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Dr. David Messinger named Interim Director of the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
Remote Sensing

Sep. 16, 2014

Dr. Messinger is currently an Associate Professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science where he has served as the Director of the Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory (DIRS) since 2007. As Director of DIRS, David has done an excellent job leading the center to many accomplishments that brought national and international recognition to the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, the College of Science, and RIT. 

He earned his Ph.D. in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his B.S. in physics from Clarkson University. Before joining RIT, he worked as an analyst for XonTech Inc. and on the National Missile Defense Program for Northrop Grumman.

Dr. Messinger’s research focuses on remotely sensed spectral image exploitation using physics-based approaches and advanced mathematical techniques.  His research activity includes over 100 scholarly articles, and significant grants, national and international collaborations, editorial activities, and organizing of scientific expeditions. Dr. Messinger is an associate editor of the journal Optical Engineering, a member of the GEOINT R&D Working Group, a member of both the USGIF Activities Based Intelligence Working Group and the USGIF Academic Advisory Board, and serves on the Technical Committees of the “SPIE Conference on Algorithms and Technology for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imaging” and the “Department of Energy Conference on Data Analysis (CODA).”  

He has previously served as the Academic Advisor to the Remote Sensing Advisory Board for the Department of Homeland Security and has served on several program review boards for various government agencies and national laboratories.