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J. P. Mellor

Head of the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering and Professor with tenure

Dr. J. P. Mellor is an expert in computer vision, human-computer interaction, and enhanced-reality visualization. Dr. Mellor has previously worked for the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit, the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, Great Eastern Technology, and Zoesis. He also helped develop a robotic arm exhibit for the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Dr. Mellor advises the campus Linux Users’ Group, also plays bagpipes, and is an avid amateur pilot. 

Teaching Interests

  • Computer vision
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Graphics

Research Experiences

  • Automated methods for reconstructing 3D geometry
  • Computer vision techniques for human-computer interaction
  • Enhanced-reality visualization

Industrial/Consulting Experience

  • Shift engineer, Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit, Balston Spa, New York
  • Research assistant, MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Software Engineer, Rockwell-Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2000
  • SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1995
  • BS, University of the State of New York, Nuclear Technology, 1990
  • BS, United States Naval Academy, Electrical Engineering, 1987