"Ask the Expert" - Frank Crosby, Roeper '85
The recent issue of The Roeper Review includes another in the "Ask the Expert" series. This time it features Roeper alum Frank Crosby '85 and is titled Synthesizing Complex Thoughts and Actions: An Interview With Mathematical Imaging Innovator Frank Crosby In it he credits his 5th grade teacher, Mary DeHarnais as being a strong influence on his career path in mathematics and tells a story about his experience in her classroom.
Here is a little about Dr. Crosby's educational and professional career taken from the article:
Frank Crosby received his BS in Mathematics at Alabama A & M University, his MS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Michigan and his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Florida. His doctoral dissertation was in the field of image algebra, which is a coherent system used to represent image processing operations.
Dr. Crosby joined the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) in 1999, working in multispectral imaging. He has a patent for an automatic target recognition algorithm. He has published many journal and conference papers in various areas of image processing. In 2008, his paper titled “Adaptive Correlation Analysis with Non-Overlapping Imagery Indication” won the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing award for Best Scientific Paper in Remote Sensing.
Dr. Crosby's current position is head of the Unmanned System, Automation & Processing Division, which he has held since 2016. The division has four branches that specialize is various aspects of autonomous systems.