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Uncrewed Aerial Systems Committee


To develop a roadmap and serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge among users, researchers and engineers from academia, industry and government with interest in the development of Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) technologies and their applications to transportation management. The committee will also serve as a forum with resources representing airport operators, industry, academia, consultants and federal government - a collective voice with respect to policy and regulation.

Exchanges include conferences, workshops, special sessions in conferences, and publications to promote active discussions on relevant, existing and emerging UAS applications. The roadmap may include potential uses, policy challenges (i.e., no-fly zones and remote identification), technical challenges, potential benefits, research needs, implementation needs and timeline, and so on.

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International Conference on Transportation & Development

June 15-18, 2024 | Atlanta, GA

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Meet the Chair

Halil Ceylan, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE

Halil Ceylan serves as the Chair of T&DI's UAS Committee. He is currently a full Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at Iowa State University (ISU) as well as the Director of Program for Sustainable Pavement Engineering and Research (PROSPER) at the Institute for Transportation (InTrans). He also serves as the ISU Site Director for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence (COE) Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability, or PEGASAS program.

The PEGASAS partnership, which was established in 2012, is led by researchers at Purdue University and includes ISU, the Ohio State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida Institute of Technology and Texas A&M University as core members. Dr. Ceylan serves as the Chair of the ASCE G-I Pavement Committee and is actively involved in several ASCE and TRB Committees. Dr. Ceylan has over 20 years of experience in pavement systems engineering. 


  • Halil Ceylan, Ph.D., C.Eng, Dist.M.ASCE
  • Blaine Matthew Wruck, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Muhammad Sultan Amer, M.ASCE
    ASCE Staff Contact
  • Qassim Abdullah, P.L.S, M.ASCE
  • Edward Bartels, P.E., L.S., M.ASCE
  • Surya Sarat Chandra Congress, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
    Corresponding Member
  • Shirley J. Dyke, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
    Corresponding Member
  • Brett Hoffstadt, P.E., M.ASCE
    Corresponding Member
  • David Scott Hurwitz, Ph.D., EIT, M.ASCE
    Corresponding Member
  • David Alan Lattanzi, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
    Corresponding Member
  • Wei Lin, Ph.D., S.M.ASCE
  • Tlotlego Maloka, S.M.ASCE
  • Rebecca Napolitano, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
  • Michael James Olsen, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
    Corresponding Member
  • Peddinti Pranav, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
    Corresponding Member
  • Anand Jagadeesh Puppala, Ph.D., P.E., BC.GE, F.ICE, Dist.M.ASCE
    Corresponding Member
  • Zhigang Shen, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
  • Pejoohan Tavassoti, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
    Corresponding Member
  • Yelda Turkan, Ph.D., Aff.M.ASCE
    Corresponding Member
  • Melissa Willis, A.M.ASCE
    ASCE Staff Contact
  • Mustafa Zeybek, Ph.D.
    Corresponding Member
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