George Mason University
George Mason University Mason
George Mason University

Peter Pachowicz

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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  • 703-993-1552 (office)
  • Nguyen Engineering Building, 3240
    4400 University Drive, MS 1G5
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Biography

Peter Pachowicz joined Mason Engineering in 1989 as an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and was also a faculty member of the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research. He currently holds the rank of associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. Pachowicz has industrial experience in the design and development of applied intelligent systems and sensory systems. For more than 10 years, he was a consultant to SAIC, the U.S. Army NVL, and several companies in Northern Virginia. He specialized in transitioning theoretical frameworks into practical applications and solving customer problems.  

Pachowicz current interests include CubeSats, SatCom, and SpaceCom. He is leading activities in these areas at the Volgenau School of Engineering. He is building a new ground station on the roof of the engineering building with a donated 9.1-meter satellite dish. When the dish remodeling is finished, this infrastructure will allow students, faculty, and cooperating institutions to support data transmissions from spacecraft on their flight to the moon, as well as moon relays, stations, and landers.

 

Degrees

PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, AGH University of Science and Technology (1984)

MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, AGH University of Science and Technology (1984)

BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, AGH University of Science and Technology (1979)

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Faculty Rank: Associate Professor

Research

2005 - 2009 : AFOSRMURI-05. Funded by US Air Force.

2005 - 2007 : Computational Modeling of Cultural Dimensions in Adversary Organizations. Funded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Research Interests

Ultra-small Satellite Design and Engineering
Antenna Design and Space Communications
Autonomous Robotics
Real-Time Embedded Systems
Sensors and Mechatronics
Data and Decision Fusion
Intelligent Systems
Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision
Systems Architecture
Adaptability in Algorithms and Systems
Computer Networks and Architectures

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