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Daniel LeMaster, Ph.D.

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Daniel LeMaster, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, HASS COE

Dr. Daniel A. LeMaster is a Senior Scientist at the USDOT Highly Automated Systems Safety Center of Excellence (HASS COE) specializing in sensors and perception. Previously, he served as the Technical Advisor for the Plans and Advanced Programs Division at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in the Sensors Directorate. Dr. LeMaster’s innovations in science and technology planning during his time at AFRL became the archetype for how the directorate executes its $900M annual budget. In addition to being a strategic leader, Dr. LeMaster is an internationally recognized imaging systems expert and remains active in research. He is currently serving as a senior editor for the journal Optical Engineering. Other career highlights include the demonstration of major improvements to airborne reconnaissance imaging systems, the deployment of new treaty inspection tools, and seeing his shared polarimetric imaging patent mature from concept to commercially viable prototype. Dr. LeMaster is the recipient of multiple awards, including recognitions from the Air Force, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. He is a Fellow of SPIE and a Fellow of the Military Sensing Symposia. Dr. LeMaster received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Applied Physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a B.S.E. in Engineering Physics from Wright State University.



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