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DTC Leading Edge Seminar Series

Computational Scene Understanding — Using Polarization Diversity


Firooz Sadjadi
Senior Staff Engineer
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
3:30 p.m. reception
4:00 p.m. seminar

401/402 Walter Library

SadjadiWe address the issue of computational scene understanding by means of passive and active polarization-diverse multi-spectral sensors. In particular we explore means for automated passive 3D scene reconstruction, material labeling and target classification. Results on simulated and real data will be presented.


Firooz Sadjadi has worked at the USC Image Processing Institute and the Image and Pattern Analysis Laboratory of the University of Tennessee, and was a consultant to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. During 1983-1993, he was with the Honeywell systems and Research Center as a principal research scientist. In 1993 he joined the Lockheed Martin Corporation where he is a senior research staff scientist. His interests are in theoretical and experimental research related to signal and image processing, pattern recognition, target tracking and information fusion. He was the Guest Editor for the Optical Engineering Journal Special Issues on "Performance Evaluations of Signal and Image Processing Systems," February 1991, "Automatic Target Recognition," December 1992. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Information Fusion Journal and is a Guest Co-editor for the Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal upcoming special issue on "Advances in Machine Vision beyond Visible Spectrum." He is the author of more than 150 journal and conference publications, is an author of 7 book chapters, and holds 10 US and International Patents. He is the editor of several books, Automatic Target Recognition Systems (2000), Sensor and Data Fusion (1996), Performance Evaluations of Signal and Image Processing Systems (1993), and The Physics of Automatic Target Recognition published by Springer in 2007. He has served on a number of governmental and academic research panels and currently serves as the Twin Cities Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society. He has received a number of technical awards including the Honeywell Technical Achievement Award, and the Lockheed Martin Evening of the Stars Award. He is a Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and is a member of Sigma Xi, and, Mathematical Association of America. Received the BSEE from Purdue University in 1972, MSEE in 1974, and the DEE in 1976 from the University of Southern California (USC).