UAS-Enabled Solutions for Bridge Inspection

Team

Researchers

Ali Karimoddini, PhD

Associate Professor

Director, NC Transportation Center of Excellence on Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Deputy Director, TECHLAV DoD Center of Excellence in Autonomy

Director, ACCESS Laboratory

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

North Carolina A&T State University

Webpage: http://www.akarimod.info

Tara L. Cavalline, PhD

Associate Professor

Director, Experimental and Computational Flow Dynamics Laboratory

The William States Lee College of Engineering

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Webpage: https://coefs.uncc.edu/tlcavall/

Elizabeth Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management

The William States Lee College of Engineering

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Webpage: https://coefs.uncc.edu/esmit248/

Rodward Hewlin Jr., PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management

The William States Lee College of Engineering

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Webpage: https://coefs.uncc.edu/rhewlin/

NCDOT Committee Chairman

Thomas M Walls

UAS Technical Trainer

North Carolina Division of Aviation

North Carolina Department of Transportation

Webpage: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-walls-579a84168/

NCDOT Project Manager

Mustan Kadibhai

Research & Development

North Carolina Department of Transportation

Webpage: https://connect.ncdot.gov/projects/research/Pages/ProjReseachers.aspx?Researcher=Mustan+Kadibhai

NCDOT Project Steering Committee Members

  • Gichuru Muchane (Co-Chair)

  • Aaron Earwood

  • Nick Pierce

  • Wendee Smith

  • David Snoke

  • Basil Yap

  • Thomas Walls

  • Daniel Muller

  • Brian Hedrick

  • Matthew Walker

  • Neil Mastin

Former Team Members

Abdollah (Ebbie) Homaifar

Duke Energy Eminent Professor

Director, Autonomous Control Information Technology Institute (ACIT)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

North Carolina A&T State University

Webpage: https://www.ncat.edu/coe/departments/elen/facultystaff/Abdollah%20Homaifar.html

Navid Goudarzi, PhD

Assistant Professor

Director, Experimental and Computational Flow Dynamics Laboratory

The William States Lee College of Engineering

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Webpage: https://coefs.uncc.edu/ngoudarz/home/

Industrial Partners and Sponsors

Involved Laboratories

Website: http://www.accesslab.net/

About: Autonomous Cooperative Control of Emergent Systems of Systems (ACCESS) Laboratory as a TECHLAV affiliated laboratory aims to address fundamental problems in modeling, analysis, control and improvement of complex systems such as transportation systems, internet of things, smart grids, smart teaming of autonomous vehicles, and biological systems.