Machine Learning Systems
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Dr. Rebecca Castaño

Mail Stop 306-463
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109

Office: 306-457
Phone: (818) 393-5344
FAX: (818) 393-5244
Email: Rebecca.Castano@jpl.nasa.gov

Publications:

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David R. Thompson, Robert O. Green, Didier Keymeulen, Sarah Lundeen, Yasha Mouradi, Rebecca Castano, Steve A. Chien. Rapid Spectral Cloud Screening Onboard Aircraft and Spacecraft. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. (Download PDF) (CL#14-0456)

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H. Nguyen, G. Osterman, D. Wunch, C. O'Dell, L. Mandrake, P. Wennberg, B. Fisher, R. Castano. A method for colocating satellite XCO2 data to ground-based data and its application to ACOS-GOSAT and TCCON. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, February 2014, 7, 1495-1533. (Link to publisher's page) ()

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Tara Estlin, Benjamin Bornstein, Daniel Gaines, Robert C. Anderson, David Thompson, Michael Burl, Rebecca Castano, and Michele Judd. AEGIS Automated Targeting for the MER Opportunity Rover. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 3(3), 2012. (Link to PDF) (CL#11-4072)

David R. Thompson, D. C. Benner, Linda R. Brown, David Crisp, V. M. Devi, Yibo Jiang, Fabiano Oyafuso, Debra Wunch, Rebecca Castano, Charles E. Miller. Atmospheric Validation of High Accuracy CO2 Absorption Coefficients for the OCO-2 Mission. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Volume 113, Issue 17, November 2012. (CL#12-3151)

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David R. Thompson, Benjamin Bornstein, Brian Bue, Daniel Tran, Steve Chien, Rebecca Castano. Hyperspectral Feature Detection Onboard the Earth Observing One Spacecraft using Superpixel Segmentation and Endmember Extraction. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, Turin Italy, 2012. Download PDF (CL #12-2768)

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Lukas Mandrake, Umaa Rebbapragada, Kiri Wagstaff, David Thompson, Steve Chien, Daniel Tran, Robert T. Pappalardo, Damhnait Gleeson, Rebecca Castano. Surface Sulfur Detection via Remote Sensing and Onboard Classification. Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 2012. Download PDF (CL #11-3813)

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Crisp D., B. M. Fisher, C. O'Dell, C. Frankenberg, R. Basilio, H. Bosch, L. R. Brown, R. Castano, B. Connor, N. M. Deutscher, A. Eldering, D. Griffith, M. Gunson, A. Kuze, L. Mandrake, J. McDuffie, J. Messerschmidt, C. E. Miller, I. Morino, V. Natraj, J. Notholt, D. M. O’Brien, F. Oyafuso, I. Polonsky, J. Robinson, R. Salawitch, V. Sherlock, M. Smyth, H. Suto, T. E. Taylor, D. R. Thompson, P. O. Wennberg, D. Wunch, Y. L. Yung. The ACOS CO2 retrieval algorithm - Part II: Global XCO2 data characterization, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 2012. Download PDF ()

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David R. Thompson, William Abbey, Abigail Allwood, Dmitriy Bekker, Benjamin Bornstein, Nathalie A. Cabrol, Rebecca Castano, Tara Estlin, Thomas Fuchs, Kiri L. Wagstaff. Smart Cameras for Remote Science Survey. International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space. Download PDF (CL #12-2127)

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David R. Thompson and Melissa Bunte and Rebecca Castano and Steve Chien and Ronald Greeley. Image Processing Onboard Spacecraft for Autonomous Plume Detection. Planetary and Space Science. Download PDF (CL#11-5157)

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Wunch, D., P. O. Wennberg, G. C. Toon, B. J. Connor, B. Fisher, G. B. Osterman, C. Frankenberg, L. Mandrake, C. W. O’Dell, P. Ahonen, S. C. Biraud, R. Castano, N. Cressie, D. Crisp, N. M. Deutscher, A. Eldering, M. L. Fisher, D. W. T. Griffith, M. Gunson, P. Heikkinen, G. Keppel-Aleks, E. Kyrö, R. Lindenmaier, R. Macatangay, J. Mendonca, J. Messerschmidt, C. E. Miller, I. Morino, J. Notholt, F. A. Oyafuso, M. Rettinger, J. Robinson, C. M. Roehl, R. J. Salawitch, V. Sherlock, K. Strong, R. Sussmann, T. Tanaka, D. R. Thompson, O. Uchino, T. Warneke, S. C. Wofsy. A method for evaluating bias in global measurements of CO2 total columns from space. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, v11, n23, pp. 12317-12337, 2011. Download PDF ()

