Dr. Cruz used engineering and mathematics to devise the comparison sensitivity matrix for evaluating changes occurring in different components—from the parts of an ordinary flashlight to the automatic control and feedback of a patriot missile.
Dr. Jose B. Cruz, Jr. is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and has been designated as the first holder of the Howard D. Winbigler Chair in Engineering. He obtained his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana, IL, in October 1959, his MS in electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, in June 1956 and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of the Philippines, Quezon City, in April 1953.
Prof. Cruz has been listed in several biographical listings including Who’s in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Engineering, among others. He is also a member of several academic societies including the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Philippine Engineers and Scientists Organization (PESO), Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE), among others.