Jonathan P. How is a Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a BA Sc. from the University of Toronto in 1987 and his SM and PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT in 1990 and 1993, respectively.
Following the completion of his PhD, How studied for two years as a postdoctoral associate for the Middeck Active Control Experiment (MACE), which flew on-board the Space Shuttle Endeavour in March 1995. Prior to joining the faculty at MIT in 2000, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University.
Among his other achievements, Professor How was the planning and control lead for the MIT DARPA Urban Challenge team that placed fourth in the recent race at Victorville, CA., was the recipient of the 2002 Institute of Navigation Burka Award, and received a Boeing Special Invention award in 2008. How is also the Raymond L. Bisplinghoff Fellow for MIT Aero/Astro Department, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, and a senior member of IEEE.