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Dima Kogan


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 198-219

Pasadena, CA 91101

Member of:

347J - Perception Systems

Dima Kogan

Member of Technical Staff


MS from California Institute of Technology in Control and Dynamical Systems. 2005

BS from Harvey Mudd College in Engineering, Mathematics. 2003

Professional Experience

- 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge

- 2007 DARPA Grand Challenge

- Many years of industry experience working on tracking, calibration, path planning, mapping, data analysis, visualization, software infrastructure, embedded development and board design

- 20+ years of professional software development

- Active contributor to many Free Software projects. Debian Developer

Research Interests

Optimization algorithms, lens modeling, camera calibration, photogrammetry. Much of the research work is available in the mrcal project


  1. Kamak Ebadi, Kyle Coble, Dima Kogan, Deegan Atha, Russell Schwartz, Curtis Padgett, Joshua Vander Hook, "Toward Autonomous Localization of Planetary Robotic Explorers by Relying on Semantic Mapping," IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, pp. 1-10, 05 May 2022.