- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, CS focus; B.S.
- Culver Military Academy, honors in Russian, Science, Mathematics
- Carnegie-Mellon University, Computer Science PhD program (left for a position in California before completing).
6 patents with including:
- “Universal Method for Bus to Internet Connectivity,” M. Cheponis, L. Karlsson, R. Lu
- “Liquid Crystal Display Panel Dynamic Characterization Device,” M. Cheponis
- “Power Connection Scheme ,” M. Cheponis, S. Young, # 5,455,467 GRANTED 1995
- “Inductive Wireless Data Connection for Computers,”M. Cheponis, S. Young, # 5,325,046 GRANTED 1994
- “Active Key Input Device for Computers,” S. Young, M. Cheponis
- “System and method for enhancing near vertical incidence skywave (.nvis.) communication using space-time coding”
- Frank M Caimi, Mike Cheponis, Tim S Cotter, Stephen G Perlman, Rearden Inc # 7,885,354 GRANTED 2011
- “Liquid Crystal Variable Drive Voltage” David A Chavez, Michael Cheponis, Mark F. Flynn #9,134,556 GRANTED 2015
13 publications including:
- Nykanen, Petri (Nokia) and Rubin, Paul and Cheponis, Mike “Infrared Data Association Guidelines for Ultra Protocols, Version 1.0” IrDA, Oct. 15, 1997
- M. Cheponis and L. Karlsson, “A Full-Duplex 56 kb/s CSMA/CD Packet Radio Repeater System” ARRL 10th
- Computer Networking Conference, San Jose, California, September 1991.
- M. Cheponis, G. Elmore, B. Garbee, P. Karn, K. Rowett, “The Implications of High-Speed RF
- Networking” ARRL 8th Computer Networking Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 1989.
- M. Raibert, H. B. Brown, Jr., M. Cheponis, et. al, “Dynamically Stable Legged Locomotion,” MIT Artificial
- Intelligence Laboratory Technical Report 1179, LL-6 September 1989.
- M. Cheponis and B. Mans, “A Totally Awesome High-Speed Packet Radio I/O Interface for the IBM PC/XT/386 and Macintosh II Computers,” ARRL 7th Computer Networking Conference, Columbia, Maryland, October 1988.
- M. Cheponis and P. Karn, “The KISS TNC: A simple Host-to-TNC communications protocol,” ARRL 7th Computer
- Networking Conference, Redondo Beach, California, August 1987.
- M. H. Raibert, M. Cheponis, H. B. Brown, Jr., “Running on Four Legs as Though They Were One,” Proceedings of IEEE, March 1985.
- M. H. Raibert, H. B. Brown, Jr., M. Cheponis, et al, “Dynamically Stable Legged Locomotion — Fourth Annual
- Report, CMU-LL-4-85,” Robotics Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1985.
- M. H. Raibert (Ed.) M. Cheponis (narration), “Walking Machine Video,” Videotape appendix to Special Issue on Legged Locomotion, International Journal of Robotics Research, 3:2, 1984.
- M. Cheponis, “A Circuit for Reverse Video,” Micro Cornucopia, 1983.
- M. H. Raibert, H. B. Brown, Jr., M. Cheponis, et al, “Dynamically Stable Legged Locomotion — Third Annual
- Report,” Robotics Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-83-20, 1983.
- M. H. Raibert, H. B. Brown, Jr., M. Cheponis, et al, “Dynamically Stable Legged Locomotion — Second
- Annual Report,” Robotics Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-83-1, 1983.
- M. H. Raibert, H. B. Brown, Jr., M. Cheponis, et al, “Dynamically Stable Legged Locomotion — First Annual
- Report,” Robotics Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, Technical Report RI-81-9, 1981.
Awards and Honors:
- Participant and Speaker, World Wide THINK Conference and Workshop – 1989-2000, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2018
Interest / Obsessions
- Amateur Radio, callsign K6THZ
- Compiler Design
- Vintage Computer Restoration
- “If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.”
- Systems Engineering; Software Architecture; Software Design up and down “the stack” with emphasis in Embedded Systems and Robotics; EE
- Senior Chief Lab Engineer and Manager at Novasolix, Newark
- Principal, Product and Systems Design, California Wireless, Inc, Santa Clara, CA
- Senior Staff Engineer, Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, CA
- Sr. MTS, zSpace 3D Display Systems, Mountain View, CA
- Sr. RF Engineer, Dust Networks, Berkeley, CA (60% time)
- Sr. Member of the Technical Staff, Wireless Communications Systems, EO, Mt.View, CA
- Sr. Computer & Electrical Engineer, Apple Computer, Fremont, CA
- Sr. Research Engineer, M.I.T. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
- Sr. Research Engineer, Robotics Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA