In April of 2012, Mr. Reshard retired after 26 years with the Air Force Research Laboratory, where he spent his last six years as the Chief of the Munitions Aerodynamics Sciences Branch. There, Mr. Reshard managed one of the largest branches with 34 employees, and executed $250M in programs in six years, averaging over $40M annually. He initiated and collaborated in over $10M in research to investigate alternative ways to process data in real-time and found that AI using artificial neural networks was the number one way, followed by reconfigurable computing. His passion and drive lead to the founding of one of NSF most successful centers, the Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing. He currently serves on the Mechanical Engineering Advisory Committee at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He is a national award-winning engineer, his recognitions include Black Engineer of the Year Award for Career Achievement Government (2009), the DoD Civilian Meritorious Service Award for the Global War on Terrorism (2009), the General Lester L. Lyles Award for employee mentoring (2010), the National Science Foundation’s Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing Vision Award (2008) and the Air Force Material Command NAACP Award (2007) for promoting diversity in the workplace.
I was undergraduated student at the Politehnica University of Timisoara, and PhD student at the Transylvania University of Brasov. At the ICPE Bucharest where I was the leader of the Electron Beam Processing Equipment's development laboratory. From 1993 I was university teacher and I am working on automation, especially on Optimal Control, Adaptive Control, and Model Predictive Control.
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