University of Cincinnati

I completed all my graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati with my wonderful advisor and friend, Dr. Kelly Cohen. We both started in Cincinnati in 2007 and together built the Intelligent Aerospace Systems Lab (IASL) which has been used for both undergraduate and graduate research and coursework.


With Dr. Cohen’s support, I completed both my M.S. and Ph.D. work in Cincinnati:

Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, December 2012

Dissertation Title: Allocation and Routing of UAVs with Communication Considerations

Major: Dynamics and Controls, Minor: Intelligent Systems

M.S. Aerospace Engineering, September 2011

Thesis Title: UAV Two-Dimensional Path Planning in Real-Time using Fuzzy Logic

Since 2007, Dr. Cohen has built his student group, lab, and projects, now known as MOST-AERO Labs (Morphing and Optimization Systems Technology for Aerospace Laboratory), and he has gained national and international recognition for his research. To learn more about this group, visit his website here: MOST-AERO Labs.


University of Wisconsin – Madison

B.S. Engineering Mechanics (Astronautics option), May 2007

Prior to graduate school, I studied at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. There I had several opportunities to do research as an undergrad (which has led to a few important publications) and also to apply my studies through a co-op experience at Kennedy Space Center. All of these experiences helped to shape my decision to go to graduate school and many decisions since then.