Dr. Jonathan Sprinkle

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Dr. Jonathan Sprinkle is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. Until June 2007, he was the Executive Director of the Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems at the University of California, Berkeley. His research is in the area of intelligent autonomous systems, including UAVs, hybrid systems, and underwater vehicles. Building blocks for this are in domain-specific modeling, metamodeling, and generative programming. Since coming to Berkeley, he has worked on Pursuit/Evasion games for UAVs, safe landing calculations, strategies for underwater vehicles, and modeling techniques for hybrid systems. In 2004, he led a team from UC Berkeley which autonomously flew against an Air Force pilot in autonomous pursuit/evasion games in the Mojave Desert in southern California. While at Berkeley, he assisted in the teaching and project management of a graduate course in Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (EE291e/ME290s), and solo taught a graduate class on Model-Integrated Computing (EE290o).

As the Executive Director of the Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems (CHESS), he organizes the weekly Chess Seminar, occasional yearly events, and supervises CHESS-sponsored students who participate in the Berkeley Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research at Berkeley (SUPERB).

Dr. Sprinkle graduated with the Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in August 2003, and with his M.S. in August 2000. While at Vanderbilt, he participated in the Future Faculty Preparation Program (F2P2) in Vanderbilt's Center for Teaching. He was a founding member of the ISIS Graduate Student Committee, and served as its first chair. In 2003, he team-taught an undergraduate course on Advanced Software Archictecture, (EECE272), and during his final two years, he aided in the instruction of the graduate course Model-Integrated Computing through instruction and project mentoring.

Dr. Sprinkle graduated with his B.S.E.E. in cursu honorum, cum laude, from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN, in May 1999, where he was the first graduate of the Computer Engineering program, and the first Electrical Engineering double major. In addition, he served as an instructor for undergraduate circuits, participated in and served on the governing body of the Honors Program, the university's Administrative Council, Academic Council, Student Monies Allocation Committee, Selection Recommendation Committee for the Dean of the College of Engineering, and was a member of the honor societies Mortarboard, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), Tau Beta Pi (TBP), and Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME), serving as an office in many of them.

In 2005, Dr. Sprinkle was selected as one of 108 Regional Finalists for 11-19 highly competitive positions of White House Fellow. In 2002-2003, he was named a Master Teaching Fellow by the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching, one of ten competitive conferrals across the university; he is still the only research assistant chosen in the history of the MTF program. During the summer of 2002, he traveled to Lindau, Germany, to participate in the 52nd Meeting of the Nobel Laureates, a position which he won in a nationwide application process, as one of nine student researchers. As an undergraduate, in 1998-99, he served as the President of the Student Government Association (Student Body President), was a finalist for the Derryberry Award, and was selected as the nominee for the Rhodes Scholarship. In 1997-98 he was honored as Campus Leader of the Year by Omicron Delta Kappa, was elected as a College of Engineering Senator in the Student Government Association, where he was honored as Legislator of the Year


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