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Reg Willson
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Reg Willson is a systems engineer in the Instruments and Science Data Systems Division at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His prior assignments include serving as instrument engineer for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Mastcam, MAHLI and MARDI science cameras and Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS), and as hardware lead for the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES) camera.
Dr. Willson received his bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, and his masters and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, dissertation: Modeling and Calibration of Automated Zoom Lenses, advisors: Professors Steven A. Shafer and Takeo Kanade.
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, project: A Control Separation Approach to the Specification and Analysis of Discrete State Systems and Controllers, advisor: Professor Bruce H. Krogh.
B.A.Sc. Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering option), University of Waterloo.

MEMBER OF TECHNICAL STAFF
JPL Instrument System Engineering and Computer Vision groups,
Pasadena California
SENIOR RESEARCH ENGINEER / SPECIALIST RESEARCH ENGINEER
3M Engineering Systems Technology Center, St. Paul Minnesota
MEMBER OF SCIENTIFIC STAFF
Bell-Northern Research, Ottawa Ontario, Canada

Flight Project and Research Task Involvement

Flight Projects:
2011 - Mars Science Laboratory
2003 - Mars Exploration Rover


Camera modeling and calibration, computer vision and electronic imaging.

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