Jay A. Farrell earned B.S. degrees in physics and electrical engineering from Iowa State University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. While in the Autonomous Vehicles Group at Draper Lab, he received the Engineering Vice President's Best Technical Publication Award in 1990, and Recognition Awards for Outstanding Performance and Achievement in 1991 and 1993. He is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. He has served the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) as Vice President Finance and Vice President of Technical Activities, as General Chair of IEEE CDC 2012, and as President in 2014. He has served on the Board of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association, as IEEE Education Activity Board treasurer, as a member of the IEEE Financial Committee, and three terms on the IEEE Fellow Committee. He served as Vice President of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC) in 2018-2019 and as President in 2020-2021. He was named a GNSS Leader to Watch for 2009-2010 by GPS World Magazine in May 2009 and a winner of the Connected Vehicle Technology Challenge by the U.S. Department of Transportation`s (DOT`s) Research and Innovative Technology Administration in July 2011. He is author of over 250 technical publications and three books; a Distinguished Member of IEEE CSS; and, a Fellow of AAAS, IEEE, and IFAC.