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Engineering educator

Steven Baard Skaar, American engineering educator. Achievements include patent for camera space manipulation; developed unique and uniquely-capable method for vision-based control of manipulators, a new approach to the guidance of autonomous vehicles. Grantee United States Office of Naval Research grant, since 1990, 87-89, National Science Foundation, 1984-1986. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Background

Skaar, Steven Baard was born on June 15, 1953 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of Christen and Dorothy (Arpert) Skaar.

Education

AB, Cornell University, 1975. Master of Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1982.

Career

Associate engineer, Babcock and Wilcox, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1978-1979;instructor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1979-1982;associate professor, Iowa State University, 1982-1989;associate professor, U. Notre Dame, Indiana, 1989-1995;professor, U. Notre Dame, Indiana, since 1995. Visiting lecturer Institute Technologico de Estudies Superiores de Monterry, Mexico, 1987, 89.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patent for camera space manipulation. Developed unique and uniquely-capable method for vision-based control of manipulators, a new approach to the guidance of autonomous vehicles.

Membership

Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Connections

Married Emily Holliday, June 16, 1979. Children: Emily Kristen, Stephanie Cade.

father:
Christen Skaar

mother:
Dorothy (Arpert) Skaar

spouse:
Emily Holliday

children:
Emily Kristen Skaar

Stephanie Cade Skaar