Ross is a second-year Ph.D. Candidate in Aeronautics & Astronautics at Stanford University and is a recipient of the Stanford Graduate Fellowship (SGF) in Science & Engineering. He is a researcher in the Stanford Intelligent Systems Lab (SISL), researching principled methods for algorithmic decision making under uncertainty utilizing approaches involving statistical machine learning and artificial intelligence. Ross’s research has led to international collaborations on topics spanning autonomous driving, multidisciplinary design optimization, and COVID-19. Ross has designed and taught several short artificial intelligence courses for middle and high school students and he has also served as a teaching assistant for various engineering, mathematics, and computer science courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Ross earned his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2019. In his four years at Texas A&M, Ross developed a strong technical background through his work in trajectory modeling & simulation and propulsion system design on the Texas A&M University Sounding Rocketry Team and also through internships at aerospace research & development (R&D) companies.

Honors & Awards

  • Stanford Graduate Fellowship (SGF) in Science & Engineering, Stanford University (03/2019)

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Journal referee, IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters (IEEE RA-L) (2020 - Present)
  • Journal referee, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) (2020 - Present)
  • Member, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (2019 - Present)
  • Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (2018 - Present)
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (2019 - Present)

Education & Certifications

  • B.S., Texas A&M University, Aerospace Engineering (2019)

Work Experience

  • Machine Learning Intern, CFD Research Corporation (5/2019 - 8/2019)


    Huntsville, AL

  • Optimization Intern, CFD Research Corporation (5/2018 - 8/2018)


    Huntsville, AL

  • Computational Analyst Intern, Corvid Technologies (5/2017 - 8/2017)


    Mooresville, NC