Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research Director
Alan C. Schultz is the Director of the Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington D.C., in addition to being selected as the first Director of NRL's new Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research. He has twenty-five years experience and over 90 publications in autonomous systems, robotics, human-robot interaction, and machine learning, and is responsible for establishing and running the intelligent and autonomous robotics laboratory in the Information Technology Division at NRL. Mr. Schultz was selected to teach at the first IEEE/RAS Summer School on Human-Robot Interaction, has been editor of three collections in multi-robot systems, and has chaired many conferences and workshops in robotics and human-robot interaction. Mr. Schultz received his M.S. in Computer Science from George Mason University in 1988. Mr. Schultz has been P.I. on numerous ONR, DARPA, NASA and DOE grants. He is the recipient of twenty Navy Special Achievement awards for significant contributions, and the Alan Berman Research Publication Award. His research is in the areas of human-robot interaction, autonomous systems, and adaptive systems.