Aerospace engineering professor Kyriakos Vamvoudakis has been invited to present at the 2021 U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium, scheduled to take place November 1 – 4. Held in partnership with Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar, the virtual symposium brings together researchers from many different disciplines including water management, e-health, water, energy, emerging technologies, cyber security and more.
During the poster session, Vamvoudakis will present Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems, which discusses tools to interface autonomous systems with humans, cyber-physical security, reinforcement learning, and how these areas impact the safety, security, and autonomy of aerospace vehicles.
“I look forward to the symposium and am excited to meet outstanding young scientists, engineers, and medical professionals from the United States and the 22 countries of the Arab League,” Vamvoudakis said.
His multidisciplinary research impacts a variety of disciplines including aerospace, electrical, mechanical, and computer science. “My research has unified new perspectives of learning in engineering to enable smart and safe autonomy, resiliency, bandwidth efficiency, robustness, stability, and real-time adaptation that cannot be achieved with current state-of-the-art approaches,” he explained.
Earlier this year, Vamvoudakis was awarded a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service, Kaibab National Forest, and the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management to develop unpiloted aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can help fight wildfires and improve safety for fire fighters.