Prof. Anthony Vodacek
Anthony Vodacek is a Full Professor of Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He received his B.S. (Chemistry) in 1981 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his M.S. and Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering) in 1985 and 1990 from Cornell University. His areas of research lie broadly in multi-modal remote sensing with a focus on the coupling of imaging with modeling for application to monitoring human and natural terrestrial and aquatic systems. His specific expertise is in spectral phenomenology, image interpretation, machine learning, and dynamic data driven applications systems. He has recently worked on applying these methods for projects addressing vehicle tracking, precision agriculture, and harmful algal blooms. His newest research areas involve remote sensing of the African Great Lakes and remote sensing of insects in the context of biodiversity assessment. He has worked in Rwanda on various teaching and research projects for more than a decade. Vodacek is on the Fulbright Specialist roster (2018-2023), is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Great Lakes Research, is a Senior Member of IEEE, supports the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society global initiative as the ad hoc regional liaison to Sub-Saharan Africa, and is a Corresponding Fellow of the Pan-African Scientific Research Council.