Aviation Data Science Lab (DSL): Seminar Series


The USRA Aviation Data Science Lab is conducting research and education to advance national capabilities for applying machine learning and other data science techniques to grand challenges in aviation systems such as Urban Air Mobility.  In collaboration with NASA’s Ames Research Center, academia and industry, a focus of the lab is on developing curriculum on aviation data sciences with academia for workforce development, as well as research and development to advance national needs for improved mobility of people and goods. Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science are already positively impacting air transportation of goods and people, and have the promise for increased impact as the number of air vehicles grows exponentially with unmanned aerial systems and the amount of data grows in civil aviation with connected aircraft. 

Upcoming Events

USRA-NASA-Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar 2020 

April 13, 2020 - Given the ongoing COVID-19 circumstances, the NAMS Aviation Data Science seminar series will resume via videoconference. 

As the number of air vehicles grows with unmanned aerial systems and the amount of data grows in civil aviation, the future holds more promise for a greater impact from advanced tools and techniques in data science and AI. This Spring, learn from experts in government, industry, and academia in a 12-seminar series, sponsored by USRA and UC Berkeley with NASA Ames Research Center. 

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  • Time: Wednesdays 11:00 am -12 pm (Starting January 22, 2020)
  • Location: Seminars will take place at NASA's Ames Research Center (N210 R115) and UC Berkeley University Campus (105 Stanley Hall)
  • Link will be provided for live streaming for the weekly seminar

Seminar Sponsor: 

  • Universities Space Research Association (USRA), NASA Academic Mission Service (NAMS)

List of Seminar Speakers and Video Recordings 

Seminar Feedback Form: 



January 22, 2020: Raja Sengupta, Ph.D.
January 29, 2020: Sudip Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.
February 5, 2020: Jeremy Coupe, Ph.D.
February 12, 2020: Marta Gonzalez, Ph.D. 
February 19, 2020: Parimal Kopardekar, Ph.D. 
February 26, 2020: Banavar Sridhar Ph.D.
March 4th, 2020: Ella Atkins, Ph.D.
April 15th, 2020: Mark Hansen, Ph.D.  
April 22nd, 2020: Gano Chatterji, Ph.D.
April 29th, 2020: Vishwanath Bulusu, Ph.D.
TBD: Peter Shannon 
TBD: Mark W. Mueller, Ph.D.

UC Berkeley Affiliates: 

  • Cal Unmanned Lab (CalU)
  • UAM@Berkeley Center (UAMB)
  • Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies (ITSB)
  • Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)

Program Committee:

Organizing Committee:

Link to UC Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar: 


Point of Contact: Saba Hussain (shussain@usra.edu)