Jeffrey Byrne is Vice President of Computer Vision with STR in Woburn MA.  He leads the vision group which focuses on fundamental research problems at the intersection of visual recognition and machine learning.  Dr. Byrne has been principal investigator on programs with IARPA, DARPA, AFRL and SOCOM in research areas of face recognition, activity recognition and scene understanding.  He holds a BS (1996) and MS (1997) in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD (2013) in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania under an NDSEG fellowship.   Previously,  Dr. Byrne was a principal research engineer with  Scientific Systems Company Inc. (SSCI) in Woburn MA, consultant to Carnegie Mellon University on the Micro Vision Engine hardware platform for micro air vehicles (MAV), and a research staff member in the CMU Robotics Institute working on image segmentation and classification, high-speed vision based inspection, real time vision for helicopter perception and stereo vision based autonomous mobile robot navigation. He also worked as a design engineer and engineering manager in an embedded hardware start-up company in Silicon Valley. He is a US Citizen and holds a TS/SCI level clearance.