RTCA annually presents the William E. Jackson Award to an outstanding graduate student in the field of aviation electronics and telecommunications. This award is a memorial to William E. Jackson, a pioneer in the development and implementation of the nation's air traffic control system and an enthusiastic supporter of student engineers. 

Craig Fuller, Dr. Nicholas Hanlon, Margaret Jenny

Dr. Nicholas Hanlon is an Aerospace Engineer for Air Force Research Laboratories at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.  His work focuses on discovering new tactical behaviors and supporting the autonomy initiative through modeling and simulation.  He attained his BS (Computer Science) at Georgetown College and worked as a software developer for seven years.  Thereafter, he completed his MS and PhD (Aerospace Engineering) at the University of Cincinnati under the guidance of Dr. Kelly Cohen.  His research interests include multi-agent systems, sensor resource management, and intelligent-based control methodologies.