News by Topic: Imaging Science
March 24, 2021
Integrating diverse satellite images sharpens our picture of activity on Earth
Essay by Amanda Ziemann ’10, ’11 MS (applied mathematics), a remote sensing scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, published by Space.com.
March 12, 2021
RIT researchers helping to develop artificial intelligence systems capable of playing 'Starcraft II'
A team of researchers that develops artificial intelligence systems is putting its work to a unique new test: creating machines capable of playing the popular video game Starcraft II. Researchers think it could be an important stepping stone to advancing practical solutions such as self-driving cars, service robots, and other real-world applications.
February 24, 2021
RIT faculty using smartphones and artificial intelligence to help assess crop roots
An RIT faculty member is creating new artificial intelligence systems that could empower agricultural researchers, breeders, nurseries, and other users to analyze the roots of their crops with the power of their smartphones. Assistant Professor Guoyu Lu is receiving a $450,000 New Investigator grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct the research.
February 19, 2021
Rochester optics on landed Mars rover Perseverance
WROC-TV interviews Michael Richmond, professor of physics and astronomy, about NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.
January 26, 2021
RIT professor developing drone imaging systems to help farmers monitor grapevine nutrients
RIT Professor Jan van Aardt from the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science is receiving more than $357,000 in funding from the United States Department of Agriculture to help grape growers make data-driven nutrient-management decisions.
January 15, 2021
College of Science experiences boom in sponsored research
Several School of Physics and Astronomy faculty secured large grants as principal investigators during a banner summer.
January 15, 2021
Research takes flight at Tait Preserve
Scientists began conducting research at the Tait Preserve of RIT for the first time this summer. Researchers from the Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory were the first to use the site, collecting data using imaging technology flown on unmanned aerial systems, or drones.
January 6, 2021
Connections: Is Rochester becoming a hub for the field of textual science?
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Roger Easton, professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science; Lisa Enochs, second-year student double majoring in motion picture science and imaging science; and Zoë LaLena, second-year imaging science student.
December 11, 2020
RIT imaging scientist receives funding to improve how LiDAR can be used to study forests
Imaging scientists at RIT have several new projects in the works to improve the way waveform LiDAR can be used to study forests. LiDAR currently does a good job of outlining the top portion of forests, but by using a more complex form of LiDAR, it can reveal much more detail about what lies beneath the forest canopy’s surface.
November 18, 2020
RIT students discover hidden 15th-century text on medieval manuscripts
RIT students discovered lost text on 15th-century manuscript leaves using an imaging system they developed as freshmen. By using ultraviolet-fluorescence imaging, the students revealed that a manuscript leaf held in RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection was actually a palimpsest, a manuscript on parchment with multiple layers of writing.
November 13, 2020
RIT celebrates graduate student research with weeklong virtual symposium Nov. 16-20
RIT will celebrate graduate research during the 13th annual Graduate Education Week and Showcase: A Vision into the Future. The virtual event—Nov. 16 to 20—creates a platform for sharing and exchanging ideas during the COVID-19 pandemic, with pre-recorded and live presentations, demonstrations, visual exhibitions, and an alumni panel discussion.
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.