Dr. Jacobson is a Senior Fellow for the Carrier Corporation. In this role he works with the Carrier business units to ensure capability in systems engineering and controls is available for product development with specific attention to computational engineering capability and deployment in Model Based Development approaches to product development.
Prior to his role as Senior Fellow for Carrier he worked as the Chief Scientist, Controls for UTC and before that at the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) in management and technical positions since 1995. He has held positions at UTRC as Director of the Carrier Program Office responsible for creating and managing projects in a stage gate project planning and execution process and also Director of the Systems Department at UTRC responsible for capability in the areas of systems engineering.
Dr. Jacobson received his Ph.D degree in electrical engineering in 1986 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was an Associate Professor at Northeastern University in Boston from 1986-1995.