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Director, Battlespace Exploitation of Mixed Reality (BEMR) Lab
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific

Ms. Heidi Buck joined the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific (SSC Pacific) in 2002 after receiving her Master’s Degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in Electrical Engineering with a focus in Signal and Image Processing. During her time at SSC Pacific she founded the Automated Imagery Analysis (AIA) Group, now the Advanced Analysis Systems Branch which focuses on computer vision and mixed reality technologies to support the warfighter.

In 2008 Ms. Buck earned a Dolores M. Etter “Top Navy Engineers and Scientists of the Year Award” for her work on image processing and computer vision technologies to support ship detection, tracking, and recognition from overhead imaging assets. For the algorithms developed under that effort she has disclosed a total of nine patents for which she received a Michael A. Kagan Invention of the Year and her team received a Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) “Far West Regional Award in Outstanding Technology.” She has also published multiple papers and filed two trademarks related to the technology.

In January 2015 Ms. Buck founded the Battlespace Exploitation of Mixed Reality (BEMR) Lab, a space for innovative thinkers to leverage low cost commercial sector technology in the mixed reality (virtual and augmented reality) space for collaboration between warfighter, researcher, government, industry and academia. The lab has received national attention, including visits from the Secretary of Defense, Congressmen, Fortune 500 CEOs, military leaders and numerous other VIPs. In less than two years the lab handled visits and demonstrations to nearly 6000 people, including numerous STEM and outreach events.

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