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Robert J. Moorhead, II
NGI Affiliated Personnel


Office: HPC A127
Phone: (662) 325-2850
Alt. Phone: (662) 325-8278

Mailstop 9627
2 Research Blvd
Mississippi State, MS 39762


Robert J. Moorhead, II received the B.S.E.E. degree from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, in 1980 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from North Carolina State University in 1985. He is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, and Director of the GeoSystems Research and Northern Gulf Institutes, Mississippi State. He was previously a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. His current research interests include data collection with uncrewed systems . He has previously conducted research in computationally demanding visualization and analysis issues, usability of visualization systems, applied visualization, computer communications and image/video coding. He has published more than 230 papers.

Research Interests

uncrewed systems, computationally demanding visualization and analysis problems, usability of visualization systems, and applied visualization

Moorhead, R. J., Prince Czarnecki, J. M., Samiappan, S., & Henry, W. B. (2017). Swimming in Sensors and Drowning in Data: What Is Needed for UASs to Be Effective? Proceedings Volume 10218, Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II. Anaheim, CA: Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). 102180L. DOI:10.1117/12.2267721. [Abstract]

Samiappan, S., Turnage, G., Hathcock, L. A., & Moorhead, R. J. (2017). Mapping of Invasive Phragmites (Common Reed) in Gulf of Mexico Coastal Wetlands Using Multispectral Imagery and Unmanned Aerial Systems. International Journal of Remote Sensing. Taylor and Francis. 39, 1-32. DOI:10.1080/01431161.2016.1271480.

Fitzpatrick, P. J., Lau, Y. H., Moorhead, R. J., Skarke, A., Merritt, D., Kreider, K., Masters, J., Carlon, R., Hine, G., Lampoudi, T., & Leonardi, A. (2016). Further Analysis of the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Wave Glider Field Program. Marine Technology Society Journal. Marine Technology Society. 50(3), 72-75. DOI:10.4031/MTSJ.50.3.3. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Blain, C. A., Cambazoglu, M. K., Smythe, E. D., Cooten, S. V., Brunet, D. P., Roberts, A., Moorhead, R. J., Dresback, K. M., & Kolar, R. L. (2016). Collaborative Development of a Forecast Capability for Water Levels in the Lower Pearl River Basin, LA/MS. 96th AMS Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA: AMS. [Abstract]

Sanyal, J., Zhang, S., Dyer, J., Mercer, A., Amburn, P., & Moorhead, R. J. (2010). Noodles: A Tool for Visualization of Numerical Weather Model Ensemble Uncertainty. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 16(6), 1421-1430.