Dr. Gisele Bennett, Ph. D.
Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory Director,

Regent's Researcher,

Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

eosl@gtri.gatech.edu
Phone: 404-407-6100
Fax: 404-407-6131

 
Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory
Georgia Tech Research Institute
925 Dalney Street
Atlanta, GA 30332-0810

Background

Dr. GISELE BENNETT

(f/k/a Gisele Welch)

Director, Research

Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory

 

Education

1995  Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical and Computer Engineering

          Certificate in Management of Technology, School of Management

    Georgia Institute of Technology

 

1989  Master of Science, Electrical Engineering

   University of Central Florida

 

1987  Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering

    University of Central Florida

 

Employment History

 

Georgia Institute of Technology

    Director, EOSL, Principal Research Engineer 2005-Present

    Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2005-Present

    Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2004-2005

    Senior Research Engineer 2000-2005

    Director, Logistics and Maintenance Applied Research Center (LandMARC) 2000-Present 

    Research Scientist II 1996-2000

    Adjunct Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering 1997-2003

  

Experience Summary

Dr. Gisele Bennett is the director of the Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory, founder of the Logistics and Maintenance Applied Research Center (LandMARC) with the Georgia Tech Research Institute and Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Her areas of interest include; automatic identification technologies using RFID and optical tagging; Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS), and optical coherence and signal processing.  Research activities include the study of optical encryption schemes for secure communications and transmission of 3-D images through optical imaging systems.  Dr. Bennett has conducted research in the area of optical imaging through dynamic inhomogeneous media and imaging systems with resolving power beyond the classical diffraction limit, which resulted in a copyright of code to simulate wave propagation through the atmosphere.  Other activities include optical measurements for exploitation of foreign equipment, such as night vision devices, thermal imagers, and rangefinders.  She has a patent on an active RFID system that was designed for monitoring condition and location of assets.  She has served as a reviewer for NIH proposals and a reviewer for numerous referred journals.  She is a topical editor for Applied Optics Image Processing journal, a member of IEEE, OSA, SPIE, SOLE, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta kappa Nu and is currently on AIM’s RFID Experts Advisory Group (REG).  She is one of ten fellows chosen for Georgia Tech’s University Leadership program.  She has over 80 publications in refereed journals, technical reports, and workshops.

Current Fields of Interest

Automatic Identification Technologies (AIT) in particular RFID and optical systems; Optical coherence imaging; image formation; computer modeling of optical imaging systems; and Decision Support Systems (DSS) 

 

Registrations, Certifications, Professional Affiliations and Special Honors

 

Associate Editor – International Journal of RF Technologies: Research and Applications (2007-Present)
Topical Editor - Imaging, Coherence, and Electromagnetics, Applied Optics (2005-Present)
Reviewer for Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Applied Optics, Optics Letters, Optical Engineering, Physical Review, Physical Review Letters, and International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications.
Reviewer for Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Applied Optics, Optics Letters, Optical Engineering, Physical Review, and Physical Review Letters
“University Leader Program (ULP) Fellow”, one of ten chosen for first year, Georgia Institute of Technology
Gold Award of Excellence for Performance Centered Design, Excellence in E-Learning Awards for Integrated Sensor Radio Frequency Identification (ISRFID). Awarded at Online Learning Conference, Los Angeles, CA, September 2002.
Gold Award of Excellence for the Maintainer's Electronic Performance Support System (MEPSSÔ) at the Online Learning and Performance Support Conference, Los Angeles, CA, September 2001
CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) Laboratoire Optique P.M. Duffieux,
UMR FRANCE 6603-Member of the scientific cadre 1998-2001
Georgia Institute of Technology
"Research Faculty Leader" – awarded funding to pursue new research opportunities 1996-1998
Recognition for Outstanding Performance as a Student in the College of Engineering 1990
Engineer in Training (E.I.), Florida 1987, no. 1087ET287
Copyright for Wave Propagation Computer Program, no. Txu 376-047
6,972,682, Monitoring and Tracking of Assets by Utilizing Wireless Communications Patent
Current United States DoD security clearance
Certificate for Human Research Subjects (IRB Approved through Georgia Tech) 2001
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Vice President Elect, 1990 1988-Present
Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society 1988-Present
Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical Engineering Honor Society 1988-Present
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 1989-1990
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 1988-Present
Optical Society of America (OSA) 1988-Present
International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) 1988-Present
The International Society for Logistics (SOLE) 2000-2005
"Laser Measurement Short Course" - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 1996
"Infrared Technology and Applications" short course - Georgia Institute of Technology 1995

Selected Major Reports and Publications

 

