Scott Palo

Victor Charles Schelke Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Contact Information:
Palo@colorado.edu
303-492-4289

Office Location: ECOT 617

Focus Area

Remote Sensing, Earth, & Space Sciences
Vehicle Systems
Astrodynamics & Satellite Navigation

Education

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, 1994
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, 1990
B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clarkson University, 1987

Professional Experience

2014-present Victor Charles Schelke Professor
2014-present Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Colorado
2011-2014, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2008-present, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2001-2008, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
1995-1997, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory
1988-1989, Staff Engineer, Lasertrak Company

Awards (selected)

Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury (2009)
Council on Creative Work Faculty Fellowship, University of Colorado (2008)
NASA Group Achievement Award – TIMED mission (2008)
Dean's Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty, University of Colorado (2007)
AIAA Rocky Mountain Section Educator of the Year, 2007
College of Engineering & Applied Science's Dean's Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty, 2007
NSF CAREER Award, 2005
Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, 2005
Sigma Xi Northwest Regional Young Investigator, 2004 & 2005
NCAR/HAO Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1995-1997
Presidential Scholar, 1985

Research Interests

Design, construction, deployment and operation of HF/VHF meteor radar systems, statistical detection, estimation, and direction of arrival algorithms, atmospheric remote sensing, global nonlinear atmospheric dynamics and sampling/aliasing issues related to asynoptic satellite sampling.