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Southwest Research Institute

Dr. Steven D. Harbour, PhD. Principal Engineer & Scientist, Dayton Engineering Advanced Projects Lab, Avionics Division, SwRI.
SME in Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, Human Autonomy Teaming, Neuroscience, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Avionics, UAS and Autonomous vehicles. A senior leader, defense research & engineering professional with over 25 years of experience in multiple engineering and aviation disciplines & applications. Leads and performs ongoing basic and applied research projects, including the development of third-generation spiking neural networks (SNNs) and neuromorphic applications to include Human Autonomy Teaming. He has supported the Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center in the ISR / SOF directorate as the Global Hawk Chief of Avionics Engineering and Modernization Programs. USAF test pilot with over 5,000 hours total flying time in F-16, F-4, AT-38, T-37, B-52, and EC-135 aircraft. Flew the MIG-29 as part of the US State Department's military to military visit program under the Nunn-Lugar Act. PhD in Neuroscience (Specializations: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning and Neuroergonomics), MS in Aerospace Engineering & Mathematics (Specializations: Avionics, Controls & Displays), BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering (Specializations: Robotics & Feedback Control Systems and Cognition). Dr. Harbour also teaches at the University of Dayton & Sinclair College.


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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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