Khanh  Pham

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Adjunct Research Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, May 2004

MS in Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, August 1998

BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, August 1997


Dr. Khanh Pham is a principal aerospace engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory-Space Vehicles Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. He is a Research Professor at the University of New Mexico Electrical and Computer Engineering researching control & game-theoretic operations research with satellite communications and navigation. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the National Academy of Inventors, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Society of Photo-Optical and Instrumentation Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Royal Astronomical Society, and the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety.

In addition, Dr. Pham also served as a Technical Editor for Intelligent Systems of the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics Systems from 2016 to 2022. His research interests have focused on statistical optimal control; decision analysis of adversarial systems; dynamic game decision optimization; security of cyber-physical systems; satellite cognitive radios; digital beamforming; military communications; alternative positioning, navigation, and timing; and control and coordination of large-scale dynamical systems.

His research monographs include “Resilient Controls for Ordering Uncertain Prospects: Change and Response” (ISBN 978-3-319-08704-7, Springer 2014) and “Linear-Quadratic Controls in Risk-Averse Decision Making: Performance-Measure Statistics and Control Decision Optimization” (ISBN 978-1-4614-5078-8, Springer 2012). Lastly, he holds 26 US patents.

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