Ella Atkins

Ella-AtkinsDr. Atkins is a Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan and Director of the Autonomous Aerospace Systems (A2Sys) Lab. Dr. Atkins holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. She previously served on the Aerospace Engineering faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Dr. Atkins is past-chair of the AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee, AIAA Associate Fellow, IEEE senior member, small public airport owner/operator (Shamrock Field, Brooklyn, MI) and private pilot. She served on the National Academy’s Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB) (2011-2015 term), was a member of the Institute for Defense Analysis Defense Science Studies (DSSG) Group (2012-2013), and recently served on an NRC committee to develop an autonomy research agenda for civil aviation (2013-2014).  Dr Atkins also holds a courtesy faculty position in the EECS Department at Michigan and she is the chair of Michigan’s  Robotics program. 



Graduate Students

Mia Stevens                          Cosme Ochoa                       
PhD Candidate                       PhD Candidate                         



Jeremy Castagno               Prashin Sharma                  Mathew Romano
PhD Candidate                        PhD Candidate                          PhD Candidate



Prince Kuevor                      Akshay Mathur
PhD Candidate                         PhD Candidate