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Daniel Pack, a UTC Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Has Passed Away

Daniel Pack was an outstanding UTC professor. He held the Mary Lou Clarke Endowed Chair for Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as being awarded Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year 2005. Additionally, Daniel served as director for Unmanned Aerial System Research at United States Air Force Academy.

Early Life and Education

Pack’s tenure at UTSA included expanding internship and co-op opportunities for students as well as improving teaching quality through initiatives like mentoring programs for junior faculty. He also assisted in expanding online course offerings.

He was an esteemed expert in robots, computer vision and unmanned systems research, earning numerous accolades including being honored as 2005 Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year award winner. Additionally, he wrote multiple books, book chapters, technical journal/transaction papers and conference papers covering topics including robotics, automatic target recognition and engineering education.

Personal Life. He enjoyed bowling, pool, and fantasy football – activities which brought great pleasure to him – and spending time with his devoted family; particularly his wife Nicole Halle Pack, daughter Ashleigh, son Danny and both sets of parents.

Professional Career

Since joining UTC in 2016, Pack has introduced new degree programs such as Mechatronics and IT in Cybersecurity that align with industry needs, expanded student success initiatives and raised its research profile. “His leadership has been an essential element in the success of the College of Engineering and Computer Science,” according to Hale.

Pack is an accomplished researcher specializing in unmanned systems, pattern recognition robots and engineering education. He has published seven textbooks as well as over 130 book chapters, technical journal/transaction papers and conference papers. A Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers as well as Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society and Academy of Educators member; also serving as Editor-at-Large for Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems Journal

Achievement and Honors

Daniel excelled during her time as a student at NC State, receiving three All-ACC awards and being selected as an ITA Scholar Athlete. Additionally, she served on both university and ACC student-athlete advisory committees; additionally she volunteered with several community organizations such as Girl’s and Boy’s Club of Raleigh and Victory Junction Hospital.

Pack has co-authored seven textbooks on embedded systems and over 130 book chapters, technical journal/transactions and conference papers on unmanned systems, cooperative control robots, pattern recognition technology and engineering education. He was awarded Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year 2005 as well as numerous teaching and research awards.

Baylor President Nancy Brickhouse welcomes Pack with open arms as he takes up his new position at Baylor on June 1, 2023. Pack will lead departments including civil and chemical engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management and technology as well as mechanical engineering.

Personal Life

Daniel Pack was a concrete finisher and retired military member. He attended Covenant Fellowship Church in McMinnville where he left behind his wife, daughter, son; mother and father; sister and brother in law; paternal grandparents; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews as well as lifelong friends.

Before joining UTC, he served as Mary Clarke department chair and professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Additionally, he held faculty membership with United States Air Force Academy where he directed their center for unmanned aircraft systems research.

He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family, being an attentive father. Additionally, he found great pleasure in bowling, gaming on Xbox and playing pool; watching Redskins and Celtics games and attending college basketball games – among many other interests!

Net Worth

He is an established social media personality who makes a decent living from sponsored videos on social media and his music and acting careers, such as appearing in various movies such as Division 19 (2017) and Eastsiders (2019).

He enjoys exploring various destinations with his friends and family. Often flying to exotic locales, he also likes taking road trips with Mr Bear and Rocko his two Pitbulls.

He is an exceptionally generous individual who has contributed generously to numerous charities and foundations, particularly LGBTQ rights, serving on Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom’s LGBTQ advisory group as well as supporting Lost-n-Found Youth organization. Additionally, his net worth stands at approximately $2 Million.

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