8–12 January 2018
Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee, Florida

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Please be advised that AIAA’s partner for our forums, is no longer supporting the conference app. The full program can be found online here: https://goo.gl/2jJsgo or by scanning the QR code below. Because of this, AIAA is currently investigating a new conference app for future forums, and would like your feedback regarding tools you would like to see included in the app. AIAA staff will be in the HUB on Wednesday from 0930–1130 hrs to gather feedback from delegates, join us.

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Saturday, 6 January-Sunday, 7 January, 2018

0815-1700Aircraft and Rotorcraft System Identification Engineering Methods for Manned and UAV Applications with Hands-on Training using CIFER®Room: Daytona 1
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This course will review the fundamental methods of Manned and UAV aircraft and rotorcraft system identification methods with Hands-on Training using CIFER®, illustrate the benefits of their broad application throughout the flight vehicle development process, and provide the attendees with an intensive hands-on training of the CIFER® system identification using flight test data and extensive Lab exercises.

Mark B. Tischler-Senior Scientist and Flight Control Technology group leader, Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate, Ames Research CenterMark B. TischlerSenior Scientist and Flight Control Technology group leader, Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate, Ames Research Center
0800-1700Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Combustion: Theory, Modeling and Practice - NEW!Room: Miami 1
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The purpose of the course is to introduce the large eddy simulation (LES) approach to modeling complex reacting flows through three different elements: 1) Theory, 2) Modeling and 3) Practical implementation or practice.

Venkat Raman-Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of MichiganVenkat RamanProfessor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
0800-1700Introduction to Software Engineering - NEW!Room: Miami 3
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This course is an introduction to software engineering. Software engineering includes all aspects of professional software production, and is especially important for safety-critical and mission-critical software. Software is a major cost of all aerospace systems.

Lyle Long-Distinguished Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Computational Science, and Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State UniversityLyle LongDistinguished Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Computational Science, and Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University
0800-1700Stochastic Mechanics of Materials and Structures - NEW!Room: Daytona 2
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This course presents an array of methods to study mechanics of spatially random material microstructures involving several scales.

Martin Ostoja-Starzewski-Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering and the Institute for Condensed Matter Theory and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignMartin Ostoja-StarzewskiProfessor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering and the Institute for Condensed Matter Theory and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
0800-1700Missile Guidance - NEW!Room: Miami 2
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

A system-level, integrated method is provided on missile guidance design, development, and system engineering activities in addressing requirements such as performance, cost, risk, and launch platform integration

Eugene L. Fleeman-Eugene L. Fleeman
0800-1700Future CFD Technologies WorkshopRoom: Sun B
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Bridging Mathematics and Computer Science for Advanced Aerospace Simulation Tools
The focus of this workshop will be to explore past, present and future contributions of applied mathematics and computer science for simulation-based aerospace applications, and to motivate the case for increased interdisciplinary contributions between these fields. For these purposes, workshop presentations will include a combination of fundamental research and applied aerospace CFD work.

Sponsored by the AIAA CFD2030 Integration Committee and NASA's Transformative Tools and Technologies Project (T3)

0800-17005th International Workshop on High-Order CFD MethodsRoom: Sun A
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The 5th International Workshop on High-Order CFD Methods provides an open and impartial forum for evaluating the status of high-order methods (order of accuracy > 2) in solving a wide range of flow problems.

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Sunday, 7 January, 2018

0800-1700Space Standards and Architecture WorkshopRoom: Sanibel 1
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This workshop is intended for individuals and organizations that desire to increase their teams’ understanding of the benefits of and the usability of (1) Space Standards and (2) Architecture Framework. The audience should be spaceflight mission planners, designers and engineers that seek guidance on the broad space standards environment and techniques to “harvest” the most beneficial standards to be applied to their missions. The workshop is for mission users, not standards developers.  This applies to all engineering domains, but is especially valuable where systems interface across organizational boundaries.

