Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cook is the Earle C. Williams Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a Life Fellow of IEEE, a former President of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and a former Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. His areas of interest include automatic control systems and robotics as well as signal processing. He has performed numerous research projects in these and other areas with well over 100 refereed publications. Recent research has been in the area of sensor-bearing vehicles used for remote sensing. Emphasis is on control and navigation of the vehicle, and geo-registration of the sensed objects of interest. Military applications include search for landmines and other types of strategic targets and may involve airborne as well as ground vehicles. Other potential non-military applications include search for survivors in disaster areas as well as exploration of various types in areas inaccessible to humans.
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