Biographies: G-L

Gabbay (Dov M.), Plenary Talk, Session ThA1

Dov M. Gabbay is Professor at the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Computer Science at King's College, London. He received a BSc in Mathematics and Physics and an MSc in Logic from Hebrew University, Jerusalem in 1966 and 1967, respectively. In 1969 he completed his PhD in Logic, also at Hebrew University. He has been Assistant (1970-1973) and Associate (1973-1975) Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University, Professor of Logic at Bar-Ilan University (1977-1983) , and Professor of Computing at Imperial College London (1983-1998). He joined King's College in 1998. He has also been a Visiting Member of the Royal Society and Visiting Research Professor, Mathematics Institute, University of Oxford (1978); Visiting Research Professor of Logic and Language, University of Tübingen (1988); Visiting Research Professor of Logic and Language, University of Munich (1990); Visiting Professor of Logic and Language, University of Stuttgart (1992); A Research Professor, Max-Planck Institute, Saarbruecken (1991-1995) and a Visiting Professor of Philosophy, King's College, London (1997). During 1979-1981, he served as Chairman, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University. During 1985-1996, he was an Adjunct Professor, University of Georgia and during (1992-1997), he has got a SERC Senior Research (sabbatical) Fellowship at Imperial College. His research interests include Logic and Computation, Dynamics of Practical Reasoning, Proof Theory and Goal-directed Theorem Proving, Non-classical Logics and Non-monotonic Reasoning, Labelled Deductive Systems, Fibring Logics, and Logical Modelling of Natural Language. More recently he has been looking at practical reasoning structures in Plato and Aristotle. Professor Dov M. Gabbay is one of the world's most active and influential researchers in logic. He has published over two hundred research papers and many books and he is Editor of several international journals, Executive of European Foundation of Logic Language and Information and president of The International IGPL Logic Group.

Garbiras (M.), Session TuD5

Garcia (Gonzalo), Session WeC5

Garzelli (Andrea), Session ThC3

Gasarch (Carolyn) , Session WeD4

Carolyn Gasarch received her M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland in 1989, with an emphasis in Software Engineering. She then worked for the Naval Research Lab for 8 years in a section which did research with specification languages and verification systems to improve development of real time software engineering systems. In 1997, she came to the University of Maryland as a Faculty Research Assistant where she has worked with (1) PARKA, a high performance knowledge base system, (2) SHOE, an extension of HTML to provide ontological structure to web pages for machine use and improved knowledge gathering, and (3) IMPACT, a project to develop both a theory and an implementation of software agents to operate in a heterogeneous, distributed environment. While in graduate school the NASA Goddard group she did her thesis work with received a group award; the NASA Group Achievement Award for the Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) project. She is a member of IEEE and ACM.

Gautier (Laurent), Session TuC5

Gavin Canti (Gonzalo) , Session WeC5

Gonzalo Gavin Canti graduated in Aeronautical Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1985. Since 1986 he has worked for INDRA-DTD in the ATM Division, where he has been responsible for various projects in cooperation with European organisations and with the Spanish Air traffic service provider AENA, participating in the ADS Collaboration Group of Eurocontrol. He has been involved in areas related with Radar Data Processing, Flight Data Processing, ADS and Data Link applications in advanced air traffic control systems. He has installed and tunned operational ATC systems in different ACCs as Russia, Honduras or Spain.

Goebel (K.), Session TuD5

Kai Goebel received the degree of Diplom-Ingenieur from the Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany in 1990. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993 and 1996, respectively. Dr. Goebel joined General Electric's Corporate Research and Development facility in Schenectady, NY in 1997 as a computer scientist after working as a visiting postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley from 1996 to 1997. He has carried out applied research in the areas of artificial intelligence, soft computing, and information fusion. He has worked on using soft computing techniques for real time monitoring and diagnosis of aircraft engines, power plants, and manufacturing processes, and for both data fusion and decision fusion in automated vehicle control systems, aircraft engines, and manufacturing systems. Dr. Goebel is an adjunct professor of the CS Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY, since 1998 where he teaches classes in Soft Computing.

Gonsalves (Paul), Session ThB1

Grandin (Jean-François), Session MoC3

J.-F. Grandin is member of the Thomson-CSF DETEXIS company. He worked since 1983 in the field of Electronic Warfare. He had worked mostly on several applications and technical developments of information processing. This includes signal theory, data analysis, expert systems, neural networks, statistics. He has conceived different information processing chains for ELINT and Situation Assessment systems ; In this field he is concerned with multi-sensor data fusion.

