Co-Investigator, Panoramic Imaging, E/PO,
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
In 1967, Eric De Jong graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science. In the late 60s and early 70s he received three Masters degrees in Plasma Physics, Computer Science, and Mathematics. He graduated in 1982 with a PhD in Interdisciplinary Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Eric De Jong has been employed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1989, most recently working as the Chief Scientist for the Image Processing Laboratory in the Science Data Systems Section. He will lead the Visualization and Image Processing Team for the Phoenix Mission. This team will use camera images to estimate the location and pointing of camera systems. De Jong will also lead the effort to create visualization products for the mission, including image mosaics, range maps, high dynamic radiance maps, three-dimensional perspective views of the martian arctic, and High Definition Television (HDTV) animations of Phoenix testing, operations, and science results.
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