1600-1800Meet the Employers Recruiting EventRoom: Osceola B
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This event offers students and young professional attendees the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members in a fun and dynamic environment where they will interact with organizations regarding employment opportunities. The first hour will consist of briefs presented by five organizations. Participating companies/organizations will present an organizational overview and opportunities available, then have follow-on discussions with the attendees. The following hour will be roundtable meet-and-greet sessions, with organizations hosting a table and attendees switching every 10 minutes. Corporate members and government agencies are invited to present; opportunities are limited so to secure your presentation please contact Tobey Jackson.

 

1800-1930Student Welcome ReceptionRoom: Castillo Fort
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA Executive Director Sandy Magnus. This reception, sponsored by the Boeing Company, provides you with the opportunity to meet your fellow students and learn more about the opportunities available to you as an AIAA student member.

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Monday, 8 January, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0900Digital Enterprise Business Models—Their Impact on the Aerospace IndustryRoom: Osceola CD
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Business is changing. The Digital Enterprise business model is being investigated and implemented around the world and across all industries. It is rapidly becoming the next stage of evolution for the business of making products, and possibly might be called the fourth industrial revolution. This industrial revolution is tied to the rapid growth in mobile devices, network systems, and software-enabled tools that open up new opportunities in the aerospace industry. Thus, the digital transformation has emerged as an enabler for many businesses, allowing for reduced costs and enhanced operations. But what does this mean for companies, and how does it affect those who make things?

Naguib Attia -Vice President, Global University Programs, IBMNaguib Attia Vice President, Global University Programs, IBM
0900-0930Networking Break
0900-1300AIAA Foundation International Student ConferenceRoom: Multiple Rooms
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The first-place winners of the AIAA Regional Student Conferences, which took place in the spring, will gather to present their research to a team of judges made up of professional members in the industry. The students will have three consecutive session in the categories of Undergraduate, Masters, and Team.

Undergraduate Category: 0900-1300 hrs in Osceola B
Masters Category: 0930-1230 hrs in St. George #104
Team Category: 0930-1300 hrs in St. George #114

0930-1130Forum 360: The Dawn of Digital EngineeringRoom: Osceola A
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Explore multiple perspectives toward realizing value through “Digital Engineering.” Panelists will tackle:

  • Opportunities and Disruption – How do we realize value through digital engineering?
  • Challenges and Barriers – What value comes from digital engineering?
  • Collaboration Opportunities – How is value realized through collaboration across the aerospace community at large?
Philomena Zimmerman (Moderator)-Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems EngineeringPhilomena Zimmerman (Moderator)Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering
Brenchley "Brench" Boden-Chief Technology Officer, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute and Senior Industrial Engineer, Air Force Research LaboratoryBrenchley "Brench" BodenChief Technology Officer, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute and Senior Industrial Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory
Michael W. Grieves-Executive Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design, Florida Institute of TechnologyMichael W. GrievesExecutive Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design, Florida Institute of Technology
Brunon (Dave) Kepczynski-Chief Information Officer, GE Global Research & Engineering Product Leader, GE Digital TechnologiesBrunon (Dave) KepczynskiChief Information Officer, GE Global Research & Engineering Product Leader, GE Digital Technologies
John H. Vickers-Principal Technologist, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASAJohn H. VickersPrincipal Technologist, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA
Charles (Chuck) Ward -Chief, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division, Materials & Manufacturing Technology Directorate, Air Force Research LaboratoryCharles (Chuck) Ward Chief, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division, Materials & Manufacturing Technology Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
Caroline Gorski-Global Partnership Director - Digital, Rolls-RoyceCaroline GorskiGlobal Partnership Director - Digital, Rolls-Royce
0930-1100Advances in Manufacturing Approaches for Adaptive Structures LectureRoom: Emerald 4
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Part of the Adaptive Structures Conference.

