New Editor-in-Chief Appointment for the Journal of Aerospace Information Systems Written 19 January 2018

Dr. Ella M. Atkins has been appointed as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Aerospace Information Systems (JAIS). Currently Dr Atkins is a Professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Michigan where she has been innovative and influential in moving a traditional aerospace engineering department in new directions. She is also the Associate Director of Graduate Programs at the University’s Robotics Institute. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. She is an Associate Fellow of AIAA.

The Journal of Aerospace Information Systems was launched in January 2004 as AIAA’s first online-only journal under the title Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, reflecting the growing importance of computing and information systems to aerospace engineering. Atkins will be the fourth editor-in-chief of the journal. She has been an advocate for JAIS since its inception and has served admirably as an associate editor for the journal. Atkins succeeds Dr. Ashok Srivastava, who has served as editor-in-chief of JAIS since 2012. During Srivastava’s tenure, the journal scope was revised and the title changed to its current form, further refining the journal’s place in the industry.