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RIT is a world leader in imaging, from scientists who are creating technologies that will revolutionize the use of imaging applications to artists who constantly advance the world of creative arts.

Biomedical and Material Multimodal Imaging Laboratory

Biomedical and Material Multimodal Imaging Laboratory
The Biomedical and Material Multimodal Imaging Laboratory is focused on the development of innovative ways to visualize, analyze, and characterize biological tissues and synthetic materials using multimodal medical imaging devices.

Research Areas: Medical imaging system characterization, ultrasound tissue characterization, digital image processing, non-destructive evaluation techniques

Cary Graphic Arts Press

Cary Graphic Arts Press
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press and its co-imprint, RIT Press, function as RIT's university press and are scholarly publishing enterprises dedicated to the innovative use of new publishing technology while upholding high standards in content quality, publication design, and print production.

Research Areas: History of printing, communications, graphic design, business, science, technology, history, art, philosophy, bookbinding, typography, papermaking, calligraphy, book illustration, publishing technology, electronic content generation

The Center For Detectors

The Center For Detectors
The Center for Detectors designs, develops, and implements novel advanced sensor technologies for a broad array of applications, including astrophysics, biomedical imaging, Earth system science, and inter-planetary travel.

Research Areas: Imaging detector, Thirty Meter Telescope, quantum-limited, photon counting, LIDAR, CMOS

Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science

Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
The Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at RIT is a highly interdisciplinary research and education center dedicated to pushing the frontiers of imaging in all its forms and uses.

Research Areas: Algorithms, astrophysics, biomedical imaging, sensors and imaging systems, remote sensing, color science, nanoimaging and materials, printing materials and processes, and vision

Computer Graphics Research Lab

Computer Graphics Research Lab
The Computer Graphics Research Lab is dedicated to the advance study of graphics and perception, image synthesis, computer animation, virtual reality, and data visualization. The lab is the technical home of the RIT Virtual Theatre Project.

Research Areas: Computer graphics, data visualization, virtual reality, subtle gaze, animation, Second Life, virtual theatre

Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory

Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory
The Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing (DIRS) Laboratory focuses on the development of hardware and software tools to facilitate the extraction of information from remotely sensed data of the earth.

Research Areas: Modeling, simulation, remote sensing scene and image chain analysis simulations,phenomenology, algorithms, hyperspectral imaging, multispectral imaging

Digital Image Restoration

Digital Image Restoration
Scientists at the Laboratory for Digital Image Restoration apply digital imaging algorithms and technologies to clarify historical documents, including text materials written on paper, parchment, and papyrus.

Research Areas: Digital electronic cameras, xerographic printers, image processing algorithms, monochrome, color, multispectral images

Document and Pattern Recognition Lab

Document and Pattern Recognition Lab
The Document and Pattern Recognition Lab works to improve the algorithms, designs, and tools used for pattern recognition systems, with an emphasis on applications for typeset, handwritten, and electronic documents.

Research Areas: Pattern recognition, machine learning, optical character recognition, information retrieval, human-computer interaction

Image Permanence Institute

Image Permanence Institute
The Image Permanence Institute is a recognized world leader in the development and deployment of sustainable practices for the preservation of images and cultural property.

Research Areas: Environment and collection management, image stability, sustainable cultural heritage, digital print preservation, ISO standards, photographic conservation

Imaging Systems Lab

Imaging Systems Lab
The Imaging Systems Lab provides a realistic and functioning image finishing lab to support the educational needs of RIT students, faculty, and staff.

Research Areas: Digital photography, still photography,photographic printing, ink jet printing, mini-lab

Magnetic Resonance Laboratory

Magnetic Resonance Laboratory
Devoted to solving real world problems with magnetic resonance, the Magnetic Resonance Laboratory develops hardware, algorithms, and novel resonators for magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging.