Grenier (D.), Session TuB4

Gruyer (Dominique), Session s TuC2,TuD2

Dominique Gruyer received the M.S. degree in computer science from the Amiens University, France, in 1993 and the PhD degree in control of systems from the University of Technology of Compiegne, France in 1999. He is assistant professor in computer engineering Department at the University of Technology of Compiegne. His research interest in the Heudiasyc- CNRS laboratory includes data fusion algorithms, data association, belief theory, perception for Intelligent vehicles.

Gunes (M.), Invited Session Chair, TuD4

Dr. Gunes graduated from the department of Mathematic, Faculty of Science University of Ege,1978. He has received his master degree from the depart. of Computer Engineering of Ege University, Izmir,1984. He completed his Doctoral Project on Operational Research and Optimization at the University of Ottawa, Canada,1989. He has organized "National Econometrics and Statistics Symposium", twice, and completed fourth session of it in May 1999. Dr. Gunes was also member of the organizing committee of the 51th session of the International Statistical Association, held in TURKEY in 1998. At the same time he was consultant of the Head of The Turkey State Statistical Institute during last two years. Now , he and his small group, are working on Fuzzy Logic in Turkey and trying to establish National Fuzzy logic Association by consulting to the Father Of Fuzzy Logic, Lofti Zadeh from USA.

Güngor (Ibrahim) , Session TuD4

Gustafson (Steven), Session MoC4

Dr. Steven C. Gustafson is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton OH. He was Senior Research Physicist at the University of Dayton until 1998; he received the Ph.D. in Physics from Duke University in 1974. He is an author of more than 200 publicly available technical papers, proceedings, and reports, most of which relate to optical processing and neural network technology. He has been initiator and principal investigator on more than $2 million in research contracts and grants in these areas since 1990.

Gutschoven (B.), Session ThB3

Hai (Zhao) , Session TuD5

Halliwell (Mike), Session MoD3

Michael Halliwell was born on March 23rd 1945 and graduated in physics at Bristol University in 1963. His doctorate was concerned with the numerical calculation of the generation of ultrasound fields in lossless media and with measurement of their deformation during transmission through biological tissues in vivo. This work was completed at the General Hospital in Bristol. He has worked at the Medical Physics and Bioengineering Department at Bristol General Hospital since then, investigating the biological and therapeutic effects of ultrasound in addition to developing diagnostic applications. His current position is as Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Physics and Engineering in Medicine at the University of Bristol. His current interests include the application of ultrasound to breast cancer detection, the development of 3-D imaging and physiological measurement with Doppler techniques.

Hallsworth (Rodney), Session ThC2

Han (Chongzhao), Sessions MoC2, ThB4, ThC4

Prof. Chongzhao Han received a B.S. degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, and an M.S. degree from of Academia Sinica, Beijing, PRC. From 1968 to 1978, he worked as an engineer in the Northwest Optical Instruments Works, Xi’an, PRC. He worked in the Institute of Systems Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong From 1983 to 1996 as a Lecturer, Associate Professor, and Professor. He joined the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1996, where he is now a Professor and Associate Dean. From August 1985 to April 1986, he was a Visiting Fellow in Control Engineering Center, the City University, London, U.K. He has published four books in Chinese, more than 60 papers in the areas of stochastic and adaptive Control, nonlinear spectral analysis, nonlinear system identification, decision theory and decision support systems.

Hannah (Paul), , Session MoD5

Harmon (P.) , Session TuC3

Hartana (P.), Session WeD5

Pande Hartana currently is a master student in autonomous vehicle at Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. His current research interests include guidance, navigation, and control of autonomous vehicle.

He (Zhenya) , Session WeB4

Heifetz (M.I.), Session WeC5

Herrero (Jesús Garcia), Session

Jesús Garcia Herrero received a degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid in 1996. He has worked in the Signal Processing and Simulation Group of the same university since 1995, participating in several national and European projects related to Air Traffic Control, and some co-operations with university at USA. His main interests are Radar Data Processing, Navigation and Air Traffic Managment, with special stress in Data Fusion for Airport Environments.