Mark Bennedict-Chief Technology Advisor, America MakesMark BennedictChief Technology Advisor, America Makes
Derek Doyle-Energy Responsive Structures Lead /Team Technical Advisor, Integrated Structural Systems Air Force Research Laboratories, Space Vehicles DirectorateDerek DoyleEnergy Responsive Structures Lead /Team Technical Advisor, Integrated Structural Systems Air Force Research Laboratories, Space Vehicles Directorate
Jerry Qi-Professor, Georgia Tech and The Woodruff Faculty FellowJerry QiProfessor, Georgia Tech and The Woodruff Faculty Fellow
0930-1100Harnessing Uncertainty in Modeling and Design: Lessons from the DARPA EQUiPS ProgramRoom: Sun A
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Part of the Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference.

Fariba Fahroo-DARPA/DSOFariba FahrooDARPA/DSO
0930-1230Technical Sessions
1100-1230A Few JWST Lessons Learned During Final Integration and TestRoom: Sun A
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This session of invited oral presentations will highlight lessons learned during the integration and test (I&T) of the James West Space Telescope (JWST). Invited speakers will discuss their I&T experiences with the JWST Sunshield and Optical Telescope/ Integrated Science instrument (OTIS) module. Each panelist will make a short presentation in their area of expertise before the general discussion and Q&A. The session is sponsored by the Spacecraft Structures Technical Committee (SCSTC) and is open to all registered attendees of SciTech.

Gregory Davis-Associate Chief Technologist, Jet Propulsion LaboratoryGregory DavisAssociate Chief Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jon Arenberg (Invited)-JWST Chief Engineer, Northrop Grumman AerospaceJon Arenberg (Invited)JWST Chief Engineer, Northrop Grumman Aerospace
Jim Moore-Vice President NeXolve Division, ManTech International CorpJim MooreVice President NeXolve Division, ManTech International Corp
Mike Menzel-James Webb Space Telescope NASA Mission Systems Engineer, Goddard Spaceflight CenterMike MenzelJames Webb Space Telescope NASA Mission Systems Engineer, Goddard Spaceflight Center
Sandra Irish-James Webb Space Telescope NASA Mechanical Systems Lead Structures Engineer, Goddard Spaceflight CenterSandra IrishJames Webb Space Telescope NASA Mechanical Systems Lead Structures Engineer, Goddard Spaceflight Center
1230-1400Durand Lecture for Public Service and Luncheon Room: Osceola CD
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation

The Durand Lecture, named in honor of William F. Durand, presented for notable achievements by a scientific or technical leader whose contributions have led directly to the understanding and application of the science and technology of aeronautics and astronautics for the betterment of mankind. Lunch will be provided to the first 200 guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The lecture will be presented after lunch and is open to all attendees at that time.

1230-1400Networking Lunch On Own
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

If you miss the Durand Lecture luncheon, take this time to have lunch with a colleague or someone new.

1400-1600Forum 360: Digital Transformations Disrupting Aerospace Business ModelsRoom: Osceola A
Darryll J. Pines-Nariman Farvardin Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of MarylandDarryll J. PinesNariman Farvardin Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland
Andreas Bernhard-Chief Engineer, CH-53K, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (a Lockheed Martin Company)Andreas BernhardChief Engineer, CH-53K, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (a Lockheed Martin Company)
LaNetra Tate-Program Executive, Game Changing Development Program, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASALaNetra TateProgram Executive, Game Changing Development Program, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA
James Dorrell-Vice President, Tactical Systems, Advanced Development Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics CompanyJames DorrellVice President, Tactical Systems, Advanced Development Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Brendan Iribe-Co-Founder and Vice President of PC VR, OculusBrendan IribeCo-Founder and Vice President of PC VR, Oculus
1400-1500Quantum Information Systems and Infinite Dimensional Direct Adaptive Control LectureRoom: Naples 1
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Quantum Information Systems are intrinsically infinite dimensional, and the basic operations that can be performed on quantum systems to manipulate information are unitary quantum gates. Because of the nature of entanglement at the quantum level these gates suffer from decoherence and cannot operate in a fully unitary way. It is also quite difficult to perform experiments that would identify all the parametric data needed to create precise models of a particular quantum system. Since the dynamics of these systems will not be perfectly known, it is especially of interest to control these systems adaptively and even autonomously via low-order finite-dimensional controllers.

