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Anthony Vodacek

Professor
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
College of Science

585-475-7816
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Anthony Vodacek

Professor
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
College of Science

Education

BS, University of Wisconsin; MS, Ph.D., Cornell University

585-475-7816

Areas of Expertise
Remote sensing systems
Environmental sensor networks
InfoSymbiotics
Spatial thinking
geospatial data in developing countries
Environmental sensing

Currently Teaching

IMGS-890
1 - 6 Credits
Doctoral-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
IMGS-891
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
IMGS-111
3 Credits
This course is an exploration of the fundamentals of imaging science and the imaging systems of the past, present, and future. Imaging systems studied include the human visual system, consumer and entertainment applications (e.g., traditional and digital photography, television, digital television, HDTV, and virtual reality); medical applications (e.g., X-ray, ultrasound, and MRI); business/document applications (e.g., impact and non-impact printing, scanners, printers, fax machines, and copiers) and systems used in remote sensing and astronomy (e.g., night-vision systems, ground- and satellite-based observatories). The laboratory component reinforces the principles and theories discussed in the lecture, while giving students experience with many imaging systems and exposure to the underlying scientific principles.
IMGS-599
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed tutorial of appropriate topics that are not part of the formal curriculum. The level of study is appropriate for student in any of their years of study.

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Journal Editor
Vodacek, Anthony, ed. Associate Editor, Journal of Great Lakes Research. Duluth, MN: Elsevier, 2019. Print.
Vodacek, Anthony, ed. Associate Editor, Journal of Great Lakes Research. Duluth, MN, USA: Elsevier, 2018. Print.
Vodacek, Anthony, ed. Academic Editor, PLOS One. San Francisco, CA, USA: PLOS, 2018. Web.
External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee
8/17/2018 - 8/17/2021
     Department of State, Fulbright Specialist Roster
     Amount: ~$8000 for travel costs
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Vodacek, Anthony. "Remote Sensing of Lake Kivu Whiting Events to Trace Surface Circulation." Public lecture. University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology. Kigali, Rwanda. 18 Jan. 2018. Guest Lecture.
Journal Paper
Spivey, Alvin J. and Anthony Vodacek. "Multiscale Fourier Landscape Pattern Indices for Landscape Ecology." Journal of Landscape Ecology 11. 2 (2018): 5-30. Web.
Bachmann, Charles M., et al. "A Low-Rate Video Approach to Hyperspectral Imaging of Dynamic Scenes." Journal of Imaging 5. 1 (2018): 6, 1-19. Web.
Vodacek, Anthony, Anthony Vodacek, and Bikash Basnet. "Tracking Land Use/Land Cover Dynamics in Cloud Prone Areas Using Moderate Resolution Satellite data: A Case Study in Central Africa." Remote Sensing 7. (2015): 6683--6709. Print.
Vodacek, Anthony, et al. "The Top 10 Conservation Questions that can be Addressed Through Remote Sensing Technologies." Conservation Biology 29. 2 (2015): 350--359. Print.
Vodacek, Anthony, et al. "Feature Matching with an Adaptive Optical Sensor in a Ground Target Tracking System." IEEE Sensors Journal 15. 1 (2015): 510--519. Print.
Vodacek, Anthony, et al. "Integrating Hyperspectral Likelihoods in a Multi-dimensional Assignment Algorithm for Aerial Vehicle Tracking." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. (2015): --. Print.
Vodacek, Anthony, et al. "Spatial Thinking Ability Assessment in Rwandan Secondary Schools: Baseline Results." Journal of Geography 114. 2 (2015): 39--48. Print.
Chen, Bin, Anthony Vodacek, and Nathan D. Cahill. "A Novel Adaptive Scheme for Evaluating Spectral Similarity in High-resolution Urban Scenes." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 6. 3 (2013): 1376-1385. Print.
Vodacek, Anthony. "Linking Year-to-year Cladophora Variability in Lake Ontario to the Temperature Contrast Between Nearshore and Offshore Waters During the Spring." Journal of Great Lakes Research 38, Supplement 4. doi: 10.1016/j.jglr.2012.02.013 (2012): 85-90. Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Carpenter, Katherine, Anthony Vodacek, and Susan Farnand. "Smartphone Calibration for Crowd-Sourced Determination of the Presence of Cyanobacteria in Water Samples." Proceedings of the International Symposium on Electronic Imaging 2018. Ed. Elaine Jin, Stuart Perry. Burlingame, CA: IS & T, Web.
Tomaszewski, Brian, Anthony Vodacek, and Gaspard Rwanyiziri. "Innovation for Education, Spatial Thinking and GeoICT: A Rwandan Case Study." Proceedings of the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2018. Ed. Bai Blyden. San Jose, CA: IEEE, Web.
Vodacek, Anthony. "Spectral Validation of Measurements in a Vehicle Tracking DDDAS." Proceedings of the Procedia Computer Science. , Reykjavik: , 2015. Print.
Vodacek, Anthony. "Spatial Thinking for Educational Innovation: The Rwandan Iwacu Project." Proceedings of the ICTD '15. Singapore, : ACM, 2015. Print.
Vodacek, Anthony. "Background Image Understanding and Adaptive Imaging for Vehicle Tracking." Proceedings of the SPIE Defense + Security. Baltimore, Maryland: SPIE, 2015. Print.
Vodacek, Anthony. "Efficient Integration of Spectral Features for Vehicle Tracking Utilizing an Adaptive Sensor." Proceedings of the IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging 2015. San Francisco, California: SPIE, 2015. Print.
Vodacek, Anthony. "Spatial Thinking for Educational Innovation: The Rwandan Iwacu Project." Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development. Singapore, Singapore: ACM, 2014. Print.
Vodacek, Anthony. "Improving Image-based Characterization of Road Junctions, Widths, and Connectivity by Leveraging OpenStreetMap Vector Map." Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Quebec, Quebec: IEEE, 2014. Print.
Vodacek, Anthony. "Monitoring the Dynamics of Land Cover in the Lake Kivu Region Using Multi-temporal Landsat Imagery." Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Quebec, Quebec: IEEE, 2014. Print.
Uzkent, Burak, et al. "Feature Matching and Adaptive Prediction Models in an Object Tracking DDDAS." Proceedings of the Procedia Computer Science. n.p., 2013. Print.
Chen, Bin, Anthony Vodacek, and Nathan D. Cahill. "Novel Spectral Similarity Measure for High Resolution Urban Scene." Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Munich, Bavaria: n.p., 2012. Print.
Basnet, Bikash and Anthony Vodacek. "Multitemporal Landsat Imagery Analysis to Study the Dynamics of Land Cover Change Over Lake Kivu Region." Proceedings of the 1st EARSeL Workshop on Temporal Analysis of Satellite Images. Myconos, Kikladhes: n.p., 2012. Print.
Vodacek, Anthony, John P. Kerekes, and Matthew J. Hoffman. "Adaptive Optical Sensing in an Object Tracking DDDAS." Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2012. Ed. Ali Hesham, et al. n.p., 2012. Print.
Formal Presentation
van Aardt, J.A., D. McKeown, A. Vodacek, S. Duvvuri,A. Pillai, C. Renschler, J.W. Faulring, H. Bischoff, H. Collins, D. Boyd. “Information Products Laboratory for Emergency Response: Rapid Turnaround Geospatial Disaster Management Products with Fire and Earthquake Response as Case Studies.” American Society forPhotogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), ASPRS 2010 Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.April 2010. Presentation. †