Brandon Stark

Position: UC Merced

Dr. Brandon Stark is the director of the UC Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft System Safety, and the appointed systemwide UAS authority, where he provides UAS expertise to all 10 UC campuses, medical centers, cooperative extensions and field stations across the state of California.  He has led the integration of UAS within the University ecosystem, implementing the University’s UAS Safety Management System to support UAS research, classroom education, operator training, risk assessment and safety assurance.   He is a strong advocate for the safe integration of UAS into the university ecosystem, enabling innovative projects while balancing risk and campus safety.