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My research is in Network Embedded Feedback Systems (NEFS), particularly the design of optimal control and estimation laws for such systems.
Education and Experience

I received my BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University where I worked in the Multi-AGent Intelligent Cooperative Control (MAGICC) Lab.

After finishing my Bachelor's degree in May, 2002 I started working for MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Lincoln Labs is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), which was established in 1951, growing out of campus activities in early Radar development.

After a year at Lincoln Lab, I entered the Lincoln Scholars Program as a Master's seeking student, studying at MIT in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) under Professor Sanjoy Mitter. I completed my Master's degree in May, 2005 and returned to full-time work at Lincoln Lab, working in the Intelligence and Decision Technologies group.

I re-entered the Lincoln Scholars program, this time as a doctoral student in Sept. 2007. This semester (Spring, 2008) I am taking Discrete Stochastic Processes and Information Theory. Click here for a full list of my previous coursework.

  • Performance Assessment of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Enterprise Workflows M. Hurley, P. Jones; 1/2007
  • An Iterative Algorithm for Autonomous Tasking in Sensor Networks P. Jones, S. Mitter; 12/2006
  • Master's Thesis: Dynamic Sensor Tasking in Heterogeneous, Mobile Sensor Networks P.Jones; 5/2005
  • A Real-time Algorithm for Task Allocation P.Jones, M. Blake, J. Archibald; 10/2002

    Besides school and work I spend most of my time with my wife, Cami, and two children, Bryn (4) and Calvin (1). I also am an active member of my church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints), serving as the Second Councilor in the bishopric of our local ward. To read more about my life you can check out a short autobiography or email me for an invitation to our family weblog.

    When I'm not busy with school, work, family, or church, I spend my time doing crossword puzzles, reading (check out some of my favorites at Goodreads), and watching movies (my IMDb ratings). I'm also a pretty active participant on the "Books, Films, Food and Culuture" Forum at Hatrack River.