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Alexandria Shearer


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 198-234

Pasadena, CA 91101


(626) 240-8480

Member of:

347J - Perception Systems

Alexandria Shearer

Robotics Technologist


Alex completed her Masters while attending the University of California, San Diego Computer Science PhD program. There she evaluated high level synthesis tools by implementing KinectFusion in real time and created digital terrain models with LIDAR/IMU/GPS sensors. Her interests include 3D reconstruction, computer vision, sensor fusion, and software.

Her work at JPL began with multi-agent autonomy, autonomous underwater vehicle navigation, and computer vision/machine learning methods for object detection, classification, and segmentation.

Alex is a member of the Mars 2020 Flight Software Team. Her roles include programming across levels of the rover software stack, including services and payloads. She implemented software for the new ground-penetrating radar instrument, RIMFAX.

She is currently on the PSYCHE Flight Software Team as an instrument developer.


Masters of Science (MS) from University of California, San Diego in Computer Science, 2016
Bachelors of Science (BS) from Santa Clara University in Computer Science and Engineering and Minor in Mathematics, 2013

Professional Experience

Robotics Technologist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA, 2017

Research Interests

3D Reconstruction
Sensor Fusion
Computer Vision


Earth Science and Technology Directorate Team Award for Multi-Mission, Multi-Agent Autonomy Architecture 2017
NSF Graduate Research Fellow 2015
Eugene Cota Robles Fellow 2013
SCU Outstanding Computer Engineering Senior 2013
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholar 2012