PhD(c) Software Engineering Naval Postgraduate School 2015
JD Monterey College of Law 2011
MS Systems Engineering Johns Hopkins University 2014
MS Aeronautics, Aviation Safety Embry Riddle Aeronautical University 2013
MS Computer Science Naval Postgraduate School 2012
MBA Engineering Management City University 2005
MA National Security US Naval War College 2004
MS Information Systems University of Phoenix 2003
BS Economics 1990 US Coast Guard Academy & SUNY
Diploma College of Naval Command & Staff 2002
Diploma Marine Corps Command & Staff College 2009
Diploma Defense Language Institute 1993
Certificate Computer Security Stanford University, 2005


Donna A. Dulo is a senior mathematician, computer scientist, and software/systems engineer for the US Department of Defense where she has worked for over 26 years in both military and civilian capacities. She is currently researching software safety and resilience in manned and unmanned aircraft systems at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

Dr. Dulo is a systems, software, and safety engineer for Icarus Interstellar where she designs spacecraft and integrates safety and resilience into spacecraft systems. Her focus is on long range spacecraft and the effects of long term stress on spacecraft systems. She is the founder of the Icarus Interstellar center for Space Law.

Dr. Dulo is the Director of Advanced Computational technologies and a Computer Science professor at Sofia University. She is also a graduate and undergraduate faculty member in the area of computer security at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Dr. Dulo provides consulting services to various entities such as NASA, as well as to technical organizations across Silicon Val-ley. She is an astronomer at the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy and has taught astronomy programs for the Lyceum of Monterey for over a decade.

Dr. Dulo is a legal writer and scholar in the area of unmanned air-craft law and technology. She is currently the lead author and editor of the American Bar Association’s seminal text on unmanned aircraft law and technology, due out in February of 2015. She has published extensively in the areas of unmanned aircraft law and technology, astronomy, and computer science, and has published a book on computer programming. She has been featured on several national media programs this year including NPR, Slate, and the Discovery Channel. She lives in Monterey, CA.

Read more about Donna and the Future of Drone Deliveries.

Publications/Panels for 2013-2015

Dulo, D. (2015). Civilian Unmanned Aircraft in the National Airspace: Critical Issues of Technology and the Law. American bar Association: Chicago.

Dulo, D. (Winter 2014-2015). Drones and the Media: First and Fourth Amendment Issues in a Technological Framework. Journal of International Entertainment and Media Law. American Bar Association.

Dulo, D. (July 2014). Tracking Satellites: An Observational Astronomer’s Guide. Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy. Summer 2014.

Dulo, D. (June, 2014). Unmanned Aircraft in the National Airspace: Aerial Goldmine or Legal Landmine? AUVSI Unmanned Systems Magazine. pp. 14-18.

Dulo, D. (July, 2014). Resilience Engineering in Critical Long Term Aerospace Software Systems: A new Approach to Spacecraft Software Safe-ty. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 67.

Dulo, D. (April 6, 2014). Keeping Robots in Line with the Law. Interview on NPR.

Beyer, D., Dulo, D., Townsley, G. & Wu, S. (April 2014). Risk, Product Liability Trends, Triggers and Insurance in Commercial Aerial Robots. 2014 We Robot Conference, University of Miami School of Law

Cloar, C. & Dulo, D. (April, 2014). Considerations of a Legal Framework for the Safe and Resilient Operation of Commercial Aerial Robots. 2014 We Robot Conference, University of Miami School of Law.

Dulo, D. (April 4, 2014). Panel Member, Panel on Domestic Drones. 2014 We Robot Conference, University of Miami School of Law.

Dulo, D. (March 5, 2014). Podcast and Article on Drone Security., hosted by New Frontier Foundation.

Dulo, D. (February 7, 2014). Panel Member, Panel on the First Amendment and the Media with the Use of Drones. Southwestern University School of Law.

Dulo, D. (Sept. 22, 2013). Unmanned Insecurity: Issues with Drone Security. Presentation to the American Bar Association Science and Technol-ogy Committee.

Dulo, D. (August 22, 2013). Chair. Panel on Politics, Economics, and Ethics. Icarus Interstellar Starship Congress. Dallas, TX.

Dulo, D. (August 8, 2013). Panel Member. Panel on Domestic Drones. American Bar Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Kim, J. Cloar, C., Lee, C., & Dulo, D. (Spring, 2013). Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Mobility on the Edge. The SciTech Lawyer. American Bar Association. Chicago.