Aerospace engineer John-Paul Clarke will serve on the advisory board of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ newly formed Aerospace Artificial Intelligence Advisory Group. The group will be tasked with understanding the applications and impact of AI across the aerospace industry, as well as government, academia and other key sectors.
Clarke, an Oden Institute affiliated faculty member and professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, is a leading expert in aircraft trajectory prediction and optimization. He aims to leverage his expertise to enable increasingly autonomous aircraft-enabled mobility, especially in urban and regional settings.
“Like every other industry, we in aerospace need to understand the potential and impacts of AI,” said Clarke. “Together, we will find ways to take advantage of the ways AI can improve our industry and look for ways to apply it ethically and effectively.”