Diane Mills brings broad experience developing new technology from a variety of hands-on and leadership positions to her role as Technical Fellow at Amazon Robotics. In this role, Diane ensures strategic alignment of the company’s technology portfolio with concrete business goals of the organization. This involves defining technical roadmaps, assessing new technologies, and leading IP strategy and execution for Amazon Robotics. Additionally, drawing from former experience as a visiting professor at the University Notre Dame,Diane leads University outreach for Amazon Robtotic’s robust academic partnerships program.
Prior to joining Amazon Robotics, Diane worked for BAE Systems’ R&D group that develops new capabilities and prototypes for government research organizations. Most recently, she led a a directorate of 100 engineers who develop video processing software, machine learning software, and radar systems. Before joining BAE Systems, she developed performance models at a microwave communication startup, and developed speech coding algorithms and packet network techniques at Tellabs. Diane holds fourteen patents on co-channel interference cancellation and/or cognitive communications, and has published fourteen papers related to signal processing, communications, and sensor networks.
Diane and her husband, Jim, reside in Wilmington, MA. As a recent empty-nester, Diane has made it a mission to visit all of the local beaches and museums when she is not traveling to visit family. Her interests include reading, walking, and textile arts, and she is an avid fan of the Notre Dame football team. Diane holds a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
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