Mykel Kochenderfer researches collision avoidance for manned and unmanned aircraft at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 2006 where he studied at the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour in the School of Informatics. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from Stanford University in 2003. He is married to Mary Anne Kochenderfer, and they have four children.