Tuesday, March 25, 2008

IS&T fellows

On behalf of the 2008 IS&T Honors and Awards Committee, the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) today has announced those individuals selected for 2008 IS&T Fellowship. Fellowship is awarded to a Regular Member for outstanding achievement in imaging science or engineering. Ordinarily this will be demonstrated by citing several journal publications or patents for which the candidate is the sole or major contributor. Regular membership in the Society for at least three years prior to the time of nomination is required. At the time of award, the recipient must be a Regular Member in good standing. Not more than five awards per year are bestowed.

The new IS&T Fellows are:

  • Roger David Hersch (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) “for his contributions to halftoning, multispectral imaging, and digital typography”
  • Nathan M. Moroney (Hewlett-Packard Company) “for his contributions to scientific experimentation, practical application, and standardization of innovative color imaging technologies”
  • Richard Veregin (Xerox Research Centre of Canada) “for his contributions to electrophotographic toner and developer design”
  • David S. Weiss (Eastman Kodak Company) “for his contributions to the science and technology of electrophotographic imaging materials”

I am proud I can count the first half as longtime friends.

Roger David HerschRoger was a year ahead of me studying mathematics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. We got to know each other by being both active in the Filmstelle, a student organization that twice a week borrowed cinematographic masterpieces from the Cinémathèque Suisse in Lausanne and exhibited them in a large auditorium.

Nathan M. MoroneyNathan (here with his wife Elizabeth Pirrotta) goes back to when I was taking courses in color science from Robert Hunt and Mark Fairchild at the RIT Munsell Color Science Laboratory and he was a student there. We both ended up at HP Labs and as you know we are partners in crime by conspiring to write this blog for you.