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PhD, Columbia University, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science
MS, Seoul National University, Mechanical Design and Production Engineering
BS, McGill University, Mechanical Engineering with Honors (minors in Applied Mathematics and Electrical Engineering
Smart sensors servomechanisms; machine vision and embedded microcomputers for robotics and mechantronics.
Dr. Paul Oh is the Interim Department Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics. He received mechanical engineering degrees from McGill (B.Eng 1989), Seoul National (M.Sc 1992), and Columbia (PhD 1999). Honors include faculty fellowships at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (2002), Naval Research Lab (2003), the NSF CAREER award (2004), the SAE Ralph Teetor Award for Engineering Education Excellence (2005) and being named a Boeing Welliver Fellow (2006). He is the Director of the Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab and also the Founding Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Aerial Robotics and UAVs. From 2008 to 2010 he served at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as the Program Director managing the robotics research portfolio.