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Computer Vision Group

Larry Matthies
Group Supervisor, Senior Research Scientist
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Biography (more>>)
Larry Matthies is a Senior Research Scientist at JPL and is the Supervisor of the Computer Vision Group (3474) in the Mobility and Robotic Systems Section. His also an Adjunct Professor in Computer Science at the University of Southern California and is a member of the editorial boards for the Autonomous Robots journal and the Journal of Field Robotics.

Education (more>>)
Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1989, Carnegie Mellon University
M.Math. in Computer Science, 1981, University of Waterloo
B.Sc. in Computer Science, 1979, University of Regina

Professional Experience (more>>)
Senior Research Scientist since 2001
Principal Member of Technical Staff since 1999
Group Supervisor since 1997
Principal investigator, New Millennium ST9 Concept Study Phase, "Descent Image Navigation and Hazard Detection"
Principal investigator/task manager of numerous research tasks in computer vision funded by NASA, DARPA, U.S. Army, and other sponsors since 1992
Participated in development of vision systems for Mars Exploration Rover and Mars Pathfinder missions

Research Interests (more>>)
Perception systems for autonomous navigation of robotic vehicls of all kinds. Perception interests include 3-D sensing, visual motion estimation, obstacle detection, terrain classification using multispectral active and passive sensors and texture analysis, and custom hardware implementations of real-time vision systems.

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