“In my nine years with the labs I’ve been fortunate to work on several automation programs, including automatic collision avoidance technologies, where the work that I contributed to was captured in six technical conference papers,” Hobbs said. “I’ve also had an opportunity to conduct basic and applied research in formal methods, hazard analysis, and run time assurance in the early design of aerospace systems resulting in eight invited talks, lead authorship of 13 publications and 11 technical conference presentations.”
Hobbs’ continued dedication to education and her career also helped her stand out among her fellow peers. She earned her master’s degree in 2016 and her doctorate in 2020. The research for her doctoral thesis and dissertation was directly related to the Air Force mission. This education achievement allowed her to expand her expertise in her engineering career field and conduct significant aerospace systems research.
“AFRL has been a great place to work to balance meaningful, challenging work, with my goals to pursue an advanced degree,” Hobbs said. “I feel exceptionally fortunate to have a job that allowed me to pursue my education goals in parallel with my professional goals and now I am in a place to contribute more than I could have imagined a decade ago.”
The AFCEA enables military, government, industry and academia to align technology and strategy to meet the needs of those who serve. The AFCEA will formally present the 40 Under 40 award at an event later this year.