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Autonomous piloting systems
for aircraft of today and tomorrow
Founded in 2016, Daedalean is building autonomous piloting software systems for civil aircraft of today and advanced aerial mobility of tomorrow.

The company has 40+ people, including 8 PhDs and 7 pilots, with expertise from the fields of machine learning, robotics, computer vision, path planning as well as aviation-grade software-engineering and certification. We have offices in Zürich, Switzerland and Minsk, Belarus.
Board of Directors
Luuk van Dijk
Founder, CEO, CTO
PhD in Physics
Google, SpaceX
Anna Chernova
Co-Founder, CPO – Products
BSc in Physics, mathematical biology and bioinformatics
Google Maps
Helicopter and fixed-wing pilot
Andrea Schlapbach
CCO – Commercial
MSc in Physics/Chemistry
FLARM, SAFEmine/Hexagon/Leica, Swiss RE, SIX Group
Fixed-wing pilot and flight instructor
Yair Reem
CFO – Financials
BSc in Electrical Engineering, MPA, AMP
Hasso Plattner Ventures, BeyondBlack
Thomas Kindler
Murray Grainger (observer)
Harald Nieder (observer)
Luuk van Dijk
Founder, CEO, CTO
PhD in Physics
Google, SpaceX
Dr. Daniel Danciu,
Advisor on Software Development
PhD Artificial Intelligence –
Babeș-Bolyai University. Google – Shopping, Flights. YouTube – Live, Cast, API
Advisor on software development

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hofmann,
Data Analytics Lab ETHZ, Daedalean Angel Investor and Advisor
PhD Computer Science, Postdoctoral Fellow (MIT and UC Berkeley), Ass Prof Computer Science (Brown Uni.), Co-founder / Chief Scientist for OpenText, Prof Computer Science (Uni Darmstadt), Dir Fraunhofer IPSI, Dir Eng and co-site Lead (Google ZH), Prof Data Analytics (ETH), Co-founder / CTO 1plusX, Co-director Max Planck-ETH Center for Learning Systems
Reza Madjidi,
CEO of ConsuNova, Advisor on Avionics Certification
BSc Computer Science & MBA in Technology Management. ConsuNova CEO (strategy, avionics certification programs). FAA Systems & Equipment DER certification auditor, trainer, consultant.
Pete Hutton
Advisor on Aerospace IC (microchips)
BSc Electronics and Microcomputer University of Dundee, PgD Digital Techniques Heriot-Watt University. Chairman at Agile Analog, Cambridge GAN Devices and Metaboards. Angel Investor at Cambridge Angels and Equity Gap. Previously Arm, Wolfson Microelectronics, ARC International, Cadence Design Systems, ES2, Plessey and Unisys.