PhD - Brian completed his PhD in February 2013 titled, "Object recognition and pose estimation for nuclear manipulation in nuclear materials handling applications," in which he developed a new cylindrical histogram method using 3D point clouds to recognize and locate specularly reflective objects in a specularly reflective environment (i.e. shiny metal objects in a metal glovebox). Brian continued at U.T. Austin as post doctorate until he accepted a position at LANL in August, 2013.