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Christye Sisson

School Director

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

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Christye Sisson

School Director

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Education

BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology


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Invited Article/Publication
Sisson, Christye. "I Create Manipulated Images and Videos – But Quality May Not Matter Much." The Conversation. (2019). Web.
Published Conference Proceedings
Sisson, Christye. "Color Consistency in Fundus Photography: Development of an Imaging Standard." Proceedings of the Ophthalmic Photographer’s Society Annual Educational Meeting, October 2019. Ed. Ophthalmic Photographer's Society. San Francisco, CA: n.p., Web.
Katuwal, Gajendra, et al. "Automated Fundus Image Field Detection and Quality Assessment." Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Western New York Image Processing Workshop. Ed. Nathan Cahill. Rochester, NY: n.p., 2013. Web.
Full Length Book
Sisson, Christye. Ophthalmic Imaging: Posterior Segment Imaging, Anterior Eye Photography, and Slit Lamp Biomicrography. 1st ed. New York, NY: Focal Press, 2017. Print.
Journal Editor
Sisson, Christye P., ed. Journal of Ophthalmic Photography. Nixa, Missouri: n.p., 2015. Print.
Full Patent
Katuwal, Gajendra, et al. "Automated Fundus Image Field Detection and Image Quality Assesment." U.S. Patent US 2015/0104087 A1. 22 Mar. 2018.
Provisional Patent
Sisson, Christye, et al. "Automated Fundus Image Field Detection and Quality Assessment." Patent 14/511936. 10 Oct. 2014.
Katuwal, Gajendra, et al. "Automated Fundus Image Field Detection and Quality Assessment." US Provisional Patent Application 61/889,282. 10 Oct. 2013.
Journal Paper
Sisson, Christye, et al. "Analysis of Color Consistency in Retinal Fundus Photography: Application of Color Management and Development of an Eye Model Standard." Analytical Cellular Pathology 2014. (2014): 2. Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Sisson, Christye. "Color Variability Analysis in Fundus Photography." Summit on Color in Medical Imaging. International Color Consortium/Federal Food and Drug Administration. Silver Spring, MD. 8 May 2013. Conference Presentation.
Sisson, Christye. "Photographs as Scientific Data: A Case Study for Dermatological Imaging." BioCommunications Association Annual Educational Conference. BioCommunications Association. Bar Harbor, ME. 20 Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Currently Teaching

PHPS-546
3 Credits
This is the first of a two-course series designed to investigate proper patient management and camera/photographic techniques required in contemporary ophthalmic photography and imaging. Diagnostic evaluation of ocular anatomy and physiology utilizing special cameras/equipment is examined and practiced. In addition to retinal fundus photography, students will demonstrate diagnostic medical imaging techniques such as fluorescein angiography, fundus autofluorescence, optical coherence tomography and scanning laser ophthalmoscopy. Retinal disease processes and recognition will also be combined with a working knowledge of ocular anatomy and physiology. The completion of this course and Ophthalmic Imaging II provide one year of residency credit toward the Ophthalmic Photographer’s Society’s professional certifications (Certified Retinal Angiographer and Optical Coherence Tomographer). ** Fee: A fee for an ocular exam is required**.
PHAR-498
1 - 3 Credits
The Photography Internship will provide students with the option to work in the photographic or visual communications field. Students may apply for internships to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Internship Permission Form to enroll.
PHAR-160
3 Credits
An introduction to digital photography – technical, aesthetic, conceptual – for non-photography majors. Through weekly assignments, students will become familiar with the operation of a DSLR camera body/lens, while exploring the basic principles of lighting, depth of field, design, blur/stop motion, accurate exposure, and image manipulation. Lectures will address photographic aesthetics, contemporary and historical practices, and professional applications. Students will learn to critique work through participation in discussions of photographic assignments. Students are required to have their own DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera. Non-photo majors only. **A materials fee is required for this course and an additional facilities fee for non-SPAS students**
PHPS-498
1 - 3 Credits
The photography internship will provide students with the option to work in the photographic or visual communications field. Students may apply for internships to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Internship Permission Form to enroll. **Note: No more than 6 credits of internships can be applied towards their degree**
PHPS-599
1 - 3 Credits
Photography independent study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser will propose a course of study. Photography Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. **Note: Students can only earn up to 6 credits of independent study towards completion of their degree**
PHPS-403
3 Credits
Students will execute a major project proposed in the first course of the sequence: PS Capstone I. Projects may address subjects related to the photographic sciences or other relevant topics. Students will provide a progress report to the course coordinator at set intervals. Class will meet weekly to provide discussion and feedback on individual projects.

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