Ho (T.-J.), Session MoD2

Hong (Lang), Session TuD2

Hou (Pingkui), Session ThC2

Hubert-Moy (Laurence), Session WeD3

Igual (J.) , Session WeD3

Ijspeert (J.K.) , Session TuD3

Ireland (D.B.) , Session TuD3

Iwanaga (Saori), Session MoC5

Ms. Saori Iwanaga graduated from Utsunomiya in 1994, and she majored in Chemistry. She joined Air-self Defense Force, as she is now 1st Lieutenant. In 1999, she entered the National Defense Academy as a master student. She is now studying decentralized algorithm. She is also interested in complex theory, evolutionary games. She has presented several papers of her research results in these areas.

Izquierdo (Miguel Zamora), Session

Miguel Zamora Izquierdo holds BEng and MEng degrees in electronics engineering from University of Murcia. Currently he is a PhD student in electronics at the Universidad of Murcia. Currently he is with the Dept. of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Electronics, University of Murcia, as an assistant professor. His research interests include autonomous mobile robots, sensor systems, and control.

Jarkas (I.) , Session WeB5

Jarry (Benoit), Session TuC1

Benoit Jarry has received his batchelor of Science degree from the Electrical and Computer Science Engineering at McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1999. Since then, he is currently accomplishing his master of engineering thesis in data fusion at McGill University.

Jing (Tang) , Session WeB4

Joki (Ari J.) , Session ThB5

Jouan (Alexandre), Sessions MoD2, ThB2

Alexandre Jouan earned his PhD in Physics – Image and Signal Processing in 1987 from the Université de Franche-Comté at Besancon, France. After ten years of research an development in image processing for medical imaging, he joined the Department of Research and Development of Lockheed Martin Canada- Montreal in 1997. He is currently Principal Investigator of a Defense Industrial Research Program aiming at developing an agent-based Multi Sensor Data Fusion test-bed using imaging and non-imaging sensors for airborne surveillance. He is author or co-author of about 30 papers in medical image processing, data fusion, estimation and target tracking. Dr. Jouan is member of SPIE, IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Society and the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute.

Jousselme (Anne-Laure), Session TuB4

Jungert (Erlang) , Sessions TuD5,WeD4

Kadar (Ivan), Session TuB2

Dr. Ivan Kadar received the B.E.E. degree from City College of the City University of New York, the M.S.E.E. degree from Columbia University, New York and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York. He is a New York State Registered Professional Engineer. In 1963 he joined Grumman Corp. (now Northrop Grumman). He has initiated, managed and performed research in data fusion, tracking, automated target recognition, knowledge-based intelligent systems, communications, and related areas for the past 18 years. From January 1995 until March 1998 he was a Principal Scientist, Systems Sciences, in the Advanced Systems and Technology Center. Since March 1998 he has been working for Northrop Grumman as an Independent Consultant. In addition, as proprietor of Interlink, he consults part-time for other companies and government research laboratories. During 1981 to 1995, he was Technical Advisor to the Directors of Systems Engineering and Advanced Technology Development at Grumman, and was responsible for conceptual design, technical direction, original applied research, organization and supervision of professionals, and management of R & D programs. In addition, during 1979-1981 he worked with IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center, in Systems Analysis, Algorithms, Networking and Satellite Communications of Computer Sciences. Prior to that as Technical Specialist/Group Leader at Grumman, he worked on systems and algorithms designs for spaced-based radar concepts, Global Positioning System, satellite, space and terrestrial communications systems. He currently serves as Northrop Grumman’s Principal Investigator for the "Correlation and Fusion Algorithms Measures-of-Merits", and "A Self Organizing Cooperative Sensor Network for Precision Targeting" programs. His research interests include: centralized, distributed and adaptive information fusion, multi-target tracking, fusion systems performance optimization and evaluation, distributed connection and resource management, communications systems and networks, signal/pattern/target/detection and recognition, robust estimation, statistical image processing, reasoning with uncertainty, integration of system techniques, distributed decision making, artificial intelligence, and medical informatics. Dr. Kadar was Industry Chair of the Technology Committee of the Automatic Target Recognizer Working Group 1995-1997. Since 1988, he has been invited conference organizer and chair of SPIE’s Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition I-IX conferences. He has been a participant in the DoD Data Fusion Group, Member of the organizing committee of the National Symposium on Sensor and Data Fusion, and Steering Committee Member for the International Conference on Multisource Multisensor Information Fusion, serves on the Editorial Board of the Information Fusion Journal and served on the AIAA National Technical Committee on Communications Systems. He has authored more than 75 papers, edited two books and ten conference volumes, serves as reviewer for a number of refereed journals, and has been invited speaker and panel participant at DOD, industrial, society and university functions. Dr. Kadar is the recipient of the IEEE Region I Award, IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society’s M. Barry Carlton Best Paper Award, and AIAA Space Shuttle Flag Award. He is a member of Sigma Xi, Senior Member of the IEEE and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.

