Nathan Schimpf is a Masters of Engineering student finalizing his thesis “Flight Trajectory Prediction for Autonomous Spectrum Management.” He is continuing his research via a NASA summer internship and is an incoming PhD student focusing on wireless communications and deep learning. During his MEng, Nathan has been part of a NASA internship to develop prediction models for airspace density (number of aircraft in a sector) and communication demand (when voice/digital comms occur, regionally or during a flight duration).
Nathan said he chose UofL Speed School for his graduate studies for a number of factors including affordability and the chance to work with dedicated professors and hone his expertise in the field.
“I wanted to get more involved in communications, and the research Dr. Li is involved in has been fascinating to me,” said Nathan. “During graduate courses, I could feel how close the topics were to each professor and I always felt welcome to reach out beyond the coursework. Working under Dr. Li for my thesis, I felt that my growth as a researcher was a priority.”