Topic: AI in CNS: Beyond the Hype
Description: Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to be a game-changer in aviation. The use of AI technologies enables improved safety, and increased autonomy, adaptability, optimization, efficiency, and capacity in all phases of the life cycle, including development and operations/maintenance.
This workshop will explore the real opportunities, limitations, and cautionary tales for the application of generative AI, deep learning neural networks, neural networks, and reinforcement learning in aviation and specifically in communications, navigation, and surveillance. These new applications must acknowledge the inherent complexity in operations, and the importance of regulatory rules for safety to fulfill the contract between citizens and their government.
- Dr. Missy Cummings, Professor, George Mason University
- Antonio Correas, Chief Product Officer, Skymantics
- Nate Robie, Senior Program Manager, ANRA
- Dr. Fred Wieland, Chief Research Scientist, Mosiac ATM
Lance Sherry, Center for Air Transportation Systems Research at GMU
Lance Sherry is a professor of systems engineering and operations research at George Mason University. Dr. Sherry also serves as the director of the Center for Air Transportation Systems Research at George Mason University. Dr. Sherry has over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry serving as a flight-test engineer, flight control engineer, system engineer, lead system architect, program manager, strategic planning and business development. Dr. Sherry served as a fellow at RAND Corporation 1999-2001. He has published over 100 papers and journal articles, holds several patents, and has received awards for his work.
Adrian Solomon, Thales
Adrian Solomon is a senior systems engineer with Thales, and over his career, he has worked with teams developing tower automation systems as well as air traffic management & UAS traffic management systems supporting the FAA and ANSPs around the globe. Adrian has also worked closely with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to further define global ATM concepts, aviation trust frameworks and concepts of operations. Adrian holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in systems engineering and engineering management from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., respectively. Adrian is passionate about aviation, learning from his peers, and also mentoring the new generation of aviation enthusiasts.