Welcome! This page is dedicated to my Mizzou INformation and Data FUsion Laboratory (MINDFUL). This page is a work in progres as I just moved to Mizzou in Jan of 2018. Keep checking back as the laboratory evolves this Spring and Summer.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Multi Sensor Payloads

MINDFUL is a new (as of Jan 2018) laboratory at Mizzou focused on inter- and intra-disciplinary research. Prior to 2018, I co-directed the Sensor Analysis and Machine Intelligence (SAIL) laboratory at Mississippi State University (MSU). Like SAIL, MINDFUL will be focused on the intersection of theory (mathematics and algorithms), systems (e.g., UAVs and sensors), and applications. Specifically, MINDFUL is the "eyes and brain" of UAV-based geospatial applications. Examples to date include defense and security, environmental understanding and forensics (clandestine graves and surface remains with Prof. Daniel Wescott at Texas State University). Sensing will span a range of technologies from three dimensional to multi-hyper spectral imaging in the visual, VNIR, infrared and radar parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. In particular, MINDFUL is focused on the analytics and fusion of geospatial Big Data and its various V's: volume (spatial, spectral, temporal), variety (data-information heterogeneity due to a combination of complex input from humans, sensors and machines), veracity (e.g., uncertainty), and velocity (e.g., high performance solutions mathematically and technologically).

MINDFUL will be up and operational by Summer or Fall 2018. If you would like to be a part of MINDFUL or collaborate, contact me at Email.

Funded Research

The bulk of my research funding to date has come from the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), DARPA, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), US Army Research Office (ARO) and CERDEC's Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD), Camgian, and the Leonard Wood Institute (LWI). More info about funded research can be found in my CV (link) and publications (link).