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Adnan Ansar supervises the Aerial and Orbital Image Analysis Group. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the GRASP Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. His research resulted in a novel linear solution of the n-point/n-line pose estimation problem. Since starting at JPL in 2002, he has worked on calibration (including development of an unsurveyed calibration routine), stereo, landmark detection and recognition, pose estimation aspect of various pinpoint landing tasks, cross-modal data registration and DEM generation from CTX and HiRISE imagery.
Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2001 (U. Penn.)
M.S. in Computer Science, 1998 (U. Penn.)
M.A. in Mathematics, 1993 (U. Penn.)
B.A. in Physics and Mathematics, 1993 (U. Penn.)
2002-2010: Member of Technical Staff, Computer Vision Group, JPL
2010-2018: Member of Technical Staff, Maritime and Aerial Perception System Group, JPL
2018-present: Supervisor, Aerial and Orbital Images Analysis Group, JPL
Calibration. Stereo vision. Feature detection and recognition. Cross modal image registration. Structure from motion.