Army Research Laboratory
MIKHAIL A. VORONTSOV received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1977, and Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics in 1989, both from Moscow State University. Until 1993 he was a professor of physics in the Physics Department and at the International Laser Center of Moscow State University. From 1993 to 1997 Dr. Vorontsov was a professor of mechanical engineering at New Mexico State University and held a concurrent IPA appointment with the Army Research Laboratory. Currently he is a senior physicist in the Information Science and Technology Directorate of the Army Research Laboratory. His scientific interests are in adaptive optics, nonlinear spatio-temporal dynamics of laser beams, optimal control theory, and optical neural networks. He has participated as chair and is a frequent invited speaker to international conferences and workshops, and has authored four books and number of technical publications.