Corey Schumacher

Corey Schumacher

Lead Integration Engineer for Autonomy for Loyal Wingman (ALW)

U.S. Air Force

Corey Schumacher is the Principal Integration Engineer for Autonomy for the 711 Human Performance Win. In his current role, he is Chief Engineer for the “Autonomy for a Loyal Wingman” Initiative and responsible for leading all systems engineering and integration activities in the ALW Initiative. He also coordinates plans and requirements across technical efforts in four Technical Directorates of AFRL. Previously, he was Sr. Research Aerospace Engineer for the Air Force Research Laboratory and led division-wide technology development efforts in UAV autonomy and teaming. As AFRL Program Manager for a multi-Directorate Initiative in Collaborative System Control, he led innovative basic and applied research effort spanning 6 Directorates and involving 20 researchers and developed program plans and set technology direction for $30 million+ in programs. His team won several major USAF awards, including the 2008 US Air Force’s Outstanding Scientist (Team) Award and the 2009 Harold Brown Award. He received his PhD in Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his MBA from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the author of 66 technical publications, including 11 refereed journal papers, 5 book chapters, and numerous conference papers.