Licensure

 
Licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois
 
 

Honors and Awards

 
Inducted into
Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society (1990)
Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society (1990)
Golden Key International Honor Society (1992)
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society (1992)
Eta Kappa Nu National Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society (1992)
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (1992)
 
Scholarships / Fellowships
Association of Energy Engineers Foundation Scholarship (1990)
Jesse W. and Leona Probst Scholarship, University of Toledo (1991)
Norma Richards Scholarship, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Toledo (1991, 1992)
Walter P. Murphy Fellowship, Northwestern University (1993)
 
Awards
Motorola Bravo Award (2006)
Motorola Career Achievement Award (2007)
Motorola Applied Research Center Golden Gate Award (2009)
Motorola Invention Award (2010)
Motorola Distinguished Innovator Award (2012)
Intelligent Systems Research and Development Support (ISRDS) Certificate of Achievement (2018)
NASA Group Achievement Award (2021)
 
 

Affiliations

 
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Senior Member)
Robotics and Automation Society
Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society
 
National Society of Professional Engineers
Illinois Society of Professional Engineers
 
Planetary Society
 
Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (Associate Member)
 
 

Activities

 
Advised a team of students in an undergraduate robotics design competition (1997)
 
Invited to give an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates talk at DePauw University (2000)
 
Reviewed new Computer Engineering and Communication, Controls, and Electronics depth exam for the NCEES in a P.E. Exam Development Workshop. Evaluated questions for technical consistency, accuracy, relevance, and difficulty. (2001)
 
Proctored and graded Illinois Mathcounts competitions (2003 - 2005)
 
Reviewer for
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A: Systems and Humans
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
Motorola Applied Research Center Patent Committee
 
Doctoral Committee
Francesca Schuler, University of Illinois at Chicago (current)