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NASA selects MAE alumna Ashley Kowalski for simulation space mission team

Ms. Kowalski and her teammates will be part of a ground-based, eight-month mission to study crew interactions, health, and physiology during confinement in order to mitigate and counteract...

Dr. Wei wins NSF CAREER award to study autonomous flight operations in urban airspace environments

Dr. Peng Wei (MAE) has won a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award for the project “Safe and Scalable Learning-based Control for Autonomo

Dr. Wei discusses his NASA-funded research to improve air traffic safety

In this GW Today profile, MAE professor Dr. Peng Wei discusses how artificial intelligence is changing the future of air transportation.


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