Emily Veenhuis is an R&D engineer on Kitware’s Computer Vision Team located in Clifton Park, New York. She helps the team develop robust solutions for real-world problems. Her areas of focus include 3D reconstruction, object-based change detection, feature detection, and motion pattern learning, and anomaly detection.
Prior to being offered a full-time position, Emily was an intern at Kitware. This hands-on experience with the topics she was studying in school solidified her decision to pursue a career in computer vision.
Emily has a master’s degree in computer & systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Her studies focused on the areas of computer vision, imaging and image processing, and spatial data analysis. She also received her bachelor’s degree in computer science/computer & systems engineering, with a concentration in computer vision and graphics, from RPI. During her studies, Emily contributed to the development of an augmented reality system for use in Raytheon’s manufacturing lines. The solution allowed overlays to be dynamically placed over the working area to indicate where the piece of hardware needed to be placed.
While earning her bachelor’s degree, Emily was a strategic student intern for Siemens PLM. She contributed to the development of commercial enterprise software, called Teamcenter, and enhanced the UX by developing a framework to provide users with progress updates. She also assisted in the development of an enterprise service bus and facilitated the data exchange process.
Emily was also a software engineering intern for SRC, Inc. She enhanced existing electronic warfare editors for an international customer. She also used technical electronic intelligence (ELINT) to model unknown radar and developed a visual programming language for modeling radar. She also was responsible for working with schema-driven development.