Michael Cathcart received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a Principal Research Scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology and holds a joint appointment with the School of Physics and as a Research Faculty member with the Georgia Tech Research Institute in the Electro-Optics System Laboratory. His research interests include physics-based modeling and simulation of visible and infrared phenomenology for active and passive sensors, target signature computations, electro-optical sensor performance studies and laser lethality analyses. Currently, Dr. Cathcart leads research programs that employ passive and active systems for remote sensing applications. He is a member of IEEE, APS and SPIE.