Mark Balas-Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Tennessee Space InstituteMark BalasEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Tennessee Space Institute
1400-1730Technical Sessions
1530-1600Networking Break
1600-1900Rising Leaders in Aerospace Speed Mentoring and ReceptionRoom: Castillo Fort
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Accomplished members of the aerospace industry will take time to meet with the Rising Leaders in Aerospace participants to share their career experiences. This event is a great way to get insight from top-level officials and make new contacts. Continue your conversations and networking at the reception which will immediately follow.

 

1830-2230Associate Fellows Reception and Dinner (Ticket required)Room: Osceola CD
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Tuesday, 9 January, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0900Data, Data Everywhere… the Power & PotentialRoom: Osceola CD
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

It is hard to remember a time when data, conjectures and opinions from around the world were not bombarding us from every direction, in both our personal and professional lives. Join us in learning about the power and potential of how we can turn ‘big data’ into knowledge to create bold, transformative opportunities and mitigate complex, systemic challenges for our aerospace science and technology community. Predictions for our data-enabled future will be shared in a series of Lightning Talks by visionaries from:

  • High Performance Computing – How will the power of next generation exascale, quantum and beyond compute architectures transform aerospace?
  • Multifidelity, Multidisciplinary ModSim – How will increased access to next generation compute capability transform design and analysis approaches from the atomic to system levels, paving the way for even more complex designs and more robust uncertainty quantification? How will these advances affect our need and/or use of physical testing?
  • Digital Assistants – How will advances in machine learning and data analytics enable faster and more detailed interrogation of large data sets and imagery to glean new insights and understanding, as well as inform us about new technologies and advances occurring around the globe?
  • Digital Twins – How will the availability of life cycle data, from the as-designed to the as-built to the as-repaired system configurations, affect certification, mission planning and operations?
  • Data Integrity/Protection – What are the vulnerabilities in a data-reliant society, and how do we need to mitigate these risks in our designs and processes? What are the challenges for the adoption of truly autonomous vehicle decision making with respect to data protection and data integrity as a result?
Joseph Morrison (Moderator)-Associate Project Manager, Transformational Tools and Technologies, NASA Langley Research Center / Aeronautics Research DirectorateJoseph Morrison (Moderator)Associate Project Manager, Transformational Tools and Technologies, NASA Langley Research Center / Aeronautics Research Directorate
David Keyes -Director, Extreme Computing Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science & TechnologyDavid Keyes Director, Extreme Computing Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Pamela Kobryn -Principal Aerospace Engineer, Structures Technology Branch, Aerospace Vehicles Division, Aerospace Systems Directorate, AFRLPamela Kobryn Principal Aerospace Engineer, Structures Technology Branch, Aerospace Vehicles Division, Aerospace Systems Directorate, AFRL
Dimitri Mavris -Director, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory, Georgia Institute of TechnologyDimitri Mavris Director, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology
Daniel Ragsdale -Director, Texas A&M Cybersecurity CenterDaniel Ragsdale Director, Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center
Mark Valentine-DoD Strategic Initiatives Group, MicrosoftMark ValentineDoD Strategic Initiatives Group, Microsoft
0900-0930Networking Break
0900-1100AIAA Foundation International Student Conference Awards Breakfast, sponsored by The Boeing CompanyRoom: St. George #108
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This year The Boeing Company will sponsor this awards breakfast along with the AIAA Foundation. The top three winners will be announced during the breakfast after hearing from The Boeing Company's Ben Linder and Chair of the Student Conference Committee. Best overall prizes in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded in each of the categories.

Ben Linder-Director of Flight Sciences for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing CompanyBen LinderDirector of Flight Sciences for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company
1000-1500STEM EventRoom: Florida Hall B
0930-1130Forum 360: Data, Data Everywhere… the Devil in the DetailsRoom: Osceola A
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Challenge the ideas offered by the experts during the “Data, Data Everywhere… the Power & Potential” plenary discussion on how we can turn ‘big data’ into knowledge to create bold, transformative opportunities and mitigate complex, systemic challenges for our aerospace science and technology community. Plenary moderator Morrison and speakers Keyes, Kobryn, Mavris, Ragsdale, and Valentine will expand upon the opening day's discussion. Dive into a debate on the barriers and complexities of data and modsim proliferation that need to be overcome or considered in order to realize the power and potential of our data-enabled future.

