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Nhan Nguyen Chairs AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference

HIGHLIGHT: Nhan Nguyen hosted the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference as the Conference General Chair. The conference took place on June 19–21, 2012, in Garden Grove, CA. The AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference is AIAA’s premiere forum for modern aerospace applications, focusing on information-enabled systems, algorithms, hardware, and software. The Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center sponsored several technical tracks in adaptive systems, software verification & validation, and prognostics & health management. The program featured four keynote presentations with invited speakers from Boeing, Orbital Sciences Corp., and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). There were four technical panels, including two organized by NASA Ames Research Center on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) integration into the National Airspace System (NAS). The conference was attended by over 260 people from academia, government, and industry Intelligent Systems (IS) communities.

Nhan Nguyen received an AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee Distinguished Service Award in 2012. The award recognizes an individual member of AIAA who has distinguished him or herself over a period of years, and has shown particular dedication to the interests of the Institute and the Technical Committee by making significant and continuing contributions.

BACKGROUND: AIAA’s Infotech@Aerospace Conference provides a unique opportunity for fostering advances and interactions across disciplines. Attendees and authors span military, scientific, commercial, and academic communities that are driven by the communication of information via computers and software. These communities will shape the 21st century development of aerospace systems.

Infotech@Aerospace covers scientific and engineering issues related to architecting, designing, developing, operating, and maintaining modern aerospace and defense systems: this includes aircraft, spacecraft, ground systems, robots, avionics, and sensors, as well as systems of systems. Of particular interest are autonomous, cooperative, space, and unmanned systems, communication and networked systems, robotic systems, and human-machine interactions.

POC: Nhan Nguyen

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