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College of Science - Graduate Faculty

Sophia A. Maggelakis, BS, MS, Ph.D., Old Dominion University—Dean

Bioinformatics

Gregory Babbitt, BA, Ohio Wesleyan University; MS, Ph.D., University of Florida—Assistant Professor: evolution of the biophysical properties of whole genomes and their interactions with DNA binding proteins

Feng Cui, MS, Truman State University; Ph.D., Iowa State University; MD, Hunan Medical University (China)—Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics: Next-generation sequencing, modeling genome-wide nucleosome positions, analysis of genome-wide p53 binding sites

André Hudson, BS, Virginia Union University; Ph.D., Rutgers University—Associate Professor, Biology: amino acid metabolism, bacteria-plant interactions

David A. Lawlor, BA, University of Texas; MS, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio—Associate Professor, Biotechnology: immunology

Michael V. Osier, BS, University of Vermont; Ph.D., Yale University—Associate Professor; Graduate Program Director, Bioinformatics: database design, implementation, tuning, analysis; genetic algorithms, human genetics

Gary K. Skuse, BA, University of Rochester; Ph.D., Syracuse University—Professor, Bioinformatics: cancer genetics, RNA processing, amateur radio, computer networking and communications

Environmental Science

Larry Buckley, BA, University of Missouri; MS, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale—Head, Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences; Associate Professor, Biology: herpetology, evolution of iguanas, biogeography, systemics

Elizabeth Hane, BA, Rice University; MA, University of Kansas; Ph.D., Brown University—Associate Head, Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences; Associate Professor, Biology: plant community ecology, ecosystem biology, conservation biology

M. Ann Howard, BS, Cornell University; J.D., Rutgers University School of Law—Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Science, Technology and Society/Public Policy: relationship between environmental decision-making and the role of citizen involvement, sustainable community development

Christine Keiner, BA, McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College); Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University—Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Science, Technology and Society/Public Policy: history of ecology and biology, U.S. environmental politics, and relations between science and politics

 

 

Karl F. Korfmacher, BA, Carleton College; MS, Ph.D., Duke University—Associate Professor, Environmental Science: mapping and monitoring aquatic habitats, geographic information system models, land cover analysis

Jeffrey S. Lodge, BA, University of Delaware; Ph.D., University of Mississippi—Associate Professor, Biology: bioremediation of oil-contaminated sites and industrial waste streams

Richard Shearman, BA, Western State College of Colorado; MS, Eastern New Mexico University; Ph.D., State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry—Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Science, Technology, Society/Public Policy: practical problems associated with the conservation of biodiversity

 

Paul Shipman, BSE, MS, Emporia State University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University—Associate Professor, Biology: ecological informatics, conservation of amphibians and reptiles, behavioral and evolutionary ecology

Susan Smith Pagano, BS, State University College at Oswego; MS, State University College at Brockport; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island—Assistant Professor, Environmental Science: avian nutritional ecology and migration physiology

Anna Christina Tyler, BS, Cornell University, MS, Ph.D., University of Virginia—Graduate Program Director, Environmental Science; Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Biology: aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry, invasive species, ecosystem restoration

Jan van Aardt, BSc, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa); MS, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—Associate Professor, Imaging Science: remote sensing of natural resources, application of hyperspectral, light detection and ranging for spectral-structural characterization of natural systems, integrated modeling approaches, scaling of natural resources remote sensing solutions through sensor interoperability

 

Jeffrey Wagner, AB, University of Missouri at Columbia; MS, Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana—Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Economics: sustainable waste management

 

Applied and Computational Mathematics

Anurag Agarwal, MS, Indian Institute of Technology (India); Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Associate Professor, Number Theory, Cryptography, Algebra, Graph Theory

Ephraim Agyingi, BS, MS, University of Ilorin (Nigeria); Ph.D., University of Manchester (United Kingdom)—Associate Professor, Numerical Analysis

David S. Barth-Hart, BS, Syracuse University; MA, University of Rochester—Associate Professor, Algebra, Number Theory

Maurino P. Bautista, BS, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines); MS, Ph.D., Purdue University—Professor, Numerical Analysis, Applied Mathematics

