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Engineering educator

Bradley J. Nelson, American engineering educator. Named Distinguished Lecturer, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Robotics and Automation Society, 2003-2005, since 2008; recipient Best Conference Paper award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2004, First Place, RoboCup competition, Atlanta, 2007.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Illinois, Urbana Champaign, 1984. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Minnesota, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy in Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1995.


Research teaching assistant University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1984—1986, associate professor with adjunct appointment electrical and computer engineering, 1998—2002. Engineer computer vision group Honeywell Inc., 1985—1987. Secondary school mathematics teacher United States Peace Corps., Botswana, 1987—1989.

Software engineer wireless communication Motorola Inc., Bothwell, Washington, 1990. Research assistant Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1990—1995. Internship Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, 1992.

Assistant professor Mechanical England, University Illinois, Chicago, 1995—1998. Professor robotics and intelligent system Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Switzerland, since 2002, head department mechanical and process engineering Switzerland, 2005—2007.


Married Dana Bookey; children: Jacob, Lily, Rose.

Dana Bookey

Jacob Nelson

Lily Nelson

Rose Nelson