Dr. Corey A. Ippolito
Dr. Corey A. Ippolito is an Aerospace Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center where he heads the Exploration Aerial Vehicles (EAV) Research Laboratory, which focuses on intelligent control and autonomy for advanced aviation systems evaluated on subscale unmanned vehicle platforms. Dr. Ippolito has a doctoral degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and an M.S. and B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech. His doctoral research focused on self-assembling decentralized control constructs for large-scale structurally-adaptive dynamic systems. Dr. Ippolito has led several research projects including safe autonomous UAS flight in high-density low-altitude urban environments, autonomous GNSS-free UAS localization, intelligent UAS swarms for decentralized monitoring of active volcanic systems, intelligent UAS autonomy for autonomous subsurface mapping of earthquake fault lines, the decentralized control project, payload-directed flight control project, the advanced morphing wing project, the Polymorphic Control Systems project, and the Intelligent Integrated Control Systems (IICS) project for smart habitat environments. He has led development of several autonomous vehicle systems, including the Swift UAS, the swarming Dragon Eye UAS, the eXperimental Sensor Controlled Aerial Vehicle (XSCAV), the EAV UAS, the BumbleBee UAS, the Max 5A unmanned ground vehicle variants. He is the primary architect and license holder for several software libraries, including the Reflection Architecture for embedded control of autonomous systems, the Perception Engine for physics-based simulation of multi-body and soft-body systems, the Self-Assembling Brokering Object (SABO) Architecture for automated assembly of large-scale dynamic system simulations, the C3X cross-platform rendering engine, Savant-ML modeling library for fluid-thermal building control and simulation, and the Component Graphics Library (CGL) for cross-platform windowing and rapid design of virtual aircraft control system interfaces.