Richard S. Stansbury

Title
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for M.S. in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering
Email
Department
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dept
College
College of Engineering

Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday face-to-face or by zoom (appointment required)

Areas of Expertise

Regulatory issues for UAV; unmanned systems; control systems; software integration; applied artificial intelligence
Richard S. Stansbury

Richard S. Stansbury is an associate professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus. He received his BS and MS degrees in Computer Engineering (2002 and 2004 respectively) and PhD in Computer Science (2007) from the University of Kansas. As a graduate research assistant, he developed autonomous ground vehicles for operation in Greenland and Antarctica. His PhD dissertation was titled “Constraint-based Task Selection and Configuration for Autonomous Mobile Robots.” 

Dr. Stansbury teaches computer science courses and previously taught the EECS capstone course. His favorite courses to teach are CS 315: Data Structures & Algorithms and CS455: Artificial Intelligence.

He serves as a research leader at ERAU as the University lead for the ASSURE FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). In this role, he serves as an administrator over ERAU's business within the Center and as a frequent research investigator for FAA sponsored grants.  His unmanned systems research includes topics of airspace integration including system requirements for urban air mobility, aviation data analysis, etc. His other areas of research involve applied artificial intelligence/machine learning and mobile robotics.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, University of Kansas
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Computer Engineering, University of Kansas
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, University of Kansas

  • CS 315: Data Structs/Analysis Algor
  • CS 800: Dissertation
  • UAS 692: UAS Capstone Design Proj II

UAS 691 - UAS Capstone Desgin Proj I

CS 455 - Artificial Intelligence (crosslisted with CS 595)

UAS 501 - Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Design