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Alan Michaels

Director, Electronic Systems Lab

Alan Michaels

ajm@vt.edu  •  540-231-7059

Hume Center
1311 Research Center Drive
Office Number 2029
Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States

 

Alan Michaels

Director, Electronic Systems Lab

Alan Michaels is a professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and director of the Hume Center's Electronic Systems Lab since 2015, where he leads research and workforce development in digital communications, SIGINT, RF machine learning, electronic warfare, quantum algorithms, and automotive cybersecurity applications. He is also an affiliate professor in the Department of Mathematics. Previously he served 10 years with the Harris Corporation as a senior engineering manager, an advanced program lead for R&D technology, and a systems engineer.

Michaels earned a B.S., M.S., and a Ph.D in electrical and computer engineering, a B.S. and M.S. in applied mathematics, an M.S. in operations research from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Through his career, he has led 138 research projects worth more than $150M, earned 44 U.S. patents and written more than 60 peer reviewed publications.