BAO LERNER, Ph.D.
Dr. Lerner is President and Chief
Executive Officer of KT-Tech, Inc., a high tech research
and development company which she founded in 1991. As
President and CEO, she is responsible for the general
management and direction of the company and provides
overall technical leadership and strategic vision.
From 1991 to the present, the company
has provided innovative solutions to engineering and
research problems in intelligent data management, image
processing/pattern recognition, data compression, 2D/3D
graphics and computer visualization, neural networks,
fuzzy logic, remotely sensed image analysis, imaging/document
processing, and intelligent control/robotic systems
analysis. Dr. Lerner is a leader in the field of image
processing and intelligent data management and has received
numerous grants and commendations from NASA/Goddard
Space Flight Center, the National Science Foundation,
and the Naval Academy Research Council. In addition,
Dr. Lerner has authored numerous publications on data
compression, information and data fusion, data representation
and analysis, and content-based data archival and retrieval
and has presented her research at various conferences
and symposia worldwide. Dr. Lerner is the prime architect
of the advanced image compression technology developed
Prior to founding KT-Tech, Dr. Lerner
was a Professor of Mathematics at the US Naval Academy
in Annapolis, MD from 1979 to 1991, where she was the
first female science faculty member to be awarded tenure
in the Mathematics Department. Dr. Lerner gained the
rank of Full Professor, the first female science faculty
member at the Naval Academy to achieve that position.
From 1987 through 1991, Dr. Lerner was a Visiting Professor
at NASA/Goddard Robotics Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD where
she was awarded the NASA/Goddard Director's Discretionary
Fund Awards in 1990 and 1991 for outstanding research.
Dr. Lerner held the position of Senior Staff Mathematician
at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory before
beginning her academic career at the Naval Academy.
Dr. Lerner holds Ph.D. and Masters
degrees in Mathematics from George Washington University,
Washington, DC and a B.A. in Mathematics from Goucher
College, Towson, MD.