Min Kyun (Chris) Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2016). He joined UICO in 2016 as an Embedded Hardware and Firmware Engineer, where he designed proprietary hardware and firmware for PCAP touch screens that work under heavy rain and with thick winter gloves. He then joined STMicroelectronics in 2020 as Senior Application Engineer specializing in MEMS sensors and is also currently pursuing M.S. in Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology with specialization in Interactive Intelligence.
Kerry Vahala is the Jenkins Professor and Professor of Applied Physics at Caltech. He is known for his studies of devices called optical microcavities and their application to a wide range of subjects including miniature frequency and time systems, microwave sources, parametric oscillators, astrocombs and gyroscopes. Vahala also made early contributions to the subject of cavity optomechanics and demonstrations of chip-based devices to cavity QED phenomena. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the IEEE and the OSA. Vahala received an Alexander von Humboldt Award for his work on ultra-high-Q optical microcavities, a NASA achievement award for application of frequency combs to exoplanet detection, and the OSA Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award for a 2-photon optical clock. He was also involved in the early effort to develop quantum-well lasers for optical communications and received the IEEE Sarnoff Award for his research on quantum-well laser dynamics.
Dr. J.P. Laine is the division leader for Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) at Draper, where he leads the development of advanced technologies and system solutions for PNT-focused efforts. Dr. Laine has held technical leadership roles on a variety of programs related to PNT, imaging, and free-space/guided wave optics. Dr. Laine is the author of many scientific papers and holds a number of patents in the field of optical sensing.
Domenico Accardo is Associate Professor for the topics of Air Traffic Management and Avionics at University of Naples Federico II, Italy. He owns a PhD degree in Aerospace Science and Technologies. He has been Principal Investigator for several research projects in the fields of Sensors and Systems for Aerospace Guidance, Navigation, and Control and Air Traffic Management with funds from the European Union, CIRA, National Aerospace Companies, and local Small and Medium Aerospace Enterprises. He has published more than 100 articles for International Journals and International Conferences in the Aerospace Systems field that are scored by ScopusTM and ISI ThomsonTM. He is first inventor of an International Patent related to a Trajectory Prediction System for Air Traffic Management applications. He has been reviewer for several International Journals such as IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Pattern Recognition Letters, Aerospace Science and Technology, Algorithms, and Autonomous Robots. He is Head of the Laboratory for Innovative Flight Technologies in the new Advanced Technology Transfer Center at University of Naples. He is Senior Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and he has been Chair of AIAA Sensor Systems and Information Fusion Technical Committee.