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Ian Villa

Uber Technologies, Inc

Head of System Simulation, Elevate

Ian is the Head of System Simulation at Uber Elevate. He works with the team to develop integrated market simulations of networks, skyports, and aircraft across Uber’s aviation products. Previously, Ian was the technical lead for aircraft partnerships at Uber Elevate. He has helped develop Uber’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) common reference models and holds over twenty patents in aerial ridesharing. He has presented at Uber Elevate Summits in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, CA, and Tokyo, Japan. Before Uber, he was a conceptual aircraft designer at Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Design division working on multiple manned and unmanned aircraft programs. Ian received his B.S. and M.S. from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University.