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  A NYSTAR designated Star Center at RIT

Diagram Technical focus area:
  • Remote sensor materials & development
  • Remote sensing systems, simulation & integration
  • Remote sensing algorithm development & information exploitation
  • Applications in emergency response, persistent surveillance and natural hazards
Symposium Objectives:
  • Create and support research interaction among IT Collaboratory university partners and industry and government research sponsors.
  • Expand New York State economic development results from IT Collaboratory research in the Remote Sensing field.

The program will begin with a vision for the Upstate New York region and the role of remote sensing and other innovative technologies in that vision. Then, industry and government speakers will identify technical and economic challenges in our focus areas that will frame the topics in the breakout sessions. The breakout sessions, organized by technical topic, will overview results to date and develop new collaborative project ideas. Each session will be led by a researcher associated with The IT Collaboratory from Rochester Institute of Technology, University at Buffalo and Alfred University. Discussion in these breakout sessions will include new technology updates along with industry and government requirements. Closing the meeting will be a panel discussion with a designated representative from each breakout session presenting key points and the conclusions reached from their technology breakout session.

This interaction between leading researchers and sponsors at the symposium highlights the critical aim of NYSTAR to increase economic success in New York using collaborative university-based research as the catalyst. The agenda and location will facilitate connections among faculty, scientists, and research sponsors and offer unique opportunities for all participants to discuss new ideas in their fields.

Technical Sessions:
Please click on the session names to see a detailed description.

1. Material Needs for Remote Sensing
Doreen Edwards
Alfred University, Associate Professor of Material Science and Engineering
2. Remote Sensing for Geo-science Applications
Mike Sheridan
UB, Professor of Geology
3. Sensor Systems
Vinny Amuso
RIT, Dept. Head / Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
4. Remote Sensing Modeling & Simulation
John Schott
RIT, Director / Professor, Digital Imaging & Remote Sensing
5. Sensor Development and Integration
Don Figer
RIT, Professor, Center for Imaging Science & Director, Rochester Imaging Detector Laboratory
6. Real Time Sensor Integration & Information Exploration
Harvey Rhody
RIT, Professor, Center for Imaging Science & Director, Laboratory for Imaging Algorithms and Systems
7. Sensor Networks
Nirmala Shenoy
RIT, Associate Professor, Networking Security and Systems Administration
8. Image Exploitation Research
Dave Messinger
RIT, Associate Scientist, Digital Imaging & Remote Sensing

The meeting will be held on the RIT Campus beginning at 8AM and ending at 5PM to allow one-day attendance from central and western New York.