News by Topic: Imaging Science
June 23, 2020
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to create a low-cost spectral imaging system and software that can be used to recover obscured and illegible text on historical documents.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 23, 2020
RIT’s Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory now offering services to the public
Through the Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing (DIRS) Enterprise Center, customers can now hire faculty and staff from RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science to provide training, consulting, data collection, equipment calibration and more in relation to drones, imaging and remote sensing technology.
June 5, 2020
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 1, 2020
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team of first-year students has been working to develop an imaging system that can reveal information hidden in historical documents for their Innovative Freshmen Experience project-based course.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
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.
January 24, 2020
RIT professor Zoran Ninkov tapped to support NSF as a program director
The National Science Foundation is bringing in RIT Professor Zoran Ninkov, an expert in imaging and astrophysics, to help the government agency evaluate future research opportunities.
October 22, 2019
RIT researchers win first place in international eye-tracking challenge by Facebook Research
The team, led by three Ph.D. students from the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, won first place in the OpenEDS Challenge focused on semantic segmentation.
June 20, 2019
Artificial intelligence and Google Street View could hold the key to stopping invasive plants
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will award two RIT faculty members a grant to map roadside infestations of five key invasive plant species in the Finger Lakes and Adirondack Park over the next two years.
April 23, 2019
Drones are coming soon to a farm near you
Drones are adding a new level of precision to agriculture, giving farmers digital tools for cultivating better and more profitable crops.