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Mark Powell
Mark Powerll is a member of the technical staff in the Mobility Systems Concept Development Section at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA since 2001. He received his B.S.C.S. in 1992, M.S.C.S in 1997, and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering in 2000 from the University of South Florida, Tampa. His dissertation work was in the area of advanced illumination modeling; color and range image processing applied to robotics and medical imaging and received the award for Outstanding Dissertation from the University of South Florida. At JPL his area of focus is science data visualization and science planning for telerobotics. He is a member of the MER mission operations as a Science Downlink Coordinator, facilitating the timely downlink and assisting with the analysis of data from the Mars Exploration Rovers. He received the Imager of the Year award from Advanced Imaging Magazine for his work on the Science Activity Planner science visualization and activity planning software used for MER operations, and also for Maestro, the publicly available version of that same application. He, his wife Nina, and daughters Gwendolyn and Jacquelyn live in Tujunga, CA.

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