VP of Technology,
Dr. Mark Contarino has engineering degrees from Duke University and Drexel University and has been focused on safely integrating manned and unmanned aircraft with NextGen tools for over 10 years. His work led to the first autonomous collision avoidance demonstration between two UAS. He is currently VP of Technology for SubUAS LLC, helping to commercialize a hybrid unmanned aerial and underwater vehicle (HUA/UV) under an ONR STTR contract. He also serves as Senior VP for R Cubed Engineering, working on BVLOS radar and ADS-B contracts with NASA, DoD and industry partners. Dr. Contarino has recently initiated a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA) for high density, low altitude ADS-B solutions with the FAA William J Hughes Technical Center, and serves as current President for the Liberty Chapter of AUVSI. A happily married father of two, Mark also enjoys skiing, soccer, golf, classical piano, and design/build architecture.