Bernard Brooks, BS, University of Toronto (Canada); MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, Ph.D., University of Guelph (Canada)—Professor, mathematical modeling

Nathan Cahill, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; D.Phil., University of Oxford (United Kingdom)—Associate Professor, scientific computing, biomedial image analysis, computer vision

Manuela Campanelli, Laurea in Mathematics, University of Perugia (Italy); Ph.D., University of Bern (Switzerland)—Director, School of Mathematical Sciences; Professor: numerical relativity, gravitational physics, computational astrophysics

Linlin Chen, BS, Beijing University (China); MCS, Rice University; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor, statistics, biostatistics, statistical consulting, genetics, bioinformatics and computational biology

Elizabeth Cherry, BS, Georgetown University; Ph.D., Duke University—Associate Professor, Computational Cardiac Dynamics

Patricia A. Clark, SB, SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor, Mathematical Biology

Matthew Coppenbarger, BS, University of Arizona; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Professor, Mathematical Physics, Spectral Theory

Joshua Faber, BS, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Associate Professor, Numerical Relativity, Computational Astrophysics, Dynamics

David L. Farnsworth, BS, Union College; MA, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin—Professor, Mathematical Statistics

Raluca Felea, BS, University of Iasi; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Professor, Microlocal Analysis

John F. Hamilton, BA, Cornell University; MA, Ph.D., Indiana University—Research Faculty

Anthony A. Harkin, BS, State University College at Brockport; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Boston University—Associate Professor, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations

Matthew J. Hoffman, BA, Williams College; MS, Ph.D., University of Maryland—Assistant Professor, Data Assimilation, Applied Mathematics, Ocean and Atmospheric Forecasting

Jay Alan Jackson, BS, MS, Ph.D., Florida State University—Associate Professor (joint appointment with B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences), Mathematical modeling, innovative and interdisciplinary math and science education

 

Jobby Jacob, BS, Bharata Mata College (India); MS, Indian Institute of Technology (India); MS, Ph.D., Clemson University—Assistant Professor, Graph Theory

Baasansuren Jadamba, BS, National University of Mongolia (Mongolia); MS, University of Kaiserslautern (Germany); Ph.D., University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)—Assistant Professor, Partial Differential Equations, Inverse Problems, Numerical Optimization

Akhtar Khan, MS, Technical University Kaiserslautern (Germany); Ph.D., Michigan Technological University—Associate Professor, Applied Math, Optimization, Inverse Problems, Variational Inequalities, Elasticity Imaging

Seshavadhani Kumar, BS, MS, University of Madras (India); Ph.D., University of Delaware—Professor, Operations Research, Simulation

Manuel Lopez, AB, Princeton University; Ph.D., Wesleyan University—Associate Professor, Homological Algebra

Carlos Lousto, MS, Universidad Nacional De La Plata (Argentina); Ph.D., Universidad De Buenos Aires (Argentina)—Professor, Numerical Relativity

Carl V. Lutzer, BS, Michigan State University; MA, Ph.D., University of Kentucky—Professor, Mathematical Physics

Sophia A. Maggelakis, BS, MS, Ph.D., Old Dominion University—Dean, College of Science; Professor, Biomathematics

Kara L. Maki, BS, University of New Hampshire; MS, Ph.D., University of Delaware—Assistant Professor, Mathematical Modeling, Scientific Computing

Carol E. Marchetti, BS, Case Institute of Technology; MS, Weatherhead School of Management; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Professor, Statistics

James E. Marengo, BA, MS, California State University; Ph.D., Colorado State University—Professor, Statistics, Probability

Douglas S. Meadows, BS, Stanford University; MS, New York University; Ph.D., Stanford University—Professor, Algebraic Topology, Number Theory, Orthogonal Polynomials

Darren A. Narayan, BS, State University of New York at Binghamton; MS, Ph.D., Lehigh University—Professor, Graph Theory, Discrete Math

Michael Radin, BA, Rowan University; MS, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island—Associate Professor, Differential Equations