0930-1230Technical Sessions
0930-1230Career WorkshopRoom: Osceola B
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Career success in the aerospace field relies more than on just technical knowledge. You also need to be thinking about how to work in the global aerospace community and transitioning through the various stages of your career. 

 

1230-1400Recognition Luncheon: Celebrating Achievements in Aerospace Sciences and Information Systems (Ticket required)Room: Osceola CD
1230-1400Lunch Panel: Moving Us Forward: Growing Diversity in the Aerospace SectorRoom: St. George 108
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Despite making major advances in recent years, the aerospace sector still struggles with diversity, as many groups which comprise a large portion of the US labor force only account for a small fraction of the aerospace workforce. This panel will provide perspectives on the role of diversity in STEM fields and how creating a diverse workforce can propel technological innovation. Panelists will also discuss efforts and best practices for closing the gap in STEM fields for minorities and women. Panelists will share their personal commitment, experiences, and activities related to growing diversity in the workforce as well as the efforts of their associated organizations.
Check back for additional speakers.

Boxed lunches will be available for the first 80 young professionals who attend.

 

Jandria Alexandra (Moderator)-Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.Jandria Alexandra (Moderator)Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Dr. Melissa Sampson-United Launch Alliance, LLCDr. Melissa SampsonUnited Launch Alliance, LLC
Janet Nickloy-Harris CorporationJanet NickloyHarris Corporation
1230-1400Lunch on Own
1300-1630Exposition Hall OpenRoom: Florida Hall CD
1400-1600Career WorkshopRoom: Osceola B
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Career success in the aerospace field relies more than on just technical knowledge. You also need to be thinking about how to work in the global aerospace community and transitioning through the various stages of your career. 

 

1430-1630Forum 360: Prizes & Challenges - How Crowdsourcing Can Help Solve Technology GapsRoom: Osceola A
Jenn Gustetic (Moderator)-Program Executive, Small Business Innovation Research, NASAJenn Gustetic (Moderator)Program Executive, Small Business Innovation Research, NASA
Jason Crusan -Director, Advanced Exploration Systems Division, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASAJason Crusan Director, Advanced Exploration Systems Division, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA
Monsi Roman -Program Manager, Centennial Challenges, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASAMonsi Roman Program Manager, Centennial Challenges, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA
Zoe Szajnfarber-Associate Professor, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering and Space Policy, George Washington UniversityZoe SzajnfarberAssociate Professor, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering and Space Policy, George Washington University
Chris Frangione-Open Innovation ConsultantChris FrangioneOpen Innovation Consultant
Dustin Fraze-Program Manager, Information Innovation Office, DARPADustin FrazeProgram Manager, Information Innovation Office, DARPA
Jermont Chen-Basic Research Program Officer, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, United State Air Force Jermont ChenBasic Research Program Officer, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, United State Air Force
1430-1730Technical Sessions
1530-1600Networking Break in Exposition HallRoom: Florida Hall CD
1730-1830Dryden Lecture in ResearchRoom: Osceola A
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The Dryden Lecture in Research was named in honor of Dr. Hugh L. Dryden in 1967, succeeding the Research Award established in 1960. The Lecture emphasizes the great importance of basic and applied research to the advancement in aeronautics and astronautics and is a salute to research scientists and engineers.

Lecture Title: The evolution and application of design and analysis capability to enable future scramjet-powered hypersonic aircraft.

