Dr. John S. Bay, a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, is Chief Scientist, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y. The directorate is the Air Force center for the advancement and application of information systems science and technology for aerospace command and control and its transition to air, space and ground systems. It consists of more than 800 military and civilian scientists, engineers, and administrative and support people pursuing a wide variety of research and development projects with an annual budget of more than $700 million. The directorate's areas of investigation span the broad spectrum of information, including fusion and exploitation; command and control; advanced architectures; information management; communications and networking; collaborative environments; modeling and simulation; defensive information warfare; and intelligent information systems technologies.
Dr. Bay spent 11 years as a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg. He was then selected as an Engineering Fellow at the Raytheon Company, Falls Church, Va., working in robotics and command, control, communications and intelligence advanced systems. Prior to joining AFRL, Dr. Bay was a Program Manager in the Information Exploitation Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va. At DARPA, he completed and transitioned the Software-Enabled Control Program and the Model-Based Integration of Embedded Systems Program. He also initiated two original programs: Heterogeneous Urban Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Team as well as Close Combat Lethal Recon.
Dr. Bay's research interests focus on control systems, command and control, biomechanics, machine learning and embedded systems. He is the author or co-author of more than 60 publications.
1984 Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
1985 Master of Science degree, The Ohio State University, Columbus
1988 Doctor of Philosophy degree, The Ohio State University, Columbus
2007 Senior Executive Seminar , Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. 1989 - 1994, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
2. 1994 - 1999, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
3. 2000 - 2001, Engineering Fellow, Raytheon Company, Falls Church, Va.
4. 2001 - 2002, Program Manager, Information Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va.
5. 2002 - 2005, Program Manager, Information Exploitation Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va.
6. 2005 - present, Chief Scientist, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
AWARDS AND HONORS
1997 C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award, Etta Kappa Nu
2004 Commendation from Secretary of the Air Force and Air Force Chief of Staff for service on Office of the Secretary of Defense Avionics Advisory Team
2005 Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service
1993 - 1996 Distinguished Visitor, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society
1993 -1998 Associate Technical Editor, IEEE Control Systems Magazine
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Co-founder and former co-chair, VTOL UAV Technical Committee of the American Helicopter Society
1997- 1999 Executive Committee member, IEEE, Virginia Mountain Section
2003 -2006 Elected member, IEEE Control Systems Society Board of Governors
"Fundamentals of Linear State Space Systems," McGraw-Hill, 1999
(Current as of September 2008)