Dr. Brett Lapin

Computer Science

Current Courses

Personal Bio

Dr. Brett Lapin is a Principal Scientist at the Applied Physics Laboratory of The Johns Hopkins University and has over 30 years experience in artificial intelligence applied to the unmanned systems and Intelligence worlds. For the first 20 year of his career, Dr. Lapin performed research and development in the unmanned systems world, designing and developing several unmanned ground vehicles for industry and the military; he also took time to be a member of the winning team in the first International Aerial Robotics Competition (1992). For the past 10 years, Dr. Lapin has applied his machine intelligence and algorithm expertise to leading an anomaly detection effort and developing discovery informatics algorithms, both in the Intelligence world. Over his career, Dr. 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. Academically, Dr. Lapin created and taught the graduate level neural networks class at Mercer University in 1995, and taught the Discovery Informatics class at the Johns Hopkins University's Division of Public Safety Leadership in 2009 and 2010. Dr. Lapin has numerous publications, invited presentations, and two patents.

Education History

  • 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