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Mathieu Joerger appointed assistant professor in the Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering

Mathieu Joerger
Mathieu Joerger

Mathieu Joerger has been appointed assistant professor in the Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.

As part of his role, Joerger will serve Virginia Tech’s Integrated Security Destination Area, a transdisciplinary community that focuses on cybersecurity, privacy and ethics, governance, and global security in modern society.

Joerger’s research covers safety in navigation through the use of multi-frequency, multi-constellation global navigation satellite systems, and laser and radar-based simultaneous localization and mapping. His work has applications in civilian and military aircraft navigation, unmanned aircraft, and automated driving system localization. By developing integrity monitoring methods and incorporating estimation, fault-detection and exclusion algorithms, Joerger strives to ensure navigation safety in the presence of sensor errors and faults.

Prior to his appointment at Virginia Tech, Joerger served as an assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Arizona. There, his research was focused on multi-sensor integration for safe autonomous passenger vehicle navigation and on trajectory tracking risk evaluation for space debris.

Joerger obtained a Diplôme d’Ingénieur in 2002 from the National Institute of Applied Sciences, in Strasbourg, France. He completed his masters in 2002 and doctoral degree in 2009; both in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois.

Joerger was the 2009 recipient of the Institute of Navigation’s Bradford Parkinson Award, and the 2014 recipient of the Institute of Navigation’s Early Achievement Award. He currently serves as the technical editor of Navigation for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers publication, Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.