Lyle N. Long

Pennsylvania State University, USA


Lyle N. Long is a Distinguished Professor of aerospace engineering, bioengineering, and mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the Founder and the Director of the Graduate Minor Program in Computational Science ( He was also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication. In 2007-2008, he was a Moore Distinguished Scholar at the California Institute of Technology. Professor Long has been at Penn State since 1989. Before that he was a senior research scientist at Lockheed Aircraft (Burbank, California) from 1983 to 1989. He has also served as a visiting scientist at Thinking Machines Corporation (1990–1993) and NASA Langley Research Center (1999-2000). He has a D.S. degree from George Washington University, Wash, USA, an M.S. degree from Stanford University, Calif, USA, and a B.M.E. degree from the Univeristy of Minnesota, Minn, USA. His research interests are in robotics, neural networks, software engineering, parallel computing, intelligent systems, computational fluid dynamics, and unmanned air vehicles. He received the Penn State Engineering Society Outstanding Research Award for 1996. He received the 1993 IEEE Computer Society Gordon Bell Prize for achieving the highest performance on a parallel computer. And he received the Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company Award for excellence in research and development in 1987. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Long has written more than 200 journal and conference papers. He has advised 16 Ph.D. students and 36 M.S. degree students.

Biography Updated on 2 November 2009

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