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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Mark F. Tardiff

Mark F. Tardiff
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Mark Tardiff is a senior research scientist in the National Security Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He received a Master's in Biology from the State University of New York in Syracuse and has over 25 years of experience as a research scientist. He has extensive experience in designing experiments, test planning, conducting operational test and evaluation experiments, and exploratory data analysis and algorithm development. Mr. Tardiff has worked in environmental radiation and chemical detection and characterization for over 20 years and in trace gas, explosives, and radiation detection for nonproliferation and homeland security for five years. Recent work includes strategies to predict the detectability of trace gases in hyperspectral images, comparisons of gamma radiation detection algorithms, evaluation of replacement instruments for 3He-based neutron detectors, and strategies for detecting person-borne improvised explosive devices in unstructured crowd at large public events. Mr. Tardiff has authored or co-authored over 70 journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports.

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