Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science – News

  • June 23, 2020

    four researchers looking at ancient manuscript.

    RIT building imaging systems to help libraries and museums uncover lost texts

    Scientists from RIT are developing affordable imaging systems to help libraries and museums preserve and expand access to their historical collections. The project, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, aims to create a low-cost spectral imaging system and software that can be used to recover obscured and illegible text on historical documents.

  • June 18, 2020

    x-ray flare from a very young star.

    X-rays From a Newborn Star Hint at Our Sun's Earliest Days  

    NASA mentions Joel Kastner, professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science and School of Physics and Astronomy, and alumnus David Principe '10 Ph.D. (astrophysical science and technology) for being part of a team that observed an X-ray flare from a very young star using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

  • June 18, 2020

    Hubble image of gas and dust ejected from a star.

    Hubble Provides Holistic View of Stars Gone Haywire  

    NASA features Joel Kastner, a professor in RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science and School of Physics and Astronomy, and astrophysical science and technology Ph.D. students Jesse Bublitz and Paula Moraga on their latest Hubble telescope observations.

  • June 5, 2020

    professor helping student put on virtual reality headset.

    RIT faculty earns NIH grant to use virtual reality to help stroke patients regain lost vision

    Scientists from RIT and the University of Rochester aim to use virtual reality to help restore vision for people with stroke-induced blindness. The team of researchers led by RIT's Gabriel Diaz, are developing a method they believe could revolutionize rehabilitation for patients with cortically induced blindness, which afflicts about 1% of the population over age 50.

  • May 19, 2020

    Roger Dube standing in front of a presentation projected onto a screen.

    RIT Professor Emeritus Roger Dube receives Fulbright Fellowship

    Professor Emeritus Roger Dube was recently awarded a prestigious Fulbright fellowship for a project to increase retention of First Nations students in STEM higher education programs. The project will take place at the University of Manitoba, where he is serving as Visiting Indigenous Scholar.

  • May 15, 2020

    student working in digital imaging lab with camera

    Student to Student: Remote Sensing

    RIT student, Benjamin Roth, credits his mentors for his interest in remote sensing. His research focuses on retrieving accurate biophysical information on forest health from remote sensing platforms.

  • May 1, 2020

    student wearing sunglasses highlights paper under colorful light.

    First-year students develop imaging system to study historical artifacts

    A multidisciplinary team of first-year students has been working to develop an imaging system that can reveal information hidden in historical documents for their Innovative Freshmen Experience project-based course. But with the shift to remote classes, the students left campus with the device nearly complete. Although disappointed, they shifted focus to the opportunities the new situation would create.

  • April 23, 2020

    researcher pointing at equations on dry-erase board.

    Fixing the forgetting problem in artificial neural networks

    An RIT scientist has been tapped by the National Science Foundation to solve a fundamental problem that plagues artificial neural networks. Christopher Kanan, an assistant professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, received $500,000 in funding to create multi-modal brain-inspired algorithms capable of learning immediately without excess forgetting.

  • April 18, 2020

    photo of Tyler Hayes in the Carlson Center at RIT

    Student to Student: Artificial intelligence/machine learning

    During an internship, Tyler Hayes used computer vision and machine learning techniques to estimate the quality of images taken from airborne image sensors. It sparked her interest to learn more about machine learning, so she applied to the Imaging Science Ph.D. program at RIT.

  • March 31, 2020

    Karen Braun.

    Alumni Update: Returning to guide the next generation of imaging scientists

    Karen Braun had a clear picture of what she wanted to do with her life at a young age. As Braun grew up, she developed a wide variety of interests including photography, psychology, and physics. She ultimately found a new cross-disciplinary Ph.D. program in imaging science at RIT that let her pursue those interests all at once.