Abstract: In his talk, Some learnings from drones to urban air mobility, Sudip Mukhopadhyay will tell a story on drone application development, starting in 2007, of a select few customized end users applications. He will discuss the mistakes made and all the learnings that came along with development, such that it will augment the steps needed to make urban air mobility successful in the coming years. He will also detail the relevance and role of old school aerospace corporations versus today’s car manufacturers, and what we need to do to develop a new and successful alternative transportation ecosystem.
The NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar Series was launched in spring 2020 and is held weekly on Wednesdays in Stanley 106, at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, from January 22 through May 6. Presenters include experts in government, industry, and academia, who focus on how big data collection and machine learning are transforming aircraft, airspace, and airport operations, with topics ranging from feedback control, IoT, and IoV to autonomy, AI, and data security. All seminars are livecast and interactive across both campuses. The series is also being offered as a 1-credit course: the Berkeley course numbers are CEE198/CEE298 (class #: 33393) and CP298 (class #: 13328). This seminar series is hosted by NASA and UC Berkeley, sponsored by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and NASA Academic Mission Services; and presented by UC Berkeley's Urban Air Mobility Research Center (UAM@Berkeley), the Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies, and BIDS.
Sudip Mukhopadhyay currently works for Business Finland, the innovation instrument/arm of the Government of Finland, helping the country with incubation, innovation and investment strategy, and nurturing hundreds of government funded startups in Finland. Areas of focus are full autonomy, future mobility, new space and circular economy. Sudip worked at Honeywell for 16 years as a corporate fellow and Director of innovation for Aerospace, bringing over $7B new products revenue through his own research. Sudip co-founded the Honeywell drone startup and wrote the Urban Air Mobility strategy for Honeywell Corporate. Sudip is trained as an engineer in India, Israel, and here at Berkeley. Sudip lives in Berkeley with his wife, a biophysicist, and their 6-year old daughter.