Dr. Fernando Gonzalez joined FGCU as an Assistant Professor in the Software Engineering Program in the fall of 2013. Previously he was an Assistant Professor within the Engineering, Math, and Physics Department at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas.
Prior to that he was a Technical Staff Member (researcher) for the U.S. Department of Energy at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Dr. Gonzalez was also a faculty member in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Central Florida. Dr. Gonzalez graduated from the University of Illinois in 1997 with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. He received his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Florida International University in 1992 and 1989. Dr. Gonzalez research interest includes the intelligent control of large scale autonomous systems, autonomous vehicles, discrete-event modeling and simulation and human signature verification. While at UCF Dr. Gonzalez founded the University of Central Florida Robotics Laboratory and was director until he moved to New Mexico. He was also a member of the faculty senate at UCF. Dr. Gonzalez has numerous conference and journal publications.