Zena Assaad | Lecturer

Zena Assaad


Air traffic expert. Research specialist. Aspiring swimmer.


Zena is a Lecturer at 3Ai within the School of Cybernetics. Zena completed a PhD in strategic long-range air traffic flow management. She has worked with the Department of Defence as a liaison officer for military airspace. She was a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) engineer with Geoscience Australia, working as the technical lead for test and evaluation and the development of a safety case for civil aviation safety-of-life certification.


Prior to joining ANU, Zena worked with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority as a research specialist. Her research areas of interest include air traffic flow management and unmanned traffic management. Zena confesses that she cannot swim but is looking forward to taking swimming classes soon (but not in a Canberra winter!). 


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