Andrew Joseph Weinert
Andrew Weinert is a member of the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Systems Group in the Homeland Protection and Air Traffic Control Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Mr. Weinert joined the Laboratory in 2009, focusing on drone airspace integration and public safety information systems while supporting two R&D100 Award winning programs. His master's thesis focused on optimization of aircraft avoidance using information theory and parallel processing techniques. In recent years for the public safety community, he has supported NIST R&D roadmaps, produced actionable intelligence from open-source and social media data, and optimized allocation of drones for disaster and incident response. Mr. Weinert is currently serving as the technical lead for a NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program to generate representative public safety video datasets and leverage edge computing to improve tactical communications. He received a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University and a BS in Security and Risk Analysis with minors in Information Science Technology for Aerospace Engineering and Natural Science from the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Weinert also serves on the Pennsylvania State University College of Information Sciences Alumni Society Board, holds a FAA remote pilot certificate (Part 107), and a FCC amateur radio license.