Alumnus Stack to Deliver Engineering Alumni Seminar

October 22, 2010

Media Contact: Mark Vanderhoek, (478) 301-4037 or vanderhoek_m@mercer.edu

MACON — Mercer University alumnus Dr. Jason Stack, an expert in unmanned vehicles, will deliver the School of Engineering’s fall Engineering Alumni Seminar on Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Peyton Anderson Auditorium of Mercer’s Science and Engineering Building. His presentation is titled “Engineering a Future Navy through Unmanned Autonomous Systems.”

Dr. Stack currently serves as a program officer for the Office of Naval Research in the Ocean Battlespace Sensing Department. Prior to joining ONR, he conducted basic and applied research in the Automation Sciences Branch of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Panama City, Fla., in signal processing and automatic target recognition. He has also served as an ONR science and technology liaison to the Program Executive Office of Littoral and Mine Warfare. Dr. Stack’s research areas include machine learning and autonomy and the warfare areas of mine warfare and explosive ordinance disposal.

Dr. Stack earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Mercer in 1996 specializing in electrical and computer engineering and his master’s and Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was a Georgia Tech President's Fellow and is a registered Professional Engineer. Dr. Stack’s graduate work was focused on developing and applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to fault signature recognition. Prior to graduate school, he was employed in industry as a project engineer designing power electronics and hydraulic systems. Dr. Stack has numerous publications and three patents in the fields of signature recognition and autonomous systems.

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,200 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at three regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit www.mercer.edu.

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