Instructor: Willie J. Fitzpatrick, Jr.
Biography: Willie J. Fitzpatrick, Jr., is a Senior Software Engineer and Subject Matter Expert, specializing in software engineering, airworthiness, and safety at TriVector Services, Inc. He has over 40 years of experience in the software/systems engineering area. His experience includes the development and assessment of automatic control systems, systems engineering and software engineering on various aviation and missile systems. He recently retired as the chief engineer and subject matter expert in in the Software Engineering Directorate (SED) of the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command's Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center. Fitzpatrick served for over 12 years as the Chief, Aviation Division, SED and was responsible for the management of life cycle software engineering support and software airworthiness assessments for several aviation systems, including manned rotary and fixed wing aircrafts and unmanned aircraft systems. Fitzpatrick was honored by the Huntsville Association of Technical Societies as the recipient of the Sixth Annual Joseph C. Moquin Award in 2011, where he was also recognized as the IEEE Huntsville Section 2011 Professional of the Year. He has served in various officer capacities for the IEEE Huntsville Section, including Section Chair for 2007 and 2008. Fitzpatrick holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Tuskegee University, an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
Course taught by this instructor:
Unmanned Aircraft System Software Airworthiness