Randall Hoven is a retired Boeing Technical Fellow who also worked a short time at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. 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, Signals and Systems, and Random Processes and Kalman Filtering.