MSU ECE Professors Provide International Leadership

Dr. Roger L. King

Dr. Roger L. King

Dr. Lori Mann Bruce

Dr. Lori Mann Bruce


Professors Lori Mann Bruce and Roger L. King are breaking new ground in gaining international recognition for the MSU ECE Department's research and teaching efforts in remote sensing. Dr. King and Dr. Bruce are currently serving as International Committee Chairs for the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). The GRSS is an active IEEE society, with an international membership of over 2000 engineers and scientists world-wide. Members of the IEEE-GRSS work toward advancing the theory, concepts, and techniques of science and engineering as applied to remote sensing of the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and space. To facilitate this work, the IEEE-GRSS has a total of five international technical committees, of which two are chaired by MSU ECE professors. Dr. King is in his second term as chair of the Data Archiving and Distribution Committee and Dr. Bruce is in her first term as chair of the Data Fusion Committee.

"This is a great opportunity to provide technical leadership, as well as an opportunity for the ECE department at MSU to gain international recognition," professor King said. In their role as committee chairs, professors King and Bruce are responsible for providing leadership in answering technical questions with a global scope, as well as organizing international workshops and conferences where cutting-edge research in remote sensing can be presented and evaluated. "Many faculty and students at MSU are conducting world-class research in remote sensing, and this recognition is the fruit of their combined labor" said Dr. Bruce

Dr. King, an MSU Giles Distinguished Professor and a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Environmental Science, has been a professor in ECE at MSU since 1988. His current research interests include the development of methods for utilizing satellite imagery for measuring the response of agricultural crops to global climate changes and the development of methods for knowledge driven image information mining. Dr. King regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on topics such as Intelligent Systems and Introduction to Remote Sensing, as well as core undergraduate courses such as Circuits.

Dr. Bruce has been a professor in ECE at MSU since 2000. Her current research interests include the development of feature extraction methods for remotely sensed hyperspectral-hypertemporal imagery and the use of remotely sensed hyperspectral imagery to meet the needs of our nation, such as the detection of and response to invasive species in the U.S. Dr. Bruce regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on topics such as Digital Signal Processing and Automated Target Recognition, as well as core undergraduate courses such as Signals and Systems.