Girish Chowdhary is the director of DAS laboratory and Assistant Professor. Dr. Chowdhary has a Ph.D. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. He then spent around two years at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems and the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics as a postdoctoral associate. Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, he spent three years working as a research engineer with the German Aerospace Center’s (DLR’s) Institute for Flight Systems Technology in Braunschweig, Germany. He holds a BE with honors from RMIT university in Melbourne, Australia. Prof. Chowdhary is the author of several peer reviewed publications spanning the area of adaptive control, fault tolerant control, autonomy and decision making, machine learning, vision and LIDAR based perception for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), and GPS denied navigation. He has been involved in the development of over 15 research UAS.

Dr. Chowdhary was recently awarded the 2015 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program grant and the 2015 Ward Memorial Award. On the left, Dr. Girish Chowdhary shows the plaque he received from ACGSC Chair Dr. Philip Hattis to recognize Dr. Chowdhary's technical accomplishments as a young professional.