I am a Richard L. and Carol S. McNeel Associate Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am also a co-director of the NIMBUS Lab where my research focuses on the intersection of control and computing with applications in aerospace and robotic vehicles.


My background is fairly broad and spans several disciplines. I have a BS in Computer Engineering from BYU, a MS in Electrical Engineering also from BYU where I was in the MAGICC Lab. I then worked for a time as a software engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on the integrated computer control system for the National Ignition Facility. I then matriculated at the University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering Department where I earned MS and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering under the advisement of Dr. Ella M. Atkins. I have worked with UAS since 2006, and can fly multicopters, fixed wing, and helicopter model aircraft.

I’m married to Carrie Hanson-Bradley, a Professor of Practice in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies. In my spare time I like to golf, ride motorcycles, fly planes, and travel with Carrie. I love sports, the outdoors, playing with my kids, and listening to and playing music.

My complete CV can be downloaded here.

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before. Neil Gaiman