Terence J. Bazow

Director, AMA

Dr. Bazow is Director for Advanced Systems Technology in Metron’s Advanced Mathematics Applications (AMA) Division. Dr. Bazow is responsible for research and development in advanced algorithms, information processing, sensor exploitation and systems engineering for manned and unmanned platforms with focus on Department of Defense applications.

Dr. Bazow joined Metron in 1996 and prior to his current role has served as Senior Manager, Senior Analyst and Analyst where he led the development and transition of innovations in (1) information processing technologies including data fusion, and threat detection, tracking & classification; and (2) theoretical, algorithmic and experimental methods for sensor, target and environmental modeling for maritime and undersea applications. Sponsoring agencies for this research includes PEO IWS5, ONR, NRL, DARPA, PMS 406 and Missile Defense Agency.

Dr. Bazow is leading Metron's efforts in information processing for development of Detection, Classification and Localization (DCL) systems. He is the principal investigator (PI) for Metron’s efforts in active undersea warfare, mine countermeasures and maritime port security. Dr. Bazow leads a team in the research, design and deployment of advanced sensor processing algorithms and software for the surface combatant Mid Frequency Active (MFA) and Low Frequency Active (LFA) anti-submarine warfare systems. Under numerous ONR Future Naval Capabilities and Discovery & Invention programs, Dr. Bazow led the development and transition of innovations in in situ data driven environmental adaptation, multiple target tracking and high dimensional feature processing that extended the state-of-practice of active surveillance 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 automated mine detection and classification.  Dr. Bazow is also leading Metron’s effort in simulation, modeling and performance analysis for the Knifefish system.

For the DARPA Cross-Domain Maritime Surveillance and Targeting (CDMaST) program, Dr. Bazow led the development of cross-domain fusion and tracking algorithms for large scale system-of-systems (SOS) architectures.  He also developed cutting-edge acoustic and non-acoustic platform sensing concepts and performance models for exploitation, design and assessment of SOS architectures.

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 develop models 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 fuse scores from multiple activity monitoring algorithms for system level threat monitoring.

Dr. Bazow employed by Arete Engineering Technologies Corporation (AETC) from 1993 to 1996 and by Atlantic Research Corporation (ARC), formerly ORI, Inc. from 1983 to 1993.


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