IS&T Award - 2005
Congratulations to James C. Tilton,
recipient of GSFC's Fifth Annual Excellence in Information Science and
This award is presented annually to the Goddard employee(s) who best
exhibit(s) broad, significant contributions to Goddard programs or projects
in the areas of information science and technology. The award recognizes
career achievement or a specific act of exceptional merit that was completed
in the previous year.
James C. Tilton, Computer Engineer with the Computational &
Information Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO)
The 2005 Award was presented to Dr. James C. Tilton. James C. Tilton
received B.A. degrees in electronic engineering, environmental science
and engineering, and anthropology and an M.E.E. (electrical engineering)
from Rice University, Houston TX in 1976. He also received an M.S. in
optical sciences for the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ in 1978 and
a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette,
IN in 1981.
He is currently
a Computer Engineer with the Computational & Information Sciences
and Technology Office (CISTO) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,
Greenbelt, MD. He previously worked for Computer Sciences Corporation
from 1982 to 1983 and Science Applications Research from 1983 to 1985
on contracts with Goddard. As a member of the CISTO, Dr. Tilton is responsible
for designing and developing computer software tools for space and Earth
science image analysis, and encouraging the use of these computer tools
through interactions with space and Earth scientists. His development
of a recursive hierarchical segmentation algorithm has resulted in a
patent award and another patent application.
Dr. Tilton is a senior member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing
and Signal Processing Societies, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa,
Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi. From 1992 to 1996, he served as a member
of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Administrative Committee.
Since 1996, he has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions
on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, and he has served as an Associate
Editor for the Pattern Recognition journal since 2001.
The Spring 2005 Series concluded on May 18, 2005 with a special colloquium
held in conjunction with presentation of the Center's fifth annual Excellence
in Information Science and Technology Award.
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