Mark Barnell received the B.S. degree in optical engineering from the University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y. in 1987, and the M.S. degree in computer science from SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, N.Y., in 2000. He is a Senior Computer Scientist with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, High Performance Computing Systems Branch (AFRL/RITB), Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA. He is currently the HPC Director for AFRLs Information Directorate Computing and Communications Affiliate Resource Center and Agile High Performance Systems Program Manager. His current research interests include high-performance computers, embedded computing, persistent wide area surveillance, and distributed and next generation architectures.
Podcasts / Webinars
Future military conflicts will take place in contested environments where remote sensors deployed in the field will employ advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to reason about the battlespace in the absence of connectivity to manned ground stations. The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed Agile Condor, a flexible airborne testbed used to demonstrate and validate advanced high-performance computing hardware and software configurations. This webinar will discuss Agile Condor’s successful demonstration of state-of-the-art machine learning (ML) software. The embedded ML software algorithms successfully implemented “supercomputing at the edge” through the detection and classification of several ground-based objects and signals.