Puneet Singla named distinguished lecturer of Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

October 2, 2023

By Mariah R. Lucas

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS), a division of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), recently named Puneet Singla, Penn State professor of aerospace engineering, a 2023-2024 distinguished lecturer.

Distinguished lecturers are ambassadors of the AESS who demonstrate the value of membership in IEEE and AESS, according to AESS. Singla was nominated for the honor by Tarunraj Singh, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University at Buffalo. Nominees must be active in AESS and be a senior member of IEEE.

As part of the appointment, Singla is required to give at least two lectures per year at the request of local IEEE chapters. The AESS will pay for half of the speaker’s expenses for travel, lodging and meals, while the inviting IEEE organization will cover the other half. Non-IEEE entities, such as universities, research organizations and companies, also may invite distinguished lecturers to speak at their events.  

In addition to in-person lectures, Singla also will deliver a virtual lecture for AESS members in July as part of the group’s distinguished lecturer speaker series. Singla will present his lecture, “Information and Resource Management for Accurate Tracking of Resident Space Objects,” on July 26.

Singla received his doctorate in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University in 2006. Prior to his arrival at Penn State, he was a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University at Buffalo.

As head of the Control and Analysis of Stochastic Systems Lab at Penn State, Singla focuses his research on astrodynamics, autonomous flight, vehicle dynamics and controls, uncertainty quantification, optimal control theory, information theory and high-performance computing.


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