Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research

Randolph Brost (Randy)

Randolph Brost (Randy)
Machine Intelligence
Phone: 505/284-1483
Fax: 505/844-4728

Mailing address:
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 1326
Albuquerque, NM

My current work focuses on analysis of geospatial remote sensing data.  These data sets can be large and overwhelming, and difficult to comprehend in detail.  This challenge is compounded when the desired goal is to analyze changes that occur over time, which requires review and mental comparison of multiple large data sets.

We approach this problem using a new representation called geospatial-temporal semantic graphs.  This representation enables automatic search and analysis of geospatial data.


I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University, and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Computer Science from the University of Denver.  I currently lead a geospatial semantic graph project.  Previously, I was on the R&D staff of Eastman Kodak Company, and later served as VP of Advanced Product Development of a solar thermal company, SkyFuel.  My initial research career was at Sandia, pursuing robotics research.

Selected Publications & Presentations


Awards & Recognition

  • Brost, Randolph, William C. McLendon, Ojas D. Parekh, Mark Daniel Rintoul, David R. Strip, Diane Woodbridge, Best Paper/Poster, Best Paper Award, 3rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Analytics for Big Geospatial Data (BigSpatial-2014), November 4, 2014.