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2005 - Jeremy Searock

From participating in international robotic Segway soccer championships to commanding nuclear powered submarines, Jeremy has had quite an interesting and exciting career thus far.

Jeremy felt the call to join the US military during high school and was accepted to the Naval Academy upon graduation, where he received a degree in Systems Engineering.  While at the Naval Academy, he worked to improve the locomotion of Mars rovers over rocky terrain for NASA and discovered his passion for robotics and autonomous systems.  Jeremy was one of only 25 of his classmates selected by the Naval Academy to attend graduate school immediately after graduation and postpone his initial military training.  He joined the robotics program at Carnegie Mellon University and worked on a project funded by DARPA focused on human-robot interaction in adversarial environments.  A highlight of his robotics work at Carnegie Mellon was pitting robotic Segway scooters against humans riding conventional Segway scooters in a modified game of soccer. 

After graduation, Jeremy began his military career by completing the Naval Nuclear Power Training program and was assigned to the USS Nevada both as a Division Officer—supervising the maintenance and certification of the submarine’s nuclear reactor—and as an Officer of the Deck, during which time he supervised the daily operations of the submarine.  During his three years with the USS Nevada, he had the rare opportunity to direct the refueling of the submarine’s reactor core, which only happens once during a submarine’s lifetime following its initial reactor core fueling.

Jeremy is currently a Professor in Systems Engineering at the Naval Academy, teaching courses in naval weapons systems and robotic algorithms.  He and his team of students recently won first place in The Semantic Robot Vision Challenge, during which his team’s robot was able to correctly identify specific objects in a room through photography, online search, and object matching.  Jeremy will complete his military career next summer and is currently pursuing an industry position in autonomous robotic technologies.