David Ross, BA, Columbia College; Ph.D., New York University—Professor, Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis 

Hossein Shahmohamad, BS, MA, California State University at Long Beach; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh—Professor, Graph Theory

Likin Simon Romero, BS, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico); Ph.D., West Virginia University—Visiting Assistant Professor, Continuum Theory and Hyperspaces of Sets, Graph Theory

Wanda Szpunar-Lojasiewicz, BS, Jagiellonian University (Poland); MS, Ph.D., University of Cracow (Poland)—Associate Professor, Analysis

Paul Wenger, BA, Boston College; MS, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—Assistant Professor, Extremal and structural graph theory

 

John T. Whelan, BA, Cornell University; Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara—Associate Professor, Computational Relativity and Gravitation, Gravitational Wave Data Analysis

Tamas Wiandt, BS, Jozsef Attila University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota—Associate Professor, Dynamical Systems

Elmer L. Young, BA, Amherst College; MS, Ph.D., The Ohio State University—Associate Professor, Topology and Analysis

Yosef Zlochower, BS, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh—Associate Professor, Numerical Relativity

Chemistry

Jeremy Cody, BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry: synthetic organic chemistry

Christina Goudreau Collison, BA, Colby College; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry: synthetic organic chemistry

Christopher Collison, BS, Ph.D., Imperial College of London (United Kingdom)—Associate Professor, Physical Chemistry: polymer chemistry

Michael G. Coleman, BS, Ph.D., University of Buffalo—Visiting Assistant Professor, Medicinal chemistry: synthethic organometallic methodologies towards medicinally relevant targets

Paul A. Craig, BS, Oral Roberts University; Ph.D., University of Michigan—Professor, School Head, Analytical Biochemistry

Nathan Eddingsaas, BS, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry

Joseph P. Hornak, BS, Utica College of Syracuse University; MS, Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame—Professor, Joint Appointment with Imaging Science, Physical Chemistry: magnetic resonance spectroscopies and imaging

Thomas D. Kim, BS, Loyola College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison—Associate Professor, Biochemistry: pharmacology

Lea V. Michel, BA, Colgate University; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor, Biochemistry: structural biology, biophysics

Massoud J. Miri, BS, MS, Ph.D., University of Hamburg (Germany)—Associate Professor, Polymer Chemistry: polymerization mechanisms, polymer properties, catalysis

Suzanne O’Handley, BS, Rutgers University; MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Professor, Biochemistry: cloning characteristics of nudix hydrolases, novel phosphatase families, novel antibiotic targets, enzyme-substrate specificity

John-David Rocha, BS, MS, University of North Texas; Ph.D., Rice University—Assistant Professor, Physical Chemistry

L. Paul Rosenberg, BS, Bridgewater State College; Ph.D., University of New Hampshire—Professor, Analytical Chemistry: pharmaceutical analysis, physical properties of drug compounds, chemical separations techniques

K. S. V. Santhanam, BSc, MA, Ph.D., Sri Venkateswara University (India)—Professor, Analytical Chemistry: organic conducting polymers, electrochemistry, sensors and carbon nanotubes

Thomas W. Smith, BS, John Carroll University; Ph.D., University of Michigan—Professor, Organic/Polymer Chemistry: synthesis and device applications of block copolymer systems and nano composites

Gerald A. Takacs, BS, University of Alberta (Canada); Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Professor, Physical Chemistry: chemical kinetics, atmospheric chemistry, plasma chemistry, and photochemistry

Laura Ellen Tubbs, BA, Hood College; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor, Physical Chemistry: accelerator-based ultrasensitive mass spectroscopy, natural radioisotope dating, aqueous polymer solutions

Scott Williams, BS, Purdue University; Ph.D., Montana State University—Professor, Assistant School Head, Inorganic Chemistry: pharmaceutical quality assurance through application of point-of-care assays

Materials Science and Engineering

John Andersen, BS, State University of New York at Buffalo; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor, Physics: theoretical solid-state physics, transport phenomena, electron-photon interactions, nonlinear phenomena, electronic properties of molecular crystals, experimental low-temperature physics, large-scale computations, parallel processing

