Professional Experience

John H. Seely Professor with the Florida A&M University-Florida State University Department of Mechanical Engineering, 4/04 to present. (Professor, 8/99 to present, Associate Professor, 7/94 to 7/99.) Teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in Control, Robotics, and Dynamics. Conduct research in Mobile Robotics and Control. Served as the FSU Coordinator of the FGLSAMP (Florida-Georgia Alliance for Minority Participation) Program, whose mission is to increase the retention and matriculation in graduate school of STEM students from underrepresented minorities, 12/04 to 5/07. Served as Associate Chair of Graduate Studies, 9/96 – 8/01. Appointed College Director of Graduate Student Recruitment, 9/01 – 6/05. Director of the Center of Intelligent Systems, Controls and Robotics (CISCOR), 8/03 to present.

Staff Engineer for Harris Corporation, Melbourne, FL, 7/92 to 8/94. (Associate Principal Engineer, 7/87 to 6/92.) Served as principal investigator for two studies to develop numerical algorithms for robust, reduced-order control design. Job responsibilities included control design leadership in the NASA Control-Structures Interaction (CSI) Guest Investigator Program. This project required the application of modern control to ground-based structural testbeds and involved structural identification, simulation, and control system design and implementation. Also served as project leader for an IR&D project in noise cancellation. Other job responsibilities included basic research in robustness analysis and robust control design, adaptive neural identification and control, and acoustic control.

Adjunct Faculty for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, 1/92 to 8/94. Served as an advisor for two Ph.D. dissertations and one Master's thesis. Taught a course in classical control and part of a course in nonlinear control.

Technical Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 6/92 to 12/01. Solicited reviews and recommend publication of applications oriented research papers in automatic control.

Research Assistant for the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 8/82 to 5/87. Research involved modeling and control system design for flexible space structures and was sponsored under grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation. Individual responsibilities included theoretical and experimental investigations of control design for multiple objectives.

Member of Technical Staff for AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, 7/81 to 9/81. Helped to design components for undersea implementation of fiber optic cable.

Senior Technical Associate for AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, 6/80 to 9/80. Investigated heat transfer mechanisms from resistors mounted on printed circuit boards.