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Amanda Ziemann

Amanda Ziemann

Phone (505) 667-9027


  • Biosciences
  • Strategies for disease surveillance and management
  • Epidemiology modeling
  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Algorithms
  • Applied Math
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Remote sensing
  • Nuclear Engineering and Technology
  • Nonproliferation
  • Science of Signatures - Remote and Standoff Sensing
  • Ground-based sensing and sensors
  • Space-based sensing and sensors
  • Multi-spectral
  • Hyperspectral for infrared, VIS, and UV
  • Integration of sensors
  • Remote sensing
  • Image analysis
  • Persistent surveillance
  • Real-time knowledge extraction
  • Hyperspectral data processing algorithms and analysis tools
  • Space-based EMP detection
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Social data analysis


LANL Positions

Scientist II (June 2017 - present)

Agnew National Security Postdoctoral Fellow (May 2016 - June 2017)

Postdoctoral Research Associate (July 2015 - May 2016)



[Ziemann, A.K. * Theiler, J. * Messinger, D.W.], "Hyperspectral target detection using manifold learning and multiple target spectra", 2015 IEEE Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop (AIPR), 2015.

[Ziemann, A.K.], "Local spectral unmixing for target detection", 2016 IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation (SSIAI). Proceedings, p.77-80, 2016.

[Ziemann, A.K. * Theiler, J.], "Graph-based and statistical approaches for detecting spectrally variable target materials", Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol.9840, p.98400T, 2016.

[Ziemann, Amanda * Theiler, James], "Simplex ACE: a constrained subspace detector", OPTICAL ENGINEERING, Vol.56, iss.8, p.081808, AUG 2017.

[Theiler, James * Ziemann, Amanda], "Local background estimation and the replacement target model", Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol.10198, p.101980V, 2017.

[Ziemann, Amanda * Theiler, James * Ientilucci, Emmett], "Experiments with simplex ACE: Dealing with highly variable targets", Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol.10198, p.101980F, 2017.

[Ziemann, Amanda * Theiler, James], "Material detection in hyperspectral imagery in support of nuclear nonproliferation", Advances in Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy Conference: Bridging the Gaps in Nuclear Nonproliferation, ANTPC 2016, 2016.