Ella Atkins Professor, Aerospace Engineering University of Michigan

Ella Atkins
Dr. Ella Atkins is a Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, where she is director of the Autonomous Aerospace Systems (A2SYS) Lab. Dr. Atkins holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. She previously served on the Aerospace Engineering faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Atkins is an AIAA Fellow, IEEE senior member, and FAA-certified pilot (general aviation and UAS). She is Associate Director of the University of Michigan Robotics Institute and recently served on the National Academy’s Advancing Aerial Mobility study committee (2019-2020). She is Editor-in-Chief of the AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems (JAIS) and a member of the AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee (ISTC).