Dr. Christoph C. Borel-Donohue
Remote Sensing Scientist/Electronics Engineer at US Army CCDC
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author
Area of Expertise:
Hyper-spectral and multi-spectral imaging , Thermal remote sensing , Microwave remote sensing , Image Processing , Scene simulation , Computer Graphics
Profile Summary

Vita:
* Undergraduate and graduate studies at ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. Award for best Diploma thesis on speech analysis.
* PhD in EE from University of Massachusetts in Amherst on millimeter wave remote sensing.
* Post-doc and staffmember at Los Alamos National Lab working in Earth observation, nuclear non-proliferation and passive chemical gas plume sensing.
* Industrial experience as a senior technical manager and researcher working at Ball Aerospace on persistent surveillance.
* Academic experience as a associate research professor at Air Force Institute of Technology working on overhead persistent infrared, gamma ray spectroscopy mapping, human gait analysis. Government experience as distinguished fellow, government overhire and full-time employee at DOD research laboratory .

Over 40 years of experience in optical and microwave remote sensing, imaging and algorithm development with over 100 publications.

Highlights:
* Developed temperature emissivity retrieval method ARTEMISS for LWIR.
* Developed atmospheric correction algorithms APDA for water vapor retrieval in the NIR.
* Performed end-to-end processing for thermal data for a multispectral sensor to retrieve water temperature.
* Calibration and processing of imaging Fourier transform spectrometers.
* Developed sub-pixel target tracking algorithms using higher order statistical moments.

Current interests are:
AI/ML, object detection, synthetic image generation for training deep CNN, military simulations scripting Arma3/VBS3, visual localization in urban terrain when GPS is degraded or denied, computer vision, gaming engine agent based applications for AI/ML, simulation of complex systems using Netlogo, LIDAR point cloud processing, procedural scene generation, video processing and analysis, activity recognition, 3D reconstruction from UAV imagery, autonomous navigation using video of ground and air vehicles.

Programming languages:
OpenCV, Python, C#, Processing, Unity 3d

Clearances: TS/SCI

Publications (51)

Proceedings Article | 10 May 2019
Proc. SPIE. 11006, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Multi-Domain Operations Applications
KEYWORDS: Target detection, Signal to noise ratio, Super resolution, Image compression, Detection and tracking algorithms, Digital filtering, Image quality, Image filtering, Object recognition, Neural networks

Proceedings Article | 27 April 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10646, Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXVII
KEYWORDS: Unmanned aerial vehicles, Video, Video surveillance, Surveillance, Computer vision technology, Machine vision, Object recognition, Neural networks, Airborne remote sensing, Situational awareness sensors

Proceedings Article | 23 May 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10198, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XXIII
KEYWORDS: Near infrared, Visible radiation, 3D image reconstruction, Reflection, Cameras, Spectroscopy, Reflectivity, Infrared spectroscopy, Reconstruction algorithms, Spatial resolution

Proceedings Article | 3 May 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10207, Next-Generation Analyst V
KEYWORDS: 3D applications, Visualization, Cameras, Clouds, 3D modeling, Photogrammetry, Augmented reality, Software development, Head-mounted displays, Defense technologies, 3D displays, 3D vision, 3D visualizations, 3D image processing, Situational awareness sensors

Proceedings Article | 17 May 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9840, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XXII
KEYWORDS: Target detection, Long wavelength infrared, Data modeling, Sensors, Calibration, Pattern recognition, Remote sensing, Solids, Black bodies, Spectral resolution

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Conference Committee Involvement (22)
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere
21 September 2020 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XXIV
11 September 2019 | Strasbourg, France
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIII
12 September 2018 | Berlin, Germany
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere
13 September 2017 | Warsaw, Poland
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere
28 September 2016 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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