Dr. Chris Barngrover Defends His PhD Thesis

IMG_1024Congratulations to Dr. Barngrover on successfully defending his thesis titled “Automated Detection of Mine-Like Objects in Side Scan Sonar Imagery”. His PhD research focused detecting underwater mines using side scan sonar on autonomous underwater vehicles. He developed a number of computer vision techniques that can accurate detect these mines. Additionally, he developed the first method of using a brain-computer interface system to quickly identify the mines. During his time in the Kastner Group, he also became a skilled fisherman as evidenced by the nice rainbow trout that he caught during one of our group retreats in Mammoth. Dr. Barngrover will continue to work at SPAWAR after graduation.