KA C. CHEOK, PhD:
 




 
 
 
 
 
Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester. An expert in computer-controlled systems for autonomous unmanned robotic and vehicle systems, his research has contributed to advances in tracking systems, fuzzy logic, and neural networks. He is also president of JADI Inc., a company at Oakland University’s SmartZone Incubator that is developing robotic vehicles and sensor networks. He has served as a consultant member for the United States Army’s Science Board and is a recipient of the Nissan Award for the Best Research Innovation at the 1997 International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation in Florence, Italy. He has also been a coordinator of the annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition for the past 14 years.


WHERE BORN: "Malaysia."

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: "Talented people, such as musicians, scientists, businessmen, politicians, and others."

LAST BOOK READ: "Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden."

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: "Joyful, warm, and respectful to all."

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: "Robotics is definitely in the future."

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: "Music recording studio on a computer. Also, driving a sports car."

FAVORITE PLACE: "A waterfront."

FAVORITE HOBBIES: "Music, martial arts, boating, flying an airplane."

FAVORITE FOOD: "Thai food."

MY HIDDEN TALENT: "I play the guitar in a band and have composed several original songs."

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: "Hey, I think he did that."

At the annual awards reception in May 2015, one Leader & Innovator from the previous 12 months will be selected as the Leader & Innovator of the Year.