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Roger King

A portrait of Roger King




B.S. Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1973 
 M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1978 
Ph.D. Engineering, University Wales - Cardiff, 1988

Dr. Roger L. King is a native of South Charleston, WV. He received his BSEE from West Virginia University (1973), his MSEE from the University of Pittsburgh (1978), and a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Wales, Cardiff (1988). He began his career with Westinghouse Electric Corporation, but soon moved to the U.S. Bureau of Mines Pittsburgh Mining and Safety Research Center. He worked there for 15 years and held a variety of research and management positions. He was recognized as the Bureau of Mines Innovator of the Year in 1987 and is the recipient of the Department of Interior's Meritorious Service Medal. Upon receiving his Ph.D. in 1988, Dr. King accepted a position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University where he now holds the academic rank of Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. At Mississippi State University, his research interests have led him into a variety of multidisciplinary projects. He presently serves as the Director of the Computational Geospatial Technologies Center, the Director of the National Consortium on Remote Sensing in Transportation - Environmental Assessments, and the Chief Engineer for the Remote Sensing Technologies Center.

Dr. King has received numerous awards for his research and was awarded the university's top research honor in 2000 - the Ralph E. Powe Research Award. In 2001, he was named a Fulbright Senior Specialist in the area of Environmental Science. Dr. King is a registered professional engineer in the state of Mississippi, the author of over 100 papers, and holds 3 US patents.

Over the last 29 years Dr. King has been actively involved with the IEEE and has served in a variety of leadership roles. Dr. King also serves on a number of Boards of Directors for community services.