Jackson David Cothren

Jackson David Cothren

Director, CAST

Professor, Department of Geosciences

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-5421

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Dr. Cothren's research interests include various aspects of digital photogrammetry including sensor modeling, DEM extraction, feature extraction and matching for orientation, integration of LIDAR point-clouds, reliability analysis of adjustment models and integration with enterprise-scale Geospatial Information Systems.

Ph.D., Geodetic Science and Surveying, The Ohio State University

M.S., Geodetic Science and Surveying, The Ohio State University

B.S. with Honors, Mathematics, United States Air Force Academy

Tullis, J.A., J.D. Cothren, D.P. Lanter, X. Shi, W.F. Limp, R.F. Linck, S.G. Young and T. Alsumaiti, 2015, “Geoprocessing, Workflows, and Provenance”, in Remote Sensing Handbook: Remotely Sensed Data Characterization, Classification, and Accuracies, edited by P. Thenkabail, 401-422, Vol. 1., Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 

Young, S., J. Tullis, J. Cothren. A Remote Sensing and GIS-assisted Landscape Epidemiology Approach to West Nile Virus, Applied Geography 45C (2013), pp. 241-249, doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.09.022.

Johnston, W., Banerjee, N., Cothren, J. and Parkerson, J. P. (2013), Information Rich GIS Dissemination in Disconnected Environments. Transactions in GIS. doi:10.1111/tgis.12053

Matlock M., G. Thoma, E. Cummings, J. Cothren, M. Leh, J. Wilson, Geospatial analysis of water use, water stress, and eutrophication impacts from US dairy production, International Dairy, Journal, Available online 17 May 2012, ISSN 0958-6946, 10.1016/j.idairyj.2012.05.001.

Leh, M., M. Matlock, E. Cummings, G. Thoma, J. Cothren, Measuring ecosystem service change: A case study from a northwest Arkansas dairy farm, International Dairy Journal, Available online 11 January 2013, ISSN 0958-6946, 10.1016/j.idairyj.2012.10.016.

Sullivan, R., L. Kirchler, J. Cothren, S. Winters. 2013. Offshore Wind Turbine Visibility and Visual Impact Threshold Distances. Environmental Practice, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 33?49. Cambridge University Press.

J. Casana and J. Cothren, The CORONA Atlas Project: Orthorectification of CORONA Satellite Imagery and Regional-Scale Archaeological Exploration in the Near East, in Mapping Archaeological Landscapes from Space, Springer New York, 2013, pp. 33-43.

Casana, J., J. Cothren, T. Kalayci. 2012. Swords into Ploughshares: Archaeological Applications of CORONA Satellite Imagery in the Near East. Internet Archaeology, Issue 32, 2012.

Warn, S., A. Apon, and J. Cothren. 2011. Accelerating SIFT on hybrid clusters. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGSPATIAL Second International Workshop on High Performance and Distributed Geographic Information Systems (HPDGIS ’11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2-9. doi=10.1145/2070770.2070771

Limp, F., A. Payne, K. Simon, S Winter, and J. Cothren. 2011. Developing a 3D Digital Heritage Ecosystem: from object to representation and the role of a virtual museum in the 21st Centery. Internet Archaeology.

Cox, B.R. , J. Cothren, A. Barnes, J. Wartman, A. Rodriguez-Marek, J. Meneses, 2011. Towards Quantifying Movement of a Massive Lateral Spread Using High-resolution Satellite Image Processing, Proceedings of the 9th U.S. National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering.

Cothren, J., J. Casana, A. Barnes, T. Kalacyi, 2011. An Efficient Workflow for Photogrammetric Processing and Exploitation of CORONA Images. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing [submitted with revisions, anticipated 2012 publication]. 11.

Cothren, J., B. Schaffrin, 2010. Comparison of Error Propagation in Block Orientation: An Analytical Approach. Archives of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. ISSN 1682-1777, Vol. 38. No. 7A. pg. 25-30.

Warn, S., W. Emeneker, J. Gauch, J. Cothren, A. Apon, 2010. Accelerating Image Feature Comparisons using CUDA on Commodity Hardware, Symposium on Application Accelerators in High Performance Computing (SAAHGPC‘10).

Simon, K., A. Payne, K. Cole, S. Smallwood, C. Goodmaster, W.F. Limp and J. Cothren, 2010. Close-range 3D Laser Scanning and Virtual Museums: Beyond Wonder Chambers and Cabinets of Curiosity? Frischer, B. (ed.) Proceedings, Making History Interactive, 37th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Analytical Methods in Archaeology.

Smallwood, S., A. Payne, K. Simon, C. Goodmaster, W.F. Limp, and J. Cothren, 2010. Lighting Systems in Three Dimensional Non-contact Digitizing: A View form the Virtual Hampson Museum Project, Frischer, B. (ed.) Proceedings, Making History Interactive, 37th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Analytical Methods in Archaeology.

Vranich, A., J. Cothren, W.F. Limp. 2010. Recreating Cuzco in three dimensions. Melero, F., P. Cano and J. Tevelles (eds) Fusion of Cultures: 38th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Analytical Methods in Archaeology: Abstracts. Page 653. April 8, 2010. Granada, Spain. 

