiveness as the first chair of the AIAA Diversity Working Group.
BACKGROUND: Dr. Susan Frost is a research scientist in the Discovery and Systems Health Technical Area within the Intelligent Systems Division working on autonomous control problems in aeronautics and earth sciences. Susan is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. For the past two years, she has chaired the AIAA Diversity Working Group, which is working to increase diversity and inclusion at the Institute. Susan served on the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) Technical Committee for 6 years, volunteering in many capacities. She was the SciTech Technical Discipline Chair for GN&C in 2014.
NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD)
POINT OF CONTACT: Susan Frost, email@example.com