Bill received a B.S. in Engineering Science/Physics from Bob Jones University in 1984. He completed a Ph.D. in Engineering from Clemson University in 1989 with a focus on embedded systems and computer communication.

As a graduate student, he won the Motorola University Microprocessor Design Contest in 1988 with his 68HC11 powered autonomous vehicle.

His current research interests include single camera stereo vision for autonomous vehicles.


US Patent 5,515,285 - System for monitoring vehicles during a crisis situation
US Patent 7,426,157 - Electronic Practice Device


Y. J. Kang, W. P. Lovegrove, J. D. Spragins, and H. Jafari, "An Architecture for Factory Automation and Information Management Systems," Proceedings of the Pacific Computer Communications Symposium, October 1985, Seoul, Korea.

J. L. Hammond, J. F. Leathrum, W. P. Lovegrove, D. W. Tipper, and J. D. Spragins, "Issues in Simulation of Rapidly Reconfigurable Networks," Clemson Communications Systems Center, Clemson University, 1989.

D. Tipper, W. Lovegrove, J. Hammond, and K. Pawlikowski, "Simulating the Nonstationary Behavior of Communication Networks," Proceedings of the Twenty-First Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, 1989, pp. 589-593.

W. P. Lovegrove, J. L. Hammond, and D. Tipper, "Simulation Methods for Studying Nonstationary Behavior of Computer Networks," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, December 1990.

William P. Lovegrove, "Moon Watching: An Experiment in Scientific Observation," The Physics Teacher, Vol. 32, No. 2, February 1994, pp. 126-127.

William P. Lovegrove, "Annular Eclipse - For Large Groups," The Physics Teacher, Vol. 32, No. 9, December 1994, p. 1541.

W. P. Lovegrove, "A Microprocessor Trainer Simulator," Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education FIE'96 26th Annual Conference, 1996.

W. P. Lovegrove, T. S. Owens, and M. S. Bronkema, “The Hallwalker Robot: An Interdisciplinary Design Project”, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, 2001.

W. Lovegrove and B. Brame, “Single-camera stereo vision for obstacle detection in mobile robots,” Proceedings of SPIE 6764, v. 6764, Sept. 10, 2007.

W. Lovegrove, "An Introduction to Autonomous Land Vehicles," Proceedings of the 2009 International Symposium, Yanbian University of Science and Technology, June 29, 2009.

W.P. Lovegrove, P. D. McGary, and Kelly Austin, “Improved single-camera stereo vision for mobile robots,” Proceedings of SPIE 7539, Jan. 18, 2010.