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Center Leadership

The ARC Director is responsible for the leadership and administration of the center. The center also has an Executive Committee (ExCom) that reviews and approves research projects in ARC’s portfolio.

Dr. Bogdan Epureanu

Dr. Bogdan Epureanu
ARC Director and ExCom Chair, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, U of M

Dr. David Gorsich

Dr. David Gorsich
ExCom Member, Chief Scientist, U.S. Army GVSC

Dr. Andre Boehman

Dr. Andre Boehman
ARC Associate Director and ExCom Member, Professor, U of M

Mr. Sudhakar Arepally

Mr. Sudhakar Arepally
ExCom Member, Deputy Chief Scientist, U.S. Army GVSC

Dr. P. Jayakumar

Dr. Paramsothy Jayakumar
ExCom Member, Senior Research Scientist, U.S. Army GVSC

Dr. Robert Sadowski

Dr. Robert Sadowski
ExCom Member, Chief Roboticist U.S. Army GVSC

Dr. Jeff Naber

Dr. Jeff Naber
ExCom Member, Professor, Michigan Tech

External Review Board

The ARC leadership receives input critical for long term and strategic decisions as well as individual project evaluations from an External Review Board (ERB) that consists of distinguished researchers from academia, government, and industry.

Dr. Sean Brennan

Dr. Sean Brennan
ERB Member, Professor, Penn State

Dr. Reza Langari

Dr. Reza Langari
ERB Member, Professor, Texas A & M U.

Dr. Raju Namburu

Dr. Raju Namburu
ERB Member, U.S. Army ERDC

Dr. Carolyn Seepersad

Dr. Carolyn Seepersad
ERB Member, Professor, U. of Texas at Austin

GVSC Thrust Area Leads

The ARC activities are coordinated with our government partners. GVSC Thrust Area Leads spearhead the transition of technologies developed in the ARC to the U.S. Army. They also provide advisory opinions to the ExCom regarding projects and initiatives. Link to biographies.

Dr. Jonathon Smereka
Thrust Area 1 Leader

Mr. Victor Paul
Thrust Area 2 Leader

Dr. David Lamb
Thrust Area 3 Leader

Dr. Peter Schihl
Thrust Area 4 Co-Leader

Dr. Denise Rizzo
Thrust Area 4 Co-Leader

Dr. Matt Castanier
Thrust Area 5 Leader

Previous ARC Leaders

Prof. Panos Papalambros
ARC Founding Director (1994-2002)

Dr. Walter Bryzik
Government Leader (1994-2007)

Prof. Dennis Assanis
ARC Director (2002-2009)

Prof. Zoran Filipi
ARC Assistant Director (2002-2009), ARC Deputy Director (2009-2011)

Prof. Anna Stefanopoulou
ARC Director (2010-2018)

Prof. Dawn Tilbury
ARC Deputy Director (2011-2013)