Limp, W.F., A. Payne, S. Winters, A. Barnes and J. Cothren. 2010. Approaching 3D Digital Heritage Data from a Multi-technology, Lifecycle Perspective. Melero, F., P. Cano and J. Tevelles (eds) Fusion of Cultures: 38th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Analytical Methods in Archaeology. Page 519-522. April 8, 2010. Granada, Spain.

Warn, S. Emeneker, W. Cothren, J. Apon, A. Acceleration SIFT on parallel architectures. IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing and Workshops, 2009. CLUSTER ’09. ISSN: 1552-5244, Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-5011 doi: 10.1109/CLUSTR.2009.5289155

Casana, J. and J. Cothren. 2009. Stereo analysis, DEM extraction, and orthorectification of CORONA satellite imagery: Archaeological applications from the Near East, Antiquity, Volume 82, Number 217, pp. 732-749.

Cothren, J., B. Smith, K. Damphousse, P. Roberts, 2007, Geospatial and Temporal Patterns of Preparatory Conduct Among American Terrorists, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice. Volume 32, Issue 1, pp. 23-41.

Tullis, J., J. Cothren, D. Irwin, C. Yeager, W.F. Limp, J. Wilson, B. Gorham, S. Ogle, 2007. Yearly Extraction of Central America‘s Land Cover for Carbon Flux Monitoring. GIScience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 44, No. 4. (December 2007), pp. 334-355.

Schill, S.R., K. Kvamme, J. Cothren, J.A. Tullis, et al., 2007, In Situ Sensors and Field Methods, in Manual of Remote Sensing: Platforms and Sensors (M.W. Jackson, editor), Silver Springs, MD: American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

Schaffrin, B., J. Cothren. 2004. Hierarchical data fusion with photogrammetric applications, Brazilian Journal of Cartography, No. 55/02, pp. 25-34. 

Reddy, V., K. Neumeier, J. McFarlane, J. Cothren, C. Thompson, Extending a Natural Language Interface with Geospatial Queries, IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 82-85, Nov./Dec. 2007, doi:10.1109/MIC.2007.124

Cothren, J. 2005. Reliability in Constrained Gauss-Markov Models: An Analytical and Differential Approach with Applications in Photogrammetry. Report #473, Geodetic and GeoInformation Science, Ohio State University. 61 pp.

Warn, S., W. Emeneker, J. Cothren, A. Apon, 2009. Accelerating SIFT on Parallel Architectures. IEEE Cluster 2009 Proceedings. New Orleans, LA. Aug 31 - Sep 4.

Payne, A., K. Cole, K. Simon, C. Goodmaster, F. Limp, J. Cothren (2009). Designing the Next Generation Virtual Museum: Making 3D Artifacts Available for Viewing and Download. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative methods in Archaeology CAA 2009. Making History Interactive. March. Williamsburg VA.

Cothren, J., D. Frederick, W.F. Limp, T. deNoble, A. Barnes, C. Goodmaster, C. Stevens, (2008) Visualizing the Roman City: Viewing the past through multidisciplinary eyes, Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, On the Road to Reconstructing the Past, Budapest, 2-6 April 2008.

Cothren, J., C. Goodmaster, A. Barnes, E. Ernenwein, A. Vranich, W.F. Limp, A. Payne, (2008). Fusion of 3-dimensional data at Tiwanaku: An approach to spatial data integration, Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, On the Road to Reconstructing the Past, Budapest, 2 - 6 April 2008.

Schaffrin, B., J. Cothren, 1998. Towards optimizing hierarchical data revisions. Proceedings of the 9th Symposium on GIS: Between Vision and Applications, Stuttgart, Germany, pp. 515-521.

Director, Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, University of Arkansas, 2009 - present. 

Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas, 2017 - present

Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas, 2011 - 2017.

Research Assistant, Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. Develop proposals, design and implement research. Team leader of multiple research projects with 10 research staff members. Oversee use of and develop training for Center's geodetic survey equipment. Assist in Center's budget preparation and maintenance. November 2002 - August 2004.

Photogrammetric Engineer, National Air Intelligence Center, United States Air Force, Dayton, OH. Directed photogrammetric and image understanding research for a division of 100+ imagery analysts and engineers. Developed proposals, designed and implemented research in imagery science and photogrammetry. Developed and administered multi-million dollar research and development budget. December 1999 - June 2001.

Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Mapping, The Ohio State University. Projects included Rapid Digital Elevation Mapping and Centerline Tracking for Mobile Mapping Platforms. Aug 1999 - Sep 2000.

Officer/Scientific Analyst, United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve. National Air Intelligence Center. Developed proposals for and was technical program manager of multi-million dollar budgets for research into improvement of intelligence collection from multi-source imagery including National Technical Means. Represented the National Air Intelligence Center on national-level technical intelligence working groups. Presented research and production results to national level working groups. Dayton, OH. August 1990 - December 1998.

Member, National Board of Directors, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Bethesda, Maryland. 2004 - 2008.