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Kevin Klawon

Senior Research Engineer

University of Dayton Research Institute: Sensor and Software Systems

Contact

Email: Kevin Klawon
Phone: 203-675-5644
Website: Visit Site
Curran Place, 1700 S. Patterson Blvd.

Profile

Kevin Klawon has over 20 years of industry experience in software engineering and a record of overcoming technology challenges with innovative and patentable new technologies in live customer implementations under tight time constraints. He develops and implements quality software solutions, is comfortable working within diverse technologies and environments, is a Sun Certified Java Programmer, and maintains a mastery of Microsoft-based technologies.

Kevin speaks at various regional conferences and Microsoft events. In addition, he teaches programming classes at the University of Dayton.

Research

Research and development activities within the Software Systems Group include the following:

  • Developing open architectures that enable advances in sensor interoperability
  • Developing Footprint™, a powerful, flexible, mobile, and scalable web-based situational awareness product that aggregates, analyzes, and monitors situation- and/or crime-related data
  • Investigating methods for using sensors to improve the manufacturing process
  • Building hybrid High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters
  • Developing cyber solutions and helping clients move them through the Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process

Mr. Klawon and his teams work within various domains and develop innovative solutions including the following examples:

  • A GIS processing solution on a high-throughput computer system—he worked on a thin client using ASP.NET, HTML, JavaScript and AJAX for administering the system and data acquisition and a thick client using C#, WPF and WCF for image correction such as gamma and color curve manipulation.
  • A web-enabled database system for comparing and contrasting various GIS camera systems—he performed the database work using LINK to SQL, C#, ASP.NET, and HTML for both the user and administrative sites.
  • THz imaging—he wrote tools that convert time domain pulse data to a frequency domain via FFT, generate both time domain and frequency domain images that can be saved in formats such as JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, etc. All were written in Java and the ImageJ framework.

Education

  • B.A. (Mathematics with Computer Science concentration), University of Dayton, 2013
  • PhD*, Electrical Engineering (Sensor and Sensor Interoperability concentration), University of Dayton

* Dissertation defense planned 2020

Awards

  • UDRI Exceptional Performance Award, 2014, 2016
  • Wohlleben Hochwalt Outstanding Professional Research Award, 2016

Selected Publications

  • Klawon, K., Gold, J., Bachman, K., Landoll. D. (2016). Considering IIOT and security for the DoD. (Proc. SPIE 9831, Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VII, 983106, 12 May 2016).
  • Klawon, K., Gold, J., Bachman, K. (2013). The THOSE remote interface. (Proc. SPIE 8742, Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR IV, 874206, 22 May 2013).
  • Klawon, K., Humeniuk, D., Marcucci, N. (2013). How to use the THOSE GUI. (Proc. SPIE 8742, Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR IV, 874207, 22 May 2013).
  • Humeniuk, D., Klawon, K. (2012). Terra Harvest software architecture. (Proc. SPIE 8389, Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR III, 83890M, 24 May 2012).
  • Klawon, K., Gold, J., Marcucci, N. (2012). How to create a Terra Harvest compliant plug-in. (Proc. SPIE 8389, Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR III, 83890O, 24 May 2012).
  • Gold, J., Klawon, K., Humeniuk, D., Landoll. D. (2011). Terra Harvest Open Source Environment (THOSE): a universal unattended ground sensor controller. (Proc. SPIE 8047, Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR II, 804706, 7 May 2011).