Spring 2014 GRASP Seminar: E. Michael Golda, Navy Sea Systems Command Carderock Division, "A Brief Overview Of United States Navy Machinery Automation Challenges"

Presenter: E. Michael Golda (Homepage)

Event Dates:
  Friday April 18, 2014 from 11:00am to 12:00pm

A large naval warship ship is the most complex structure built by man.  The technology trends over the last 70 years have made automation a necessity for controlling the components, systems, and integrated systems of systems that make up a warship.  The presentation will provide a brief introduction of the ship as a system of systems.  The evolution of the Navy’s automation to intelligent agent-based distributed controls will be described.  In addition, opportunities for educational support and joint research with the Navy opportunities will be discussed.

Presenter's Biography:

E. Michael Golda, Ph.D., Chief Technologist in the Machinery Research and Engineering Department at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, Ship Systems Engineering Station, Philadelphia.

As the Chief Technologist of the Machinery Research and Engineering Department, Dr. Golda is responsible for the planning and execution of the research, development, and transition of new components and integrated machinery systems for future surface vessels and undersea vehicles.  Dr. Golda joined the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in 1992.  He has served in positions of increasing leadership responsibility in machinery research before being selected for his current position.  In 2009, Dr. Golda was awarded the Carderock Division Captain Harold E. Saunders Award For Exemplary Technical Management.

Dr. Golda graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering.  He received a Masters and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey.  He is the author of twenty-four reports and papers.