Dr. Josh Broadwater

Johns Hopkins University
Project Manager, Applied Physics Laboratory
NDIA National Security AI Conference and Exhibition (NSAICE)

Dr. Joshua Broadwater is a remote sensing scientist and group supervisor of the Imaging Systems Group at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL).  Dr. Broadwater’s career focuses on automation and pattern recognition for electro-optical / infrared remote sensing systems with a specialty in hyperspectral / multispectral imaging. His research includes work on adaptive and semi-supervised classification methods, incorporation of physics models into pattern recognition systems, and statistical signal processing techniques.  He has managed a number of successful remote sensing projects for U.S. Government sponsors including Air Force, Army, DARPA, Navy, NGA, and ONR. He maintains his connection to academia serving on multiple IEEE, SPIE, and MSS technical and policy committees including Chair of the IEEE USA Committee on Transportation and Aerospace Policy.

Dr. Broadwater joined JHU/APL in 1999 after working with the United States Geological Survey, Motorola Corporation, and Harris Corporation.  He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics in 1994.  In 1996, he graduated with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology.  In 2007, he completed his Ph.D. in remote sensing and electrical engineering at The University of Maryland in College Park, MD where he also served on the engineering faculty for two years on sabbatical from JHU/APL.