BS, Mathematics, University of South Africa; BS, Operational Research and Decision Science, University of South Africa; Ph.D., Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tania Kleynhans worked as a Safari guide in Southern Africa for 15 years before returning to school to further her education. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Honors degree in Operational Research from the University of South Africa, and an M.S. and PhD. in Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She works on various research projects – including algorithm development for calculating surface temperature from satellite imagery, thermal sensor calibration and band trade studies, pigment identification of hyperspectral data from paintings with machine learning and AI, and the development of a low-cost multispectral imaging system and software for historical document discovery. Tania leads the Rochester Cultural Heritage Imaging, Visualization and Education (R-CHIVE) group that focus on using various imaging modalities to uncover faded, erased or damaged historical texts.