UAS Working Group at UNLV





This is a meeting among the researchers, developers, and representatives from the UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) industry. It is for exploring new technologies in UAS, discuss the recent issues in the UAS both in the region and nationwide, finding new research and business opportunities, and creating a collaborative environment for funded research.


Monthly Meeting Schedule (Fall 2015)


All meeting are held on Fridays, 4:00pm – 6:00pm this semester.


  Dates TBA


Meeting Location


The meeting is usually held at SEB 2251 conference room at UNLV, unless indicated otherwise.

The SEB (Science and Engineering Building) is at the north side of the campus. (#58 in the map below) 


There are meter parking spots on the first floor of the parking structure (#57) near the SEB.

Parking is free after 1:00pm on Fridays. You can park in any staff or student parking space. (But not reserved parking space)

The 2251 conference room is on the 2nd floor at the East side facing the parking structure.

If you do not have an access card, please check in at the information desk on the 1st floor and get an access card.


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For driving directions, click here for Google map.




  Invited speaker (30 minutes)

  Discussion of recent issues and funding opportunities


Past and Future Guest Speakers / Demonstrations


(If you are interested in giving a presentation or demonstration, please send me an email at


  Oct. 17, 2014

v Vedadatta Gouripeddi, UNLV ( Survey of UAS communication and navigation systems

  Sep. 19, 2014

v Bill Reynolds, Unmanned Systems, Inc. (

  Aug. 15, 2014

v Jerome Simon (  Application of ARBECY Prototypes for UAS

  July 18, 2014

v Alex Popovich,  DUO3D ( /Code Laboratory  (

v Jinger Zeng & Greg  Friesmuth, Skyworks Aerial Systems (

  June 20, 2014

v Eric Henderson, AMA  (

  May 16, 2014

v Chris Bennett  & Tim Houston, Unmanned Systems Business Expo.  (

  May 2, 2014

v Ryan C. Bushnell, Bushnell Aviation (

  Apr 4 (Apr 9), 2014

v Rocco Wall, IMT Solutions (

  Mar 21, 2014

v Brett Kanda, Perfect Shot Production (


Participating Organizations


  UNLV UAS Program

  AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics)

  Battlespace Flight Services

  Bushnell Aviation

  Code Laboratories

  DRI (Desert Research Institute)

  NVBAA (Nevada Business Aviation Association)

  Praxis Aerospace Concepts International

  Randall Advantage

  Skyworks Aerial Systems

  UAS Business Solutions

  UAS Commercial

  Unmanned Systems, Inc.


Funding Opportunities in UAS


  NSF National Robotics Initiative (NRI)

v Due December 3, 2015


Resources for Collaboration


UNLV Faculty Expertise in UAS Research (pdf)


UAS Events in Nevada


  The International Drone Conference and Exposition (InterDrone), September 9-11, 2015 Rio Las Vegas

  Commercial UAV Expo, October 5-7, 2015, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV

  UAS Issues and Integration Conference, November 8-10, 2015. Westin Hotel, Las Vegas, NV


Jobs/Internships in UAS Industry


  Internship at NVBAA

  Unmanned Power LLC (Recruiting firm focused on unmanned systems and robotics industry)


UAS Resources


  LinkedIn Unmanned Research group

  Skybot Engineering and Business Innovation Challenge (SEBIC)

  Global Robot And Drone Deployment(GRADD)

  Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS)




Yoohwan Kim, Ph.D., CISSP, CISA, CEH, CPT

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Office: SEB 4245, Lab: SEB 4236

(702) 895-5348 Office

(702) 895-2639 Fax