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AIAA Honors Dr. Randal W. Beard with the 2024 Intelligent Systems Award

Dr. Randal W. Beard, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently presented with the 2024 AIAA Intelligent Systems Award at the 2024 AIAA SciTech Forum in Orlando, FL.

The Intelligent Systems Award, presented by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), acknowledges individuals who have made crucial and fundamental contributions to the field of intelligent systems, ultimately enhancing the capabilities of aerospace systems. Dr. Beard's recognition specifically applauds his innovative work in the guidance and control of autonomous aircraft, as well as his exceptional commitment to mentoring and training the next generation of aerospace leaders.

The 2024 AIAA Intelligent Systems Award serves as a testament to Dr. Beard's unwavering commitment to advancing the frontiers of aerospace technology. His pioneering contributions in intelligent systems have not only reshaped the field but have also paved the way for the next generation of aerospace innovators under his mentorship.

“We are proud to recognize these accomplished individuals for their influence on the aerospace profession, their outstanding merit, and their unique contributions to the art, science, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics,” said AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher. “Chosen by their peers, these exemplary professionals are truly inspirational. We are grateful for their efforts shaping the future of aerospace.”