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Mark W. Powell
Member of Technical Staff
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Mark Powell is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the Mobility Systems Concept Development Section at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA since 2001. His dissertation work was in the area of advanced illumination modeling, color and range image processing applied to robotics and medical imaging. At JPL his area of focus is science data visualization and science planning for telerobotics. He is currently serving as a software and systems engineer for technology program and flight program activities, both ongoing and new. Mark is a member of the Maestro development team.

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2000, University of South Florida, Tampa.
  • M.S. Computer Science in 1997, University of South Florida, Tampa.
  • B.S. Computer Science in 1992, University of South Florida, Tampa.

Member of the Technical Staff at JPL since January 2001. Current tasks supported:
  • Telemetry Monitoring and Assessment for Athlete, Centaur, and Crew Exploration Vehicle
  • Science Operations on Planetary Surfaces operations interface (Maestro)
  • Mars Exploration Rover mission science planning interface (Maestro)
  • Cliffbot operations interface (Maestro)
  • Mars Science Laboratory science operations interface (MSLICE)

Flight Project and Research Task Involvement

Flight Projects:
2011 - Mars Science Laboratory
2007 - Phoenix Mars Lander
2003 - Mars Exploration Rover

Research Tasks:
Tactical Rover-Based Geologic Mapping


Human-robot interface, machine vision, computer graphics, scientific visualization, software engineering

  • NASA Software of the Year Award 2004
  • Imager of the Year award, Advanced Imaging Magazine 2004
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award from the University of South Florida 2001

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