Contact Dr Samuel Ayo

Areas of expertise

  • Autonomous Systems
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Mechatronics & Advanced Controls


Dr Ayo is an experienced expert in digital aviation and has extensive experience in aviation data management, artificial intelligence, telecommunications and embedded systems. He has a BEng and an MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His PhD research was in flight path optimisation, adverse weather operations and artificial intelligence. He currently works at Cranfield University as a research fellow. His research interests are: aeronautical data management, advanced air mobility, artificial intelligence and embedded systems. 

Research opportunities

- Application of AI to aviation

- Advanced air mobility 

- Unmanned traffic management 

- Flight and aeronautical data management

- Blockchain technologies

- Reinforcement learning 

- Application of digital technologies to aviation

Current activities

- Working on Innovate UK projects like Fly2Plan 

- Machine Learning for Air Traffic Management

- Unmanned Traffic Management 

- Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT)

- Flight data management