j clayton kerce
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  • Ph.D. Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (2000)
  • B.S. Applied Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology (1995)

  • Co-Founder and Principal Research Scientist (2008-Present)
    Argos Intelligence, LLC, Marietta, GA
    • Argos Intelligence is bringing innovative remote sensing and image processing technologies to the long-range imaging, perimeter surveillance and environmental monitoring industries

  • Senior Research Scientist (2005-2011)
    GTRI Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Lab
    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Research Interests: Development of live-fire multisensor relative registration
    • Served as subject matter expert on statistical estimation, electromagnetic propagation, sensor modeling, and large scale optimization
    • Directed small teams of 3-5 scientists and engineers
    • Provided engineering support to the US DoD: concept evaluation through physics based sensor and systems modeling; tracking algorithms; sensor networking algorithms; and simulation based Monte-Carlo performance evaluation.
    • Academic Courses: Statistical Inverse Problems (Math 8813); Undergraduate Calculus
    • Continuing Education Courses: Guidance, Navigation and Control course; lectures in Signal Processing and Digital Beam Forming.
  • Research Scientist II (2001-2005)
    GTRI Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Lab
    Georgia Institute of Technology

    • Performed analysis for electromagnetic propagation in turbulent medium using a SPDE formulation of the forward scattering approximation to the Helmholtz equation in a random, dynamic atmosphere.
    • Lead the development of an analysis tool for the evaluation of sensors and tracking algorithms for tactical radars.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2000)
    Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Natural Sciences
    Leipzig, Germany

  • Senior Research Scientist (2002-2010)
    Propagation Research Associates, Inc., Marietta, GA
    • Serve as technical lead for commercialization of GTRI patented atmospheric estimation technologies. (PRA is a GTRI spin-off with approximately a 10 member full time technical staff.)
    • Develop sensors and algorithms for atmospheric parameter estimation and radar signal correction using GPS signals.


  • Visiting Scientist (June 2009)
    National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
    Research: Development of techniques for quantifying uncertainty in certian multi-scale (high Reynolds number) convection-diffusion problems.
  • Visiting Professor (Spring 2008)
    Dept. of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
    Teaching: Developed and taught Math 8813, Statistical Inverse Problems: Data Assimilation and Predictability of Nonlinear Systems.
  • Visiting Researcher (as a graduate student) (Summer 1998)
    Dept. di Matematica, Universite di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy
    a Research: Worked under Errico Presutti on hydrodynamic limit processes for interacting particle systems.
  • Visiting Researcher (as a graduate student)( June 1998)
    Institut Henri Poincaré, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
    Research: Worked on the application of homotopy techniques developed by Michel Ledoux to the classification of cases of equality in a family of inequalities developed by Sergey Bobkov.
  • IEEE RadarCon 2012 Tutorial Chair
  • Member IEEE: Geo-science and Remote Sensing; Aerospace and Electronic Systems.
  • IEEE AESS/GRSS Atlanta Section Chair 2009.
  • IEEE AESS/GRSS Atlanta Section Seminar Coordinator: 2005 - 2008.
  • SEAL Technical Seminar Series Organizer 2008.
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions in Aerospace and Electronic Systems.
  • Program Chair:
    • Adaptive Control, IEEE Southeastern Symposium on Systems Theory 2004;
    • Nonlinear Analysis, IEEE Southeastern Symposium on Systems Theory 2004.
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