Kevin L. Moore, Ph.D., P.E. (Idaho #7066)

Executive Director, Humanitarian Engineering Program
Professor, Division of Engineering, Design, and Society
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Colorado School of Mines

Engineering Hall 215
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401

Phone: 303-273-3898
Email: kmoore@mines.edu
Web: https://people.mines.edu/kmoore/


Kevin L. Moore is the Executive Director of the Humanitarian Engineering Program at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines), where he is a Professor in the Department of Engineering, Design, and Society and in the Department of Electrical Engineering. From 2019-2022 he was the Inaugural Director of Mines Robotics Program. Prior to his current roles he was the Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Dean of Integrative Programs at Mines (2018-2020). In this capacity he initiated and led activities to advance the mission of the institution while overseeing the Divisions of (i) Economics and Business, (ii) Engineering, Design, and Society, and (iii) Humanities, Arts,and Sciences, as well as Mines’ Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, the Honors Program, and the Library (2018 only). He also was the Interim Director of Mines’ Division of Economics and Business (2019). He was previously the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences (2011-2018), overseeing programs in civil, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering, as well as applied mathematics, statistics, and computer science. He held the G.A. Dobelman Distinguished Chair from 2005-2013 and was Director of Mines Center for Robotics, Automation, and Distributed Intelligence (2006-2013).

He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University (1982) and the University of Southern California (1983), respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, with an emphasis in control theory, from Texas A&M University (1989). 

He was previously a Senior Scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he worked in the area of unattended air vehicles, cooperative control, and autonomous systems (2004-2005). He was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Utah State University and Director of the Center for Self-Organizing and Intelligent Systems from 1998 to 2004, directing multi-disciplinary research teams of students and professionals developing a variety of autonomous robots for government and commercial applications. He spent nine years as an engineering educator at Idaho State University, where he founded and directed the Measurement and Control Engineering Research Center. He served as Interim Associate Dean of the College of Engineering at ISU (1994-1995). He was formerly a Member of the Technical Staff at Hughes Aircraft Company (1982 to 1985) and a part-time faculty member at Texas A&M University (1986 to 1989). He is also the principal engineer and sole proprietor of the System Analysis and Control Company.

Professor Moore’s general interests are in the area of control systems, with an emphasis on industrial applications, intelligent control theory, and autonomous systems, including mobile robotics. His research has involved (i) developing new theoretical results and applications in the areas of iterative learning control and discrete repetitive processes; (ii) the application of control theory, including intelligent control, to material processing, including the automated control of the gas-metal arc welding process, feedback control of the cupola furnace, and multivariable control of the aluminum reduction process; and (iii) design, development, and control of autonomous ground vehicles, including the commercialization of a surveillance robot used in military and civilian applications. More recently his efforts have been focused on the coordination and control of multi-agent systems, with applications to unmanned air and ground vehicles, mining automation, building efficiency, and dynamic social networks.

Professor Moore is the author of the research monograph Iterative Learning Control for Deterministic Systems, published in 1993 by Springer-Verlag and co-author of the books Modeling, Sensing, and Control of Gas Metal Arc Welding (Naidu, Ozcelik, and Moore), published in 2003 by Elsevier and Iterative Learning Control: Robustness and Monotonic Convergence for Interval Systems (Ahn, Moore, and Chen), published in the Springer-Verlag CEE Series in 2007. He was a co-author of a paper on cooperative autonomy that received the 2006 Walter G. Berl Award for the Outstanding Paper in the Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest in 2006. He was a USU College of Engineering and ECE Department Researcher of the Year in 1999-2000, he was an ISU Outstanding Researcher of the Year in1996-1997, and he received the 1993 DOW Outstanding Young Faculty Award from the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Society for Engineering Education. He is frequently invited to be an external reviewer for a variety of international universities as well as a reviewer and panelist for government and funding agencies. He is also involved in IEEE leadership and editorial activities, including having served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology and other journals and as past Chair of the IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committee on Intelligent Control. He is currently an ABET Program Evaluator representing ASEE and IEEE.

Professor Moore is frequently invited as a plenary speaker at international conferences. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, mentored many students and managed over $16.5M in research funding (Jan 2011).

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae (pdf)