Dr. DARRYLL J. PINES is Professor and Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He recently completed a three-year tour of duty as a Program Manager in two offices at DARPA, the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) and the Tactical Technology Office (TTO). While at DARPA, he initiated several UAV and navigation programs including Sensor Dart, Long Gun, the X-ray NAVigation and Autonomous Position-(XNAV) and the Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) programs. As a former Department of Energy technical staff member working at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Dr. Pines developed advanced guidance algorithms for interceptors, and the final approach algorithm for the 1994 Clementine flyby mission which was the first probe to discover water near the south pole of the moon. His research interests include smart materials/structures technology, structural health monitoring, structural dynamics, micro and nano air vehicle systems, and vehicle guidance, control and navigation. He has published 7 book chapters, approximately 50 journal papers, and more than 150 conference articles on topics in structural dynamics, structural health monitoring and vehicle flight dynamics, control and navigation. He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and a former chair of the Adaptive Structures Technical Committee of AIAA. Dr. Pines graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.