Editorial Team

Junzi Sun (Editor-in-chief) TU Delft Netherlands
Dr. Junzi Sun is an assistant professor at TU Delft, researching in the domain of air traffic management. His research include aviation data science, air traffic sustainability, performance modeling, and trajectory prediction and optimizations. He authored the open-access book The 1090 Megahertz Riddle, and he enjoys creating open-source tools, including pyModeS and OpenAP. He is an active member of the OpenSky network, an ADS-B community promotes open data for aviation research

Website: junzis.com
Xavier Olive (Co-Editor-in-chief) ONERA France
Dr. Xavier Olive is a full researcher with ONERA, the French Aerospace Lab. He graduated from Supaero, Université de Toulouse, France and holds a PhD from Kyoto University, Japan. His research interests include Data Science, Machine Learning and Decision Science applied to aviation, with a particular focus on optimization, anomaly and pattern detection applied to air traffic management, operations, predictive maintenance, safety analyses and risk assessment. Xavier also teaches artificial intelligence and advanced programming in Python to graduate students. He is the main author of the open-source traffic Python library, and of the book Programmation Python avancée with Dunod editions.

Website: www.xoolive.org
Martin Strohmeier (Co-Editor-in-chief) OpenSky + armasuisse Switzerland
Dr. Martin Strohmeier is a Senior Scientist at the Swiss Cyber Defence Campus, where he is based at the Zurich office, and a Visiting Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford. Martin is also a co-founder and board member of the aviation research network OpenSky and responsible for coordinating research activities.

Website: www.cs.ox.ac.uk/people/martin.strohmeier
Mayara Condé Rocha Murça ITA Brazil
Dr. Mayara Condé Rocha Murça is an officer of the Brazilian Air Force and a professor at the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), where she leads the Air Traffic Management Laboratory (LABGETA). Her research is focused on applications of advanced analytics for air transportation system performance analysis, prediction and optimization.

Website: www.civil.ita.br/~mayara
Heather Andrews Mancilla TU Delft Netherlands
Dr. Heather Andrews Mancilla is currently working as a Data Steward at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the TU Delft. She has a background in astrophysics research, having graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and received her PhD in astrochemistry from Leiden University, The Netherlands. As a Data Steward, her role is to support researchers with respect to research data and code management, including proper infrastructure, compliance, data and code publication, and promotion of Open Science practices.

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Tatiana Polishchuk Linköping University Sweden
Dr. Tatiana Polishchuk is an Assistant Professor at Linkoping University, Sweden, working in the Academic Excellence in ATM (and UTM) Research group. Tatiana obtained a MSc (2007) in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA, a PhD (2013) in Computer Science from Helsinki University, Finland, and a docent from Linköping University (2022). Her research interests include airspace optimization and quantitative assessment, transportation logistics, route planning, remote tower organization and staff scheduling.

Website: weber.itn.liu.se/~tatpo46
Tejas Puranik NASA USA
Dr. Tejas Puranik is a Senior Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center. His research and interests are at the intersection Air Traffic Management, Aviation Safety, and AI/Machine Learning and he is passionate about using data for solving complex aviation challenges.

Website: www.linkedin.com/in/tpuranik
Michael Schultz Universität der Bundeswehr Germany
Michael Schultz is full professor for Air Traffic Concepts at Bundeswehr University Munich. His research interests include data-driven/ model-based approaches to improve (air) transportation, flow-centric airspace management, performance-based airport operations, traffic and process automation, digitalization, urban transportation system extension into the airspace, and advanced concepts for intermodal future traffic management.

Website: www.unibw.de/lvk-en
Enrico Spinielli EUROCONTROL Belgium
Enrico is the Data Manager in the Aviation Intelligence Unit at EUROCONTROL since 2015. Previously, he managed the architecture and various development teams for the frontend and backend systems used in the OPS Room of the Network Manager. By education, he is an electronics engineer from the University of Pisa, Italy. He is a strong advocator of open data and software, data analysis, and visualization for aviation, with a sweet tooth for maps, map projections, and calendrical calculations.

Website: enrico.spinielli.net