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User:Gordon Roesler

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Gordon Roesler most recently served as a Center Director and Principal Investigator at USC/Information Sciences Institute. His professional focus has been on the engineering of complex systems, in domains as diverse as energy, robotics, the oceans and space. He has contributed to several investigations in the energy area, including participation in the Los Angeles Smart Grid Demonstration, studies of energy generation by ocean waves, applying artificial intelligence to managing energy in buildings, and intelligent control of microgrids. He was the principal investigator for the DARPA seedling Energy Harvesting Optimization Analysis, which uses artificial intelligence techniques for the conceptual design of an underwater robotic cluster with autonomous energy replenishment. Previously, he was a Senior Physicist in the Ocean Sciences Division of Science Applications International Corporation, where he led the development of a robotic boat control system capable of negotiating high sea states. He also studied diving systems, and underwater sound systems. From 2002 to 2006, he was a program manager at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he led programs in spacecraft, space surveillance radar, and electromagnetic launch. He conceived and managed a robotic “space tow truck” and oversaw the development of the critical technologies. He has recently begun participation in a spacecraft design project at the University of New South Wales. Dr. Roesler received the BS in Physics (With Distinction) from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1975, served as a nuclear submarine officer, and received the Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992.