Eric McKinney

Eric McKinney

Artificial Intelligence Engineer

Space Dynamics Laboratory

Hi! I’m Eric.

I am an artificial intelligence engineer at the Space Dynamics Laboratory. My recent work involves bolide detection, and network anomalies. My PhD from Utah State University was in eye tracking, spatial statistics, and visualizations, advised by Dr. Jürgen Symanzik and in collaboration with Dr. Breanna Studenka. I earned a Masters degree in statistics at USU by modeling bridge tendon strength with Dr. Yan Sun and Dr. Marc Maguire. I also earned a BS in Mathematics from Weber State University where I did undergraduate research with Dr. Mahmud Akelbek in graph theory.

  • Computational Statistics
  • Bolide Detection
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • PhD in Computational Statistics, 2022

    Utah State University

  • MS in Statistics, 2017

    Utah State University

  • BS in Mathematics, 2014

    Weber State University

  • Residential Electrical Certificate, 2015

    Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College


(2022). Extensions to the Syrjala Test with Eye-Tracking Data Analysis Applications in R. All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 8539.


(2020). Eye-Tracking in Practice: An Application to Human Postures. In ISPC.


(2018). Eye-Tracking in Practice: The EyeTrackR R Package and its Use in a Study on Human Postures. In ISSAS.


(2018). Eye-Tracking in Practice: Results from a Study on Human Postures. In JSM.

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(2017). Eye-Tracking in Practice: A first Analysis of a Study on Human Postures. In JSM.

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