Kevin Kochersberger is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech.
Prior to becoming lead researcher at the Unmanned Systems Lab in 2006, Kevin worked at Mc-
Donnell Douglas, IBM, and the Rochester Institute of Technology (Mechanical Engineering) for
12 years. Focusing his work on design, perception and planning of autonomous systems, Dr.
Kochersberger has investigated aerial radiation mapping, online 3D terrain reconstruction, and
novel mission-specic aircraft design. Most recently, he is the programmatic lead for the UNICEF-funded African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA) in Lilongwe, Malawi. The ADDA offers drone certification courses to pan-African students, including Trusted Operator Program (TOP) certification.