Dr. Joseph Hays
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Dr. Joe Hays is a research scientist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (2011-present) in Washington, DC. His research efforts focus on advancing Edge Intelligence capabilities for robotic systems through neuromorphic processing and low power AI accelerators, event-based sensing, artificial and spiking neural network algorithm development, and high performance digital twins based modeling and simulation. Prior to NRL, Dr. Hays was a senior engineering manager at National Instruments in Austin, TX, (1998-2007) where he led software development efforts for technologies related to dynamical system hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HIL), control system design, system identification, dynamic system simulation, and real-time embedded computing. He received his PhD degree from Virginia Tech (2007-2011), his MS degree from the University of Washington, Seattle (1996-1997) and a BS degree from Brigham Young University, Provo (1992-1996).