Tony Clark has his feet in more than one camp. After obtaining a degree in Electrical Engineering, he entered a graduate program at Michigan State University that forged ties between his own Computer Science department and Biology, as well as engineering. As part of this team, he built robots and used a computational simulation of an evolutionary algorithm to optimize their performance.
Now that he has come to Missouri State as an Assistant Professor, he is incorporating the same kind of approach into the design of small robotic systems that can perform a wide array of important tasks. Working with students from multiple disciplines, he is hoping to grow our own team of Missouri State robot designers.