RIT Holds Imaging Science Conference, May 11 and 12




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Imaging science for space exploration and homeland security applications will be among featured highlights of the annual Industrial Associates meeting, May 11 and 12, sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science.

The event will bring together corporations, educational institutions and government agencies to talk about innovative research taking place in the field of imaging science. It will be held in the Carlson Auditorium, building 76, room 1125, starting at 8:30 a.m. both days. The Industrial Associates meeting is free and open to the public. To register or view the agenda, visit www.cis.rit.edu/info/IA_S2004.html.

Joe Pow, associate director of the center, anticipates a turnout of 100 people, including scientists from British Aerospace Systems, Boeing Co., Ricoh Co., Eastman Kodak Co., ITT, Markem Corp. and its subsidiary Aellora, Unilever, Fuji, Lifetouch and Xerox Corp.

The high point of the two-day meeting will be the keynote address by John Stack, president and CEO of Edmund Optics, a leading producer of optical components and imaging systems. He will give his talk, “The Engines of Creativity and Change,” at 5 p.m. on May 11.

Other presentations will include student research projects in medical imaging, color science, remote sensing and astronomical imaging. Students will share their research efforts with industry members in formal talks and poster sessions.

In addition, guest speakers will talk about a range of imaging topics such as: “Image Analysis via Fuzzy-Reasoning Approach: Prototype Applications at NASA,” by Jesus Dominguez, from the NASA Technology Applications Team, at 9 a.m. on May 11.

“A High School Elective Course in Imaging Science,” by Robert Callens, Honeoye Falls-Lima, and Shaun Goodrich, Victor High School, at 11:15 a.m. on May 11.

“The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission,” by Scott Hensley, principal engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, at 11:10 a.m. on May 12.

“Image Formation through Walls Using a Distributed Radar Sensor Network,” Allan Hunt, president of AKELA Inc., at 3:10 p.m. on May 12.

Both days of the event will be webcast live at www.cis.rit.edu/info/IA_S2004.html.

“The webcast will give us an opportunity to quickly and effectively reach out to prospective partners around the world,” Pow says.