Professor Jon Platts is the Dean of Cardiff School of Technologies at Cardiff Metropolitan University and Professor of Autonomous Systems. Jon took up this role following careers in the UK Royal Air Force and industry research and development.
Jon was the Head of Autonomy for QinetiQ for 13 years, shaping the direction of research programmes and co-ordinating multi-organisation teams (from QinetiQ, Dstl, BAE Systems, Thales UK, the Military and Academia) as well as multi-disciplinary teams within QinetiQ. Jon holds a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bradford, an MSc in Aerosystems Engineering and a PhD in Self organising fuzzy logic, both from Loughborough University.
He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a member of both the Institution of Measurement and Control and the International Council on Systems Engineering.