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Benjamin Bornstein, David R. Thompson, Daniel Tran, Brian Bue, Steve Chien, Rebecca Castano. Efficient Spectral Endmember Detection Onboard the EO-1 Spacecraft. IEEE Workshop on Hyperspectral Imagery and Signal Processing: Evolutions in Remote Sensing. Download PDF (CL#11-1486)

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Brian Bue and David R. Thompson and Martha Gilmore and Rebecca Castano. Metric Learning for Hyperspectral Image Segmentation. IEEE Workshop on Hyperspectral Imagery and Signal Processing: Evolutions in Remote Sensing. Download PDF (CL#11-1494)

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David R. Thompson and Melissa Bunte and Rebecca Castano and Steve Chien and Ronald Greeley. Onboard Image Processing for Autonomous Spacecraft Detection of Volcanic Plumes. LPSC, March 2011. Download PDF (CL#11-0001)

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Melissa Bunte and David R. Thompson and Rebecca Castano and Steve Chien and Ronald Greeley. Enabling Europa Science through Onboard Feature Detection in Hyperspectral Images. LPSC, March 2011. Download PDF (CL#11-0026)

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David R. Thompson, Martha Gilmore, Lukas Mandrake, Rebecca Castano. Automatic Detection of Water and Mafics in M3 Radiance Images. LPSC, March 2011. Download PDF (CL#11-0002)

D. F. Gleeson, R. T. Pappalardo, S. E. Grasby, M. S. Anderson, B. Beauchamp, R. Castano, S. A. Chien, T. Doggett, L. Mandrake, K. L. Wagstaff. Characterization of a sulfur-rich Arctic spring site and field analog to Europa using hyperspectral data. Remote Sensing of the Environment, June 15, 2010, 114(6), p. 1297-1311.

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David R. Thompson, Lukas Mandrake, Martha Gilmore, Rebecca Castano. Superpixel Endmember Detection. Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 48(11):4023-4033, Nov. 2010. Download PDF (CL#10-2172)

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David Hayden, Steve Chien, David R. Thompson, Rebecca Castano. Using Onboard Clustering to Summarize Remotely Sensed Imagery. IEEE Intelligent Systems, May/June 2010. Download PDF (CL#09-3096)

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Lukas Mandrake, David R. Thompson, Martha Gilmore, Rebecca Castano, Eldar Z. N. Dobrea. Automated Neutral Region Selection Using Superpixels. Proceedings of the IEEE WHISPERS conference, June 2010. Download PDF (CL#10-0557)

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L. Mandrake, D. R. Thompson, M. Gilmore, R. Castano. Hii-HAT: an IDL/ENVI Toolkit for Rapid Hyperspectral Inquiry. 41st Lunar and Planetary Sciences, March 2010. Download PDF (CL#10-0569)

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David R. Thompson, Rebecca Castano, David Wettergreen. Compression Ratio as Indicator of Scientist Preferences for Rover Images. 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 2010. Download PDF (CL#09-5087)

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David Hayden, Steve Chien, David R. Thompson, Rebecca Castano. Onboard Clustering of Aerial Data for Improved Science Return. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence Workshop on AI in Space, August 2009. Download PDF (CL #09-3096)

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David R. Thompson, Lukas Mandrake, Martha Gilmore, Rebecca Castano. Superpixel Segmentation for Endmember Detection in Hyperspectral Images. Proceedings of the American Geophysical Union conference, December 2009. Download PDF ()

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Lukas Mandrake, Kiri L. Wagstaff, Damhnait Gleeson, Umaa Rebbapragada, Daniel Tran, Rebecca Castano, Steven Chien, Robert T. Pappalardo. Onboard SVM Analysis of Hyperion Data to Detect Sulfur Deposits in Arctic Regions. Proceedings of the IEEE WHISPERS conference, August 2009. Download PDF (CL #09-1964)