Kastella (Keith), Session TuB2

Ke (Chih-Chung), Session

Chih-Chung Ke received a BS degree in electrical engineering from National Sun Yet-Sen University, Taiwan, and an MS degree in communication engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. He was a design engineer for development of Chinese character paging system at INFOCOMM Inc., Taiwan, during 1990-1991. He joined Ming-Hsin Junior College of Technology as a lecturer during 1991-1994. He was a teaching assistant during 1995-1997 and is currently a PhD candidate in department of electrical engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo. Since 1997, he has been a research assistant in Center for Multisource Information Fusion, State University of New York at Buffalo. His research interests include Information Fusion, Target Tracking, Image/Signal processing, and Pattern Recognition.

Keiser (G.M.), Session WeC5

Kendal (Simon), Session WeC4

Simon Kendal is a Snr. lecturer at the University of Sunderland, UK. Since 1994 he has been the coordinator of the HyM, Hybrid Methodology research group, currently employing 6 researchers and additional supervision staff. Current research projects center on the integration, distribution and quality assurance of hybrid integrated AI / conventional information systems. He is editor of a book on the HyM the Hybrid Methodology - due to be published in early 2001.

Kent (John), Session ThB1

John Kent is a principal consultant with Hi-Q Systems. He has worked with a variety of customers from industry, the UK Ministry of Defence, the land component of its commands, and its agencies (including DERA, the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency). Mr Kent worked with DERA as part of the UK team that participated in the NATO Data Fusion Demonstrator programme, and was responsible for the delivery of a scenario and simulated message file that was used to exercise an experimental data fusion system. More recently, he has been working on the G2 aspects of Command and Staff Training (CAST), and interoperability between CAST simulations and operational CIS systems.

Keskes (N.), Session TuB5

Kester (L.J.H.M.), Sessions TuD1, ThB5

Leon Kester received his M.Sc. degree from the Low Temperature Group of the Physics department of the Delft University of Technology. He received his Ph. D. degree (nuclear physics) from the Free University of Amsterdam. Since 1995 he works at the TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory in The Hague in the radar signal processing section of the division observation systems. His work concerns signal and data processing for automatic target recognition with Doppler polarimetric and/or multi-sensor systems.

Kettani (Driss), Session TuD1

Kim (J.), Session WeB3

Kirubarajan (Thiaglingam), Session

Thiaglingam Kirubarajan was born in Sri Lanka in 1969. He received his B.A. degree in electrical and information engineering from Cambridge University, England, in 1991, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Connecticut in 1995 and 1998, respectively. While in England he worked for the Central Electricity Research Laboratories, Leatherhead, Surrey, as a research assistant. From 1991 to 1993 he was an assistant lecturer in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. during 1993-1998 he was a graduate student/research assistant at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. His research interests are in estimation and target tracking. Currently he is Research Assistant Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Connecticut.

Kittler (J. ), Session ThC5

Josef Kittler graduated from the University of Cambridge in Electrical Engineering in 1971 where he also obtained his Ph.D. in Pattern Recognition in 1974 and the ScD degree in 1991. He joined the University of Surrey in 1986 where he is a Professor in charge of the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, at the School of Electronic Engineering, Information Technology and Mathematics. He has worked on various theoretical aspects of Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision with applications including automatic inspection, navigation, personal identity verification,ECG diagnosis, remote sensing, robotics, speech recognition, video coding, video retrieval and document processing. He has co-authored a book with the title "Pattern Recognition: a statistical approach'' published by Prentice-Hall. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Pattern Recognition Journal, Image and Vision Computing, Pattern Recognition Letters, Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Vision and Applications.

Klamer (Dale M.), Session MoC1

Dale Klamer is Vice President, Director of Technology, at Orincon Corporation. He received a BS and MS in Mathematics from San Diego State University in 1972. His research interests are in adaptive data fusion, advanced tracking, and information assurance.

