Anthony A. Maciejewski was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 19, 1960. He received the B.S.E.E (summa cum laude), M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1982, 1984, and 1987, respectively, all from Ohio State University under the support of a National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate fellowship. From October of 1985 to September of 1986 he was an American Electronics Association Japan Research Fellow at the Hitachi Central Research Laboratory in Tokyo, Japan where he performed work on the development of parallel processing algorithms for computer graphic imaging and simulation.
In 1988, Prof. Maciejewski joined the faculty of Purdue University as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1993 and Full Professor in 1998. In August of 2001 he joined Colorado State University where he is currently a Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). In 2018-2019 he served as President of the ECE Department Head’s Association.
His research and teaching interests center on the analysis, simulation, and control of kinematically redundant robotic systems. His current work focuses on how kinematic redundancy can be utilized to design failure tolerant robotic systems for remote operations. He has over 300 publications, directs a research laboratory and has developed graduate courses in these areas. His commitment to education resulted in his receiving four undergraduate teaching awards. His research has been supported by NSF, Sandia Nat’l Lab, Oak Ridge Nat’l Lab, DARPA, NASA, Nat’l Imagery and Mapping Agency, Missile Defense Agency, Non-lethal Technology Innovation Center, the NEC Corporation, Caterpillar, AT&T, H-P, Intel, Chrysler, Wolf Robotics, and the TRW Foundation.
Prof. Maciejewski is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) “for contributions to the design and control of kinematically redundant robots,” and has received the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Distinguished Service Award for contributions to the society as VP for Financial Activities and AdCom member as well as other roles. He has served on the editorial boards of nine different journals and as Editor in Chief of the Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) Conference Paper Review Board. He also was Program Chair for the 2002 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) and has served on over 100 other conference program committees. He is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.