Bryan Schlake received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2007 from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign and his M.S. in 2010. His research related to the automated inspection of railcars through machine vision technology. He worked with a multidisciplinary team to develop a system capable of scanning railcar underbodies in order to detect critical defects.
Schlake, B.W., J.R. Edwards, J.M. Hart, C.P.L. Barkan, S. Todorovic, and
N. Ahuja, Machine Vision Condition Monitoring of Heavy-Haul Railcar Structural Underframe Components. In Proceedings: International Heavy Haul Conference, Shanghai, China, June 2009.
Schlake, B., Edwards, J.M., Hart, J.M., Barkan, C.P.L., Todorovic, S., Ahuja, N. Automated Inspection of Railcar Underbody Structural Components Using Machine Vision Technology . Proceedings of the TRB 88 th Annual Meeting, Washington , DC (January 2009).