Linda Barton, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, Ph.D., University of Illinois—Associate Professor, Physics: magnetic materials and magnetic measurements, calorimetry, bulk transport measurements, properties of materials at or near phase transitions, critical phenomena

David A. Borkholder, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, Ph.D., Stanford University—Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering

Robert J. Bowman, BS, Pennsylvania State University; MS, San Jose State University; Ph.D., University of Utah—Professor, Electrical Engineering

Peter Cardegna, BS, Loyola College; Ph.D., Clemson University—Professor, Physics: superconductivity, low temperature physics, photographic materials

Robert A. Clark, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Maryland—Professor Emeritus, Chemistry: plasma modification of organic polymers, polymer science, chemistry of microlithographic imaging systems, kinetics and thermodynamics of thermal and photochemical transformations of small hydrocarbon molecules

Tracy Davis, BA, BS, Wofford College; Ph.D., Clemson University—Associate Professor, Physics: experimental solid-state physics, optics, low temperature physics, computer models of chaotic systems

Alan B. Entenberg, AB, Washington University; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor, Physics: stress and adhesion in thin films; surface modification by glow discharge plasma and/or ion bombardment

Surendra K. Gupta, B.Tech., India Institute of Technology (India); MS, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor, Mechanical Engineering: x-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy, micromechanics modeling, digital image analysis

Richard K. Hailstone, BS, Northern Illinois University; MS, Indiana University—Associate Professor, Imaging Science: silver halide materials and processing, imaging materials

Joseph P. Hornak, BS, Utica College of Syracuse University; MS, Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame—Professor, Chemistry: physical chemistry, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging

Michael A. Jackson, BS, MS, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Associate Professor, Microelectronic Engineering: microelectronic device design, fabrication, and test; material characterization techniques, surface analytical instrumentation; vacuum processing, including CVD, plasma, and ion beam techniques, micromachining, ferroelectric thin films, amorphous silicon and polysilicon film deposition and characterization

Michael Kotlarchyk, BS, MS, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Professor, Physics: characterization of structure and phase transitions in surfactant systems (micelles, microemulsions, and liquid crystals) using scattering techniques; mass and surface fractals in condensed matter systems, theories of liquids; chaos in simple non-linear physical systems

Kathleen Lamkin-Kennard, BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; MS, Ph.D., Drexel University—Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering: biomedical engineering and biomaterials.  

Vern Lindberg, BS, University of Alberta (Canada); MS, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University—Professor, Physics: deposition of metals onto polymeric substrates, effects of surface modification of polymer substrates on growth of PVD (physical vapor deposited) films, glow discharge and ion bombardment, stress in sputtered thin films, adhesion of PVD thin films, multilayer optical filters

Massoud Miri, BS, MS, Ph.D., University of Hamburg (Germany)—Associate Professor, Chemistry: polymerization mechanisms, polymer properties, catalysis

Ali Ogut, B.Ch.E., Hacettepe University (Turkey); MS, Ph.D., University of Maryland—Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering: polymer processing, heat and mass transfer, rheology, transport phenomena

Sannasi Ramanan, BS, BE, M.Tech., Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology (India)—Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering: semiconductor materials, IC processing, epitaxial growth of semiconductors, quantumwell heterostructures, simulation and design of solid state devices

Andrew Robinson, BSc, Ph.D., University of Manchester (United Kingdom)—Professor, Physics: astronomy, active galactic nuclei, supermassive black holes, radio galaxies, high redshift quasars

K. S. V. Santhanam, BSc, MA, Ph.D., Sri Venkateswara University (India)—Professor, Analytical Chemistry: organic conducting polymers, electrochemistry, sensors and carbon nanotubes

Bruce Smith, BS, MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Professor, Microelectronic Engineering: 193 nm lithography, multilayer resist processing, attenuated phase shift mask materials

Thomas W. Smith, BS, John Carroll University; Ph.D., University of Michigan—Professor, Chemistry: synthesis and device applications of block copolymer systems and nano composites

