Technology Today

2011 Issue 2

David McLaughlin

Engineering Profiles

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Dr. Jeff Puschell
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David McLaughlin
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Bob Bowne
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Paul Ferraro
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Diane Mahoney
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Engineering Profiles

David McLaughlin, Engineering Fellow, IDS

David McLaughlin is professor of electrical and computer engineering and interim associate dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a Distinguished Lecturer for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and was named a Distinguished Faculty member by the UMass Amherst Alumni Association.

McLaughlin has held research fellowships at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the U.S. Air Force Rome Laboratory. He also holds an appointment as Engineering Fellow at Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business and serves as Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA).

CASA is a partnership among academic, industry and government researchers from 20 different organizations pursuing the fundamental knowledge, enabling technologies, and system level prototypes supporting a new dense radar network technology that has the potential to revolutionize how we detect, track, forecast, warn and respond to hazardous weather events.

McLaughlin notes that UMass Amherst and Raytheon have worked together on education and technological innovation for 30 years. "I'm a product of that environment, and fortunate to be in a position where I can work on lots of new ideas and have access to an almost unlimited range of collaborators and doers at both organizations. I'm in awe of the team spirit, work ethic, and incredible depth of expertise and experience at Raytheon. It amazes me, and every day I'm glad to be part of it."

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