James C. Spall is a member of the Principal Professional Staff at the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, is the Chair of the Applied and Computational Mathematics Program within the JHU School of Engineering, and is a Research Professor in the JHU Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Dr. Spall has published extensively in the areas of control and statistics (including three books) and holds two U.S. patents for inventions in control systems. Among other appointments, he was the Program Chair for the 2007 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and is a Senior Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Contributing Editor for the Current Index to Statistics. Dr. Spall has received numerous research and publications awards and is a Fellow of IEEE, a member of the American Statistical Association, and a Fellow of the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi. He won the EP Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006 and the Professor Joel Dean Award for Excellence in Teaching in the JHU Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics in May 2017. Additional publications and other information can be found on this website, http://www.ams.jhu.edu/~spall/Personal/index.htm.
- S.M. Technology and Policy Program (specialization and thesis in transportation systems), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Ph.D. Systems Engineering, University of Virginia
Principal Professional Staff, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory
See www.ams.jhu.edu/~spall/Personal/index.htm for list of approximately 150 publications.
Spall, J. C. (2003), Introduction to Stochastic Search and Optimization: Estimation, Simulation, and Control, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ (618 pages).
Spall, J. C. (2020), “Solutions Manual for ‘Introduction to Stochastic Search and Optimization: Estimation, Simulation, and Control’” (305 pages).
Spall, J. C. (editor and coauthor) (1988), Bayesian Analysis of Time Series and Dynamic Models, Marcel Dekker, New York (now CRC Press) (576 pages).
Honors and Awards
- See www.ams.jhu.edu/~spall/Personal/index.htm for list of awards (2018)
American Statistical Association
Tau Beta Pi