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Gail Woodward


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Pasadena, CA 91109

Gail Woodward

Member of Technical Staff


Gail Woodward is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at JPL with expertise in Software System Engineering, Simulation and Visualization. Her experience ranges from operational missions to research and technology development.


M.S. Computer Science, California State University, Northridge 1995

B.S. Computer Science and Computer Mathematics, California State University, Northridge 1988

Professional Experience

Task Manager, JADE Project Synthetic Image Generation Software (2004-2005)

Cognizant Engineer, LIDAR-based Rendezvous Flight Software for the Space Technology 6 Mission (2001-2003)

Developed simulations, sensor software models and visualizations for Mars Sample Return, VIGILANTE, ST4/Champollion Landing, Titan Subsurface Mobile Sonde (1996-2004)

Co-Developed Algorithms, Ejected Particle Tracking for ASPIRE Comet Flyby and Worm Motion for Environmental Toxin Sensor (1996-2004)

Cognizant Engineer, Planetary Data System (1987-1996)

Research Interests

Synthetic Image Scene Generation

Automated Target Recognition Algorithm Applications


  1. Padgett, C., M. Burl, D. Clouse, G. Woodward, J. Chang, "Scene Specific Object Recognition from 3D Models in Satellite Imagery," NTR (in preparation): 41921, 2005, 01 January 2005.
  1. Curtis Padgett, Gail Woodward, "A Hierarchical Automated Target Recognition for Parallel Analog Processor," In Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation Conference, Monterey, CA July 1997, 01 July 1997.