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AESS Distinguished Lecturer (2020-2022)
University of Colorado

Dr. Y. Jade Morton is a Professor and Thomas F. Austin Faculty Fellow at the Ann and H. J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department at the University of Colorado (CU), Boulder. She received a PhD in Electrical Engineering (EE) from Penn State, MS in EE from Case Western Reserve University, and BS in Physics from Nanjing University, China. Prior to joining CU in 2017, she was an electrical engineering professor at Colorado State University and Miami University, and a post-doc research fellow at the University of Michigan. Dr. Morton’s research interests lie at the intersection of satellite navigation technologies and remote sensing of the Earth’s ionosphere, atmosphere, and surface. She is an author/co-author of over 230 technical publications and PI of over 40 projects sponsored by NSF, NASA, DoD, and private industries. She has provided numerous services to both the navigation engineering community and the space science research community, including being the Technical Editor for Navigation Systems, IEEE Transaction on Aerospace and Electronics Systems, elected president of the Institute of Navigation, and a chair of numerous premier international conferences. She is a fellow of IEEE and the US Institute of Navigation.

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“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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