portrait

Karl J. Obermeyer

Applied Mathematician & Software Engineer

About

Currently I am working in research at Standard Cognition, a startup specializing in machine perception with large networks of cameras. My career started out with applied math degrees at CU Boulder and an engineering degree at UCSB. Since then, and before joining Standard Cognition, I spent some time working for a government lab, for a defense contractor, and as an independent consultant. My expertise are primarily in motion planning, vehicle routing, and tracking. A more detailed résumé can be found [ here ].

Publications

Last updated September 2016. For citing convenience, here is a [BibTeX file].

Journal Articles

  1. S. G. Manyam, S. Rathinam, S. Darbha, and K. J. Obermeyer. Lower Bounds for a Vehicle Routing Problem with Motion Constraints. International Journal of Robotics and Automation, 2015.
  2. K. J. Obermeyer, P. Oberlin, and S. Darbha. Sampling-Based Path Planning for a Visual Reconnaissance UAV. AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2012. [pdf]
  3. K. J. Obermeyer, A. Ganguli, and F. Bullo. Multi-Agent Deployment for Visibility Coverage in Polygonal Environments with Holes. International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 2011. [pdf]
  4. K. J. Obermeyer, A. Ganguli, and F. Bullo. A Complete Algorithm for Searchlight Scheduling. International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications, 2011. [pdf] [remarks]

Conference Proceedings

  1. J. Adaska, K. Obermeyer, and E. Schmidt. Robust Probabilistic Conflict Prediction for Sense and Avoid. In American Control Conference, Portland, OR, USA, June 2014, Note: Received best-in-session award. [pdf]
  2. S. G. Manyam, S. Rathinam, S. Darbha, and K. J. Obermeyer. Computation of a Lower Bound for a Vehicle Routing Problem with Motion Constraints. In ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA, October 2012. [pdf]
  3. K. J. Obermeyer, P. Oberlin, and S. Darbha. Sampling-Based Roadmap Methods for a Visual Reconnaissance UAV. In AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, August 2010. [pdf] [errata]
  4. K. J. Obermeyer. Path Planning for a UAV Performing Reconnaissance of Static Ground Targets in Terrain. In AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, August 2009. [pdf]
  5. K. J. Obermeyer, A. Ganguli, and F. Bullo. Asynchronous Distributed Searchlight Scheduling. In IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, LA, USA, pages 4863-4868, December 2007. [pdf]

Dissertation

  1. K. J. Obermeyer. Visibility Problems for Sensor Networks and Unmanned Air Vehicles. PhD Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, June 2010. [pdf] [defense slides] [remarks/errata]

Software

  1. K. J. Obermeyer and Contributors. VisiLibity: A C++ Library for Visibility Computations in Planar Polygonal Environments. 2008.

Miscellaneous

  1. K. J. Obermeyer, A. Ganguli, and F. Bullo. Multi-Agent Deployment for Visibility Coverage in Polygonal Environments with Holes. Available at http://arxiv.org/abs/cs/0701077, September 2010.
  2. K. J. Obermeyer, A. Ganguli, and F. Bullo. Asynchronous Distributed Searchlight Scheduling. Available at http://arxiv.org/abs/cs/0701077, January 2007.

Personal

Aside from technical work, I enjoy playing in the mountains, in water, or on water. Hiking and rock climbing are my favorites, but I have also been known to ski, snowboard, ice climb, surf, sail, kayak, and dive. To celebrate victories, both large and small, I compose and play music. Here's to completing this webpage: