- Flight Operations
- Applied Research
- Public-Private Partnerships
- Data Exploitation
- Institutional Policy Research and Public Policy Environment
Executive Director of RIAS
Mark Askelson, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Director of RIAS
B.S. Meteorology, University of North Dakota '93
B.S. Mathematics, University of North Dakota '93
M.S. Department of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma '96
Ph.D. Department of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma '02
Longtime UND Aerospace faculty member in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Mark Askelson, will serve as the Interim Executive Director for the Research Institute for Autonomous Systems (RIAS).
Askelson, a UND alumnus, brings a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience to this position and the objectives of the RIAS. As a professor of atmospheric sciences, he specializes in detect and avoid technologies, unmanned aircraft systems and data analysis and modeling in atmospheric sciences.