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Young Professional Profile August 2017

Oct 18, 2019, 11:56 AM
Title : Young Professional Profile August 2017
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Description : Anjan Chakrabarty
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Anjan-ChakrabartyName: Anjan Chakrabarty                  

Kolkata, India                  

Currently lives in
Fremont, CA, USA                 

PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2014

NASA Ames Research Center (SGT, Inc.)

Job Description  
Dr. Chakrabarty is working on several UAV autonomy projects at Ames Research Center. He is the Principal Investigator for the DELIVER (Design Environment for Novel Vertical Lift Vehicles) Autonomy at Ames project, which investigates the effect of autonomy on the design of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). He is working on designing small UAVs for Search and Track applications. He is also working on implementing advanced controller on-board an UAV for manipulating tasks.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?  
Astronaut… who doesn’t want to go to the moo?. We live in an era when humans will land on Mars. 

How far can YOU see?   
I see a connected world in the future. The last decade has connected us virtually through the Internet. The next few decades will be about mobility. The air-space will be utilized in ways never imagined before, through drones, through flying cars. Autonomous flying vehicles will change the way humans move and interact with others. 

One insightful fact you want everyone to know: 
Every failure is an opportunity. 

Professional Interests:
UAVs, Autonomy, Control, Machine Learning

Flying UAVs, painting, photography

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