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 three internships at aerospace research & development (R&D) companies. Ross built his teaching experience by serving as a teaching assistant for several undergraduate mathematics and numerical simulation courses. Ross is now a second-year graduate student at Stanford University pursuing a Ph.D. in Aeronautics & Astronautics and is also the recipient of a Stanford Graduate Fellowship (SGF) in Science & Engineering. As a researcher in the Stanford Intelligent Systems Lab (SISL), Ross works on developing principled methods for algorithmic decision making under uncertainty utilizing approaches involving machine learning and artificial intelligence. Ross’s research has led to collaborations across the globe on topics spanning multidisciplinary design optimization, autonomous driving, and COVID-19. Ross continues to build his teaching career as a course assistant for graduate-level computer science courses and as an Artificial Intelligence course instructor for the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Institute.

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 & Simulation Intern, CFD Research Corporation (5/2019 - 8/2019)


    Huntsville, AL

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


    Huntsville, AL

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


    Mooresville, NC