Personnel Profile

Dr. Lifford Mclauchlan, Assistant Chair and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Lifford Mclauchlan

Dr. Lifford McLauchlan completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Texas A&MUniversity, College Station. He is an associate professor at Texas A&M University -Kingsville in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has previously worked for Raytheon, Microvision, and AT&TBell Labs. He has been awarded the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer FacultyFellowship five times and has been named an ONR Distinguished Summer FacultyFellow four of those five years. Dr. McLauchlan has three patents.

Teaching: Dr. McLauchlan has taught or is teaching the following undergraduate andgraduate courses at Texas A&M University-Kingsville: Microprocessor Based Control,Introduction to Image Processing and Biometrics, Computer Architecture and Design,Linear Control Systems, Advanced Computer Architecture, Electronic System Design,Introduction to Electrical Engineering, Engineering as a Career, Learning in a GlobalContext I, Adaptive Controls, Communications Engineering, Digital Signal Processing,Graduate Research Project, and Thesis. While at Texas A&M University at CollegeStation, he also taught Electrical Circuits and Instrumentation, Introduction to DigitalDesign, and Introduction to Digital Systems Design.

Research and Scholarship: Dr. McLauchlan has numerous publications andpresentations covering adaptive and intelligent controls, robotics, ocean wave energyconversion, green technology, education, signal and image processing, biometrics andwatermarking. Dr. McLauchlan has also had three patents issued related to scanningmirror control and closed loop laser control systems for a pico projector. He is currentlyworking on robotics, multi-agent system modeling, RF/intelligent sensors andhyperspectral sensor data fusion research. Dr. McLauchlan has been a member of variousinternational conference program committees and reviews papers for numerousconferences and journals.

Administrative Experience and Service Activities: Dr. McLauchlan is a member ofASEE, IEEE (senior member), SPIE, Eta Kappa Nu, and Tau Beta Pi. He was a coexecutivedirector for the Coastal Bend Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology(BEST) Hub from 2005-2011. Dr. McLauchlan has served on the IEEE Corpus ChristiSection Board from 2004-2012 as Chair (twice), Vice Chair (3 times), Secretary (3times), and Director and is the current ASEE Ocean and Marine Engineering DivisionChair. He has served on numerous university, college and department committees andgroups. Dr. McLauchlan received the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Service in 2010for the College of Engineering.

Research Interest: Controls, Adaptive Controls, Nonlinear Controls, Image andSignal Processing, Digital Watermarking, Intelligent and Multi-agent Systems, NeuralNetworks, Fuzzy Logic, Biometrics, Sensors, Data Fusion and Robotics 

Curriculum Vitae

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