Banavar Sridhar

  • Bio: Dr. Banavar Sridhar is Principal Scientist, University Space Research Association (USRA), Moffett Field, CA. Previously, he served as NASA Senior Scientist for Air Transportation Systems. His research interests are in the application of modeling and optimization techniques to aerospace systems and the impact of aviation on climate. Dr. Sridhar successfully demonstrated vision sensor-based real-time obstacle detection and ranging system on a NASA/Army UH-60 helicopter. He has authored more than 200 publications in the areas of Air Transportation, Optimization, Data Analytics, Neural Networks, Automated Helicopter Guidance and Control Systems. He teaches a course in Aviation Data Science at UC, Berkeley. Dr. Sridhar received the 2004 IEEE Control System Technology Award for his contributions to the development of modeling and simulation techniques. Dr. Sridhar led the development of traffic flow management software, Future ATM Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET), which received the NASA and AIAA Software of the Year Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the AIAA.