Dr. Whitney Mason is deputy director of the Strategic Technology Office (STO). From November 2017 to May 2022, she served as a program manager in the agency’s Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). Her research interests include imaging sensors that provide multifunction capability. In particular, she is interested in novel device structures, optics, and electronics that enable new capabilities compared to current state of the art imaging systems.
Mason is currently on detail from the Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center’s (CERDEC) Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where she had most recently been the director of the Science and Technology Division. In this role, she led a team of scientists and engineers in the pursuit of new and improved focal plane array materials and devices; advanced read-out circuits; and enhanced optical materials and designs, lasers, and image processing. Mason holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in physics from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Georgetown University.
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The Future of Autonomous Vehicles
(1:00pm - 1:45pm)