David Messinger

Research Associate Professor

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Contact Information

OfficeCAR 3250
Phone(585) 475-4538

Mailing Address

Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
54 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY 14623

Job Responsibilities

As an Associate Research Professor, I work with both undergraduate and graduate students conducting research in remote sensing.  I oversee graduate thesis projects in CIS as well as undergraduate senior thesis projects.  As Director of the Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory, I oversee and coordinate the research efforts of nine faculty in CIS, 16 full time research staff, and over 40 undergraduate and graduate students.  

Research Interests

My research investigates the general problem of developing methods to extract quantitative information from spectral imagery.  Specific efforts include the detection of man made phenomena in large area imagery and application of  advanced mathematical techniques to spectral image processing.  Other research interests include the use of physics-based signatures to augment methods of hyperspectral image exploitation and the use of remote sensing techniques for multi-disciplinary research such as Archeology and Disaster Management.  

Selected Publications

"Commute Time Distance Transformation Applied to Spectral Imagery and its Utilization in Material Clustering", J.A. Albano, D.W. Messinger, & S. Rotman, Optical Engineering, 51(7), 076202, July 2012
"A Complexity Metric for Spectral Imagery Based on Spatially Local Convex Hull Volume Estimation"€, D.W. Messinger, A. Ziemann, B. Basener, & A. Schlamm, Optical Engineering, vol. 51, no. 3, March 2012 
"€œSpatially adaptive hyperspectral endmember selection and spectral unmixing"€, K. Canham, A. Schlamm, A. Ziemann, B. Basener, & D.W. Messinger, IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 49, n. 11, November 2011 
"Geospatial disaster response during the Haiti earthquake: A case study spanning airborne deployment, data collection, transfer, processing, and dissemination"€, van Aardt, J.A., McKeown, D., Faulring, J.W., Raqueno, N.G., Casterline, M.V., Renschler, C., Eguchi, R., Messinger, D.W., Krzaczek, R., Cavillia, S., Antalovich, J., Philips, N., Bartlett, B.D., Salvaggio, C., Ontiveros, E.M., Gill, S., Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 77, 9, pp. 943-952 (2011) 
"Techniques for the graph representation of spectral imagery"€, Mercovich, R., Albano, J., and Messinger, D.W., Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE WHISPERS workshop, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2011 
"€œA graph theoretic approach to anomaly detection in hyperspectral imagery"€, D.W. Messinger, and J. Albano, Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE WHISPERS workshop, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2011
"Spectral Image Complexity Estimated Through Local Convex Hull Volume"€, D.W. Messinger, A. Ziemann, B. Basener, & A. Schlamm, Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE WHISPERS workshop, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 2010 
"Geometric Estimation of the Inherent Dimensionality of Single and Multi-material Clusters in Hyperspectral Imagery", A. Schlamm, D.W. Messinger, & B. Basener, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol. 3, 033527, 22 April 2009