Dr. Howard E. Michel was selected as 2014 IEEE President-Elect in October 2013. Howard is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer. He has secured research funding from U.S. NSF and NOAA. He holds two patents and has published a textbook. He has graduated 3 Ph.D. and 35 MS students.
Howard retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1994, having been a pilot, satellite launch director, and engineer, including in the People’s Republic of China where he served as a senior U.S. Government technical representative enforcing technology-transfer control plans and procedures during two satellite launches. Other achievements include successfully launching seven U.S. satellites by directing launch-base test and integration involving booster, satellite, and telemetry-range hardware; and developing U.S. Department of Defense engineering processes for mission-critical computer systems. Howard is a consultant for the U.S. DoD and private industry in the area of embedded systems, avionics, instrumentation and systems engineering.
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