Komorniczak (W.), Session WeC1

Kotkas (Vahur), Session WeB4

Vahur Kotkas (b. 1971) graduated from Tallinn Technical University, Estonia in 1999 with a M.Sc. in computer systems engineering. He joined the Software Department of the Institute of Cybernetics at TTU in 1993, where he is currently working as a researcher. He is also a PhD student of Department of Computer Control of Tallinn Technical University since 1999. His research interests include knowledge-based engineering and modeling, network management and high-performance parallel computing.

Krechetov (A.S.), Session WeC5

Kruse (Andreas), Session TuB5

Kurzynski (Marek), Session TuC5

Labiche (Jacques), Session MoD4

Lallier (E), Session WeC3

Lantz (Fredrik) , Session WeD4

La Scala (Barbara), Session WeD1

Barbara La Scala received a BSc in Statistics from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1987 and a PhD in Systems Engineering on the stability of non-linear filters from the Australian National University in 1994. She has worked in the area of target tracking and data fusion, first with the Co-operative Research Centre for Sensor Signal and Information Processing, and later with RLM Systems Pty Ltd on the Jindalee Over-the-horizon Radar Network (JORN). She is currently employed by The Preston Group, a subsidiary of the Boeing Company.

Laurençot (Thierry) , Session TuC3

Layne (Jeffery R.), Session TuB1

Jeffery R. Layne (Member IEEE) received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Wright State University in 1990 and his MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1992 and 1996, respectively. Dr. Layne is currently an Electronics Engineer in the Sensor ATR Technology Division of the Sensors Directorate of the Wright Laboratories at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. At Wright Laboratory, Dr. Layne has gained experience in target tracking and integrated inertial navigation systems, global positioning systems, and synthetic aperture radar. Dr. Layne has served as Research Intern at both Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio and Wright Laboratory, Dayton, Ohio. He also worked for two years as an Engineering co-op at Armco Steel Corporation, Middletown, Ohio. Dr. Layne’s current research interests include multiple sensor - multiple target tracking, navigation systems, optimal estimation, Kalman filtering, stochastic systems, and fuzzy systems.

Leatham (Anthony L.) , Session TuD3

Le Cadre (Jean-Pierre), Sessions WeB1, WeC1

Dr. Jean-Pierre Le Cadre received a M.S. degree in Mathematics, then the "Doctorat de 3ième cycle" in 1982 and the "Doctorat d'Etat" in 1987, both from INPG, Grenoble, France. From 1980 to 1989, he worked at the GERDSM ( Groupe d'Etudes et de Recherche en Detection Sous-Marine), a laboratory of the DCN ( Direction des Constructions Navales, Toulon), mainly on array processing. In this area, he conducted both theoretical and practical researches (towed arrays, high resolution methods, performance analysis, detection and estimation, etc.) and leaded a CNRS working team. Since 1989, he is with IRISA/CNRS (Rennes), where is Directeur de recherche at CNRS (National Center of Scientific Research). His interests have now moved towards other domains like system analysis, detection, multitarget tracking, data association and operations research. He has authored several publications, in various journals (IEEE , IEE, Automatica, SIAM, Signal Processing, Traitement du Signal, etc. ), and received the 1993 Eurasip Best Paper Award. He has also supervised several Ph.D and conducted research with international and industrial partners.

Leclet (H.), Session TuC5

Lefevre (Eric), Session MoD4

Leibowicz (Isabelle), Session TuC2

Isabelle Leibowicz received her Diplôme d’Études Approfondies in Statistics from the University of Paris 6 in 1994. She’s preparing her Ph.D at THOMSON-CSF Detexis in cooperation with IRISA. Her research interests are multisensor fusion and multisensor management.

Le Moigne (Jacqueline) , Session TuB3

Lennon (Marc), Session WeD3

Marc Lennon received the B.S. degree in electronics and signal processing from the IUP of the University of Valenciennes, France, in 1995, the M.S. degree in signal, image and speech processing from the INSA of Lyon, France, 1996. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in signal and image processing at the ENST-Bretagne, Brest, France. His main research focus on airborne hyperspectral image processing for environmental studies.

