Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering) University of Illinois, Urbana
M.B.A. (Executive M.B.A. Program) Southern Methodist University
M.S. (Electrical Engineering) University of Illinois, Urbana
B.S. (Electrical Engineering) University of Illinois, Urbana
Member, Army Science Board, 2005-present
Dr. Jacobus has performed and directed research and development in sensors, computer systems, robotics, medical devices and artificial intelligence for more than 30 years. He has been responsible for more than 30 U.S. patents and patent pending assigned to Cybernet since 1990.
Dr. Jacobus co-founded Cybernet Systems Corporation in 1988. SBIR technology products have powered Cybernet's growth from a two-person R&D company in 1988 to a mixed commercial product and R&D company with approximately 50 employees today. Cybernet Systems' commercial products include the NetMAX™ suite of thin server/Internet appliance software products, the OpenSkies simulation system, a gesture recognition system, the Fire Fly full body tracking system and an Internet-based telemedicine service.
He has had experience in basic and applied research at the University of Illinois, the Industrial Technology Institute, ERIM, and in commercial product development and support with Texas Instruments, Inc. Dr. Jacobus previously headed the NASA Center for Commercial Development of Autonomous and Man-Controlled Robotic and Sensing Systems in Space (CAMRSS). This center developed robotics and sensing technology for use in space applications and spin-offs.