NASA ULI Annual Review

NASA ULI Annual Review

14th November 2023

The 2-day ULI annual review will be held on November 14 and 15. Below is the agenda for the event.


Day 1 (November 14, 2023)

Location: Illini Union 314a

0830-0900 Breakfast

0900-1045 AAM Technologies and Challenges

0900-0910 Opening speech (Harley Johnson and Naira Hovakimyan)

        0915-0940 Lui Sha: The importance of certification in AAM

        0940-1005 Christopher Elliott: TRL improvement at Lockheed Martin with L1 adaptive controller

        1005-1030 Andy Smith: Development of photorealistic simulator for validation of AAM models at Sierra Nevada Corporation

1030-1045 Coffee break

1045-1205 Research updates in Thrust 1 on safe learning-enabled and competence-aware autonomy stack  (20 min each)

        1045-1105 Naira Hovakimyan (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

                1105-1125 Lui Sha (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

                1125-1145 Evangelos Theodorou (Georgia Institute of Technology)

                1145-1205 Bo Li (The University of Chicago)

1205-1300 Lunch break

1300-1340 Research updates in Thrust 2 on fast data-driven and code-level verification (20 min each)

                1300-1320 Sayan Mitra (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

                1320-1340 Chuchu Fan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

1340-1440 Research updates in Thrust 3 on runtime fault diagnosis and reachability analysis for in-flight contingency management (20 min each)

        1340-1400 Ali Kairmoddini (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)

                1400-1420 Ioannis Raptis (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)

                1420-1440 Melkior Ornik (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

1440-1500 Coffee break

1500-1600 Research updates in Thrust 4 on testing, evaluation, and integration toward technology transfer (20 min each)

                1500-1520 Srinivasa Salapaka (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

                1520-1540 Petros Voulgaris (University of Nevada, Reno)

                1540-1600 Christos Papachristos (University of Nevada, Reno)

1600-1620 Outreach (Joe Muskin and Kory Bennett)

1620-1745 Posters by students and postdocs

1800 Dinner TBD

Day 2 (November 15, 2023)

Location: John Deere Hall, 2005 MEL

0900-1100 Advisory board discussion

1100-1200 Discussion between the ULI team and advisory board

1200 Lunch