Dr. William A. Sander, III joined the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) in 1975 and has served as Associate Director of the Electronics Division since 1991. He directs extramural research programs in information fusion, signal processing, communications, and circuits and is the Army representative for the Joint Services Electronics Program (JSEP). From 1989 to 1991, he served ARO as manager of Command, Control and Communications systems in the office of Research and Technology Integration. From 1975 to 1989, he was a program manager for signal processing, communications, circuits and CAD of ICs in the Electronics Division.
From 1970 until 1972, Dr. Sander was on active duty as a test project officer for the Mohawk OV1-D surveillance systems with the US Army Airborne, Communications-Electronics Test Board and served as a civilian in the position of Test Methodology Engineer with the same organization until joining the Army Research Office in 1975. From 1989 to 1992, he served several extended detail assignments with the Office of Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research, Development and Acquisition), the Army Science Board, and the Office of the DoD Comptroller.
Dr. Sander received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Clemson University, Clemson, SC in 1964 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Duke University, Durham, NC in 1967 and 1973, respectively.