The Michigan/AFRL Collaborative Center in Control Science (MACCCS or MAX) consists of four university faculty members along with post-doctoral fellows and graduate students who conduct research in partnership with the Control Science Center of Excellence in the Air Force Research Laboratory's Air Vehicles Directorate.

The initial focus for MAX is developing and integrating advances in control science related to:

Mathematical models, algorithms, and specially developed software will be the critical research contribution and are important products of the collaboration.