Biographies

Damon Henry

Damon Henry is currently in operations management in the aerospace industry.  He has worked as a supervisor for a jet engine assembly line and is currently in operations fullfilment an actuator systems plant.  He recently received his green belt in lean six sigma.  Damon graduated from MIT in 2010 w/ B.S. in Aerospace Engineering.  He’s held internships at MIT Lincoln Laboratory as well as at Comtech Aero Astro Inc. where he worked on micro satellite testing and design.

Kim Jackson

Kim Jackson is currently a Human Systems Engineer at Draper Laboratory. She received her S.B. and S.M. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 2010 and 2012, respectively. Her Master’s research focused on intuitive operator interaction and collision avoidance for micro aerial vehicles in unknown environments.

Justine Li

Justine Li is currently an NDSEG Fellow at University of Maryland, College Park pursuing her Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering. She received her S.B. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010 and M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park in 2013. Prior to conducting research in the CRoCCo (Cluster for Research on Complex Computations) Laboratory at UMD, she completed internships at AAI and Insitu working on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and internships in computation at Army Research Laboratory and MIT Lincoln Laboratory.


Jeff Simpson

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Jeff Simpson graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer Engineering. His focus was mainly on digital hardware design, with some software and analog design. He’s held an internship at Pratt and Whitney working in Mechanical Design. Currently, he is associate staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory working on the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR).

Eric Timmons

Eric Timmons is currently a Research Scientist in the Model-based Embedded and Robotics Systems (MERS) group in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory where he is researching multiple vehicle coordination, scheduling, and planning for science-driven information gathering missions. He received his S.B. and S.M. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 2010 and 2013, respectively.

He has built and programmed robots for several competitions, and is interested in robotic sensing and probabilistic reasoning. His experiences outside of school include working for Boeing as a propulsion integration intern, working on systems integration and testing for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA Goddard as part of the NASA Academy leadership program, developing a decision support system for NASA JPL’s ATHLETE robot, and teaching computer science to Israeli and Palestinian high school students.

Jason  Wallace

Jason is an MIT graduate of 2010 from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. At MIT, Jason’s pursuits included Classical Aeronautics, Airframe Design, Classical and State-Space Control, and Robotics. The summer after Jason’s freshman year, he was an undergraduate research assistant in the Aerospace Controls Lab designing 20gram flying wings for indoor flight. As part of a Flight Vehicle Engineering class, Jason became Team Lead for the Aerodynamic Analysis and Design group that designed the airframe for a radar sensing UAV under commission from Lincoln Labs and the US Air Force. Finally, a senior design project on the performance of vertical axis wind turbines led to Jason’s co-authored AIAA conference publication.

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