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Mark Campbell

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  • Mark Campbell
  • Dept: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Title: S.C. Thomas Sze Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Professor
  • Address: 105 Upson Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-4268
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Biography

Professor Campbell is interested in control and autonomy for systems such as robotics, aircraft and spacecraft. Research areas include autonomous robotics, human decision modeling, sensor fusion, nonlinear and hybrid estimation theory, integrated estimation and control, formation flying satellites, and structural dynamics and control. Educational areas focus on control systems, estimation, space systems and control, with an emphasis on experiential learning projects.

Mark Campbell joined the Sibley School faculty at Cornell in 2001, and is currently a full Professor serving as S.C. Thomas Sze Director of the Sibley School. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington from 1997-2001. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (B.S.) and MIT (M.S., Ph.D.), Professor Campbell worked on MACE, a dynamics and control laboratory flown on Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1995. For the mission, his responsibilities involved the design of many of the 500 multivariable control experiments implemented on-orbit. Professor Campbell spent his 2005-06 sabbatical year as a Visiting Scientist at the Insitu group, maker of small autonomous UAV's for commercial and defense applications, and as an Australian Research Council (ARC) International Fellow, working at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems in Sydney Australia.  Professor Campbell was among 15 tenured faculty members across all disciplines in science and engineering selected for the Defense Science Study group.  The group will train for two years on national security and defense, with an eye towards becoming a high level strategic advisor for science and technology to the government.

Professor Campbell has been the recipient of several teaching awards including Cornell's College of Engineering Stephen Miles '57 Award (2004) and the Douglas Whitney Award (2010), the American Society of Engineering Education Teaching Award (2007), and the University of Washington Aeronautics and Astronautics Professor of the Year award (1999). Professor Campbell has delivered several keynote addresses at conferences, and received best paper awards from the AIAA (2004) and Frontier's in Education conference (1999); he also received the Bennet Prize and is an Andrew Carnegie Scholar. He is currently an Associate Fellow of the AIAA, member of the AIAA GNC technical committee, and an Associate Director on the American Automatic Control Council Board of Directors (member of IFAC). He is also an Associate Editor for the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, and IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.

Research Interests

Control and autonomy for systems such as robotics, aircraft and spacecraft. Research areas include autonomous robotics, human decision modeling, sensor fusion, nonlinear and hybrid estimation theory, integrated estimation and control, formation flying satellites, and structural dynamics and control.

Selected Publications

  • Ahmed, N., E. Sample, Mark Campbell. 2013. "Bayesian Multicategorical Soft Data Fusion for Human-Robot Collaboration." IEEE Transactions on Robotics 29 (1): 189-206.
  • Whitacre, W., Mark Campbell. 2013. "Cooperative Estimation using Mobile Sensor Nodes in the Presence of Communication Loss." AIAA Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication 10 (3): 114-130.
  • Ahmed, N., Mark Campbell. 2012. "Fast Consistent Chernoff Fusion of Gaussian Mixtures for Ad Hoc Sensor Networks." IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 60 (12): 6739-6745.
  • Wyffels, K., Mark Campbell. 2013. "Modeling and Fusing Negative Information for Dynamic Extended Multi-object Tracking." Paper presented at International Conference on Robotics and Automation
  • Estlin, T., M. McClelland, Mark Campbell. 2013. "Qualitative Relational Mapping for Planetary Rover Exploration." Paper presented at AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Best Conference Poster Award, 2012 International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
  • AIAA Best Paper from the 2011 Guidance Navigation and Control Conference
  • Defense Sciences Study Group (DSSG), 2012-2013
  • Invited Speaker, National Academy of Science Kavil Frontiers of Science Symposium 2011
  • Invited Speaker, National Academy of Engineering Frontiers in Engineering Symposium 2010

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Education

  • BS (Mechanical Engineering), Carnegie-Mellon University, 1990
  • MS (Aeronatuics and Astronautics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993
  • Ph D (Control and Estimation), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996