Robert H. Bishop

Distinguished University Professor

Dr. Bishop is the Dean of Engineering and Founder and Chief Scientist of the Institute of Applied Engineering at the University of South Florida where he holds a full professor position in the Department of Electrical Engineering. A pioneering leader in aerospace technologies and engineering, Dr. Bishop's research over the past 40 years has made foundational and transformative advances in control systems for spacecraft navigation, particularly for the U.S. space program. His current research interests are in small satellites, advanced navigation algorithm development, and integrated navigation and guidance for planetary precision landing. He co-authors one of the world's leading textbooks in control theory, and has authored two other textbooks, edited two handbooks, and authored/co-authored over one hundred and thirty-five journal and conference papers. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas A&M University and a doctorate from Rice University. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Fellow of the American Astronautical Association, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, IEEE Fellow and member of the Pan American Academy of Engineering.

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