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Journal Publications
Conference Posters and Talks

“An Accessible Seeded-Field For Humanitarian Mine Action

Jasper Baur, Gabriel Steinberg, John Frucci, and Anthony Brinkley. Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction, Oct. 2023


“Inspiring the Next Generation of Humanitarian Mine Action Researchers

Madison Tuohy, Eva Greenspan, Sofia Fasullo, Jasper Baur, Gerald Steinberg, Linda Zheng, Alex Nikulin, Garrett Clayton, and Timothy de Smet. Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction, Feb. 2023


“Utilizing UAV-based Hyperspectral Imaging to Detect Surficial Explosive Ordnance”

Madison Tuohy, Jasper Baur, Gabriel Steinberg, Jalissa Pirro, Taylor Mitchell, Alex Nikulin, John Frucci, Timothy S de Smet. The Leading Edge, Jan. 2023

“How to Implement Drones and Machine Learning to Reduce Time, Costs, and Dangers Associated with Landmine Detection”

Jasper Baur & Gabriel Steinberg, Alex Nikulin, Kenneth Chiu, Timothy de Smet. Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction, Sep. 2021

“Applying Deep Learning to Automate UAV-based Detection of Scatterable Landmines”

Jasper Baur, Gabriel Steinberg, Alex Nikulin, Kenneth Chiu, Timothy de Smet. Remote Sensing, Mar. 2020

Automated UAS Aeromagnetic Surveys to Detect MBRL Unexploded Ordnance

Alex Nikulin, Timothy de Smet, Andrii Puliaiev, Vasyl Zhurakhov, et al. Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction, Jul. 2020


“Field Application of Thermal Infrared Sensing Method for the Detection of Plastic Landmine”

Alex Nikulin, Timothy de Smet, Jasper Baur, and William Frazer. Remote Sensing, Oct. 2018

“Drones and “Butterflies”: A Low Cost UAV System for Rapid Detection and Identification of Unconventional Minefields”

Timothy S. de Smet, Alex Nikulin, William

Frazer, Jasper Baur, Jacob Abramowitz, et al. Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction, Nov. 2018

“Catching “butterflies” in the morning: A new methodology for rapid detection of aerially deployed plastic land mines from UAVs”

Timothy S. de Smet, Alex Nikulin, The Leading Edge, May 2018

“Utilizing UAV based imagery to identify and automate detection of surface-lain mines and UXOs”

Keynote talk, Society of Exploration Geophysics, Summit on Drones and Geophysics, Oct. 2022 

Live UAV based detection demonstration

Central European CBRN-E Training Centre, Workshop of Survey and Recon of Minefields,  Budapest, Hungary, Sep. 2022

“Machine Learning Advances in Humanitarian Mine Action”

Oral presentation, GICHD + UNMAS, 8th Mine Action Technology Workshop. Geneva, Switzerland, Nov. 2021 

Guidelines for AI Procedures - True Color Images for Identification of Landmines

Oral presentation, ICRC + GICHD Webinar on the use of Remote Sensing and AI in the Mine Action Sector. Virtual,    Apr. 2021

“Using a Convolutional Neural Network to Automate Detection of the PFM-1 plastic landmine”

Oral presentation, AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, USA,   Dec. 2019 

Implementation of a UAV-Based Aeromagnetic Survey System to Detect and Identify MBRL Unexploded Ordnance in Post-Conflict Areas

Poster, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, Dec. 2019

Long-range and Tethered UAVs in UXO detection

Paper presented at the Mine Action Technology Workshop. Basel, Switzerland, Nov. 2019

“Improved Detection of Plastic Landmines with Aerial Polarized Thermal Imaging”

Poster and e-lightning talk, AGU Fall Meeting. Washington DC, USA. Dec. 2018

“Opportunities, challenges and social implications of emerging UAV-based infrared plastic landmine detection systems”

Oral presentation, AGU Fall Meeting. Washington DC, USA, Dec. 2018


“Aerial Humanitarians: Drones and Disaster Response”

Session,  Swissnex’s Aerial Futures: The Drone Frontier, Vendor and Invited Talk. Oct. 2018 

“Aerial Thermal Infrared Detection of PFM-1 Plastic Butterfly Mine”

Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section Meeting, Mar. 2018  


“Detecting Plastic PFM-1 Landmines Using Thermal Infrared Sensing”

Poster and e-lightning talk, AGU Fall Meeting. New Orleans, USA, Dec. 2017 

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