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David R. Thompson, David Wettergreen, Rebecca Castano . Adaptive Subsampling of Image Sequences for Remote Exploration. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence Workshop on AI in Space, August 2009. Download PDF (CL #09-2173)

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David R. Thompson, Rebecca Castano, Martha S. Gilmore. Sparse Superpixel Unmixing for Exploratory Analysis of CRISM Hyperspectral Images. IEEE Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing, August 2009. Download PDF (CL #09-1930)

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Lukas Mandrake, Kiri L. Wagstaff, Damhnait Gleeson, Umaa Rebbapragada, Daniel Tran, Rebecca Castano, Steven Chien, Robert T. Pappalardo. Hyperspectral Sulfur Detection Using an SVM with Extreme Minority Positive Examples Onboard EO-1. IJCAI AI in Space Workshop Conference, July 2009. Download PPT (CL #09-2372)

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Lukas Mandrake, Kiri L. Wagstaff, Damhnait Gleeson, Umaa Rebbapragada, Daniel Tran, Rebecca Castano, Steven Chien, Robert T. Pappalardo. Onboard Detection of Natural Sulfur on a Glacier via an SVM and Hyperion Data. Proceedings of the 30th IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2009. Download PDF (CL #08-4689)

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Umaa Rebbapragada, Lukas Mandrake, Kiri L. Wagstaff, Damhnait Gleeson, Rebecca Castano, Steve Chien, Carla E. Brodley. Improving Onboard Analysis of Hyperion Images by Filtering Mislabeled Training Data Examples. Proceedings of the 30th IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2009. Download PDF (CL #09-0103)

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Ashley Gerard Davies, Daniel Q. Tran, Lukas Mandrake, Kate Boudreau, Johanna Cecava, Andres Mora Vargas, Alberto Behar, Steve Chien, Rebecca Castano, Stuart Frye, Dan Mandl, Lawrence Ong, Philip Kyle, Robert Wright. The Model-Based Volcano Sensor Web: Progress in 2007. Earth Science Technology Conference 2008 Proceedings. Download PDF (CL)

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Rebecca Castano, Kiri Wagstaff, Damhnait Gleeson, Robert Pappalardo, Steve Chien, Daniel Tran, Lucas Scharenbroich, Baback Moghaddam, Benyang Tang, Brian Bue, Thomas Doggett, Dan Mandl, Stuart Frye. Onboard Detection of Active Canadian Sulfur Springs: A Europa Analogue. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation in Space, February 2008. Download PDF (CL #07-4419)

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Kiri L. Wagstaff, Timothy N. Titus, Anton B. Ivanov, Rebecca Castano. Observations of the North Polar Water Ice Annulus on Mars using THEMIS and TES. Planetary and Space Science, 56:2, p. 256-265, January 2008. Abstract/PDF (ScienceDirect) (CL #07-1701)

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Ashley Davies, Robert Wright, Philip Kyle, Rebecca Castano, Steve Chien, Daniel Tran, Scott Chadde, Lukas Mandrake, Dan Mandl, Stuart Frye. A Science Model-Driven Autonomous Volcano Sensor Web. NASA Science Technology Conference 2007 Proceedings. Download PDF (CL)

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Rebecca Castano, Kiri L. Wagstaff, Steve Chien, Timothy M. Stough, Benyang Tang. On-board Analysis of Uncalibrated Data for a Spacecraft at Mars. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), p. 922-930, August 2007. Download PDF (CL #07-0899)

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Rebecca Castano, Tara Estlin, Robert C. Anderson, Daniel M. Gaines, Andres Castano, Benjamin Bornstein, Caroline Chouinard, Michele Judd. OASIS: Onboard Autonomous Science Investigation System for Opportunistic Rover Science. Journal of Field Robotics 24, 5, May 2007, p. 379-397. Download PDF (CL #06-3762)

David R. Thompson, Rebecca Castano. A Performance Comparison of Rock Detection Algorithms. IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky Montana, 2007.

