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Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards

Through its annual graduate scholarship program, the AIAA Foundation presents awards to graduate students doing excellent research in the air and space sciences. The AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards were established by the AIAA Evolution of Flight Campaign and the AIAA Foundation in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of powered flight and to recognize the Wright brother’s aeronautical achievements and contributions to the evolution of flight. The AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards are bestowed annually to two graduate-level students participating in research endeavors as part of their engineering/science graduate studies. Basic Criteria and other information can be found at <a href= >;
  • Full Name: Prof Sertac Karaman
  • Entry: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Category: Graduate
  • Notes: Sertac Karaman is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working under the supervision of Prof. Emilio Frazzoli. He is affiliated with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) as well the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL) at MIT. Before joining the Ph.D. program, he has obtained an S.M. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT (2009), and B.S. degrees in Computer Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering from the Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey (2007). His primary research interests lie in the analysis, design, and optimization of safety-critical embedded planning and control architectures for cyber-physical