Hyland named Texas A&M associate vice chancellor and associate dean
COLLEGE STATION -- Dr. David C. Hyland has been named associate vice chancellor for engineering for The Texas A&M University System and associate dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Hyland will also be deputy director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, holder of the Royce E. Wisenbaker '39 Chair in Engineering and a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. Hyland came to Texas A&M from the University of Michigan, where he had been a professor and chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering since 1996. Before that, he worked for the technical staff of MIT's Lincoln Laboratory. In 1983, Hyland joined Harris Corp., where he organized and led the Structural Control Group in the Government Aerospace Systems Division. In 1992, he was promoted to senior scientist, and in 1994 joined the senior staff of the vice president of engineering of the Aerospace Systems Division, where he was a spokesman for control technology and led commercialization efforts involving controls actuator and adaptive neural control technologies. Hyland's most recent research activities include the development of autonomous, intelligent control systems for air vehicles; space-flight testing of neural-network technology for autonomous spacecraft control; and the study of opto-electronic and signal processing technologies for long baseline, space-borne, imaging interferometry for planetary astronomy. Hyland is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and has written more than 140 technical papers in the areas of spacecraft dynamics and control, and mathematical control theory. Among his numerous honors are several honors from Harris Corp. and the NASA Honorary Superior Accomplishment Award. Hyland holds bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees in aeronautics and astronautics, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.