Dr. Jae Ryu, PhD, PE, is an associate professor of water resources engineering at the University of Idaho (UI).

He received his Ph.D. in 2006 from civil and environmental engineering department at the University of Washington.

Since he joined UI as a faculty member, he also worked at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) to advance his research program using the fast-moving technology, such as Unmanned Aerial System (UAS, also known as drone).

He is the founder of Idaho Drone League (iDrone) to stimulate Idaho youth (6th – 12th grade students) by learning basic concepts in automatic control, robotics and UAS system. Dr. Ryu hosts iDrone Summer Camp (iDrone Camp) to catalyze a hands-on STEM-based learning across Idaho and beyond. Dr. Ryu is a FAA-certified Part 107 remote pilot.