85, 87 (imaging science) joined the faculty
of the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science as an associate
professor last fall.
Salvaggio, who holds
a Ph.D. from SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry
at Syracuse University, worked with the Digital Imaging and Remote
Sensing (DIRS) Laboratory at RIT from 1987 to 1994. He left RIT
for Washington, D.C., working first for Hughes Aircraft and then
MRJ Inc. (which became part of Veridian Corp.). Salvaggio and
his wife, Nanette Guido Salvaggio 87 (imaging
and photo technology), along with Joseph Sirianni 94
(imaging science) and a fourth colleague formed a consulting company
called Imagery Solutions in 1997.
Events of Sept. 11,
2001, made him think about making a change. Salvaggio was scheduled
to fly to Los Angeles on American Airlines 77, the flight that
was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon. At the last minute,
his trip was cancelled.
Some months later,
Salvaggio told DIRS Laboratory Director John Schott that he was
ready to come back to RIT.
In addition to his
faculty responsibilities, he continues as president of Imagery
Solutions. Nanette serves as vice president for the company and
full-time consultant. The two have one son, Philip, age 11.