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Associate Professor: Computer Science

Contact Information


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


Jason T. Isaacs is currently an associate professor of Computer Science at California State University, Channel Islands. Dr. Isaacs received a 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. 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. He spent a summer as a research intern in the Sensor Fusion group at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in 2008 and spent a summer as an Office of Naval Research Faculty Research Fellow with the NSWC Port Hueneme Division in 2020.

His research interests include autonomous robotic exploration and search, swarm robotics, applied machine learning, and sensor networks. His teaching interests include introductory programming, software engineering, embedded systems, and robotics.

Representative Courses Taught

  • COMP 121 Introduction to Programming in C for STEAM
  • COMP 150 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
  • COMP 350 Introduction to Software Engineering
  • COMP 462 Embedded Systems
  • COMP 470 Mobile Robotics



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

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