David M. McKeown, Jr. received a bachelor's degree in physics and a master's degree in computer science from Union College, Schenectady, NY in 1972. He has over 25 years of experience in the areas of image understanding for the automated analysis of remotely sensed imagery, digital mapping, image/map database systems, computer graphics, and artificial intelligence. Mr. McKeown has been a principal investigator on research programs in computer vision and rapid construction of virtual world databases for advanced distributed simulation sponsored by the US Army Topographic Engineering Center, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Defense Mapping Agency, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. In 1996, he received the Photogrammetric Award (Fairchild) from the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing as well as the Schermerhorn Award from the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
J. Chris McGlone received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1974 and master's and doctorate degrees in civil engineering (photogrammetry) from Purdue University in 1980. For over 20 years, he had been involved with computer vision and image processing systems for photo interpretation. In addition, he worked in camera design, modeling, and photogrammetric and image understanding techniques with applications in automated cartographic feature extraction and general computer vision solutions.
Michael F. Polis received a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1992. He has over 9 years of experience in the development of algorithms and software for the generation of TINs and integrated TINs, including the CMU FastITIN program and BREP library. He has participated in the planning and generation of ITIN terrain skins used in the STOW-E, Prarie Warrior, and Camp Pendleton exercises.
Jefferey A. Shufelt received a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics(computer science), a master's degree in computer science and a doctorate degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1990, 1993, and 1996, respectively. He has worked in the areas of cartographic feature detection and extraction for over 9 years, focusing on the application of photogrammetric methods to computer vision tasks for the rapid construction of simulation databases.