Major: Imaging Science Ph.D.
Ph.D. student, Ben received his Bachelors of Science in Physics from the United States Air Force Academy in 2007 and Masters of Science in Applied Physics in 2012. His Master’s thesis focused on atmospheric effects on airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR). His work experience includes five years at the Air Force Research Laboratory as a research scientist investigating various topics to include ionosphere forecasting, over the horizon radar, and synthetic aperture lidar. Ben’s current research is on improving LiDAR data algorithms for forest ecological studies. His emphasis is on characterizing optical properties of deciduous tree leaves for use in LiDAR radiative transfer models.