Richard E. Groff received B.S. degrees from the Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, in engineering science and mechanics and German in 1996, and received the M.S. and Ph.D. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in electrical engineering and computer science in 1998 and 2003, respectively.
He is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. Previously he was a postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley. His research interests are in the area of controls and robotics with a focus on biomedical applications.
Prof. Groff is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the ASME, and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Ian D. Walker received the B.Sc. Degree in Mathematics from the University of Hull, England, in 1983 and the M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985 and 1989, respectively. He joined the faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, where he was an Assistant Professor from 1989 to 1995, and a tenured Associate Professor from 1995 to 1997. In the fall of 1997, he moved to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University, where he became a full Professor in 2001. Professor Walker is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). His research centers on robotics, particularly novel manipulators and manipulation. His group is conducting basic research in the construction, modeling, and application of biologically inspired continuum "trunk, tentacle, and worm" robots.
Pamela E. Mack received the A.B. degree from Harvard University, Cambridge MA, in history of science in 1977 and the Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, in history and sociology of science and technology in 1985. She is currently an Associate Professor of History and coordinator of the Science and Technology in Society Program at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Her research has been in history of the US space program, history of forestry, history of women in science and engineering, and pedagogy for science and technology in society.
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