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Alan Michaels

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Current University
Virginia Tech

Research Area
Digital communications, satellite communications, radio frequency machine learning, digital chaos, and non-traditional hardware.

Alan J. Michaels is a professor of electrical and computer engineering and affiliate professor of mathematics at Virginia Tech. He serves as the director for the Spectrum Dominance division at the National Security Institute.

Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Michaels spent a decade at the Harris Corporation. In total, he has served as PI/Co-PI for more than 150 R&D projects, chief engineer for multiple large Department of Defense efforts, and functional manager for a department of 100 DSP engineers. He has received 44 U.S. patents and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Alma Mater
Michaels earned multiple degrees from Georgia Tech: B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering; B.S. and M.S. in applied mathematics; and M.S. in operations research. He earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon.