Mr. Jason Stroup has almost 20 years of experience in the Aviation and Defense sectors. Currently, Mr. Stroup is serving as the Associate Division Chief for the Systems Engineering Research Division at Georgia Tech Research Institute. Previously, Mr. Stroup served as a civilian engineer with the US Air Force. During his assignments as an Electronics and Systems Engineer, Mr. Stroup served as the technical lead for a variety of jet engine maintenance and diagnostic systems and was the Avionics & Software Engineering Lead for a fighter aircraft platform. Additionally, Mr. Stroup served as the Program Manager for a fleet of Special Operations aircraft. Following his time with the Air Force, Mr. Stroup worked for Gulfstream Aerospace as the Lead Project Engineer for Cabin Electronics. As a Project Engineer for the G450/550/650 platforms, Mr. Stroup was directly responsible for ensuring successful compliance testing, inspection and Supplemental Type Certification (STC) required for each new technology insertion and/or modification impacting cabin controls, communications and in-flight entertainment. At GTRI, Mr. Stroup has led and/or contributed to several DoD development efforts as well as provided leadership and mentorship to a Division of over 60 researchers. Mr. Stroup holds graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering from Mercer University and Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama-Huntsville, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).