Dr. Yunpeng Li received his PhD degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Syracuse University, New York. He has over fifteen years of industrial experience in applications, implementation, and consulting of 3D modeling/simulation and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions. He is a passionate researcher and practitioner in smart products engineering and AI-based advanced data analytics in drone industry. Currently, he is leading the drone fleet management and mission control platform development in Automodality, a leading company in fully-autonomous advanced robotics control software for UAVs and other small mobile robot systems. Dr. Li is a certified new product development professional, project management professional, and remote pilot of small unmanned aircraft systems. He is also an active ASME member and IEEE Senior member.