Rebecca Williams is a remote sensing and imaging scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, where she works in the Imaging Systems Group. She also co-teaches  Principles of Medical Imaging and Physiology through Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals program in biomedical engineering. She has worked as a remote sensing and imaging scientist in the Imaging Systems Group at APL.

Williams earned her PhD in engineering science from Dartmouth College, where her dissertation focused on using machine learning and ground penetrating radar to identify hidden cracks in the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica. She holds a BS in bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she concentrated in neural engineering and brain computer interface. Her current research focuses on using computer vision, machine learning, and image processing to extract meaningful information from remotely sensed data, including light detection and ranging, high resolution imagery, and multi-spectral satellite data.  


Education History

  • B.S. Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Ph.D. Engineering Science, Dartmouth College

Work Experience

Senior Professional Staff, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory