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Gilbert L  Rochon

Gilbert L Rochon

Tuskegee University
USA

Biography

Gilbert Rochon is the 6th President of Tuskegee University, since its founding by Booker T. Washington in 1881. He is a member of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, a Senior Member of IEEE and serves as NATO Science for Peace Country Project Director (NPD) for the Mediterranean Dialogue Earth Observatory (MDEO) Project in Morocco. He currently is Chair of the Council of 1890 Universities. Dr. Rochon previously served as Director of the Purdue Terrestrial Observatory, Interim Director of the Laboratory for Remote Sensing (LARS) at Purdue and held successive joint appointments with NASA, USDA Forest Service, Naval Oceanographic Office and the US Environmental Protection Agency. He received his undergraduate degree from Xavier University of Louisiana, the Master of Public Health degree from Yale University School of Medicine and the Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Research

Real-time satellite remote sensing for time-critical events and near-real-time data products