Research Areas: NMR, MRI, resonator, single-turn solenoids, tissue classification algorithm, near-surface MRI, low frequency ESR, anthropogenic objects, multispectral tissue classification and segmentation, phantoms, contrast agents, spin-lattice relaxation rate, diffusion coefficient measurement, Earth's field NMR

Multidisciplinary Vision Research Laboratory

Multidisciplinary Vision Research Laboratory
The Multidisciplinary Vision Research Laboratory (MVRL) at RIT is an active center for undergraduate and graduate research focused on the use of eyetracking to study visual perception, cognition, and human performance. Innovations in instrumentation and active collaborations among faculty and students from the Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Information Sciences and Technologies, Psychology, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering provide unique research opportunities for students from across campus.

Research Areas: Eye tracking, visual perception, content-based image retrieval, consumer behavior, oculomotor behavior, complex tasks

Munsell Color Science Laboratory

Munsell Color Science Laboratory
The Munsell Color Science Laboratory (MCSL) is internationally recognized for its research in all aspects of color science. Their mission is to advance the science, understanding, and technology of color and appearance through education, research, and outreach.

Research Areas: Color and appearance measurement, modeling, and representation; image-appearance capture, modeling, rendering, and display; color science for cultural heritage; spectral color reproduction; and three-dimensional imaging and realistic image synthesis

NanoImaging Laboratory

NanoImaging Laboratory
The NanoImaging Lab conducts characterization research of nanomaterials using electron microscopy, including imaging, electron diffraction, and micro-area elemental analysis using X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy.

Research Areas: Nanomaterials, imaging, electron microscopy

Nanolithagraphy Research Laboratory

Nanolithagraphy Research Laboratory
The Nanolithography Research Labs develop technology for integrated circuit microlithography applications and specializes in immersion lithography imaging systems and metrology.

Research Areas: Immersion lithography, high NA and polarization, aberration metrology, UV/VUV thin films, high index fluids, optical extensions and imaging theory

Open Publishing Lab

Open Publishing Lab
The Open Publishing Lab is cross disciplinary center that, in collaboration with outside companies and organizations, researches new methods of content creation and develops innovative, open source applications for publishing across various media.

Research Areas: Open Source, publishing, production workflow, print models, document management, social networking, print-on-demand, self publishing

Print Research & Imaging Systems Modeling Laboratory

Print Research & Imaging Systems Modeling Laboratory
PRISM was created to develop models for printing systems that relate hardcopy output characteristics to system parameters that are relevant to the end users. Armed with such models, the printing systems developers can make informed product architecture and business decisions.

Research Areas: Dry toner electrophotography, measurement of gloss and gloss variation, toner optics, image quality

Printing Applications Laboratory

Printing Applications Laboratory
As the industry's most comprehensive facility for printing, paper, and material evaluations, the Printing Applications Laboratory (PAL) provides the industry with practical, measurable information to control and improve the quality of their products.

Research Areas: New media publishing, new media advertising, sustainable print, color workflow, industry studies

Printing Industry Center

Printing Industry Center
Dedicated to the study of major business environment influences in the printing industry brought on by new technologies and societal changes, the Printing Industry Center addresses the concerns of the printing industry through research initiatives and educational outreach.

Research Areas: New media publishing, new media advertising, sustainable print, color workflow, industry studies

Spaceweather Technology and Research (STAR) Laboratory

Spaceweather Technology and Research (STAR) Laboratory
The STAR Lab focuses on developing new advanced artificial intelligence algorithms that will provide earlier warnings to protect colonies on the moon and Mars from harmful radiation showers.

Research Areas: Physics-based computer security, Mars, space weather storms, ionosphere, optical catalysis, methane, carbon sequestration

Sustainable Print Systems Lab

Sustainable Print Systems Lab
The Sustainable Print Systems Laboratory is a collaboration of RIT researchers focused on developing insights and tools specific to the print industry that better integrate environmental, social, and economic considerations into the R&D decision-making process.

Research Areas: Sustainable print systems, Print system test bed, benchmarking, system dynamics, paper consumption patterns, Electrophotographic Printers, R&D decision making