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Mark Powell

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 198-219
Pasadena, CA 91109

Phone:

818.653.8012

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818.393.5007

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FORMER MEMBER

Mark W. Powell

Member of Technical Staff

Biography

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


  • 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

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

Human-robot interface, machine vision, computer graphics, scientific visualization, software engineering.

Publications

2020
  1. Mark W. Powell, Sudeep Sarkar, Dmitry B. Goldgof, "A Simple Strategy for Calibrating the Geometry of Light Sources," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol. 23, No. 9,, 17 September 2020.
  2. Justin V. Wick, John L. Callas, Jeffrey S. Norris, Mark W. Powell, Marsette A. Vona, III, "Distributed Operations for the Mars Exploration Rover Mission with the Science Activity Planner," 2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT., 17 September 2020.
  3. P. Backes, J. Norris, M. Powell, M. Vona., "Multi-mission Activity Planning for Mars Lander and Rover Missions," 2004 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT., 17 September 2020.
  4. Marsette A. Vona, III, Paul G. Backes, Jeffrey S. Norris, Mark W. Powell., "Challenges in 3D Visualization for Mars Exploration Rover Mission Science Planning.," 2003 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT., 17 September 2020.
  5. Mark W. Powell, Paul G. Backes, Marsette A. Vona, Jeffrey S. Norris., "Visualization of Coregistered Imagery for Remote Surface Operations.," 2003 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT., 17 September 2020.
  6. Paul G. Backes, Jeffrey S. Norris, Mark W. Powell, Marsette A. Vona, Robert Steinke, and Justin Wick., "The Science Activity Planner for the Mars Exploration Rover Mission: FIDO Field Test Results.," 2003 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT., 17 September 2020.
2006
  1. 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, 23-27, 01 September 2006.
2005
  1. 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., 15 October 2005.
  2. Jeffrey S. Norris, Mark W. Powell, Marsette A. Vona, Paul G. Backes, Justin V. Wick., "Mars Exploration Rover Operations with the Science Activity Planner," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 01 April 2005.
  3. Mark W. Powell, Jeffrey S. Norris, Marsette A. Vona, Paul G. Backes, Justin V. Wick., "Scientific Visualization for the Mars Exploration Rovers," 2005 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Barcelona, Spain., 01 April 2005.
2004
  1. 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 Cybernetics Part B: Cybernetics, Vol. 34, No. 5, 01 October 2004.