Professor Mettler receives NSF CAREER award
AEM professor Berenice Mettler has received a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Her award grant is titled “CAREER: Modeling the Dynamic Interplay of Control, Planning and Perceptual Functions in Agile Human Guidance” and the award date is from February 1, 2013 through January 30, 2018.
Professor Mettler’s current research focuses on guidance of aerial vehicles in challenging tasks and environments, with an emphasis on algorithms for autonomous guidance and human interactive guidance. Specific examples of her research include real-time planning and decision making for dynamic systems; the system integration of control, planning, and perceptual functions; and the principles of cognitive functions involved in spatial reasoning and adaptation. She runs the department’s Interactive Guidance and Control Lab (IGCL), with the primary aim of developing formal methods for the system-wide study of human, human-assisted, and autonomous control of vehicles. Professor Mettler is also affiliated with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Cognitive Sciences.
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program supports junior faculty who “exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.” More about the CAREER program can be seen here.
Professor Mettler's research abstract can be seen here.