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Where am I? Sensing State in Real Systems
Sensor Intelligence & Visualization Division, Chief | Georgia Tech Research Institute
Monday, February 12
2 - 3 p.m.
Weber Lecture Hall 2
About the Speaker:
Dr. K. Daniel Cooksey serves as the chief of the Sensor, Intelligence, and Visualization division at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. This group focuses on multi-sensor system integration and modeling. It consists of 25 full time researchers and conducts $8M+ annually in improved and novel data processing from sensor to end user. His team has developed data fusion and sensor processing chains for multiple DoD organizations and the FBI. Dr. Cooksey’s has conducted a broad range of research including technology portfolio analysis, algorithm development, computer vision, game-based simulation, modular and open systems, alternative positioning navigation & timing, and robotics.
Dr. Cooksey helped craft a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between the U.S. Army and Georgia Tech and has assisted the Army in multiple non-traditional technology integration events including hackathons, startup prize competitions, and the use of novel capital structures for DoD technology advancement.
Prior to his current role, Dr. Cooksey served as research faculty in the Georgia Tech School of Aerospace Engineering where he created and ran the Adaptive Design, Prototyping, and Testing (ADePT) lab, an organization focused on rapid prototyping, analysis, and testing of technologies with a specific focus on robotic and autonomous systems.
Dr. Cooksey earned his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech. He also holds a M.S. Aerospace Engineering and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. He has held a world record in surfing without knowing how to surf.