Graham V. Candler-McKnight Presidential Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, and Russell J. Penrose Professor, Associate Department Head, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of MinnesotaGraham V. CandlerMcKnight Presidential Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, and Russell J. Penrose Professor, Associate Department Head, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1815-2000Opening Reception in the Exposition Hall (Ticket required)Room: Florida Hall CD
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Wednesday, 10 January, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0900Dude, Where's My Flying Car?Room: Osceola CD
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Panelists will discuss many of the key Digital Transformation technologies that will allow for seamless integration of door-to-door ground and air transportation, leading to vast improvements in travel time and fuel efficiency. Highly autonomous electric flight vehicles operating in a “democratized” open airspace can relieve congestion and reduce travel time. On demand ride sharing apps coupled with real-time traffic and weather models used by connected vehicles will provide transformational capabilities.

Bruce J. Holmes (Moderator)-Vice President, Digital Aviation, SmartSky Networks, LLCBruce J. Holmes (Moderator)Vice President, Digital Aviation, SmartSky Networks, LLC
Carl Dietrich-CTO/Co-Founder, TerrafugiaCarl DietrichCTO/Co-Founder, Terrafugia
Mark Moore -Director of Engineering, Uber ElevateMark Moore Director of Engineering, Uber Elevate
Diana Siegel-Program Manager, eVTOL Aircraft, Aurora Flight SciencesDiana SiegelProgram Manager, eVTOL Aircraft, Aurora Flight Sciences
Mark Cousin-Senior Vice President, Flight Demonstrators, AirbusMark CousinSenior Vice President, Flight Demonstrators, Airbus
0845-1600Exposition Hall OpenRoom: Florida Hall CD
0900-0930Networking Break in the Exposition HallRoom: Florida Hall CD
0930-1130Forum 360: On-Demand Mobility - Enabling Technologies and CapabilitiesRoom: Osceola A
Michael Patterson (Moderator)-Aerospace Technologist, NASA Langley Research CenterMichael Patterson (Moderator)Aerospace Technologist, NASA Langley Research Center
Danette Allen-Senior Technologist, Intelligent Flight Systems, NASA Langley Research SystemsDanette AllenSenior Technologist, Intelligent Flight Systems, NASA Langley Research Systems
Brian J. German-Langley Associate Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of TechnologyBrian J. GermanLangley Associate Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Andrew R. Gibson -President, Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc.Andrew R. Gibson President, Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc.
Ken Goodrich -Senior Research Engineer, NASA Langley Research CenterKen Goodrich Senior Research Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center
Stephen Rizzi -Senior Researcher, Aeroacoustics, NASA Langley Research CenterStephen Rizzi Senior Researcher, Aeroacoustics, NASA Langley Research Center
0930-1230Technical Sessions
1230-1400Luncheon in the Exposition Hall (Ticket required)Room: Florida Hall CD
1430-1630Forum 360: On-Demand Mobility - Regulatory and Operational ChallengesRoom: Osceola A
Tom Gunnarson-Regulatory Affairs Lead, Zee AeroTom GunnarsonRegulatory Affairs Lead, Zee Aero
Gregory J. Bowles-Vice President, Global Innovation and Policy, General Aviation Manufacturers AssociationGregory J. BowlesVice President, Global Innovation and Policy, General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Carl Dietrich-CTO/Co-Founder, TerrafugiaCarl DietrichCTO/Co-Founder, Terrafugia
Parimal Kopardekar-UTM Principal Investigator, NASA Ames Research CenterParimal KopardekarUTM Principal Investigator, NASA Ames Research Center
Sasha G. Rao-Chair, Intellectual Property Practice, Maynard Cooper & GaleSasha G. RaoChair, Intellectual Property Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gale
Wes Ryan-Unmanned Systems Certification Lead, FAAWes RyanUnmanned Systems Certification Lead, FAA
1430-1730Technical Sessions
1500-1630Propelling Your Aerospace Career to New HorizonsRoom: Osceola B
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Learn about the of future aerospace careers from some of the current leaders of our discipline. Panelist—senior leaders and executives from industry, government, and academia—will share their career progression experiences, their vision of future aerospace careers, and most importantly what is it that the young professionals and students need to do today to be successful in the future. Get answers to your career questions, discuss how the aerospace workplace is evolving for millennials, and pave the way for success in your career ambitions. 