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Kiri L. Wagstaff, Joshua L. Bandfield, Rebecca Castano, Steve Chien, Michael D. Smith. Dust Storms and Water Ice Clouds: Feature Detection for Use Onboard THEMIS. 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 2006. Download PDF (CL #06-0570)

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R. Castano, T. Estlin, D. Gaines, A. Castano, B. Bornstein, C. Chouinard, R.C. Anderson, M. Judd. Automated Target selection for Opportunistic Rover Science. 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 2006. Download PDF (CL #06-0426)

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Rebecca Castano, Dominic Mazzoni, Nghia Tang, Thomas Doggett, Steve Chien, Ronald Greeley, Ben Cichy , Ashley Davies,. Learning Classifiers for Science Event Detection in Remote Sensing Imagery,. iSAIRAS, Sept 2005. Download PDF (CL #05-2146)

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Kiri L. Wagstaff, Henry P. Shu, Dominic Mazzoni, Rebecca Castano. Semi-Supervised Data Summarization: Using Spectral Libraries to Improve Hyperspectral Clustering. The Interplanetary Network Progress Report, vol. 42-163, November 2005. Download PDF (CL #05-3746)

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Kiri L. Wagstaff, Rebecca Castano, Steve Chien, Anton B. Ivanov, Timothy N. Titus. An Onboard Data Analysis Method to Track the Seasonal Polar Caps on Mars. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation in Space, September 2005. Download PDF (CL #05-1883)

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Rebecca Castano, Michele Judd, Tara Estlin, Robert C. Anderson, Daniel Gaines, Andres Castano, Ben Bornstein, Tim Stough, Kiri Wagstaff. Current Results from a Rover Science Data Analysis System. Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2005. Download PDF (CL #05-0185)

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Kiri L. Wagstaff, Rebecca Castano, Steve Chien, Anton B. Ivanov, Timothy N. Titus. Towards Onboard Orbital Tracking of Seasonal Polar Volatiles on Mars. 36th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 2005. Download PDF (CL #05-0658)

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Rebecca Castano, Kiri Wagstaff, Lin Song, Robert C. Anderson. Validating Rover Image Prioritizations. The Interplanetary Network Progress Report, vol. 42-160, February 2005. Download PDF (CL #05-0810)

Dominic Mazzoni, Kiri Wagstaff, Rebecca Castano. Using Trained Pixel Classifiers to Select Images of Interest. The Interplanetary Network Progress Report, vol. 42-158, 2004.

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K. Wagstaff, R. Castano, S. Dolinar, M. Klimesh, R. Mukai. Science-based Region-of-Interest Image Compression. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), March 2004. Download PDF (CL #04-0107)

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R. Castano, M. Judd, R. C. Anderson, T. Estlin. Machine Learning Challenges in Mars Rover Traverse Science. . Workshop on Machine Learning Technologies for Autonomous Space Applications, International Conference on Machine Learning, Washington, D.C., August 2003. Download PS (CL #03-1615)

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R. Castano, R. C. Anderson, T. Estlin, D. DeCoste, F. Fisher, D. Gaines, D. Mazzoni, M. Judd. Rover Traverse Science for Increased Mission Science Return. Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2003. Download PDF (CL #02-2872)

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J. Fox, R. Castano, R. C. Anderson. Onboard Autonomous Rock Shape Analysis for Mars Rovers. Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2002. Download PDF (CL #01-2273)

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W. Fink, R. Castano, A. Davies, E. Mjolsness. Clustering Algorithm for Mutually Constraining Heterogeneous Features. Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS). Download PDF (CL #01-1569)

R. Castano, T. Mann, E. Mjolsness. Texture Analysis for Mars Rover Images. in Applications of Digital Image Processing XXII, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 3808, Denver, CO, July 1999, pp. 162-173. .

E. Mjolsness, T. Mann, R. Castao, B. Wold. From Coexpression to Coregulation: An Approach to Inferring Transcriptional Regulation among Gene Classes from Large-Scale Expression Data.
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In: Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 1999.
Also avail. as Technical Report JPL-ICTR-99-4. .

Tara A. Estlin, Alexander G. Gray, Tobias P. Mann, Gregg Rabideau, Rebecca Castano, Steve Chien, and Eric D. Mjolsness. An Integrated System for Multi-Rover Scientific Exploration. , accepted for AAAI-99, 1999. .

E. Mjolsness, R. Castano, T. Mann, J. Roden, A. Gray, B. Wold. Clustering Methods for the Analysis of C. elegans Gene Expression Array Data. Technical Report JPL-ICTR-99-1.