Bradley elected AIAA Associate Fellow

Dec 12, 2022      By Victoria Grdina

Justin Bradley
Justin Bradley

University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Computing Associate Professor Justin Bradley was recently elected to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)’s Class of 2023 Associate Fellows.

The grade of Associate Fellow recognizes individuals who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work, who have done original work of outstanding merit, or who have otherwise made outstanding contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.

To be selected as an AIAA Associate Fellow, an individual must be an AIAA Senior Member in good standing, with at least 12 years of professional experience, and be recommended by three current Associate Fellows.

“It's an honor to be considered amongst those who have contributed significantly to the aerospace research and industry,” Bradley said. “I've been passionate about aviation since I was young, and I'm thrilled to be in a position where I can research and deploy the aircraft I love working with.”

Currently Bradley serves as co-director of the Nebraska Intelligent MoBile Unmanned Systems (NIMBUS) Lab, which conducts research in software and systems engineering, robotics, sensor networks, and dependable UAVs. Bradley’s research specifically focuses on the intersection of control and computing with applications in aerospace and robotic vehicles. His recent projects include developing drone swarm enhancements for the U.S. Army and enhancing drones’ and robots’ abilities to sense and adapt to changing environments.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 91 countries, and 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense.

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