Curriculum Vitae for Aaron J. Radke by Aaron J. Radke, (@radke, Mon, Apr 9, 2012

Dr. Aaron J. Radke has a unique broad industry and academic experience in physics, engineering and computer science. His background combined with a joy in exploring and creating provide thorough and productive solutions.

Study, learn and creatively solve intriguing problems utilizing strong industry and academic strengths in physics, engineering and computer science.

Dr. Aaron J. Radke received degrees in Computer Science, a BA in Physics, and a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2001 from Cleveland State University Summa Cum Laude. He obtained industry experience at Western Enterprises, and consulting work experience in circuit design, embedded system design and software development. Later, he received a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2002 from CSU where he combined his interests in physics, computer science and electrical engineering in control theory by creating a computer assisted control design platform. In 2006, he received a Doctorate in Engineering while working on a unique disturbance observer for control system health monitoring.

Strengths and interests include physics, mathematics, computer science, computer architecture, UNIX operating systems, embedded systems, algorithms, control system theory, observer design, software engineering, and computer languages.

Research grants included digital control algorithms for NASA and advanced control algorithm development and implementation for the Center for Advanced Control Technologies. Publications have dealt with observer design variants with a focus on disturbance observers for advanced control algorithms.

He has worked in industry with many high profile government research organizations including NASA, DOD, and Lockheed Martin.

2006 Doctor of Engineering

  • GPA 3.83
  • Dissertation: "On Disturbance Estimation and Its Applications in Health Monitoring" [1]
  • Control theory
  • Estimation algorithm

2003 Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • GPA 3.83
  • Thesis: "A Java Based Interactive Control Design and Tuning Platform" [2]
  • Embedded systems
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer aided design tools

2002 Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • GPA 3.83 Summa Cum Laude
  • Digital Circuits

2002 Bachelor of Arts in Physics

  • GPA 3.82 Summa Cum Laude
  • Mechanics
  • Astronomy (T.A.)
  • Modern physics

2002 Minor in Computer Science

  • Computer languages
  • Operating systems
  • Algorithms
  • Graduate Assistantship throughout graduate school through NASA and industry grants
  • Presidential Tuition/Stipend Scholarship for Doctoral studies
  • Awareded $50,000 from the Industrial Technology Institute Validation Fund towards the project entitled "Commercialization of Advanced Control Technologies" [3]

Employed with MS2 as a broad based control engineer; simulated environment physics and flight dynamics; designed complex flight algorithms and procedures; analyzed design prototypes; systems engineering integration; software tool development; generated statistical studies;

Employed as a member of the large Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) government contract; modeled simulation software; wrote project proposals; ported operational flight programs; created development, design and debug tools; simulated environment physics; and developed computing infrastructure

Interfaced nuclear radiation detectors with management software; systematized government specifications into product requirements; and provided cost reduction analysis

Analyzed and automated machines; modeled, designed, simulated and implemented custom advanced feedback control algorithms; solved estimation and signal processing problems; implemented estimation and control algorithms in PLC hardware; taught PLC introductory course; developed specialized business software; counseled digital business workflow; and managed computer networks

Wrote proposals for technical and business funding; developed and implemented advanced control algorithms in test pilots; advised technical specifications for patent attorneys; and provided consulting solutions for engineering and computer systems

Researched and developed unique advanced estimation and feedback control algorithms; published and presented novel algorithms to industry and academia; managed joint research projects among Cleveland State University, NASA and industry; designed and developed computer aided control design software; and periodically taught graduate level classes including Linear Systems and Control Theory

Assisted a NASA Glenn space power grant,programmed DSP's (TI) for signal processing and feedback control algorithm development,brainstormed space power projects with NASA researchers, and cooperated with industry power company Core Technology

Designed and brainstormed products; programmed micro-controllers in assembly and C; designed schematics; developed embedded software; developed GUI software; built and tested prototypes; troubleshot circuits; and interfaced with board manufacturers