1530-1600Networking Break in the Exposition HallRoom: Florida Hall CD
1730-1930From Race Cars to Flying Machines: Celebrating 80 Years of LiebeckRoom: Osceola A
Robert H. Liebeck-Chief Scientist, Blended-Wing-Body (BWB) Airplane Program at BoeingRobert H. LiebeckChief Scientist, Blended-Wing-Body (BWB) Airplane Program at Boeing
1800-1900Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials LectureRoom: Sun A
Timothy Bunning-Chief Scientist, Air Force Research LaboratoryTimothy BunningChief Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory
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Thursday, 11 January, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0900Welcome to the HolodeckRoom: Osceola CD
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

A discussion of the latest capabilities in Immersive Technologies such as Virtual and Augmented Reality. What is the latest on these capabilities, and how are they being used in other fields. A fad, or here to stay? How will they change how engineering is performed? Explore both the tool sets of today and tomorrow, and how they are being applied in applications ranging from engineering design, mission visualization and design, and data visualization.

Elizabeth Baron-Virtual Reality & Advanced Visualization Technology Specialist, Ford Motor Company Elizabeth BaronVirtual Reality & Advanced Visualization Technology Specialist, Ford Motor Company
0845-1600Exposition Hall OpenRoom: Florida Hall CD
0900-0930Networking Break in the Exposition HallRoom: Florida Hall CD
0900-1300AIAA Cybersecurity Workshop Room: St. George #114
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The aerospace community is at the vanguard of a race to develop and deploy a new transportation paradigm built on connected, autonomous, electric air vehicles that will revolutionize urban mobility in the decade to come. Cybersecurity and protection of the connected air vehicle is a critical requirement for the widespread implementation of this new system and requires collaboration and communication across multiple disciplines and systems. 

Kevin Finisterre-Security Researcher, Department 13Kevin FinisterreSecurity Researcher, Department 13
Margee Herring-Information System Security Analyst, Lockheed MartinMargee HerringInformation System Security Analyst, Lockheed Martin
Mark Psiaki-Professor & Kevin Crofton Faculty Chair, Kevin Crofton Dept. of Aerospace & Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech University Mark PsiakiProfessor & Kevin Crofton Faculty Chair, Kevin Crofton Dept. of Aerospace & Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech University
0930-1130Forum 360: Digital Natives Leading the Digital Transformation in Design and Knowledge EnvironmentsRoom: Osceola A
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Digital Natives learned to interact with computers before they learned the alphabet, and have an innate, organic approach to teaming with computers and digital interfaces in a way that prior generations have difficulty envisioning, let alone learning. This generation is already working on making “Tony Stark” inspired design environments a reality, along with a host of digital approaches for mining our world of rapidly expanding data into the knowledge we need to create the next generation of aerospace systems.

David E. Bowles (Moderator)-Director, NASA Langley Research CenterDavid E. Bowles (Moderator)Director, NASA Langley Research Center
Michael Bergin -Principal Research Scientist, AutodeskMichael Bergin Principal Research Scientist, Autodesk
Adam Clark-Aerodynamics Engineer, Enabling Technology & Research, Boeing Commercial AircraftAdam ClarkAerodynamics Engineer, Enabling Technology & Research, Boeing Commercial Aircraft
Thomas Convard-Technical Product Manager, Epic GamesThomas ConvardTechnical Product Manager, Epic Games
Rachel Narciso-Immersive Technology Specialist, Ball AerospaceRachel NarcisoImmersive Technology Specialist, Ball Aerospace
Nikunj Oza-Leader, Data Sciences Group, NASA Ames Research Center Nikunj OzaLeader, Data Sciences Group, NASA Ames Research Center
0930-1230Technical Sessions
1200-1400Recognition Luncheon: Celebrating Achievements in Aerospace Design/Structures and Aerospace Literature Room: Osceola CD
Keith Belvin-Principal Technologist for Advanced Materials and Structures, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Langley Research CenterKeith BelvinPrincipal Technologist for Advanced Materials and Structures, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center
1230-1400Rising Leaders in Aerospace Lunch with Technical CommitteesRoom: Osceola B
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Learn how you can excel in your career within the aerospace industry. Members of several AIAA Technical Committees will be taking time to meet with the Rising Leaders in Aerospace participants. They will highlight their role within AIAA as well as explain how their committees serve the industry and Institute. This interactive event is a great way to get insight from your peers, gain industry contacts, and meet your fellow young professionals.

