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Dr. Hassan Shahidi

The MITRE Corporation
Director of Aviation Safety, Training Technologies & New Entrants

Hassan Shahidi is the Director of Aviation Safety, Training Technologies and New Entrants at MITRE’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development.   He has over 30 years of experience in air traffic control modernization and development of modeling and simulations capabilities.  He currently oversees programs in UAS, Commercial Space, safety and training technologies.  Dr. Shahidi also directs MITRE’s modeling, analysis and data fusion of the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) initiative. Prior to his current role, Dr. Shahidi directed MITRE’s PBN initiative for nearly a decade.  Prior to MITRE, Dr. Shahidi led several ATC modernization and aviation human factors activities at Systems Control Technology and FAL Inc.  

Dr. Shahidi is a recipient of many awards, including RTCA Outstanding Achievement Award. He holds a private pilot license.  He holds a Masters in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Doctorate in Systems Engineering Management from George Washington University.