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Yang Cheng, PhD
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Dr. Yang Cheng is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at NASA JPL. He earned the Ph.D. in Geographic Information Processing at the University of South Carolina, where he studied remote sensing and parallel computation. In 1993 he moved to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he studed remote sensing and large scale geographic information processing. In 1999, he came to Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His expertise covers areas of robotic vision, cartography, map projection, photogrammetry, remote sensing and parallel computing. He was a main developer of the Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES) and Visual Odometry of the NASA Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) mission. He currently works on vision algorithm development for small body navigation, spacecraft safe and pin point landing and others.

Education (more>>)
Ph.D. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 1993.
M. E, Institute of Surveying and Mapping, Zhengzhou, China, July 1989.

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