Bits and pieces | September 2006

Scott Miller named Engineering Fellow

Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Many readers will remember Scott Miller from his association with SOCET SET since the very early days, perhaps through his highly proficient, yet charismatic and practical, benchmarks, technical support and User Conference presentations. We are delighted that Scott has been named an Engineering Fellow at BAE Systems National Security Solutions for his nationally recognized expertise in photogrammetry and its applications. This is a great honor within the BAE Systems community–there are 59 Fellows amongst the 19,000 employees in the Electronics & Integrated Solutions Operating Group that constitutes the largest part of the company’s activities based in North America.

Scott received a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a M.S. in photogrammetry from Purdue University. After his tenure with the Defense Mapping Agency (now known as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency), he has had an impressive career at BAE Systems and its predecessor companies, including its Helava Associates subsidiary and LH Systems joint venture.

For over 25 years, Scott has been a key figure in advancing BAE Systems’ technical programs. In the 1980s, he developed the Automatic Terrain Extraction capability for the Defense Mapping Agency Data Extraction Segment, an important discriminator for BAE Systems which resulted in a significant program win that fueled BAE Systems’ growth in image and photogrammetric processing systems.

Following the development and deployment of the system, Scott led the successful competition for the Digital Stereo Photogrammetric Workstation. That project launched the development of the commercial photogrammetric software package, SOCET SET. As chief engineer for SOCET SET, Scott added capabilities into the software that allowed BAE Systems to sell the product worldwide for commercial applications. Today SOCET SET is established as the premier software package in photogrammetric mapping.

Scott has published several papers in automated photogrammetry and cartography. He is co-author of the Photogrammetric Products chapter in the Fifth Edition of the ASPRS Manual of Photogrammetry, and he was co-editor of a special issue of the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing to commemorate the life of Uki Helava. Currently, Scott is chief engineer for GXP’s sister business area, Geospatial Intelligence Technologies. Some of the work going on there can be reviewed at http://www.socetgxp.com/content_products/special/index.htm. Scott is recognized as an expert in the field of photogrammetry within BAE Systems, the industry, the academic world and our customer community.

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