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Primary Affiliation:
Mechanical Engineering

Brief biography

Dr. Lumelsky holds Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, 1970, from Institute of Control Sciences (ICS), National Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. Prior to moving to USA in 1975, he held academic positions with ICS, doing research in pattern recognition and automatic control, and teaching as Adjunct Professor at Moscow Institute of Radio-Electronics & Automation. Thereafter he worked in USA industry, academia, and federal government, holding research and faculty positions with Ford Motor Co. Scientific Labs, Dearborn MI (1976-80); General Electric Co. Research, Schenectady NY (1980-85); Associate Professor, Yale University (1985-90); Chaired Professor of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1991-2004), with joint appointments at Mechanical Engrg, Electrical Engrg, Computer Science, and Mathematics departments. In 2004-2012 he worked at NASA-Goddard Space Center, leading the space robotics laboratory and doing research in flight dynamics. He  held government administrative positions as Program Director at National Science Foundation (1999-2001) and NSF Representative at USA South Pole Station (2000-2001). He held visiting professor positions at Tokyo Institute of Science, Japan (1987), Weizmann Institute, Israel (1998); Weston Visiting Professor, Math & CS Dept, Weizmann Institute (2014-2015). He is currently Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland-College Park; and independent consultant. He has been consulting widely for industry, NSF, DoD/DARPA, European Commission, and other countries, and as technical witness/expert in court litigation. Dr. Lumelsky has authored over 250 publications (books, journals, conferences, reports); is Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Sensors Journal; served as President of IEEE Sensors Council.  He is Fellow of Rockefeller Bellagio Center and IEEE Life Fellow.

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