Personnel Detail

Michael Fowler
  • Assistant Director for Autonomous and Multiagent Systems, Aerospace and Ocean Systems Lab
  • Research Scientist, Aerospace and Ocean Systems Lab


Hume Center
1311 Research Center Drive
Office Number 2015
Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States


autonomous systems & mission orchestration, distributed decision making and machine learning, engineering management


Dr. Michael Fowler is the Assistant Director for Autonomous and Multiagent Systems for the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology at Virginia Tech responsible for driving and providing thought leadership into the centers research on autonomous systems, mission orchestration, distributed intelligence, and security for wireless and unmanned systems with currently over $5M in active research programs. His research focus is on the convergence of distributed intelligence and machine learning for decision making under uncertainty for embedded applications including drones, satellites, IoT, and wireless communications. He has accumulated over 10 years of experience managing and performing research in security, wireless systems and artificial intelligence at Harris Corporation and as faculty at Virginia Tech. He has received a Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech. During his professional career, he has obtained professional certifications in project management (PMP) and information security (CISSP) along with Six Sigma Black Belt training.