Igor Cherepinsky
Igor Cherepinsky
Director of Autonomy Programs, Engineering and Technology, Rotary Mission Systems, Sikorsky Aircraft
Elected to the Academy in 2020


New York University (Brooklyn Polytechnic University), 1998, BS, Computer Engineering and 1998, BS, Electrical Engineering and 2000, MS, Electrical Engineering

Professional Area

Rotorcraft and fixed wing autonomy systems; Software system development; Aircraft agnostic autonomy and digital copilot system; Flight management systems; Sensor systems; LIDAR.


For outstanding technical contributions in the field of rotorcraft autonomy, enabling Sikorsky to become the industry leader in the technology and implementation of rotorcraft autonomy, thus significantly improving safety (for example, through obstacle avoidance), mission planning, and military tactics and assisting the human pilot to handle complex problems.