Dr. Brett Lapin

Computer Science

Personal Bio

Brett Lapin is a principal scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and has more than 35 years’ experience in artificial intelligence applied to unmanned systems and intelligence. For the first 20 years, Lapin performed research and development in unmanned systems, designing and developing several unmanned ground vehicles for industry and the military and he was a member of the winning team in the first International Aerial Robotics Competition in 1992. For the past 10 years, Lapin has applied his expertise in machine intelligence and algorithms to the field of intelligence, leading an anomaly detection effort and developing discovery informatics algorithms. Lapin has worked on programs involving autonomous navigation, mobile robots, adaptive position estimation, computer vision, robotic arms, neural networks, reinforcement learning, data mining, sensor and data fusion, Kalman filters, vibration analysis, and fiber-optic gyroscopes, among others. In 1995, Lapin created and taught a graduate level neural networks class at Mercer University and a course in discovery informatics in JHU’s Division of Public Safety Leadership in 2009 and 2010. Currently, he teaches robotics in JHUs Engineering for Professionals program. Lapin has numerous publications and invited presentations and two patents.

Education History

  • B.S.E.E. Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S.E.E. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Work Experience

Principal Professional Staff, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

Honors and Awards

  • Patent (2011)
  • Patent (2005)

Professional Organizations