Randall Hoven is a retired Boeing Technical Fellow who received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University. He also worked at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and earned an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering there. In 2006 he started teaching part-time at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and in 2012 he started teaching at Washington University, becoming a full-time Lecturer in 2014.
At Boeing he invented a patented method to increase the accuracy of GPS, for which he won a Boeing Special Invention Award. His primary accomplishments were in sensor/data fusion, including multiple-sensor, multiple-target tracking and integrated inertial-GPS navigation. As engineer, technical lead and/or manager, his programs included F/A-18, Small Diameter Bomb, Joint Direct Attack Munitions and multiple advanced design and R&D projects.
Mr. Hoven has taught undergraduate courses in both the mechanical and electrical/systems engineering departments at SIU-Edwardsville and Washington University. Courses taught: Dynamics, Dynamical Systems Modeling, Vibrations, Control Systems, Engineering Mathematics, and Random Processes and Kalman Filtering.