Gerald Cook is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and received an IEEE Centennial Medal, and the 1989 IEEE-IES Eugene Mittelmann Award. He is a former Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and a former President of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. He is author of the book “Mobile Robots: Navigation Control and Remote Sensing” published by Wiley, 2011. His primary interests are in modern control, robotics and automation. Dr. Cook became the Earle C. Williams Professor of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at George Mason University in June 1985. He was Chair of Electrical Engineering 1990 through 1998. He is a Registered Professional Engineer.
Daniel M. Lofaro Ph.D. graduated from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Drexel University and worked at the Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab (DASL) under Dr. Paul Oh. He is currently researching Complex Control Systems and Robotics. Daniel's dissertation title is Unified Algorithmic Framework for High Degree of Freedom Complex Systems and Humanoid Robots. Recent achievements include:Doctoral recipient, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Drexel University, 2013 Designed Hubo to Throw First Pitch at Major League Baseball Game, 2012 NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention, 2009 NSF-East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellow, 2008 Lester Kraus Award, 2008 Dean’s Fellowship, 2008 Honors College - Graduated Honors with Distinction, 2008 Drexel University, Cum Laude, BS/MS, 2008