- College of Science Tenure Committee (9/2017-present)
- Center for Imaging Science Minor Coordinator (6/2003-present)
- Center for Imaging Science Immersion Coordinator (1/2014-present)
- Center for Imaging Science Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (9/2002-present)
- College of Science Undergraduate Research Council (9/2014-present)
I had the pleasure of designing the minor in Imaging Science as well as getting it approved at the Institute level. Annually I handle the administration of this program by enrolling individual students in the minor with a concentration that best meets their interests and goals, tracking each of their progress in meeting these requirements, and finally in the certification of their minor when they have finished with their coursework.
- Center for Imaging Science Faculty Search Chair (9/2016-5/2017)
- Center for Imaging Science Pre-Tenure Review Chair (6/2016-3/2017)
- College of Science Science Exploration Program Advisory Board (9/2008-8/2016)
- Center for Imaging Science Mid-Tenure Review Committee (9/2007-8/2009, 9/2013-8/2016)
- College of Science Promotion Committee (9/2011-8/2015)
- College of Science Curriculum Committee (9/2013-8/2015)
- Center for Imaging Science Undergraduate Coordinator (5/2006-5/2014)
- College of Science Academic Conduct Committee (9/2009-8/2013)
- Center for Imaging Science Faculty Search Committee (9/2012-4/2013)
- Center for Imaging Science Computer Advisory Committee (6/2003-8/2012) - Chairperson
- Institute Research Computing Advisory Board (9/2006-8/2012) - Vice Chairperson
- College of Science Computer Committee (1/2004-8/2012)
- Center for Imaging Science Faculty Search Committee (6/2009-4/2010)
- College of Science Administrative Council (9/2007-8/2008)
- College of Imaging Arts and Sciences Faculty Search Committee (Digital Cinema) (9/2007-5/2008)
- Institute Research Computing System Administrator Search Committee (02/2007-6/2007)
- Center for Imaging Science System Administrator Search Committee (9/2006-10/2006) - Chairperson
- Center for Imaging Science Computer Strategy Task Force (5/2006-12/2006)
- Institute Head of Research Computing Search Committee (11/2004-7/2005)
- Center for Imaging Science Web Improvement Team (8/2004-12/2006)
- College of Science Academic Conduct Committee / Alternate (1/2004-9/2007)
- Center for Imaging Science Director Search Committee (8/2003-2/2004)
Resulted in the successful recruiting of Dr. Guoyu Lu.
Facilitated the annual pre-tenure reviews for all non-tenured faculty within the Center for Imaging Science.
Dr. Gabriel Diaz (2014, 2015)
Dr. Jinwei Gu (2013)
Dr. Maria Helguera (2008, 2009)
As the Undergraduate Program Coordinator for the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, I have helped to coordinate and oversee numerous transitions in our curriculum to better align the flow of learning that occurs and to make sure that our students are ready to move on to the next challenges that they face in their coursework. Specific changes made include the evolution to our current third year curriculum that includes both a series of classes aimed and systems analysis/design in the Color Science, Modulation Transfer Function, and Noise and Random Processes classes along with a complementary year-long laboratory sequence entitled Imaging Science Laboratory that concentrates on pixels, spatial, and multidimensional aspects of the imaging chain. Understanding the need for a stronger mathematical preparation of our students for classes such as Physical Optics, Digital Image Processing, Modulation Transfer Function, and Noise and Random Processes, room was made in the schedule to add a follow-on class to our Linear Algebra & Fourier Mathematics for Imaging Science entitled Mathematical Methods for Imaging Science and a department-taught version of Probability and Statistics class with a strong focus on fundamental statistical concepts with relevant applications to imaging-related problems. The Senior Project class is once again a required part of all or our undergraduates' education which is one of the many things that distinguish them from other undergraduate students in related fields, demonstrating their ability to conduct an independent investigation. All of these modifications to the curriculum go back to a fundamental premise of strong mathematical preparation along with capable laboratory skills, including the development of strong written, oral, and technology-based presentation skills. Most recently, the reincorporation of our first year students as active participants in our Center was a primary goal. This has been accomplished by the design of a remarkable new program that is referred to as the First-Year Imaging Project that takes our entering students through a self-discovering experience where they are tasked with building an imaging system. The skills that they need along the way are obtained on their own with the assistance of, potentially, the entire faculty of the Center. This project is open to students across the campus and will hopefully serve as an introduction of what we do to not only our own students but those in other programs and colleges across the Institute.
In this role I have also served to help recruiting for the Center at most of the undergraduate admissions open houses, transfer students open houses, summer orientation programs, individualized tours for prospective students, general (undecided) program presentations for multiple colleges, and numerous high school recruiting events on behalf of the Center. I have also worked with Monroe Community College to expand our articulation agreement from the traditional feeder program in Optics, to include their programs in Engineering Science, Computational Science, as well as Liberal Arts-Science.
