Kathleen Dejwakh (NASA)
Title: Computer Engineer AST/ CERES Data Management Team Lead
Technical Focus Area: Climate Science, Education & Public Outreach, Computer Science
Study Topics: Software development, computer science pedagogy, computer graphics – shape and appearance acquisition
Dr. Dejwakh currently facilitates Earth Science research by providing leadership in the domains of data management and processing. She also provides capacity building outreach through her association with the volunteer organization Software Carpentry and by instructing in Software Carpentry workshops for the Directorate and also non-NASA entities. Dr. Dejwakh’s research background is primarily in computer graphics (computational photography, shape and appearance parameter acquisition for photo-realistic rendering) and computational vision (relative speed detection by the human visual system). Between graduate school and work on the CERES science team, Dr. Dejwakh was a participant, team lead, and Nasa Postdoctoral Program fellow with the NASA DEVELOP Program, gaining skills in geospatial analysis.
Dong, B., Moore, K.D., Zhang, W., and Peers, P., “Scattering Parameters and Surface Normals from Homogeneous Translucent Materials using Photometric Stereo”, IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, June 2014 https://openaccess.thecvf.com/content_cvpr_2014/papers/Dong_Scattering_Parameters_and_2014_CVPR_paper.pdf
Moore, K.D. and Peers, P., “An Empirical Study on the Effects of Translucency on Photometric Stereo”, Visual Computer, Volume 29, Issue 6-8, pages 817-824, June 2013 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00371-013-0832-2
Royden, C.S. and Moore, K.D. “Use of speed cues in the detection of moving objects by moving observers.”, Vision Research, Volume 59, pages 17-24, June 2012 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0042698912000508
- Ph.D., Computer Science, College of William & Mary, 2016
- M.S., Computer Science, College of William & Mary, 2011
- B.A., Computer Science, minor Philosophy, College of the Holy Cross, 2009
Tennis, cooking, video editing
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