BS, University of Wisconsin; MS, Ph.D., Cornell University
Anthony Vodacek is a Full Professor of Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He received his B.S. (Chemistry) in 1981 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his M.S. and Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering) in 1985 and 1990 from Cornell University. His areas of research lie broadly in multi-modal remote sensing with a focus on the coupling of imaging with modeling for application to monitoring human and natural terrestrial and aquatic systems. His specific expertise is in spectral phenomenology, image interpretation, machine learning, and dynamic data driven applications systems. He has recently worked on applying these methods for projects addressing vehicle tracking, precision agriculture, and harmful algal blooms. His newest research areas involve remote sensing of the African Great Lakes and remote sensing of insects in the context of biodiversity assessment. He has worked in Rwanda on various teaching and research projects for more than a decade. Vodacek is on the Fulbright Specialist roster (2018-2023), is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Great Lakes Research, is a Senior Member of IEEE, supports the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society global initiative as the ad hoc regional liaison to Sub-Saharan Africa, and is a Corresponding Fellow of the Pan-African Scientific Research Council.
In the News
February 20, 2020
Global lemur expert to speak at RIT about technology in conservation
Patricia Wright, a world-renowned conservationist, will give a talk, “Building Forests and Saving Lemurs with Technology in Madagascar,” on Feb. 27 at RIT. Wright has long been a pioneer in using new technologies to solve conservation problems, and partnerships with RIT, the Seneca Park Zoo Society and others will advance these efforts further.
March 27, 2019
RIT and Seneca Park Zoo researchers capturing the sights, sounds and insects of Madagascar
Researchers from RIT and Seneca Park Zoo are developing a virtual reality gaming environment that will let zoogoers experience a Madagascar rainforest ecosystem.
March 6, 2019
RIT researchers developing ways to use hyperspectral data for vehicle and pedestrian tracking
A classic scenario plays out in action films ranging from Baby Driver to The Italian Job: criminals evade aerial pursuit from the authorities by seamlessly blending in with other vehicles and their surroundings. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) has RIT researchers utilizing hyperspectral video imaging systems that make sure it does not happen in real life.