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Jason Isaacs

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

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Education

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2008
B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1999
B.S. Engineering Physics, Eastern Kentucky University, 1999

Biography

Jason T. Isaacs received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, in 2012 under the supervision of Professor João Hespanha.

He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1999. Upon graduation he spent the next six years working as a motion control development engineer for Lexmark International Incorporated focusing on the paper feeding systems of inkjet printers. He spent a summer as a research intern in the Sensor Fusion group at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, MD, USA, in 2008. Upon completion of his Ph.D. in March 2012, he continued at UCSB as a postdoctoral scholar where he led a three year applied research project sponsored through the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies.

Dr. Isaacs is currently an assistant professor of Computer Science at California State University, Channel Islands. His research interests include multiagent control systems, UAV path planning, localization and mapping, and sensor networks. His teaching interests include control systems, linear systems, and robotics with a specific interest in introducing feedback control and mobile robotics to early undergraduate and high school students to stimulate their interest in these subjects.

Representative Courses Taught

  • COMP 150 Introduction To Object Oriented Programming
  • COMP 462 Embedded Systems
  • COMP 491 Senior Capstone Preparation

Scholarship

Keywords

Autonomous Systems, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), Localization and Mapping, Sensor Networks

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