In 2006, I had the opportunity to work with the College of Imaging Arts and Science to develop a "co-dependent" program in Digital Cinema that required students to take half of their core coursework in the Center. This formed the groundwork for a potential great collaboration between the two colleges in producing a very capable "hybrid" student that develops both their scientific and artistic persona to create a new type of graduate available to the motion picture industry.
Along the line of the development of "hybrid" students, I made a big push at the Institute level to develop official double majors between Imaging Science and several programs including Computer Science, Physics, Biological Sciences, Applied Mathemeatics, Imaging and Photographic Technology, and Management Information Science. While these are not yet officially listed in the course catalogs due to our current transition to semesters, many of these double majors now have students actively pursuing these challenging combinations.
In 2010, during the Institute's planned transition from the quarter system to the semester system, I was responsible for assembling and putting forward the plan for the Center's undergraduate program. This included working with the administration to understand the design considerations that were being actively developed by the administrative committees charged with the task of deciding what an RIT semester-based education would look like and make sure that we, as the first program in the Institute to come up for approval, would meet these requirements.
Logistically, I have also been responsible for handling all aspects of student processing through the system including degree certifications, handling of senior project delivery requirements, administration of any academic disciplinary actions that have needed to occur, reporting to our administration and advisory board, and even the arrangement of our annual senior celebration prior to graduation.
Resulted in the successful recruiting of Dr. Jie Qiao.
Resulted in the successful recruiting of Dr. Gabriel Diaz.
Resulted in the successful recruiting of Dr. Jinwei Gu.
Resulted in the successful recruiting of Ricardo Figueroa.
Resulted in the successful recruiting of Paul Mezzanini.
Resulted in the successful recruiting of Brett Matzke.
Resulted in the successful recruiting of Dr. Gurcharan Khanna.
Resulted in the successful recruiting of Dr. Stefi Baum.
- Currently serving or have served on 123 research committees for Ph.D. dissertations, M.S. theses/projects and B.S. senior projects within the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, the College of Science, the College of Engineerring, the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, and the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. Have served as the major professor on 11 doctoral-level dissertation, 19 masters-level theses/projects and 24 bacheloriate-level senior projects.
- Serve as faculty advisor for the RIT Cell Processor Programmers Users Group
- Enacted an arrangement with ITT Visual Information Systems to provide 300 network licenses for their IDL and ENVI software for use by all RIT faculty, staff, and student researchers free of charge (a $4.28M donation)
- Enacted an arrangement with Research Systems Incorporated (a Kodak Company) to provide their IDL and ENVI software to all students currently enrolled in Imaging Science courses free of charge (a $1.7M donation)
- Regularly conduct group programming tutoring section for students who feel their skills need to be developed further to succeed in Imaging Science courses
- Serve as the faculty advisor to the RIT student chapter of IS&T
- Have employed 38 undergraduate students to date either as student employees or under the cooperative education program to assist on funded research programs providing the students with marketable experience in the field of imaging science and remote sensing
- Midnight Breakfast server 20032, 20041, 20042, 20051, 20052, 20061, 20062, 20063, 20071, 20072, 20081
- Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Ceremony 20033, 20043, 20053, 20063, 20073, 20093
- Residence Life Orientation Volunteer - 20041, 20051, 20061
- RIT ROCS (Reaching Out for Community Service) - 20041, 20051
FOR RECRUITING EFFORTS / EVENTS
- Greece Central School Distric Career Exploration Night - April, 8, 2008
FOR PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
- Serve as a reviewer for articles to be published in journals of The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
- Serve as a reviewer for articles to be published in journals of Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)
- Serve as a reviewer for articles to be published in journals of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
- Serve as a reviewer for articles to be published in journals of the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
- Serve as a reviewer for articles to be published in Remote Sensing of Environment
- Serve as an International Program Committee (IPC) member and reviewer for the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) - 2006, 2007, 2008
FOR PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES / SESSIONS CHAIRED
- Mini-Symposium on Remote Sensing, GIS and Digital Image Processing, hosted by the Central New York Region of ASPRS, held at the Rochester Institute of Technology, May 1989.
- Research in Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and GIS in Central New York, hosted by the Central New York Region of ASPRS, held at the Rochester Institute of Technology, April 1992.
- Information Extraction and Exploitation Algorithms, International Congress on Imaging Science 2006, hosted by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Rochester, NY, May 2006.
- Reference Spectral Signatures Conference, hosted by the ITIC and National Signatures Program, held at the Northrop Grumman Corporation, Vienna, VA, May 2006.
FOR PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES / PROGRAM COMMITTEES
- Conference on Environmental Modelling and Simulation (EMS 2006), hosted by the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, November 2006.
- Conference on Environmental Modelling and Simulation (EMS 2007), hosted by the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), Honolulu, HI, August 2007.
- Conference on Environmental Modelling and Simulation (EMS 2008), hosted by the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), Orlando, FL, November 2008.
- Conference on Environmental Modelling and Simulation (EMS 2009), hosted by the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), Honolulu, HI, September 2009.