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New Faculty Member Joins Department

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Aerospace Engineering department is excited to introduce the newest faculty member, Dr. Haiyang Chao.  Dr. Chao received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2001, M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2005, both from Zhejiang University, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Utah State University in 2010. His major research interests are in the areas of estimation, control, and dynamics of unmanned vehicles with an emphasize on unmanned aerial vehicles. He has authored or coauthored one book, two book chapters, and more than thirty peer-reviewed research papers. He is one of the key developers of AggieAir, a low-cost small UAV platform for remote sensing applications, which has won the 1st place in the 2009 AUVSI Student UAS competition. His recent research focuses on vision-aided navigation, wind/gust estimation, cooperative control, remote sensing, and flight avionics development.

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