As the Director of Imagery and Analytics, Dr. Dirk Robinson is responsible for the flow of imagery from photons to information through systems engineering of the SkySat sensor, development of image processing software and the creation of information products.
Dirk has spent the past decade building systems that capture, store, and analyze images including optical system design, image compression and automatic pattern recognition. Prior to Skybox Imaging, he founded the Digital Optics research group at Ricoh Innovations where he developed novel imaging systems for markets ranging from medical to automotive.
Dirk has been awarded six patents with over twenty patents pending on his imaging system design research. He has published more than twenty five peer-reviewed publications in the area of imaging and data processing. Dirk received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2004.