APL Colloquium

May 18, 2012

Colloquium Topic: Signatures Exploitation in the Transshipment Zone

This Colloquium will feature Signatures Exploitation in the Transshipment Zone.

Colloquium Speaker: Maj. Joe Thomas and Marc A. Kolodner

Major Joseph P. Thomas is currently participating in the U.S. Army Training With Industry Program at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.  He is a graduate of the The Citadel and The National Security Space Institute.  Major Thomas has served in multiple positions within the Army including: Infantry and Mortar Platoon Leader for the 5th Battalion 20th Infantry, Weapons Platoon Leader for the 2nd Ranger Battalion, Commander for Bravo Company 5th Battalion 20th Infantry and Delta Company 1st Battalion 28th Infantry, Senior Operations Observer Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Integrated Joint Special Technical Operations Chief for the 25th Infantry Division and for the Asymmetric Warfare Group.  He has also participated in multiple operational campaigns including: Pacific Haven, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn.

 Marc A. Kolodner is a member of the Senior Professional Staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He received his B.S. in Physics from Tulane University in 1990 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994 and 1997, respectively, specializing in microwave remote sensing of planetary atmospheres. Dr. Kolodner joined APL in 1999 and is now part of the Defense Analyses and Applications Group. His work has focused on the development of prototype software for both multi- and hyper-spectral remote sensing applications, including physics-based spectral signature modeling and data exploitation. He has supported multiple DoD and National Intelligence programs during his 11 year tenure at APL.