Primary Purpose of Position
The Autonomous Control and Information Technology (ACIT) Program Manger manages the projects within the Institute and its Centers; implements all aspects of the programs in each Center, markets the program to other universities and potential sponsors and is the program expert for each thrust area of the Institute.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
Advances in autonomous control engineering and its application in many diverse fields require interdisciplinary work and collaboration among departments and institutions. The disciplines include, among others, information, control, and energy technology. The Autonomous Control and Information Technology (ACIT) Center foster interdisciplinary work to carry out research and education in this autonomous control engineering and its application. The technology transfer role of the Center includes workshops, seminars and demonstration projects designed to move the new technologies from the laboratory to industry as well as to educate technical personnel and managers on the opportunities and uses of the new technologies. The culmination of these activities will increase regional economic growth fostered by the development, adoption, and effective use of new information, control, and energy technology.
The Center for Testing, Evaluation and Control of Heterogeneous Large-scale Autonomous Vehicles (TECHLAV) is a multi-disciplinary center that fosters a collaborative, integrated research and education programs with a focus on Large Scale Autonomous System of Vehicles (LSASVs) that can be deployed in an uncertain and dynamical environment (e.g. a battlefield) through effective interaction with human operators.