 

Boxed lunches will be available for the first 100 young professionals who attend. 

 

1400-1600Forum 360: Human-Machine Teaming Room: Osceola A
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Intelligence, and Deep Learning are changing our world.  However, the partnership between humans and smart machines will always be more effective than either human or machine alone. Panelists will discuss how growth in machine intelligence across multiple disciplines, such as Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Architectures, Theory of Mind, User Experience Design, Human Behavior Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Explainable AI, will combine to create significant new capabilities in the area of human-machine teaming.

Bill Casebeer (Moderator)-Senior Research Area Manager, Human Systems and Autonomy, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology LaboratoriesBill Casebeer (Moderator)Senior Research Area Manager, Human Systems and Autonomy, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories
Julia Badger-Robonaut Project Manager, Autonomous Spacecraft Management Projects, NASA Johnson Space CenterJulia BadgerRobonaut Project Manager, Autonomous Spacecraft Management Projects, NASA Johnson Space Center
Matthias Scheutz-Director, Human-Robot Interaction Lab, Tufts UniversityMatthias ScheutzDirector, Human-Robot Interaction Lab, Tufts University
Bart Russell-Senior Research Scientist, Lockheed Martin CorporationBart RussellSenior Research Scientist, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Victoria Coleman-Chief Technology Officer, Wikimedia FoundationVictoria ColemanChief Technology Officer, Wikimedia Foundation
Michael Casale-Chief Science Officer, STRIVRMichael CasaleChief Science Officer, STRIVR
1400-1730Technical Sessions
1530-1600Networking Break in the Exposition HallRoom: Florida Hall CD
1630-1830Enhancing the Musical Brain: The Cognitive Exoskeleton ConcertRoom: Osceola CD
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Science meets music in a live experiment, where neuroscientist Bill Casebeer demonstrates how human-machine teams may help people lead better lives. Using a brain-sensing headband, scientists will monitor the brainwaves of the band Beemo and select audience members simultaneously during a live show. The program will address how music changes a performer’s brain waves, how music change an audience member’s brain waves and how machines can help people get the most out of their brain’s performance.

1730-1930Women at SciTech Social Hour and KeynoteRoom: Osceola A
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Women are underrepresented in the engineering sciences and industry, and this event will provide an opportunity to meet informally, network, discuss experiences, and celebrate women who are leaders in their fields. There is no charge to attend this event and all attendees are welcome.

 

Debra Facktor Lepore-Vice President and General Manager, Strategic Operations and Commercial Aerospace Business, Ball AerospaceDebra Facktor LeporeVice President and General Manager, Strategic Operations and Commercial Aerospace Business, Ball Aerospace
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Friday, 12 January, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0900Serving Our Robot OverlordsRoom: Osceola CD
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Computing power that is approaching the power of the human brain, low cost sensors, dramatic improvements in autonomy, and revolutionary approaches to human machine teaming are leading to machines that are no longer relinquished to performing simple/mundane tasks. Complexity in tasking, processing, and even decision making is leading to a new class of robotics that was once only found in science fiction. From the depths of the sea, across the land and into the skies and space, robotics are now ever-present. What can we expect to see in the near future, and more importantly how will this change the way we work over the next 25 years.

Gerhard Grunwald-Head of Orbital Robotics, Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsGerhard GrunwaldHead of Orbital Robotics, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
Kris Kearns-Senior Advisor, Autonomy Research, Air Force Research LaboratoryKris KearnsSenior Advisor, Autonomy Research, Air Force Research Laboratory
Stefanie Tellex-Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Assistant Professor of Engineering, Brown UniversityStefanie TellexAssistant Professor of Computer Science and Assistant Professor of Engineering, Brown University
0900-0930Networking Break
0930-1300Technical Sessions
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