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AESS Distinguished Lecturer (2020-2022)
University of Colorado

Dr. Y. Jade Morton is an Aerospace Engineering Professor, Thomas F. Austin Faculty Fellow, and Director of the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research at the University of Colorado, 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 the University of Colorado 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 a recipient of the IEEE Kershner Award, the Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Burka, Thurlow, and Kepler Awards, and is a Fellow of the ION, RIN and the IEEE. She is the current ION president. 

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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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