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Asad M. Madni
Dr. Asad M. Madni served as President, Chief Operating Officer & CTO of BEI Technologies Inc. headquartered in Sylmar, California, from 1992 until his retirement in 2006. He led the development and commercialization of intelligent micro-sensors and systems for aerospace, military, commercial and transportation industries, including the Extremely Slow Motion Servo Control System for Hubble Space Telescope’s Star Selector System and the revolutionary Quartz MEMS GyroChip technology which is used worldwide for Electronic Stability Control and Rollover Protection in passenger vehicles, thereby saving millions of lives every year.
Prior to joining BEI he was with Systron Donner Corporation (a Thorn/EMI Company) for 18 years in senior technical & executive positions, eventually as Chairman, President & CEO. Here he made seminal and pioneering contributions in the development of RF & Microwave Systems and Instrumentation which significantly enhanced the Combat Readiness of the US Navy
(and its allies) and which provided the DOD the ability (not possible with prior art) to simulate more threat representative ECM environments for current and future advanced warfare training. Dr. Madni is currently the Executive Managing Director & Chief Technical Officer of Crocker Capital, a San Francisco based private venture firm specializing in emerging technologies.
He received the A.A.S. degree from RCA Institutes, B.S. & M.S. degrees from University of California Los Angeles, the Ph.D degree from California Coast University and the DSc. Degree (Honoris Causa) from Ryerson University. He is also a graduate of the Engineering Management Program at the California Institute of Technology, the Executive Institute at Stanford University and the Program for Senior Executives at MIT Sloan School of Management. Dr. Madni is an internationally recognized authority with over 37 years of experience in "intelligent" sensors and system design and signal processing. He is credited with over 150 refereed publications in archival journals, conference proceedings and book chapters; over 100 research reports and internal publications; over 100 keynote addresses, invited lectures, chairs and panels; and 67 issued or pending patents resulting in numerous "industry firsts".
Dr. Madni has served as a director on the board of six highly successful technology companies and on the advisory boards of several professional and academic organizations. He is currently serving as Corporate Board Member and “Distinguished College Professor” at TCI College of Technology (the first such appointment in the history of the Institute since its founding in 1909 by Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi), Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University; and on advisory boards at UCLA, USC, CSUN, TCI College of Technology, IEEE Systems Journal, AutoSoft Journal, and as Honorary Editor of the International Journal on Smart Sensing & Intelligent Systems.
Dr. Madni is also the recipient of numerous national and international awards and honors including, the 2010 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society's Career Excellence Award, the 2010 UCLA Engineering Lifetime Contribution Award, the Marconi Medal from TCI College of Technology (the Institute’s highest honor), 2008 IEEE Region 6 Outstanding Engineer Award, 2008 IEEE Region 6 South Outstanding Engineer and Outstanding Leadership & Professional Service Awards, the 2006 World Automation Congress Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2005 IEE Achievement Medal, the 2004 UCLA Engineering Alumnus of the Year Award (highest honor granted by the School), the 2004 Distinguished Engineering Achievement Award from the Engineers’ Council, the 2003 George Washington Engineer of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Council of Engineers & Scientists, the 2002 UCLA Professional Achievement Award Medal, IEEE Third Millennium Medal, Joseph F. Engelberger Best Paper Award at the 2000 World Automation Congress, California Coast University Distinguished Alumni Award (highest honor granted by the University), Association of Old Crows Gold Certificate of Merit, and is listed in all major Who’s Who publications including Who’s Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Technology, and Who's Who in Finance and Industry. He has also been a featured guest on numerous television shows including CNN with Casey Wyan and BizNews 1 (now CNBC) with Mike Russell. In 2011 Dr. Madni was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering "for contributions to development and commercialization of sensors and systems for aerospace and automotive safety".
He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (UK), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (UK), Fellow of the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering, Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Lifetime Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, and Life Fellow of the International Biographical Association. He is also an Eminent Engineer of Tau Beta Pi, The National Engineering Honor Society; Honorary Member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines; Member of Eta Kappa Nu, The Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society; Member of Tau Alpha Pi, The National Engineering Technology Honor Society; Member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society; Member of Delta Epsilon Tau, International Honor Society; Life Member of the Association of Old Crows; Member of the Internet Society and Member of the Order of the Engineer.