Imaging Science

Bringing together physics, math, computer science, and engineering to understand and develop cutting-edge imaging systems such as satellites and detectors that record, process, display, or analyze image data.

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RIT is the only university in the nation to offer an undergraduate degree in imaging science

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Years that RIT has offered master’s and Ph.D. degrees in imaging science

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Faculty engaged in teaching and research

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Specialized laboratories for detector research

Research Centers and Labs

Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science

Dedicated to pushing the frontiers of imaging in all its forms and uses. Through education leading to BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in imaging science, we produce the next generation of educators and researchers who develop and deploy imaging systems to answer fundamental scientific questions, monitor and protect our environment, help keep our nation secure, and aid medical researchers in their quest to conquer disease.

Learn more about the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science

Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory

The DIRS Laboratory focuses on the development of tools to extract information about the Earth from aerial and satellite imaging systems with an emphasis on the application of science and engineering to solving end-to-end remote sensing problems using a systems engineering approach.

Learn more about the Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory

Multidisciplinary Vision Research Laboratory

The Multidisciplinary Vision Research Laboratory aims to further the understanding of high-level visual perception, how humans extract information from images and the environment, and how that information is used in decision-making and to guide actions. The lab is equipped with a variety of eye-tracking instrumentation to record and analyze eye movements.

Learn more about the Multidisciplinary Vision Research Laboratory

Key Faculty

David Messinger
Director of Carlson Center for Imaging Science
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
585-475-4538
Charles Bachmann
Wiedman Professor
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
585-475-7238
Emmett Ientilucci
Assistant Professor
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
585-475-7778
John Kerekes
Professor
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
585-475-6996
Zoran Ninkov
Professor
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
585-475-7195
Jan van Aardt
Professor
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
585-475-4229
Anthony Vodacek
Professor
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
585-475-7816
Carl Salvaggio
Professor
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
585-475-6380

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