VSCL Graduate Research Assistant and Ph.D. Student Vinicius G. Goecks has been selected for a Summer 2019 internship at the US Army Research Lab in Aberdeen, MD. Vinicius will be working as a Research Fellow on the US Army initiative to investigate how efficiently transition and update policies/controllers, trained initially with human demonstrations, using off-policy actor-critic reinforcement learning in the Cycle-of-Learning. Vinicius has been an active member of VSCL since Spring 2016, focusing on human-machine interaction and the control of UAS with Machine Learning, and the Intelligent Motion Video Target Tracking for UAS.
VSCL Undergraduate Research Assistant Student Hannah Lehman has been selected for a Summer 2019 research internship as part of the NSF funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Hannah will be working as a Research Intern, with a principal focus of facilitating multi agent machine learning across heterogeneous agents. Hannah started working with VSCL in the Spring of 2017, with her major roles including managing the flight simulator lab and performing research into reinforcement learning for use onboard aircraft.
VSCL Undergraduate Research Assistant and B.S. Aerospace Engineering student Brandon Lansdell spent the Summer of 2018 and 2019 at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie, TX working as a Systems Engineer on the PAC-3 Missile Defense Program. During his time there, he has worked in simulation and algorithm development, as well as test operations. Brandon has been an active member of VSCL since Spring 2018, focusing on a multi agent architecture system created by VSCL students called CLARK.
VSCL Graduate Research Assistant and M.S. Aerospace Engineering student Blake Krpec was selected to visit US Army Research Lab in Aberdeen, MD during summer 2019. Blake will be visiting for 2 weeks where he will work with engineers at Army Research Lab on developing autonomous vehicle systems. He will be working as a Journeyman Research Fellow on the US Army initiative to investigate a potential target tracking /following system involving one UAS being able to detect another UAS, and navigate relative to said target. Blake revied his bachelor’s of science from A&M in Aerospace Engineering in May 2019, and has been a member of VSCL since Fall of 2016. Blake supported flight test projects, sensor and hardware integration, aircraft performance, and other target tracking efforts.
VSCL Undergraduate Research Assistant and B.S. Computer Engineering Student Mia Brown has been selected for a Summer 2019 internship at Dell Technologies in Round Rock, TX. Mia will be working as an Enterprise Security Analyst Intern, where she will be analyzing the security procedures for internal products at Dell Technologies. Mia started working with VSCL in the Spring of 2017, with her major roles including working in the Texas A&M University Engineering Flight Simulator and helping to develop a means for evaluating human factors aspects for Head Mounted Displays (HMD) for Enhanced Vision System technologies.
VSCL Graduate Research Assistant and Ph.D. Student Garrett Jares has been selected for a Summer 2019 Internship with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. Garrett will be working as a Year-Round Graduate Student Intern – R&D with the Navigation, Guidance, & Control Organization. Garrett has been a member of VSCL since Fall 2018, focusing his work on UAS embedded systems, flight operations, and cybersecurity for UAS. He is also the lead engineer in the engineering flight simulator lab.