Advisory Council Member
Dr. Hassan Shahidi
Director Aviation Safety and Drone Integration
MITRE Center Advanced Aviation System Development
Council Member since 2018
Dr. Hassan Shahidi is a Director in the MITRE Public Sector’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development, where he directs research and engineering relating to aviation safety and drone and commercial space operational integration.
He currently oversees the Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) capability development, a government-industry safety data sharing partnership. He has over 30 years of experience in applying systems engineering and data analytics to advance air traffic control in the U.S. and around the world. Previously, Dr. Shahidi led a number of air traffic modernization initiatives including performance-based navigation (PBN), airspace design analytics, traffic flow management, and automation. Prior to MITRE, Dr. Shahidi served on the Air Traffic Control Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) initiative, where he conducted systems engineering, risk analysis, and trade studies for the FAA’s National Airspace Plan. He holds a private pilot license.
Dr. Shahidi is a recipient of many industry awards, including RTCA Outstanding Achievement Award. He holds a Bachelor and Master in Economics, a Master in Systems Engineering and Operations Research, and a Doctorate in Engineering Management.