Follow this link to skip to the main content
  NASA Logo
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
+ View the NASA Portal
Search JPL
JPL Home Earth Solar System Stars and Galaxies Technology
JPL Robotics
Search Robotics
 
Home Page
Applications
Projects
Tasks
Groups
People
Systems
Facilities
Publications
Patents
Awards
News
Image Gallery
Video Gallery
Charter
Links
 
Personal Page Publications Image Gallery Videos
Mark W. Powell's Picture
Address:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 198-219
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone:
818.653.8012
Fax:
818.393.5007
Email:
Click here
Member of:
Former JPL Robotics Personnel
FORMER MEMBER
Mark W. Powell
Member of Technical Staff
(Full description>>)

Biography (more>>)
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.

Education (more>>)
  • 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.

Professional Experience (more>>)
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)

Research Interests (more>>)
Human-robot interface, machine vision, computer graphics, scientific visualization, software engineering

Selected Publications (more>>)

M. W. Powell, T. Crockett, J. M. Fox, J. C. Joswig, J. S. Norris, K. J. Rabe, M. McCurdy, G. Pyrzak, "Targeting and Localization for Mars Rover Operations," 2006 IEEE Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, September 2006, 23-27.

J. S. Norris, M. W. Powell, J. M. Fox, K. J. Rabe, I. Shu, "Science Operations Interfaces for Mars Surface Exploration," 2005 IEEE Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, October 15-17, Big Island, HI., October 15, 2005.

Mark W. Powell, Sudeep Sarkar, Dmitry B. Goldgof, and Krassimir Ivanov, "A Methodology for Extracting Objective Color from Images," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and CyberneticsPart B: Cybernetics, Vol. 34, No. 5, October 2004. (Link)

Privacy/Copyright Image Policy Glossary Sitemap Feedback Contact Us
  National Aeronautics and Space Administration website.