David A. Sumberg, BA, Utica College of Syracuse University; MS, Ph.D., Michigan State University—Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering: fiber optics and applications of fiber optics (polarization properties, microwave transmission on optical fiber, sensors, couplers); integrated optics (couplers, materials for integrated optics)

Gerald A. Takacs, BS, University of Alberta (Canada); Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Professor, Chemistry: physical chemistry, chemical kinetics, photochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, plasma etching and modification of materials

Jayanthi Venkataraman, BS, MS, Bangalore University (India); Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science (India)—Professor, Electrical Engineering: electromagnetic fields

Jerome Wagner, BS, Case Institute of Technology; MS, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Professor, Physics: solid state physics, nuclear physics, medical physics, diagnostic nuclear medicine, defect properties in insulating materials, radiation-induced defects, color center

Scott Williams, BS, Purdue University; Ph.D., Montana University—Associate Professor, CIAS: printed electronics, bioactive paper technology, ink chemistry and formulation

Astrophysical Sciences and Technology

Stefi A. Baum, BA, Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Maryland—Director; Professor, Imaging Science: astrophysics, astronomical imaging, and astronomical mission development, including radio, optical, UV, and x-ray observations; active galaxies, black holes, galaxies and cluster of galaxies

Manuela Campanelli, Laurea in Mathematics, University of Perugia (Italy); Ph.D., University of Bern (Switzerland)—Professor, Mathematics:  numerical relativity, computational astrophysics, black holes, gravitational waves

Sukanya Chakrabarti, B.Sc., North Carolina State University; MS, Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley—Assistant Professor, Physics: computational astrophysics, galactic evolution and dynamics

Joshua Faber, BS, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Assistant Professor, Mathematics: numerical relativity, general relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, relativistic astrophysics

Donald F. Figer, BA, Northwestern University; MS, University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of California—Professor, Imaging Science: massive stars, massive star clusters, galactic center, imaging detectors

Joel H. Kastner, BS, University of Maryland; MS, Ph.D., University of California—Professor, Imaging Science: astronomical imaging, including x-ray, infrared and radio spectroscopy; young stars and planet formation; evolved stars and planetary nebulae

Carlos Lousto, MS, Universidad Nacional De La Plata (Argentina); Ph.D., Universidad De Buenos Aires (Argentina)—Professor, Mathematics: numerical relativity, relativistic astrophysics, black hole physics, perturbation theory

David Merritt, BS, Santa Clara University; Ph.D., Princeton University—Professor, Physics: theoretical astrophysics, galaxy dynamics, supermassive black holes, gravitational N-body problem, computational dynamics

Zoran Ninkov, BSc, University of Western Australia (Australia); MS, Monash University (Australia); Ph.D., University of British Columbia (Canada)—Professor, Imaging Science: detector array development and characterization, development of novel astronomical instrumentation, studies of young stellar clusters, planetary detection

Christopher O’Dea, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts—Professor, Physics: astronomy, active galactic nuclei (Seyfert galaxies, radio galaxies, quasars), clusters of galaxies, cooling flows

Richard O’Shaughnessy, BA, Cornell University; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology—Assistant Professor, Mathematics: gravitational wave astronomy, numerical and general relativity

Michael W. Richmond, BA, Princeton University; MA, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley—Professor, Physics: observational astronomy, supernovae, variable stars, reduction of optical data, automatic telescopes

Andrew Robinson, BSc, Ph.D., University of Manchester (United Kingdom)—Director, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology; Professor, Physics: astronomy, active galactic nuclei, supermassive black holes, radio galaxies, high redshift quasars

John Whelan, BA, Cornell University; Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara—Associate Professor, Mathematics: quantum physics, gravitational wave data analysis, astrophysical relativity

Yosef Zlochower, BS, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh—Assistant Professor, Mathematics: numerical relativity, relativistic astrophysics, black hole physics

Color Science

Roy S. Berns, BS, MS, University of California; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—Richard S. Hunter Professor, Color Science: spectral-based digital-image capture, digital archiving, and reproduction of works of art; art conservation science including pigment identification for in painting and quantifying the optical properties of painting varnishes; spectral models and color profiles for multi-ink printing; colorimetry

