William Arrasmith

Professor | Computer Engineering and Sciences

Contact Information

(321) 674-8818
F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 306

Educational Background

B.S., Electrical Engineering Virginia Tech 1983
M.S., Electrical Engineering University of New Mexico 1991
Ph.D. Applied Physics Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, OH 1995

Professional Experience

Dr. Arrasmith is currently a professor in the Department of Engineering Systems at FIT. He has 20 years experience with government research and development programs and has had extensive exposure to electro-optical, infrared, and laser detection systems.

Prior to his position at Florida Tech, Dr. Arrasmith served as Program Manager of Physics and Electronics at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) in Washington DC. In 1997 he moved to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland to teach courses in Engineering and Linear Adaptive Optics. Dr. Arrasmith was then reassigned to the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) at Patrick Air Force Base where he became Chief of the Systems and Technology Division. He was later appointed Division Chief for the Advanced Science and Technology Division of the AFTAC and remained in the position until joining Florida Tech in 2003.

Research & Project Interests

Dr. Arrasmith's research interests include:

  • adaptive optics
  • cellular neural networks
  • advanced sensor, imaging, and detection concepts