Kevin Barnard

Software Engineer

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

7700 Sandholdt Road

Moss Landing, CA 95039

Phone: (831) 775-2112

email: kbarnard

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Education

  • M.S. Robotics, Colorado School of Mines, 2021
  • B.S. Computer Science + Robotics & Intelligent Systems, Colorado School of Mines, 2020

Kevin is a Software Engineer in the Information Engineering group. His background is in probabilistic robotics, machine learning in the cloud, and full-stack software development. Kevin has a passion for developing and supporting intelligent robotic systems for scientific pursuits, and he currently serves as the administrator for FathomNet.


At MBARI, Kevin has worked on:
  • Annotation + image localization applications within the VARS ecosystem
  • Machine learning dataset extraction, transformation, and introspection tools
  • Cloud training and deployment of deep learning models for multiple-object detection and tracking in benthic video
  • Autonomous long-duration and exploratory visual tracking of midwater animals with underwater robots
  • 3D reconstruction of underwater targets from plenoptic imagery