Dr. Jason Stack, ENG ’96, an expert in unmanned vehicles, will deliver the School of Engineering’s fall Engineering Alumni Seminar Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Peyton Anderson Auditorium in Mercer’s Science and Engineering Building.
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 in electrical and computer engineering from Mercer 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.