Dr. Timothy Sands graduated from Columbia University, Stanford University, and the Naval Postgraduate School. He is an Interna-tional Scholar Laureate of the Golden Key International Honor Society, a Fellow of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, panelist of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship program, and an interviewer for undergradu-ate admissions at Stanford University. He has published prolifically in archival journals, conference proceedings, books, and book chapters, in addition to giving plenary, keynote, and invitational presentations. He holds one patent in spacecraft attitude control. He is currently the Associate Dean of the Naval Postgrad-uate School’s Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science having previously served as a university chief academic officer, dean, and research center director.