Dr. Anthony A Maciejewski
Anthony A. Maciejewski was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 19, 1960. He received the B.S.E.E (summa cum laude), M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1982, 1984, and 1987, respectively, all from The Ohio State University under the support of a National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate fellowship. From October of 1985 to September of 1986 he was an American Electronics Association Japan Research Fellow at the Hitachi Central Research Laboratory in Tokyo, Japan where he performed work on the development of parallel processing algorithms for computer graphic imaging and simulation. In 1988, Prof. Maciejewski joined the faculty of Purdue University as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1993 and Full Professor in 1998. In August of 2001 he joined Colorado State University where he is currently a Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research and teaching interests center on the analysis, simulation, and control of kinematically redundant robotic systems. His current work focuses on how kinematic redundancy can be utilized to design failure tolerant robotic systems for remote operations. He directs a research laboratory and has developed graduate courses in these areas. His commitment to education resulted in his receiving four teaching awards. His research has been supported by NSF, Sandia National Laboratories, DARPA, NASA, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, Missile Defense Agency, Non-lethal Technology Innovation Center, the NEC Corporation, Caterpillar, AT&T, H-P, Intel, Wolf Robotics, and the TRW Foundation. Prof. Maciejewski has served on the editorial boards for the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation; IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (Part A); Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing; Pattern Analysis and Applications ; International Journal of Robotics and Automation and was co-guest editor for a special issue on Kinematically Redundant Robots for the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and has served as the VP for Financial Activities, AdCom member and Secretary for its Robotics and Automation Society. He was Technical Program Co-chair for the 1997 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Technical Program Chair for ICRA 2002 and has served on over 60 other conference program committees. He is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.