Alumni: Allan M. Waxman, 1979
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1978

Senior Staff member, Sensor Exploitation Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory


Allen M. Waxman is a Senior Staff member in the Sensor Exploitation Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he directs a research team focused on neural network modeling, multi-sensor fusion for surveillance, pattern learning and recognition, and sensor fused night vision. He also holds a joint appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems at Boston University. He received a B.S. degree in Physics from the City College of New York in 1973 and a Ph.D. degree in Astrophysics from the University of Chicago in 1978. Prior to joining Lincoln Laboratory in 1989, he performed research at MIT, the University of Maryland, the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), and Boston University. In 1992 he was recipient of the Outstanding Research Award from the International Neural Network Society for work on 3D object learning and recognition. In 1996 he received the Best Paper Award from the IRIS Passive Sensors Group for work on real-time image fusion for color night vision. Current research efforts involve real-time multi-sensor image fusion in conjunction with 3D site models and 3D imaging, interactive fused image mining by trainable search agents, and client-server based exploitation and dissemination of 3D fused sensor data. Dr. Waxman holds three U.S. patents and has authored over eighty publications.