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.