Anthony Vodacek



Contact Information

OfficeCAR 3258
Phone(585) 475-7816

Mailing Address

Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
54 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY 14618 USA

PhD, Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 1990
MS, Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 1985
BS, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1981

Research Interests

  • Remote Sensing
  • Integrating remote sensing and environmental models
  • Dynamic Data Driven Applications Systems (DDDAS)
  • Passive and active remote sensing of water quality
  • Remote detection of wildland fire
  • Feature extraction from hyperspectral data, imaging spectroscopy
  • Landcover change and water quality

Selected Publications

Tomaszewski, Brian; Vodacek, Anthony; Parody, Robert; Holt, Nicholas, Spatial Thinking Ability Assessment in Rwandan Secondary Schools: Baseline Results, Journal of Geography, 114, 2, pp. 39-48 (2015)

Rose, Robert; Byler, Dirck; Eastman, J; Fleishman, Erica; Geller, Gary; Goetz, Scott; Guild, Liane; Hamilton, Healy; Hansen, Matthew; Headley, Rachel; Hewson, Jennifer; Horning, Ned; Kaplin, Beth; Laporte, Nadine; Leidner, Allison; Leimgruber, Peter; Morisette, Jeffrey; Musinsky, John; Pintea, Lilian; Prados, Ana; Radeloff, Volker; Rowen, Mary; Saatchi, Sassan; Schill, Steven; Tabor, Karyn; Turner, Woody; Vodacek, Anthony; Vogelmann, James; Wegmann, Martin; Wilkie, David; Wilson, Cara, The top 10 conservation questions that can be addressed through remote sensing technologies, Conservation Biology, 29, 2, pp. 350-359. (2015)
Uzkent, Burak; Hoffman, Matthew J.; Vodacek, Anthony; Chen, Bin, Feature Matching with an Adaptive Optical Sensor in a Ground Target Tracking System, IEEE Sensors Journal, 15, 1, pp. 510-519. (2015)
Chen, B.; Vodacek, A.; Cahill, N.D., A Novel Adaptive Scheme for Evaluating Spectral Similarity in High-resolution Urban Scenes, IEEE J. Selected Topics Appl. Earth Obs. Remote Sens. (JSTARS), 6, pp. 1376-1385. doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2013.2254702 (2013)
Vodacek, A., Linking year-to-year Cladophora variability in Lake Ontario to the temperature contrast between nearshore and offshore waters during the spring, Journal of Great Lakes Research, 38, Sup. 4, pp. 85-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jglr.2012.02.013 (2012)
Wang, Z.; Vodacek, A.; Coen, J.L., Generation of synthetic infrared remote-sensing scenes of wildland fire, International Journal of Wildland Fire, 18, 3, pp. 302-309. doi:10.1071/WF08089 (2009)
Makarewicz, J.C.; Lewis, T.W.; Bosch, I.; Noll, M.R.; Herendeen, N.; Simon, R.D.; Zollweg, J.; Vodacek, A., The impact of agricultural best management practices on downstream systems: Soil loss and nutrient chemistry and flux to Conesus Lake, New York, USA, Journal of Great Lakes Research, 35, pp. 23-36 (2009)
Mandel, J.A.; Bennethum, L.S.; Beezley, J.D.; Coen, J.L.; Douglas, C.C.; Kim, M.; Vodacek, A., A wildland fire model with data assimilation, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 79, pp. 584-606 (2008)
Li, Y.; Vodacek, A.; Kremens, R.L.; Garrett, A.J.; Bosch, I.; Makarewicz, J.C.; Lewis, T.W., Circulation and stream plume modeling in Conesus Lake., Environmental Modeling and Assessment., 13, pp. 175-289 (2008)
Li, Y.; Vodacek, A.; Zhu, Y., An automatic statistical segmentation algorithm for extraction of fire and smoke regions, Remote Sensing of Environment, 108, pp. 171-178 (2007)
Ononye, A.E.; Vodacek, A.; Saber, E., Automated extraction of fire line parameters from multispectral infrared images., Remote Sensing of Environment, 108, pp. 179-188 (2006)
Li, Y.; Vodacek, A.; Kremens, R.L.; Ononye, A.E., A hybrid contextual approach to wildland fire detection using multispectral imagery., IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 43, pp. 2115-2126 (2005)
Kremens, R.L.; Faulring, J.W.; Gallagher, A.J.; Seema, A.; Vodacek, A., Autonomous field-deployable wildland fire sensors., International Journal of Wildland Fire, 12, pp. 237-244 (2003)
Vodacek, A.; Kremens, R.L.; Fordham, A.J.; VanGorden, S.C.; Luisi, D.; Schott, J.R.; Latham, D.J., Remote optical detection of biomass burning using a potassium emission signature., International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23, pp. 2721-2726 (2002)