I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Nebraska. I am also a co-director of the NIMBUS lab where my research focuses on the intersection of control and computer science with applications in aerospace 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.
In my spare time I like to golf, motorcycle, and work on home improvement projects. I love sports, the outdoors, playing with my kids, and listening to and playing music.
My complete CV can be downloaded here.