ERIK BLASCH is a program officer at AFOSR supporting research in dynamic data-driven applications systems. He has been with AFRL as a civilian and reservist since 1996, compiling 700+ scientific papers and 19 patents. He is also the author of multiple books and a SPIE and IEEE Fellow, as well as an AIAA Associate Fellow. Dr. Blasch earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT; master’s degrees in mechanical, health science, and industrial engineering (human factors) from Georgia Tech; and an MBA, master’s degrees in electronics and economics, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Wright State University. He is also a graduate of the Air War College.