Luke Overbey attended the Catholic University of America, where he received a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering in June 2003. He received his Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in June 2005 with a Jacobs School Fellowship. Luke continued at UCSD with support from the National Science Foundation, the Naval Research Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
His Ph.D. research focused on nonlinear time series analysis and pattern classification approaches to vibration-based damage detection and localization in structures. Research approaches included the use of state-space attractor reconstruction, information theory, neural networks, and multi-feature classification algorithms. He completed his Ph.D. in February 2008 with 20 publications resulting from his graduate work.
Since graduating, Luke has worked in pattern recognition, behavioral modeling, graph theory, and other nonlinear dynamic systems research. Luke, his wife Jessica, and daughter, Alana, currently reside in Mount Pleasant, SC.
Ph.D. Dissertation: Time Series Analysis and Feature Extraction Techniques for Structural Health Monitoring Applications