Dr. Gano Chatterji received a B. Tech. in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India, and an M.S. in engineering science from the University of Mississippi. He received his Ph.D in mechanical engineering from the Santa Clara University. Dr. Chatterji is currently a Senior Scientist and Lead at Crown Consulting, Inc., working on the NASA Academic Mission Services contract at NASA Ames. Gano has over thirty-three years of research and development experience in the field of aerospace engineering, specializing in the areas of air traffic management, machine vision and pattern recognition, and flight dynamics and control. Gano has worked on the development of large-scale simulators for air traffic management research for most of his career at NASA Ames. Gano is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He has received several awards from NASA including Software of the Year and Government Invention of the Year awards; he is a recipient of the IEEE M. Barry Carlton Award and the AIAA Aerospace Software Engineering Award.