ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Feb. 12, 2016) -- The U.S. Army announced the selection of a new senior research scientist for intelligent systems Feb. 12.Dr. Brian M. Sadler, a U.S. Army Research Laboratory elected Fellow, will serve as the Army's principal scientific leader for basic and applied research in Intelligent Systems.As the Intelligent Systems ST, Sadler will "create innovative scientific discoveries that will provide the Army with critically needed operational breakthroughs that will enhance the maneuver of our force," according to the Army announcement.Sadler has contributed to several ARL Collaborative Technology Alliances, or CTAs, most recently as a technical area lead in the Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology CTA since its inception eight years ago. He has been the principal investigator for a variety of internal ARL and collaborative R&D projects, worked closely with DARPA, and mentored many ARL S&Es.Across the Army there are fewer than 50 senior research scientists, known as STs, who serve as general-officer equivalents, advising leadership on science matters."My goal is to advance our understanding of the many components of intelligent systems, and their assembly and interaction, including artificial intelligence and autonomy," Sadler said. "We're looking at a future where the next generation of technologies will offer the ability for unmanned systems to collaborate and team with our Soldiers at and beyond current operational tempos."Sadler's research interests have been in mobile wireless networked and autonomous systems, including sensing, communications, signal processing, and control. He has made fundamental contributions in information science, networked and multichannel systems, acoustics, optics, and mixed-signal integrated circuit architectures."I hope to create and drive a national research agenda at both universities and DOD laboratories that addresses the DOD S&T long range priorities on autonomous and intelligent systems, to affect warfighter outcomes and provide new offset strategies," Sadler said.Sadler earned his bachelor of science and master of science degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his doctorate from the University of Virginia, all in electrical engineering. He has co-authored more than 350 publications and several patents, and received several Army and professional society awards. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.-----The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to ensure decisive overmatch for unified land operations to empower the Army, the joint warfighter and our nation. RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.