Dr. Mark J. Balas

Dr. Mark Balas is distinguished faculty member in Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He was formerly the Guthrie Nicholson Professor of Electrical Engineering and former Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Wyoming. He has the following technical degrees: PhD in Mathematics, MS Electrical Engineering, MA Mathematics, and BS Electrical Engineering. He has held various positions in industry, academia, and government. Among his careers, he has been a university professor for over 30 years with RPI, MIT, University of Colorado-Boulder, and University of Wyoming, and has mentored 42 doctoral students. He has over 350 publications in archive journals, refereed conference proceedings and technical book chapters. He has been visiting faculty with the Institute for Quantum Information and the Control and Dynamics Division at the California Institute of Technology, the US Air Force Research Laboratory-Kirtland AFB, the NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the NASA Ames Research Center. He is a life fellow of the AIAA and a life fellow of the IEEE.