Mark D. Fairchild, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education; Professor and Director, Color Science Program/Munsell Color Science Laboratory: color appearance perception and modeling; image quality metrics and models; HDR imaging; human perception

Susan Farnand, BS, Cornell University; MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Research Scientist, Color Science Program

 

James Ferwerda, BA, MS, Ph.D., Cornell University—Associate Professor, Imaging Science

 

Joseph Geigel, BS, Manhattan College; MS, Stevens Institute of Technology; D.Sc., George Washington University—Associate Professor, Computer Science

 

Andrew Herbert, BS, McGill University (Canada); MA, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario (Canada)—Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology

 

Garrett Johnson, BS, MS, Ph.D. Rochester Institute of Technology—Apple Computer

 

Noboru Ohta, BS, MS, Ph.D., Tokyo University (Japan)—Fuji Film (retired)

 

Imaging Science

Stefi A. Baum, BA, Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Maryland—Director and Professor, Imaging Science: astrophysics, astronomical imaging, and astronomical mission development, including radio, optical, UV, and x-ray observations; active galaxies, black holes, galaxies and cluster of galaxies

Charles Bachmann,A.B., Princeton University; Sc.M., Ph.D., Brown University—Associate Professor, Imaging Science and Frederick and Anna B. Wiedman Chair: coastal characterization from remote sensing; advanced retrieval algorithms for hyperspectral and multi-sensor imagery; spectroscopy, BRDF, and advanced instrumentation for calibration and validation; pattern recognition; graph and manifold descriptions of high-dimensional data

 

Gabriel J. Diaz, BFA, Skidmore College; MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—Assistant Professor, Imaging Science: visually guided action; human motor control; eye movements; visual prediction

Roger Dube, BS, Cornell University; Ph.D. Princeton University—Research Professor, Imaging Science: space weather, cosmology, stellar astrophysics, holographic data storage, computer security, artificial intelligence

Roger L. Easton, BS, Haverford College; MS, University of Maryland; MS, Ph.D., University of Arizona—Professor, Imaging Science: application of imaging technologies to manuscripts of cultural importance; optical holography; digital and optical signal/image processing

James Fewerda, BA, MS, Ph.D., Cornell University—Associate Professor, Color Science: high dynamic range imaging, perceptually-based rendering, material appearance, display systems, low vision and assistive technologies

Richard Hailstone, BS, Northern Illinois University; MS, Indiana University—Associate Professor, Imaging Science: characterization of materials using electron microscopy, synthesis of nanoparticles, imaging system modeling

Maria Helguera, BS, National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico); MS, University of Rochester; Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Associate Professor, Imaging Science: medical imaging, ultrasound tissue characterization, digital image processing

Joseph P. Hornak, BS, Utica College of Syracuse University; MS, Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame—Professor, Joint Appointment with Department of Chemistry: physical chemistry, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging

Emmett Ientilucci, BS, MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Assistant Research Professor, Imaging Science: remote sensing, hyperspectral image processing, multivariate statistics, target detection, radiometry

Joel H. Kastner, BS, University of Maryland; MS, Ph.D., University of California—Professor, Imaging Science: astronomical imaging, including x-ray, infrared and radio spectroscopy; young stars and planet formation; evolved stars and planetary nebulae

John P. Kerekes, BS, MS, Ph.D., Purdue University—Professor, Imaging Science: multispectral remote sensing systems, multidimensional imaging system, pattern recognition

Robert L. Kremens, BS, The Cooper Union; MS, University of Rochester; MS, Ph.D., New York University—Research Professor, Imaging Science: wildland fire behavior and effects, remote sensing instrumentation, autonomous remote instruments for environmental monitoring, electronics measurement systems

Poorna Kushalnagar, BA, Gallaudet University; MA, Ph.D., University of Houston—Research Assistant Professor, Imaging Science: cognitive learning, technology, and QoL for people with sensory disabilities; eye tracking, language, and emotion; literacy in Deaf and Hard of Hearing people

