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Jacqueline LeMoigne-Stewart - Biography

Jacqueline LeMoigne

Jacqueline LeMoigne-Stewart

Dr. Jacqueline Le Moigne is the Assistant Chief for Technology in the Software Engineering Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In this position, she leads the strategic vision and the technology goals and objectives of the Division. She is also the point of contact and represents the Division for all technology activities within the Directorate and the Center, and vis-à-vis other Divisions, Directorates, Centers and other organizations. She is also a NASA Goddard Senior Fellow and was previously the Head of the Advanced Architectures and Automation Branch at Goddard. She received a B.S. in Mathematics, a M.S. in Mathematics and a Ph.D in Computer Science (specialty: Computer Vision) from the University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France. Jacqueline Le Moigne Ph.D.'s thesis dealt with biomedical imagery, designing and implementing new pattern recognition algorithms to classify up to ten different classes of blood platelets.

 As an Assistant Research Scientist at the Computer Vision Laboratory of the University of Maryland (from 1983 to 1988), Dr. Le Moigne designed new algorithms and supervised the development of a visual navigation system for the Autonomous Land Vehicle (ALV) project. Work on autonomous navigation was pursued as a Scientist at Martin Marietta Laboratories, where Jacqueline Le Moigne's research dealt with data fusion, non-destructive evaluation techniques and image segmentation for safe landing on Mars.

Jacqueline Le Moigne came to Goddard in 1990 as a National Research Council Senior Research Associate. She then became a Senior Scientist for the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), and then a Senior Computer Scientist in the Applied Information Sciences Branch of the Earth and Space Data and Computing Division. During that time, she focused her research interests on applying Computer Vision to Earth and Space Science problems such as the Flight Telerobotics Servicer (FTS), land use/land cover assessment, intelligent data management, and on utilizing high performance parallel computers. The overall scientific objective of her research is to help Earth and space scientists analyze quickly and efficiently large amounts of data. Her research areas deal with the registration of multi-sensor/multi-scale satellite image data, for which she has been studying wavelets and their implementation on high performance parallel computers, the development of a web-based image registration toolbox, the registration of Landsat and EOS Core Sites imagery, the implementation of image processing techniques on reconfigurable computers for application to on-board processing, image fusion, data reduction, web sensors, as well as the processing of image data for planetary vision systems.

While a Senior Scientist and the Head of the Computational Sciences Branch at CESDIS, and in an effort to bridge the gap between Earth science and computer science, Dr. Le Moigne organized four CESDIS-sponsored seminar series on Earth Remote Sensing in collaboration with IEEE. Since January 2000, she has been a member of the NASA Goddard Information Science and Technology Colloquium Series Committee, of which she was the Chair from 2003 to 2005. She is and has been a member of many technical conference committees, was the Chair of the first NASA/Goddard Image Registration Workshop and has been a reviewer for several international journals.

She was elected IEEE Senior member in 1996, was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (GRS) from 2001 to 2005, and Chair and Vice-Chair of the local IEEE Chapter of the GRS Society. She has also been an Associate Editor for Pattern Recognition. Dr. Le Moigne has published over 110 journal, conference, and book chapter articles, including 20 journal papers. As the main author, she is currently completing an edited book on “Image Registration for Remote Sensing” that will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2010.

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