Advisors

Grant Begley
Advisor
Mr. Begley is a leader, public speaker, author and an expert in aerospace – manned, unmanned systems and robotics. Mr. Begley was Corporate Senior Vice President for Alion Science and Technology, developing and implementing the $1B annual revenue Business Development Enterprise, including unmanned systems, ahead of schedule. Served as Pentagon Senior Advisor to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, for Unmanned Systems, Mr. Begley advised on critical issues and led development of DoD's 2011 Unmanned Systems Roadmap. He served on the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, Unmanned Systems 2014 Planning Committee and was panel moderator for: "Department of Defense Unmanned Aircraft Systems Leadership" and "Visionary Technologies Leading to Future Unmanned Aircraft Systems". Mr. Begley holds master's degrees in Aerospace and Aeronautic Engineering from the Naval Post-Graduate School and a bachelor's degree in General engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Quang Tran
Advisor
Quang is the founder and President at Gigatum Vietnam JSC, the owner of Clingme, a local search and mobile commerce platform in Vietnam. He currently oversees Gigatum's strategic development, marketing and finance. He brings to Gigatum over 10 years of experience doing business development, strategy and investment banking in various fields from telecommunications, IT to finance. Quang co-founded NQH Vietnam Investment Management, a boutique advisory house focusing on private businesses in Vietnam. He also served as a Director of Capital Markets for Habubank Securities, and Head of Research for Vietnam Capital Partners, a San Francisco - based hedge fund startup that focused on investing in Vietnam index funds. In 2008, Quang worked at the Strategy division for Hewlett Packard 's Personal System Group in Cupertino, CA. Prior to that, he was an Account Manager for VITC Telecommunications, a US - based 214 - licensed carrier, and was in charge of managing Vietnam and Eastern Europe markets. Quang has his MBA from UC Berkeley in 2009.
Dr. Tuan Nguyen
Advisor
Dr. Nguyen is the Dean of Faculty of Computer Network and Communication, University of Information Technology (UIT), Vietnam. Dr Nguyen has joined Faculty of Computer Network and Communication as a lecturer and researcher. Before joining UIT, he was a lecturer at Center for Information Technology Development. Dr. Tuan Nguyen's research topics are multi-agent system for pervasive computing, ontology reasoning, mobile security and mobile computer vision. Dr Tuan is also an executive member of Vietnam National Information Security Association. He is passionate on open-hardware security project development in a wide range of platform such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino and Beaglebone Black.
Currently, Dr. Nguyen is working on machine learning, computer vision technology on mobile devices for mobile tracking and mobile security. His work in the area of computer vision is well recognized and his dataset is contributed by many individuals or organization from many countries in the world such as Brazil, Germany, Netherland, Romania, Srilanka, and Vietnam. Dr. Nguyen received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from La Trobe University, Australia.
Dr. Minh Son Nguyen
Advisor
Dr. Son Nguyen is the Dean of Faculty of Computer Engineering University of Information Technology (UIT), Vietnam. His research fields are Wireless Embedded System, System on Chip and VLSI Design. Dr. Nguyen is a member of Program Committee of HCM City Department of Science and Technology and Vietnam National University at HCM City in research fields of Integrated Circuit Design from 2010. Also he is member of Technical Program Committee of ATC, ACOMP Conferences from 2011. Dr. Nguyen had 9-year experiences in Embedded System while served in Metran Company (HCM City, Vietnam), Mooha Digital Company (Seoul, Korea) and Powell Techwin Company (Ulsan, Korea). He had 5-year experiences in research of VLSI Design and SoC as well. Currently, he is a leader of research groups in Vietnamese Smart-Home and AC-Directed LED Driver IC. Dr. Minh Son Nguyen received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from University of Ulsan, Korea.
Dr. Paul Panneta
Advisor
Dr. Panneta worked extensively with the oil and gas community to characterize third part defects and stress and strain in pipelines. Dr. Panetta has led several programs from the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy Environmental Management Science Program focused on slurry characterization to support waste cleanup. He has led several field tests with his current and past projects. He is also currently developing ultrasonic scattering measurements to measure oil droplet size to characterize dispersants and is developing and acoustic underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to measure oil slick thickness in ice fields for the Department of Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Paul received Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation.
Dr. Vincent Lupien
Advisor
An MIT graduate, Dr. Lupien is an entrepreneur and an expert in developing advanced phased array ultrasonic non-destructive testing instrumentation for high-speed, multi-angle inspection of complex geometry components in aerospace, power generation, oil & gas and metal manufacturing industries. He is an applied scientist in computational and theoretical acoustics with contributions in ultrasonics, acoustic scattering from randomly rough interfaces, underwater acoustic propagation and structural acoustics. At MIT, his work proposed a new theory of acoustic scattering from randomly rough interfaces. He developed a new stochastic model of the ocean seafloor that captures the feature-like roughness of this natural landform while also exhibiting the power law Power Spectral Density of seafloor profiles. This new model and theory explained the existence of event-like scatter in at-sea acoustic data from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Dr. Lupien received his Ph.D Acoustics, MIT
Dr. Jon Bartos
Advisor
Dr. Bartos has more than 30+ years of experience in developing inspection technologies at General Electric Aircraft Engines (GEAE). He was the GEAE expert for inspection and provided technical counsel to engineering organization concerning inspection requirements and applications. Dr. Bartos has had the unique opportunity over the past 10 years to serve as a non-voting member of the FAA Engine & Propeller Directorate's NDI Planning Team. Participation in this activity allowed him to present ideas and recommendations to advance NDI capabilities and enhance flight safety.
Dr. Jamey Jacob
Advisor
Dr. Jamey D. Jacob is the Director of Unmanned Systems Research Institute/School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Oklahoma State University. His main research interests include unmanned aircraft integration and configuration, civilian applications of unmanned aircraft, low speed aerodynamics, micro- and nano-air vehicles, deployable wing technology, active flow control, wind tunnel and flight testing. He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1990 and his M.S and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He was a National Research Council Faculty Fellow in the Air Force Research Laboratory at WPAFB. He currently serves the governor of the State of Oklahoma on the UAS Council and as the president of the AUVSI chapter Unmanned Systems Alliance of Oklahoma. Recent activities include the NSF funded effort CLOUD MAP: Collaboration Leading the Operational UAS Development for Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics.

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