Drones: Myths, Facts, Hacks, and the Future

NOVEMBER 21, 2014

Dr. Todd Humphreys

Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
The University of Texas at Austin

What is the talk about?

Drones have been all over the media as well as our imaginations. What’s real and what’s possible for these remarkable flying machines? Todd Humphreys will consider the ways drones can be used in the future versus what is portrayed in the movies. He will also show us how his team was the first to successfully demonstrate that drones could be commandeered by GPS hacking.

About our presenter

Dr. Todd Humphreys

Dr. Todd Humphreys

Dr. Todd Humphreys is an associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT Austin. Dr. Humphreys directs the Radionavigation Laboratory where advanced radionavigation technology is being developed, and novel ways to exploit and protect radionavigation systems such as GPS are being explored.

Dr. Humphreys received a B.S. and M.S. in electrical and computer engineering from Utah State University and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Cornell University. He has received numerous awards including the Dean's Award for Outstanding Engineering Teaching by an Assistant Professor in 2013, the Institute of Navigation Thomas L. Thurlow Award in 2015 and the NSF CAREER Award in 2015.