Lee Allen Hathcock
Data Acquisitions Coordinator


Office: HPC 230-A
Phone: (662) 325-6768

Mailstop 9652
2 Research Blvd
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Lee Hathcock is a Mississippi State alumnus with a degree in Computer Engineering. He earned both his B.S. and M.S. degrees from MSU, and is currently working on a PhD under Dr. J.W. Bruce. He has taught labs for several years as a graduate student, including Embedded Systems, Microprocessors, and Intro to VLSI courses. He originally hails from Stewart, Mississippi.

2013 Winner of Research Support Award for Mississippi State University Centers and Institutes.

Current projects being worked on include:

    • UAS operations, including piloting and payload design.
    • Data handling for land cover classification project.
    • Hyperspectral camera calibration routines (post-processing imagery to correct for spectral, spatial, and radiance calibration) for USDA aflatoxin detection project.
    • Hurricane debris models, primarily involved in automated download and processing of all data associated with generating damage models associated with hurricane-force winds and rain intensity. Also tweaking the models to improve accuracy and speed of processing.
    • Ph.D. Research (Satellite sensor network modeling)
      Working on a simulator to model a satellite sensor network (similar to ad-hoc or wireless sensor networks, but applied in space to constellations of satellites).
    Past projects include:
    • Small Satellite project, primarily image processing in MATLAB, for creation of DMC satellite surface reflectance product by cross-correlation to MODIS data. Automation of MODIS processing through Python, effectively recreates what the IPOPP package does (written before the program was available to us, and still being used).
    • Balloon tracking project. Work tangentially related to sensor network research with Dr. J.W. Bruce, using Python scripts to parse APRS radio packets received through a Yagi antenna, determine the position, and use a GS-232 antenna controller to keep tracking a balloon. Such a system could, to some degree, emulate a more ad-hoc nature satellite network.

Research Interest:
Wireless Sensor Networks
System Modeling
Image Processing
Embedded Systems
Probability and Statistics
Drawing (pencil/paper)
Video Games

Selected PublicationsTotal Publications by Lee Allen Hathcock:  17 
Hathcock, L. A., Coll, J., Matney, J., Petras, V., & Qi, Y. (2017). LiDAR Uncertainty and Classification on ROGER. UCGIS Symposium 2017. Washington, D.C..

Samiappan, S., Turnage, G., Hathcock, L. A., & Moorhead, R. J. (2017). Mapping of Invasive Phragmites (Common Reed) in Gulf of Mexico Coastal Wetlands Using Multispectral Imagery and Unmanned Aerial Systems. International Journal of Remote Sensing. Taylor and Francis. 39, 1-32. DOI:10.1080/01431161.2016.1271480.

Samiappan, S., Turnage, G., Hathcock, L. A., Casagrande, L., Stinson, P. C., & Moorhead, R. J. (2017). Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for High-Resolution Remote Sensing to Map Invasive Phragmites Australis in Coastal Wetlands. International Journal of Remote Sensing. Taylor and Francis. 39, 1-19. DOI:10.1080/01431161.2016.1239288.

Landry, M., Rogers, D., Linder, C., Moorhead, R. J., Turnage, G., Hathcock, L. A., Wasson, L. L., Young, D. A., & Meacham, S. D. (2016). Improving Created Wetland Function with Data from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Restore America’s Estuaries 8th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and 25th Biennial Meeting of The Coastal Society. New Orleans, LA: Restore America’s Estuaries and The Coastal Society. [Abstract]

Bassie, A. L., Turnage, G., Meacham, S. D., Hathcock, L. A., & Moorhead, R. J. (2016). A Comparison of Linear Scaling Techniques for Analysis of Three-Dimensional Point Clouds. MSU GRI TR-2016-5069. Mississippi State University: Geosystems Research Institute. [Document]

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