Virtual Conference: November 1 – 5, 2021
Daniel Cox is from Gainesville Florida where he graduated with the BSME with Honors degree and Master of Engineering degree from the University of Florida in 1979 and 1981, respectively. In 1981 he joined the IBM Corporation in Boulder Colorado in the position of Manufacturing Engineer. In 1986 he was awarded the IBM Resident Study Program Award to attend doctoral studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He graduated with his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in robotics from UT Austin in 1992 where he also worked at the IBM Austin Texas facility as a Robotics and Automation Engineer until 1998. He joined the University of Texas at Austin in 1998 as a Research Scientist also serving as the Associate Director and Program Manager of the Robotics Research Group.
In 2001 Dr. Cox joined the faculty at the University of North Florida where he became Professor of Mechanical Engineering. While at UNF he initiated the Manufacturing Innovation Partnership program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, to foster industry-academic collaboration. He remained very active in mentoring experiential learning projects for UNF engineering students through collaboration with regional industry. In 2016 he joined Georgia Southern University as the Founding Chair of the Department of Manufacturing Engineering. He continues mentoring students and faculty in the discipline of Manufacturing Engineering while serving as an advocate for regional economic development for manufacturing enterprises. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of robotics and automation, advanced manufacturing, and dynamic systems and control engineering.