Electrical and computer engineering alum Lynne Cooper ’82 is a new teaching faculty member at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.

Cooper, who is a former U.S. Air Force captain, joined Vanderbilt as an assistant professor of the practice of engineering management, following a 28-year tenure at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where she led the JPL Proposal Center. 

Her role at NASA, according to the Vanderbilt article, included “working on multiple Mars missions, re-engineering the New Product Development process, and leading applied artificial intelligence research. She also managed the successful Mars Helicopter Proposal, which led to the Ingenuity Helicopter’s historic flight on Mars.”

Cooper also holds a PhD in industrial and systems engineering and an MS in computer engineering from the University of Southern California. 

Read the full article on the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s website.

Lynne Cooper

ECE alum Lynne Cooper is an assistant professor of the practice of engineering management at Vanderbilt University. (Photo: Vanderbilt School of Engineering)