Dr. Gisele Bennett is a Regents’ Researcher, Associate Vice President for Research, Faculty Interaction, Glenn Robinson Chair in Electro-Optics, and a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She founded the Logistics and Maintenance Applied Research Center (LandMARC), a multi-disciplinary center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a former member of the scientific cadré with Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Laboratoire Optique (CNRS). She is the former director of the Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory at GTRI managing over 120 researchers, scientists, and students in a diverse applied research environment with research funding annually over $30M.
Her research interests are broad and include coherence theory applications to optical imaging systems, atmospheric turbulence and wave propagation, RFID and secure supply chain technologies. She holds Patents on Integrated Sensor Radio Frequency Identification (ISRFID) with Location and container security devices, has numerous patents pending, and a Copyright on a computer model for Wave Propagation through the atmosphere. She has numerous active projects that involve international collaboration with diverse funding from DoD to industry. She holds officer positions in OSA and IEEE and serves in a variety of professional activities involving optical engineering research. She has served as a research proposal reviewer for the National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) and a reviewer for numerous referred journals. She is one of the first ten fellows chosen for Georgia Tech’s University Leadership program. She has over 90 publications in books or book chapters, refereed journals, technical reports, and workshops. She is one of ten fellows chosen for Georgia Tech’s University Leadership program.
- Atmospheric Optics
- Optical information processing, Fourier optics, and secure communications
- Automatic Identification and Tracking Systems (RFID and optical tagging)
- Member, Army Science Board
- Fellow, Optical Society
- Fellow, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)
- Features Editor – Applied Optics (2014-Present), co-founded the concept of feature issues for applied optics that highlight institutes and organizations with significant optics activity
- Division Chair for the Information Acquisition, Processing and Display division, the Optical Society (OSA), Board of Meetings (2016 – Present)
- Former Topical Editor - Imaging, Coherence, and Electromagnetics, Applied Optics
- Member, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
- Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
- President Elect, IEEE Council on RFID
E. Lam, G. Bennett, C. Fernandez-Cull, D. Gerwe, M. Kriss, and Z. Zalevsky, "Imaging systems and signal recovery: introduction to feature issue," Appl. Opt. 54, IS1-IS2 (2015).
Zutty, J., Long, D., Adams, H., Bennett, G., and Baxter, C. Multiple Objective Vector-Based Genetic Programming Using Human-Derived Primitives. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (Madrid, Spain, 2015).
G. Bennett, "Focus on institutional research at Georgia Tech:editorial," Appl. Opt. 53, ED3-ED4 (2014).
Andrew Hardin, Jason Zutty, Gisele Bennett, Ningjian Huang, PhD, and Gregory Rohling “Optimization of a Factory Line using Multi Objective Evolutionary Algorithms,” in Dynamics in Logistics: Fourth International Conference, LDIC 2014 Bremen, Germany Feb/March 2014 Proceedings, Hans-Jorg Kreowski, Bernd Scholz-Reiter, and Klaus-Dieter Thoben Eds., Springer, TBD.
Gisele Bennett, “The future of manufacturing utilizing tagging technology,” in Dynamics in Logistics: Third International Conference, LDIC 2012 Bremen, Germany Feb/March 2012 Proceedings, Hans-Jorg Kreowski, Bernd Scholz-Reiter, and Klaus-Dieter Thoben Eds., Springer, 2013.
G. Bennett, "Tricks in Analyzing non-Conventional Optical Systems," in Imaging and Applied Optics Technical Papers, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper IM3C.2.
G. Bennett, P. Catrysse, J. Farrell, B. Fowler, and J. Mait, "Imaging systems and applications," Appl. Opt. 51, ISA1-ISA1 (2012).
Allison J. Mercer, Ryan K. James, Gisele Bennett, Priyank Patel, James Cai, and Chase Johnston “Performance Testing of RFID Systems with Varying Materials in an RF-Harsh Environment”, Proceedings 2011 IEEE International Conference on RFID, Sitges, Spain (Sept 2011).
Ismail Uysal, Jean-Pierre Emond, and Gisele Bennett, “Tag Testing Methodology for RFID Enabled Temperature Tracking and Shelf Life Estimation,” Proceedings 2011 IEEE International Conference on RFID, Sitges, Spain (Sept 2011).
Ismail Uysal, Jean-Pierre Emond, and Gisele Bennett, “A Computationally Efficient and Scalable Shelf Life Estimation Model for Wireless Temperature Sensors in the Supply Chain,” Proceedings 10th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, Rome, Italy (Sept 2011).
J. Christopher James, David Roberts, Terence Haran, R. Brandon Vaughan, Gisele Bennett, “Use of Wavefront Coding to Extend the Depth of Field in Night Vision Devices”, Photonics Ireland 2011, Dublin, Ireland, (September 2011).
Allison J. Mercer, Ryan K. James, Gisele Bennett, Priyank Patel, James Cai, and Chase Johnston “RFID Testing and Evaluation for an RF-Harsh Environment”, Proceedings 2011 IEEE International Conference on RFID, Sitges, Spain (Sept 2011)
R. Driggers and G. Bennett, "Superresolution Systems," in Imaging Systems, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper IWB1. (INVITED)
J. Christopher James, R. Brandon Vaughan, Jack W. Wood, Gisele Bennett, Russell Draper, Art Hastings, James Stevens, Kyle Bryant, “Performance Testing of an Extended Depth of Field Digital Night Vision Device”, 2010 Imaging and Applied Optics: OSA Optics & Photonics Congress, Tucson, AZ, June 2010.
Gisele Bennett, William T. Rhodes, and J. Christopher James, “Coherence Theory: Tools and Applications”, in Handbook of Optics Vol. 1 3rd ed., Bass et al eds, McGraw-Hill, 2009.
Copyright for Wave Propagation Computer Program, no. Txu 376-047.
European Patent Application #10855985.7 “Container Status Monitoring Systems and Methods.”
6,972,682, Monitoring and Tracking of Assets by Utilizing Wireless Communications Patent.
8406082 – (PCT/US2007/001496 Pub No: WO/2008/088341/ US. Application No. 12/523,622) Determining Enclosure Breach Ultrasonically (issued 3/26/13).
Patent – (PCT/US2007/001368 Pub No: WO/2008/091244)– Determining Enclosure Intrusions.
U.S. Patent No. 8,810 – (,398US 2013/0187777 A1 W02012021136) -Container status monitoring systems and methods.
Last revised April 10, 2018