Terence J. Bazow

Senior Manager

Dr. Bazow joined Metron in 1996 and has served as Senior Manager for Metron’s Advanced Mathematics Applications Division since 2011. He has over 30 years of experience in applied research and development, system design and development, and program management. His technical research has primarily focused on (1) information processing, tracking, data fusion, target classification and threat detection for a number of sensor systems and target threats, and (2) theoretical, experimental and computational methods for modeling of acoustic and structural-acoustic phenomena. He has been the principal investigator or technical lead on numerous projects for PEO IWS5, ONR, NRL, DARPA, PMS 406 and Missile Defense Agency (MDA).  

Dr. Bazow is leading Metron's efforts in information processing for development of Detection, Classification and Localization systems. He is the principal investigator (PI) for Metron’s efforts in active undersea warfare, mine countermeasures and maritime port security. Dr. Bazow led a team in the research, design and deployment of advanced concepts for data whitening, data fusion, and target detection, tracking and identification for the surface combatant Mid Frequency Active and SURTASS Low Frequency Active systems. These efforts led to innovations in data driven environmental adaptation, target tracking and multivariate feature processing and classification that have extended the state-of-practice of active information processing systems.

Dr. Bazow is PI for the design, implementation and deployment of the Post Mission Analysis (PMA) software for the PMS 406 Knifefish unmanned underwater synthetic aperture minehunting system.  Innovative algorithms for synthetic array processing, target detection and target identification were designed, developed and integrated into the Knifefish PMA software for high fidelity and robust mine detection and classification.  Dr. Bazow is also leading Metron’s effort in simulation, modeling and performance analysis for the Knifefish system.

Dr. Bazow was the PI for DARPA’s Predictive Analysis for Naval Deployment Activities (PANDA) program to develop a maritime surface vessel anomaly detection system in support of Maritime Domain Awareness. As the technical lead he researched and designed algorithms for (1) motion-based pattern learning to process historical track data and to estimate parameters associated with a model for normal vessel behavior, (2) prediction and activity monitoring to detect behavior that is inconsistent with the envelope of normal operations, and (3) normalcy score broker to combine scores from multiple activity monitoring algorithms for fused system level threat monitoring.

Dr. Bazow is the Metron technical lead in predictive modeling of coupled structural acoustics systems.  For ONR’s Target Strength Simulation and Hull Modification Programs he developed a physics-based target strength model to exploit the underlying physics for stealthy submarine design. Dr. Bazow developed physical models and numerical predictive methods to exploit structural-acoustic interaction phenomena for NRL. These models were used to quantify the impact of a novel concept for submarine signature reduction. This research extended the state-of-the-art for numerical simulation and identification of dominant target strength mechanisms.

Dr. Bazow worked at Arete Engineering Technologies Corporation (AETC) from 1993 to 1996 and at ARC (formerly ORI, Inc.) from 1983 to 1993.



  • Bachelor of Science, Physics, Ursinus University, 1983 
  • Master of Science, Applied Physics, The Catholic University of America, 1986 
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Physics, The Catholic University of America, 1993