Meet the MANTIS Alumni
KEVIN WILSON, M.S.
While a MANTIS Kevin Wilson, worked as a graduate assistant on the Campus Survey Project, which performs quarterly surveys of the TAMUCC campus. His thesis work used data collected in Eleuthera and focused on optimizing camera calibration parameters using successive iterations in PhotoScan/Metashape, generating tie points to merge terrestrial LiDAR scans, and georegistering and assessing the accuracy of the resulting point clouds. Upon graduation, Kevin was offered and accepted a position at Hanson Professional Services Inc.
Christopher Reynolds, M.S.
While at MANTIS, Chris’ thesis work included comparing point clouds gathered using two emerging survey technologies, UAS and TLS, to perform a coastal resiliency study in a littoral zone along Laguna Shores Road. Post-graduation, Chris accepted an offer of employment with the Department of Defense.
chuyen nguyen, ph.d.
Using data collected by the CBI field crew on Mustang Island, Chuyen performed her dissertation research on marsh land classification and machine learning using an unsupervised clustering algorithm.
behrokh nazeri, M.S.
While part of MANTIS Lab, Behrokh completed his thesis work detecting submerged structures using bathymetric LiDAR and evaluating the glint removal effect using SfM imagery over shallow water. After graduating in 2016, his keen interest in LiDAR, mobile mapping systems, UAS classification, and machine learning lead him to embark on a Ph.D. at Purdue University, where he currently studies Civil Engineering.
Alex Fontes, M.S.
After completing the requirements for the Geographic Information Science B. S., Alex Fontes performed his thesis research on LiDAR applications while working full-time performing bathymetric LiDAR surveys for TerraSond.
michael schwind, M.S.
While part of MANTIS Lab, Michael Schwind studied the optimization of pointclouds gathered from UAS and LiDAR platforms for his thesis project. Upon graduation, he was hired as Geographer by the Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans, LA.
Carly stanton, MLIS
Thomas Davis, M.S.
While part of MANTIS Lab, Thomas Davis worked as the head of the land surveying project under the TAMUCC Facilities where he developed as-built and property surveys for university-owned lands, integrated Unmanned Aerial Systems for the Conrad Blucher Institute, and headed up the FAA permitting process to gain legal authorization to operate in the National Airspace System (NAS). Upon graduation from the Geospatial Survey Engineering program, Thomas was hired by the Army Corps of Engineers as a Land Surveyor in New Orleans, LA.