Jeffrey Byrne is a senior research scientist with STR in Woburn MA working in areas of computer vision and image understanding. He holds a BS (1996) and MS (1997) in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD 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 engineering manager in an embedded hardware start-up company in Silicon Valley. He is a US Citizen and holds a Top Secret level clearance.