LCDR Justin Downs

LCDR Justin Downs

USNA Computer Science Dept
Hopper Hall 451
Office ext. 36806

Classes I teach:


🛰️ National Reconnaissance Office

As the Data Lead at NRO GEOINT, I managed the database of machine-learning truth labels for national imagery and the contracts producing the ground truth. We built, certified, and operated NRO GEOINT's IBS Feed and developed several novel methods for quicker and more accurate ground-truth collection.

📡 USS Nimitz

Did you know the Ship Self-Defense System is an expert AI system? I deployed to 5th fleet as an Air Defense Coordinator, part of the team responsible for the defense of the carrier during combat operations.

🎓 Naval Postgraduate School

I earned a MS in Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School. My focus was computer vision and artificial intelligence. I published a thesis describing a new approach for detecting small objects in noisy video using multi-frame CNNs. (You can read it here, or view a 5-minute summary here.)

As a research assistant I authored a course for analyzing geospatial and temporal information in TensorFlow using multispectral satellite data. You can still find it online here.

🚁 HSC-7 Dusty Dogs

I was a Navy Search and Rescue pilot and deployed with the USS Truman in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I was an Aircraft Commander, Assistant NATOPs Instructor, and Level III in various combat roles.