Rodney LaLonde

AI Research Scientist

Computer Vision, Machine Learning, 

Explainable AI, Medical Image Analysis

"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." — Salvador Dali*

Senior R&D Engineer at Kitware, Inc.

Completed my Ph.D. at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in the Center for Research in Computer Vision (CRCV) under Dr. Ulas Bagci.

Four-year member of the UCF Ice Hockey team: two-time all-conference and all-region athlete, and team captain. 

Individually-motivated and hard-working team player who is passionate about novel ideas and discoveries. Experienced research scientist, manager, and teacher, specialized in computer vision & machine learning methods for object detection, segmentation, and classification in medical image analysis, aerial/satellite imagery, and autonomous driving applications.

* Quote attribution unknown; attributed to Salvador Dali, Walter H. Cottingham, Laura E. Riding, C. Archie Danielson, or Anonymous.

Professional & Academic Background


“Rodney fundamentally changed the way we perform research at Lockheed Martin.”

— Timothy Overman

Fellow & Lead Research Technologist

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

“I found Rodney to be exemplary in his work ethic, drive and enthusiasm, in addition to his raw ability to learn and adapt. He has that special quality that cannot be taught but is an integral part of his character.”

— Gary Larsen

Co-Founder & CTO

Northfield Automation Systems

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