*PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2011, University
of Texas Austin,
Portfolio in Applied Statistical Modeling; MS Computational & Applied Mathematics, 2007, University of Texas Austin,
*Research Scientist, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, San
*Successfully managed and executed on the continuing
Independent Applied Research project Video notation, Search and Tagging (VAST).
*Active member of the Motion Imagery Standards Board
(MISB) and image and video quality working group.
* In the Automated Imagery Analysis group, performed
research on ship classification using state-of-the-art mthods and the effects of pre-processing (SPIE 2012),
anomaly detection for ship detection and tracking
from full-motion video from UAV. Most recently, developed
new algorithm using sparse representation for anomaly detection with applications in many domains.
*Performed research into using evolutionary techniques to
train a deep learning network to learn features for classification of maritime imagery (ICLR 2014 & GECCO
* In the Unmanned Systems group, performed research on
automatic calibration between stereo and infrared (IR) cameras for robot vision and navigation (SPIE2014),
motion estimation and optical/range flow for robot ego-motion estimation
(PLANS2014), and studying the effects of optical flow on degraded imagery.
*Co-founder of both the Computer Vision and the Machine
Learning Series group at SSC Pacific which consists of several researchers
across the center that meet biweekly to discuss computer vision and machine