Mr. Mullens is a senior software engineer at Ball Aerospace. Over his 20-year career, he has authored software and technical teams delivering quality software tools and libraries that serve the defense and intelligence community. Mr. Mullens’ career has focused on tools in robotics, computer vision, data management, and advanced image and signal processing for target detection and tracking. He currently leads a scrum team responsible for maintaining a Software Development Kit, Application Programing Interface, and CI/CD pipeline for a major development program at Ball.
Dr. Carl Fischer:
Dr. Fischer currently serves as the Chief Technologist for Systems Engineering Solutions within Ball Aerospace. He received his Electrical Engineering Ph.D. in 2004 from the University of Michigan. Since that time, he has had a 17-year career spanning a range of space-related fields including: characterization and calibration of space-based remote sensing instruments, the development of space signature analysis tools, signature analysis workbenches, and the design of modern cloud-computing solutions for challenging data processing and system integration applications.
Dr. Fischer is passionate about delivering sustainable, microservice-based system solutions that implement the modern cloud-native principles like self-healing, anti-fragile designs, simple architectural elements, and infrastructure agnosticism. These principles empower DevSecOps teams to execute efficiently, focusing on delivering their allotted microservices. They also provide entry-level software engineers with small, independent pieces of the system to develop and update.