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COL Robert W. Sadowski

Signal Corps
Associate Professor

Office: Bldg 601 Thayer Hall
Phone: 845.938.2858
COL Sadowski is a Signal Corps officer who later tracked into the Information Systems Engineer career field. He is a USMA Academy Professor. Military assignments include Battalion S3 for the 54th Signal Battalion, field grade company commander for the 385th Signal Company; Signal Officer for the 3d Bn, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and platoon leader in the 82d Signal Battalion, 82d Abn Division. He was deployed in Southwest Asia during Operations Southern Watch, Desert Thunder and Desert Fox. He is a Fannie and John Hertz Fellow. He is the Photonics Research Center director. Research interests include opto-electronic information processing, switching, analog circuit design and smart pixel technology.

Academic and Professional Activities
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society
  • Signal Corps Regimental Association
  • Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
  • Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

Academic Awards
  • Senior Member, IEEE 2005
  • USMA Academy Professor Appointment, 2000
  • Fannie and John Hertz Fellow, Awarded 1986, Fellowship years at Stanford from 1990-1995
  • United States Military Academy Appointment, 1982
  • Phi Kappa Phi, 1986
  • Sigma Xi, 1993
  • Eta Kappa Nu, 1997
  • Honor Graduate, U.S. Army Signal Officer Advanced Course, 1990
  • Distinguished Graduate, Communications-Electronics Staff Officer Course, 1987
  • Honor Graduate, U.S. Army Signal Officer Basic Course, 1986
  • Distinguished Graduate, United States Military Academy, 1986