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Professor Scott Madry

Dr. Scott Madry is the Executive Director of the Global Space Institute. He is the founder and President of Informatics International, Inc. and specializes in the applications of Geomatics technologies for regional environmental and cultural research. He is a long-time member of the faculty of the International Space University, and has served as the program director of the ISU Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program for four years in Adelaide, Australia, as well as teaching in some twenty-four ISU programs around the world.

He received his Ph.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA) in 1986 and then worked for three years at the Institute for Technology Development, Space Remote Sensing Center at the NASA Stennis Space Center (Mississippi, USA). He then took the position of Senior Associate Director of the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis at Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA), where he taught for nine years in the Anthropology, Geography, and Natural Resources departments. He is widely published and recently was an editor for the 1,300 page, two-volume Handbook of Satellite Applications for Springer Press. He is a two-time Fulbright Scholar, having taught in France and South Africa in the Fulbright Specialist Program.

He has conducted research in North America, Europe, and Africa, and has given over 150 short courses and seminars in over thirty countries around the world. He has consulted for numerous governments, corporations and non-profits, and has received over US$7.5 million in grants and contracts. Dr. Madry has acted as a consultant on satellite remote sensing for a major Hollywood film, and has been a consultant for major museum exhibitions on the subject. Some of his research was featured in the McGraw Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology in 1991. In 1997 he was awarded the Russian Tsiolkovsky Gold Medal for his international research and teaching activities. He is currently conducting work in North Carolina, USA, Florida, USA, Rwanda, and France. He is very active in American Red Cross Disaster Services, and has won several awards for his activities on behalf of the Red Cross. In 2012 he was awarded, along with the other members of the GISCorps, the President’s Volunteer Service Award by United States President Barak Obama for his work in applying geomatics technologies to disaster management.

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