Graded papers; conducted labs; and aided students

Designed web pages; and maintained and updated sites

Edited recordings; managed video and audio equipment

  • Keynote
  • Pages
  • Appleworks
  • Powerpoint
  • Word 2011
  • Excel 2011
  • Cocoa
  • JFC,
  • Swing,
  • vba.Excel
A general purpose markup language, originally used to organize and typeset articles, reports, books and blogs.
A general purpose concatenative functional programming language
Real time dynamic system simulation for control design.
Text based mathematical typesetting system with operator structure inference
Unit conversion and equation inference from composite units
Real time Java dynamic system simulation for control design.
Dynamic English language style checker
Excel batch edit and reporting tool
iTunes and iPhoto gallery generators
A system to manage and publish large collections of aao files
A powerful weblog client based on aao and the metaweblog api
A machine code assembler for the DLX machine
File viewer and project launcher
  • Reviewer for ACC 2005-2008 papers
  • Reviewer for Textbook Optimal State Estimation: Kalman, H Infinity, and Nonlinear Approaches [4]
  • Associate Editor for ISA Contributed Papers to ACC 2007
  • Reviewer for Elsevier Transactions 2008
  • IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, member since: 1999
  • ISA Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, from: 2001 end 2006
  • SPS Sigma Pi Sigma, Society of Physics Students, from: 2001 end 2004
  • APS American Physics Society, member from: 2001 end 2004
  • NEOAC North Eastern Ohio Apple Corps, computer club, member from: 1989 end 2009
  • Electronics hobbyist
  • Programming languages
  • Computer technology enthusiast
  • Philosophy, theology, culture
  • Reading, writing
  • Organization, documentation
  • Running, biking, swimming, skiing
  • WO/2007/035559 Controllers, Observers, and Applications Thereof
  • Radke, Aaron J.. “On Disturbance Estimation and Its Applications in Health Monitoring”, Ph.D. Dissertation, Cleveland State University December 2006.
  • Radke, Aaron J.. “On General Second Order Settling Time Approximations”, May 2004.
  • Radke, Aaron J.. “On Bandwidth for Transient Characteristics of {SISO}{LTI}Systems”, May 2004.
  • Miklosovic, Rob, Aaron J. Radke. “Differential Equation discretization”, 2005.
  • Miklosovic, Rob, Aaron J. Radke. “Automatic Conversion of Continuous Filters for Discrete Implementation”, 2005.
  • Radke, Aaron J.. “A {J}ava Based Interactive Control Design and Tuning Platform”, Masters thesis, Cleveland State University July 2003.
  • Miklosovic, Rob, Aaron J. Radke, Zhiqiang Gao. “Commercialization of Advanced Control Technologies”, November 2005.
  • Simon, Dan. Optimal State Estimation: Kalman, H Infinity, and Nonlinear Approaches, Wiley-Interscience, June 23 2006.
  • Miklosovic, Rob, Aaron J. Radke, Zhiqiang Gao. “Discrete Implementation and Generalization of the {E}xtended {S}tate {O}bserver”, Proc. of the 2006 American Control Conference June 14-16, 2006.
  • Radke, Aaron J., Zhiqiang Gao. “A Survey of State and Disturbance Observers for Practitioners”, Proc. of the American Control Conference ACC/IEEE June 14-16, 2006.
  • Radke, Aaron J., Rob Miklosovic, Brian Fast. “Feed Forward Filters for State and Disturbance Estimation”, Submitted to the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control December 12-14 2007.
  • Radke, Aaron J.. “A Novel Disturbance Estimation Algorithm for Health Diagnosis of Dynamic Systems”, 52nd International Instrumentation Symposium May 7-11 2006.
  • Miklosovic, Rob, Aaron J. Radke. “High Performance Tracking Control for the Practitioner”, Proc. of the 2007 American Control Conference July 11-13 2007.
  • Fast, Brian, Rob Miklosovic, Aaron J. Radke. “MEMS Gyroscope Rate Sensing with Disturbance Rejection Control”, Submitted to the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control December 12-14 2007.
  • Radke, Aaron J.. “{E}dwin {A}bbot's {F}latland as a framework for teaching linear system concepts”, April 2004.
  • Radke, Aaron J.. “Ethical Implications of Naturalistic Worldviews”, September 8 2008 [Online]
  • Radke, Aaron J.. “Truth and the Rise of Modern Science”, February 23 2008 [Online]