Staff R&D Engineer
Jeff Webb is an R&D engineer in the North Carolina office. Since joining Kitware in March 2017, he has split his time on medical computing and computer vision initiatives. He has over a decade of experience in a wide range of research and development, modeling and simulation, product development, data analysis, and program management tasks. He has performed extensive systems integration tasks with software, hardware, and sensor interfaces for several different programs funded by the Department of Defense. Mr. Webb has gained invaluable experience managing agile software development programs in an office environment, as well as performing lab and field tests at a number of different locations and facilities. His publications have led to over 10 conference presentations and webinars.
Mr. Webb was previously the principal investigator and lead systems integrator for the U.S. Army’s BioGears® project. He ensured successful integration of physiology modeling methodology into an advanced software design. This work included the coordination of several engineers and software developers to deliver a fully functional whole-body lumped-parameter-based engine with a common data model and anatomical database.
While working toward his M.S. in mechanical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, Mr. Webb focused on robotics and electromechanical systems. His sensor interface experience led to several Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) projects. He was the project manager for a product development program to interface numerous sensors for a counter sniper, rocket, artillery, and mortar force protection system. For his tasks, Mr. Webb developed projectile tracking algorithms, integrated hardware and software sub-systems, rendered three-dimensional trajectory results, implemented statistical analysis of system performance, and performed extensive lab and field testing.
Mr. Webb also notably worked on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Urban Leader Tactical Response, Awareness, and Visualization (ULTRA-Vis) program to interface a sensors suite with an augmented reality display for visualization of geo-located objects and people. In addition, he assisted in the creation of blast mitigation analysis software for various modeling and simulation projects.
- Modelling valvular diseases using a virtual physiology engine," in 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2018. , "
- Physiology informed virtual surgical planning: a case study with a virtual airway surgical planner and biogears," in SPIE Medical Imaging, 2017, p. 101351T–101351T. , "
- Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling in biogears," in Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2016 IEEE 38th Annual International Conference of the, 2016, p. 1467–1470. , "
- Integration of a baroreflex model into a whole body physiology engine," in Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference, 2016. , "
- Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling in biogears," in Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, 2016. , "
- Multiscale simulation of insults and interventions: the biogears showcase scenarios," in Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, 2016. , "
- A framework for multiscale physiology: towards individualized computer simulation," in Virtual Physiological Human Conference, 2016. , "
- Modeling renal behavior and control in biogears," in Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, 2016. , "
- Dynamic response to heat gain and heat loss in the biogears engine," in Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, 2016. , "
- Integration of a spontaneous respiratory driver with blood gas feedback into biogears, an open-source, whole-body physiology model," in Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference, 2015. , "
- Passive infrared projectile tracking and geolocation of low quadrant elevation (low qe) rockets and mortars: system development and test results," in SENSIAC Military Sensing Symposia Passive Sensors Conference, 2014. , "
- Testing and evaluation of a wearable augmented reality system for natural outdoor environments," in SPIE defense, Security, and Sensing, 2013, p. 87350A–87350A. , "
- Redesigning a college-wide multidisciplinary engineering design program at rit," in ASEE 2007 Annual Conference and Exposition, 2007. , "
- Exploration of a hybrid locomotion robot," in ASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2007, p. 1283–1293. , "