David Giessel received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2005 and 2009 respectively. With a focus on embedded systems and robotics, David and his UAF team mates won the IEEE Micromouse robotics competition three consecutive years (06-08) during his time as a graduate. From 2008-2012 David has been working at the Poker Flat Research Range on unmanned aircraft systems. This work has included building a ground based sense and avoid system (iPASS), development and testing of aircraft payloads, and flight operations throughout the arctic with multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems.
As of June 2012 David works for Aeryon Labs in Waterloo, Ontario Canada as a field application engineer doing R&D on the Scout micro UAV.