Dr. Brown worked on or supervised students to complete numerous research projects. Dr. Brown worked with staff at NASA, Washington Post, Cytoscape, and others.
Test Harness for NASA Core Flight System
Working with staff at NASA Goddard students supervised by Dr. Brown built a test harness for NASA’s Core Flight System (cFS). cFS is a reusable, customizable and configurable software flight system used by NASA in rockets, landers, satellites and weather balloons.
NASA EVA Training
NASA Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston Texas is responsible for training astronauts for Extra-Vehicle Activities (EVAs), which are commonly call Space-Walks. Teams create the world’s first and only optimal path generator for EVAs. Users can select a starting point and ending point on a 3D model of the International Space Station and it produces the optimal paths to move from these two points. It is similar to how Google Maps works for roads, except it finds 3D paths around the outside of the space station. A second project is the EVA Instructions Management System. This system organization, stores, collates and produces lists of instructions for astronauts to use during EVAs.
Cytoscape is a free open-source universal modeling tool generally associated with Biological modeling. It has been extensively used in research include DNA modeling and cancer research. Numerous projects have been completed for Cytoscape. A number of projects enhance Cytoscape and some produced valuable information for the promotion of Cytoscape, including counting and tracking the number of research papers cite Cytoscape.
Washington Post High School Sports Ranking System
The Washington Post covers high school sports in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland for public and private schools. Ranking high school sports teams is very difficult because team rarely play across these geographic boundaries and rarely do public and private schools play each other. A high school sports ranking algorithm and program was developed to rank high school sports teams in the Washington Post’s circulation area.
Sharing of DNA motifs or patterns
This project created a web-based application that allows hospital staff and researchers to share research on DAN motifs.
Modeling of Issue Tracking System of EOSDIS
As a Research Assistant Dr. Brown created the first mathematical models for the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) issue tracking database. These models are referenced in:
Callahan, J.R. & Kathsuriya, R.R. (1998). Web-Based Issue Tracking for Large Software Projects. IEEE Internet Computing 2(55), 25-33.