Bio: Jerry Ding is a staff research engineer in the Control Systems group at United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, CT. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from University of California, Berkeley in 2012, and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. His current responsibilities includes the development of motion planning and control algorithms for autonomous vehicles and the development of resilient estimation architectures for aerospace applications. While at UTRC, he has worked on the Sikorsky MATRIX program, contributing to the development and demonstration of autonomous motion planning algorithms for full-size helicopter platforms in 2015. His research interests include autonomous planning, model-based control and estimation, and formal verification of safety-critical control systems.