  1. Gisele Bennett and Ralph Herkert, “Deployment Considerations for Active RFID Systems”, in RFID Technology and Applications, Steve Miles, Sanjay Sarma, and John Williams Eds, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  2. Gisele Bennett, “RFID in the USA”, in RFID Applied, Jerry Banks, Manuel Pachano, Les Thompson and David Hanny Eds. Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007.
  3. Gisele Bennett, Kay Connelly, Gitte Lindgaard, Katie A. Siek, and Bruce Tsuji, “Reality Testing: HCI Challenges in Non-Traditional Environments” CHI 2006 Workshop, Montreal, Canada, April 2006.
  4. Kay Connelly, Katie A. Siek, Valerie Lafond-Favieres, and Gisele Bennett, “Planes, Pains, and Phosphorane: Usability Studies in Non-Traditional Environments” Special Interest Group (SIG), Proceedings of Interact 2005, Rome, Italy, September 2005.
  5. J. Christopher James, Gisele Bennett, and William T. Rhodes, “Imaging Systems Based on the Encoding of Optical Coherence Functions,” J. Opt. Soc. Of Am. A, 22, Issue 9, pp. 1780-1788, September 2005.
  6. William T. Rhodes, J. Christopher James, and Gisele Welch, "Wigner tools in optical system analysis, design, and simulation," in Photon Management Research in Ireland, J. Sheridan, R. O'Dowd, and G. O'Sullivan, eds., Proceedings SPIE, 5827A (2005); presented at Opto Ireland, Dublin, pp. 38-46, 5 April 2005.
  7. J. Christopher James, Gisele Welch, and William T. Rhodes, “Nonuniform Coherence Sampling for Fields Produced by Incoherent 3D Sources,” J. Opt. Soc. Of Am. A, 20, No. 4, pp. 668-677, April 2003.
  8. Steve Moyer, Ron Driggers, Richard Vollmerhausen, Michael Soel, Gisele Welch, and William T. Rhodes, “Information differences between sub-bands of the mid-wave infrared spectrum,” Optical Engineering, 42, 2296 (2003).
  9. Valerie Lafond-Favieres, Keesah Hall, Ben Medlin Jr., Gisele Welch and Ron Wagner, “Designing Innovative Electronic Performance Support Systems for Maintenance Tasks”, Proceedings for the Society for Applied Learning Technology Conference, Orlando, Florida February 2003.
  10. Steve Moyer, Ronald G. Driggers, David Wilson, Gisele Welch and William T. Rhodes, “Cycle Criterion for Fifty-Percent Probability of Identification for Small Handheld Objects,” Proceedings for the MSS Passive Sensors Conference, January 2003.
  11. Gary O’Neill, Ron Wagner, and Gisele Welch, “Advancing Technology Enables Fusion of Logistics and Maintenance”, Atlanta-Gram, Chapter Newsletter of SOLE, 2002.
  12. J. Christopher James, Gisele Welch, and William T. Rhodes, “Nonuniform Coherence Sampling for Fields Produced by Incoherent 3D Sources,” ICO XIX Optics for the Quality of Life, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, Anna Consortini, Giancarlo C. Righini, eds (SPIE Proceedings, Firenze, Italy, vol 4829, 2002).
  13. Steve Moyer, Ronald G. Driggers, Richard Vollmerhausen, Mike Soel, Penny Warren, Gisele Welch, William T. Rhodes, "Information Differences between Sub-bands of the Infrared Spectrum over the Diurnal Cycle," Proceedings for MSS Passive Sensors 2002.
  14. Moyer, Steve, Ronald G. Driggers, Richard Vollmerhausen, Mike Soel, Gisele Welch and William T. Rhodes, “Mid-wave Infrared Target Source Characteristics for Focal Plane Applications”, Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng., 4719, 63 (2002).
  15. Robinson, W., G. Welch, G. O’Neill; “The Need for a Systems Engineering Approach for Measuring and Predicting the Degradation of Aging Systems and How it Can Be Achieved”, Proceeding of the NATO Conference of The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel (AVT), Symposium on Aging Mechanisms and Controls, 2001
  16. Gisele Welch and William T. Rhodes, "Image reconstruction by spatio-temporal coherence transfer”, in Free-Space Laser Communication and Laser Imaging, D. G. Voelz and J. C. Ricklin, eds. (Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng., 4489, 63, 2002 p. 60-65).
  17. Gisele Welch, Jennifer G. Sheridan, Valerie Lafond-Favieres, Keesah Hall, Ron Wagner, “Electronic Performance Support Systems for Maintenance Tasks”, Proceedings for the SOLE, Florida Logistics Conference March 2001.
  18. Steve Moyer, Ronald G. Driggers, Richard Vollmerhausen, Arnold Goldberg, Penny Warren, Gisele Welch, and William T. Rhodes "Comparison of Target and Background Source Characteristics for Multi-band Infrared Sensor (Focal Plane) Applications," Proceedings for National MSS, 2001.
  19. William T. Rhodes and Gisele Welch, "Remote imaging by transfer of coherence functions through optical fibers," in Euro-American Workshop on Optoelectronic Information Processing, P. Refregier, B. Javidi, eds. (SPIE Press, Critical Review Series, Vol. CR74, 1999), pp. 1-9
  20. William T. Rhodes and Gisele Welch, "Coherence function transfer: providing the explanation for three counterintuitive optical systems," presented at the Light for Light Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 27-30 July 1999 (to be published in Springer-Verlag series)
  21. William T. Rhodes, Gisele Welch, and Hakan Urey, "Nonimaging optical methods for measuring Fourier components of moving incoherently illuminated objects," in Optics in Computing '98, P. H. Chavel, D. A. Miller, and H. Thienpont, eds. (Proc. SPIE, Vol. 3490, 1998), pp. 514-517.
  22. William T. Rhodes and Gisele Welch, "Use of the Fresnel transform in light transmission problems" Applied Optics, April 98 (Accepted).
  23. William T. Rhodes and Gisele Welch, " Transfer of Coherence Functions: The Connection Between Enhanced Backscatter and Superresolving Imaging Systems," Proceedings EOS- Electromagnetic Optics, Gien, France, September 1998

Numerous Presentations

 

Numerous Unclassified and Classified Reports

 

Revised Oct 2008

 


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