Wes Ryan Program Manager at NASA’s Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI)
Wes Ryan joined NASA’s Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) in March of 2021 and is supporting airspace modernization and automation integration strategies, including the practical use of AI/ML for aviation purposes. He is also supporting NASA’s Convergent Aeronautics Solutions program to identify paths to transformational aeronautics concepts for future aircraft designs, digital airspace management, and new operational capabilities. Prior to NASA, Wes was with the FAA for 18 years working R&D and certification for remotely piloted aircraft and safety-enhancing technology for General Aviation. He holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas. He is a Fellow in the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Associate Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.