Lepage (R.), Session WeD5

Lesser (V.), Session ThC2

Li (X.Rong), Sessions MoC2,TuC2, WeD1, ThB2(2), session ThC4

Professor X. Rong Li received a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, PRC, in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and an M.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree from University of Connecticut, USA, in 1990 and 1992, respectively. He joined University of New Orleans in 1994. During 1986-1987 he did research on electric power at University of Calgary, Canada. He was an Assistant Professor at University of Hartford, from 1992 to 1994. Professor Li has published three books: Multitarget-Multisensor Tracking (YBS Publishing, 1995), Estimation and Tracking (Artech House, 1993), and Probability, Random Signals, and Statistics (CRC Press, 1999); four book chapters; more than two dozen articles in leading journals; more than 70 conference papers. Dr. Li has served as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems since 1995; received a Career award and an RIA award from National Science Foundation, USA; received 1995 Early Career Award for excellence in Research from University of New Orleans; served as Steering Chair and General Vice-Chair for 1998 and 1999 International Conference on Information Fusion, respectively; given numerous seminars and short courses in U.S., Europe and Asia; won several outstanding paper awards; honored as a Guest Professor by Northwestern Polytechnic University, China; listed in Marquis' Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in Science and Engineering; and consulted for several companies.

Liau (Churn-Jung), Session MoD4

Churn-Jung Liau received a B.S., an M.S. and a Ph.D in information engineering and computer science from National Taiwan University in 1985, 1987 and 1992 respectively. Since then he joined the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan as an assistant research fellow. He becomes an associate research fellow since 1997. His major research interest includes artificial intelligence, uncertainty reasoning, and logic science.

Lin (Liangji), Session ThC2

Lingyu (Xu), Session TuD5

Liu (F.), Session TuC3(2)

Llinas (James), Sessions TuC2, WeB5

James Llinas brings over 20 years of experience in multisource information processing and data fusion technology to his research, teaching, and business development activities. He is an internationally recognized expert in sensor, data, and information fusion, co-authored the first integrated book on Multisensor Data Fusion, and has lectured internationally for about 14 years on this topic. He is a Technical Advisor to the Defense Department’s Joint Directors of Laboratories Data Fusion Group, a position he has held for 12 years. His experience in applying this technology to different problem areas ranges from defense applications to non-defense applications to include intelligent transportation systems, medical diagnostics, and condition-based maintenance, among others. Current research activities related to the field of Information Fusion include funded programs in Automated Reasoning; Distributed, Cooperative Problem-Solving; Scientific Foundations of Data Correlation Techniques; Fuzzy Logic for Adaptive Correlation and Tracking, among several others. Dr. Llinas created the concept for and is now Director for the newly created and USAF-sponsored "Center for Multisource Information Fusion" located at the State University of New York at Buffalo. This first-of-its-kind, University-based research center has now reached the point where it is receiving funding from a wide variety of clients, and is conducting basic research in Distributed Situational Estimation and in Correlation Science, among other topics. The Center has also established some research in non-defense applications to include multi-spectral mammography for breast cancer research, and condition-based maintenance for helicopter system maintenance.

Løkka (A.), Session TuD1

Looney (Carl G.), Session WeD1

Carl G. Looney is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he has been in the CS Dept. for 10 years. He was in the EE/CS Dept. for the preceding 6 years. Before that he was at Hughes Ground Systems in Southern California and at other defense companies. Prof. Looney has done simulation of air defense systems, verification and validation of tracking software for the Peacekeeper ICBM, and modification of Kalman filtering software for tracking cruise missiles. His interests include adaptive/intelligent systems, fuzzy/neural systems, image processing, and computational algorithms.

Loonis (Pierre), Session TuC5

Loriette-Rougegrez (S.) , Session WeB5

Luettgen (Mark), Session TuB1

Mark Luettgen received SB, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988, 1990, and 1993, respectively. He has been at ALPHATECH Inc. in Burlington, MA since1993, and has been involved in a wide range of image processing, signal processing, data fusion, and optimization related programs. Since 1998, he has been Project Lead and Project Manager on the DARPA Dynamic Database (DDB) program under which he is leading the development of All-Source Track and Identity Fuser (ATIF) software. ATIF fuses SIGINT (including COMINT and ELINT), MTI, and SAR and EO-based IMINT target information to recursively estimate the kinematic and identity state of ground order of battle targets. He currently serves as Division Manager of the ALPHATECH Fusion Technology and Systems Division.

Luo (Jiebo), Session WeB3

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