David W. Messinger, BS, Clarkson University; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—Associate Research Professor, Imaging Science: remote sensing image exploitation, advanced mathematical approaches to spectral image processing, LWIR hyperspectral processing

Zoran Ninkov, BSc, University of Western Australia (Australia); MS, Monash University (Australia); Ph.D., University of British Columbia (Canada)—Professor, Imaging Science: detector array development and characterization, development of novel astronomical instrumentation, studies of young stellar clusters, planetary detection

Jake Noel-Storr, MSci, University of Birmingham (United Kingdom); MA, M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University—Assistant Research Professor, Imaging Science: Supermassive black holes, active galactic nuclei, science education and learning, outreach

Jeff Pelz, BFA, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Frederick Wiedman Professor, Imaging Science: visual perception and cognition, understanding high-level visual processing by examining eye movements in the execution of complex tasks in natural environments

Jie Qiao, BS, University of Science and Technology Liaoning (China); MS, Tsinghua University (China); MBA, University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin—Associate Professor, Imaging Science: optical metrology, optical instrumentations, adaptive optics and active optics, ultrafast laser systems and applications (remote sensing, material processing), optical system design and performance evaluation

Navalgund Rao, MS, Banaras Hindu University (India); Ph.D., University of Minnesota—Research Professor, Imaging Science: industrial and medical applications of ultrasound imaging, digital signal processing; modeling and analysis of medical imaging systems

Carl Salvaggio, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Syracuse University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry—Professor: novel techniques for the measurement of spectral optical properties, quantitative reflective and emissive remote sensing, digital image processing, three-dimensional geometry extraction from imagery, and scene simulation and modeling

John Schott, BS, Canisius College; MS, Ph.D., Syracuse University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry—Research Professor, Imaging Science: quantitative radiometric remote sensing, synthetic image generation, spectroscopy, calibration and atmospheric correction of satellites imaging systems, remote assessment of the Great Lakes water resources

Grover Swartzlander, BS, Drexel University; MSEE, Purdue University; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University—Associate Professor, Joint Appointment with Department of Physics: optical vortices, optical coronagraphs and high contrast imaging, pattern formation in linear and nonlinear optics, optical tweezers, optical coherence, solar sailing, metamaterials

Jan van Aardt, BSc, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa); MS, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute—Associate Professor, Imaging Science: remote sensing of natural resources, application of hyperspectral, light detection and ranging for spectral-structural characterization of natural systems, integrated modeling approaches, scaling of natural resources remote sensing solutions through sensor interoperability

Anthony Vodacek, BS, University of Wisconsin; MS, Ph.D., Cornell University—Professor, Imaging Science: imaging spectrometry applications environmental characterization and monitoring; remote sensing data assimilation in environmental models; thermal and non-thermal techniques for wildland fire detection; coastal remote sensing and aquatic optics

Graduate Program Faculty

Iris Asllani, B.Sc., University of Tirana (Albania); M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Washington at Seattle—Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering: development and implementation of multimodal functional MRI methods for applications in basic neuroscience and clinical research

Peter Bajorski, BS, MS, University of Wroclaw (Poland); Ph.D., Technical University of Wroclaw (Poland)—Associate Professor, Center for Quality and Applied Statistics: target detection and unmixing in hyperspectral images, multiwave analysis, regression analysis

Mishkat Bhattacharya, B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (India); MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor, Physics: quantum optics, nanoscience, superconductivity

Nathan Cahill, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; D.Phil., University of Oxford (United Kingdom)—Associate Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences: image alignment and stitching, 3-D medical image registration, variational techniques and partial differential equations for image processing

Sohail A. Dianat, BS, Aria-Mehr University (Iran); MS, Ph.D., George Washington University—Professor, Electrical Engineering: digital communication, signal processing and image processing

Marcos Esterman, BS, MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Stanford University—Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering: systems engineering, product development, design robustness, sustainable print systems, addictive manufacturing

Donald F. Figer, BA, Northwestern University; MS, University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of California—Professor, Imaging Science: massive stars, massive star clusters, galactic center, imaging detectors

