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A&A's Professor Christopher Lum to move to Boeing

Amy Sprague
May 6, 2019

A&A is sad to be losing Professor Christopher Lum, but we look forward to continued collaboration with him at Boeing. In June, Lum is moving to a group within Boeing Research & Technology that focuses on guidance, navigation, control, and autonomy and works closely with the UW and other universities.

Lum received his BSAA, MSAA, and PhD here at A&A. He muses, "During the past 20 years, I've had the pleasure of experiencing almost every aspect of UW/Husky life as possible as an undergrad, grad student, Kirsten Wind Tunnel employee, teaching assistant, research assistant, post-doc, lecturer, research scientist, and finally faculty. I have fully enjoyed my time here at the UW, so this is a bittersweet moment for me. I am, of course, looking forward to continuing engagement with A&A faculty, staff, and students."

He is currently the director of the Autonomous Flight Systems Laboratory, pursuing projects involving precision agriculture and mapping using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), optical information to augment autopilot control algorithms, and integration of UAS into the National Airspace System. He teaches courses on automatic control, flight mechanics, modeling and simulation and more. He has been awarded the department's instructor of the year twice. Good luck, Professor Lum!