Ernest Fokoue, BS, University of Yaoundé (Cameroon); MS, Aston University; Ph.D., University of Glasgow—Associate Professor, Quality and Applied Statistics: statistical machine learning and data mining

Roger S. Gaborski, BS, MS, State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., University of Maryland—Professor, Computer Science: visual and acoustic scene understanding, computer vision, video processing, artificial intelligence, blind source separation, machine learning

Thomas Gaborski, BS, Cornell University; MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering: NanoBio Devices at the interface of nanomaterials, biology and imaging

Joseph Geigel, BS, Manhattan College; MS, Stevens Institute of Technology; D.Sc., George Washington University—Associate Professor, Computer Science: computer graphics, multimedia storytelling, functional sound synthesis for computer generated animations, virtual reality and theater

Andrew Herbert, BS, McGill University (Canada); MA, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario (Canada)—Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Matthew Hoffman, BA, Williams College; MS, Ph.D., University of Maryland—Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences: data assimilation, applied mathematics, ocean and ecosystem modeling, Martian atmosphere and climate, breeding, ensemble Kalman filter, scientific computation

Seth Hubbard, BS, Drexel University; MS, Case Western Reserve University; Ph.D. University of Michigan—Assistant Professor, Physics: next generation photovoltaic devices, nanomaterials, novel and wide bandgap semiconductors, semiconducting polymers and devices

Michael Kotlarchyk, BS, MS, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Professor, Physics: radiation scattering techniques, laser light scattering, small-angle neutron and x-ray scattering, photon correlation spectroscopy, structure and interactions in complex fluids, optics and photonics

Cristian Linte, BSc, University of Windsor (Canada); MESc, Ph.D. University of Western Ontario (Canada)—Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering: image-guided visualization and navigation for minimally invasive therapy

Sildomar Monteiro, MSc, Aeronautics Technological Institute (Brazil); Ph.D., Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)—Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, machine learning, statistical signal and image processing, and their applications in robotics, remote sensing, and biomedical engineering

Michael Pierce, BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MS, Ph.D., University of Washington—Assistant Professor, Physics: experimental physics, condensed matter physics, surface science, magnetism, x-ray science, and phase transitions

Eli Saber, BS, State University of New York at Buffalo; MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Professor, Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering: signal, image and video processing; computer vision

Andreas Savakis, BS, MS, Old Dominion University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University—Associate Professor, Computer Engineering: digital image processing, computer vision

Bruce Smith, BS, MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Professor, Microelectronic Engineering: immersion lithography, high NA and polarization, aberration metrology, UV/VUV thin films, high index fluids, optical extension and imaging theory

Thomas W. Smith, BS, John Carroll University; Ph.D., University of Michigan—Professor, Chemistry and Microsystems Engineering: synthesis and device applications of block polymer systems and nano composites

Brian Tomaszewski, BA, University of Albany; MA, University of Buffalo; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University—Assistant Professor, Information Sciences and Technologies: geographic information science and technology, visual analytics, contet modeling and representation, disaster management

Richard Zanibbi, BA, MSc, Ph.D., Queen’s University (Canada)—Assistant Professor, Computer Science: pattern recognition, machine learning, document recognition, CAPTCHAs, human-computer interaction, and programming languages

Carlson Fellow

Robert MacIntyre, BS, Boston University; MA, University of Rochester—Carlson Fellow: geometrical optics

Affiliate Faculty

Vince Calhoun, BS, University of Kansas; MA, MS, Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., University of Maryland—Director, Image Analysis and MR Research, The MIND Institute; Associate Professor, Department of Nuerosciences, University of New Mexico; Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of New Mexico

Vikram Dogra, MD, JIPMER Medical School (India)—Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Urology and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine

Franziska Frey, BS, College of Fine Arts; MS, University of Zurich (Switzerland); Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)—Head of Preservation and Digital Imaging Services, Harvard Library

Alfred Garrett, BS, Texas A&M University; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Texas—Savannah River National Laboratory: remote sensing, computational fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, meteorology

Garrett Johnson, BS, MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Apple Computer: high dynamic range imaging, color appearance modeling, image appearance modeling