Gisele Bennett
Florida Institute of Technology

OSA Awards & Distinctions



Dr. Gisele Bennett is the Senior Vice President for Strategic and Research Initiatives and Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech).  She is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech.  Prior to joining Florida Tech in 2018, she was a Regents’ Researcher, an Associate Vice President for Research, Faculty Integration, and a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech.  In addition, she held the Glenn Robinson Chair in Electro-Optics at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).  She founded the Logistics and Maintenance Applied Research Center (LandMARC), a multi-disciplinary center at the Georgia Tech. The diverse research portfolio included areas in EO modeling and Analysis, Remote Sensing, LIDAR, EO systems design, and software development for sensor integration and analysis. 

Her research interests are broad and include coherence theory applications to optical imaging systems, atmospheric turbulence, wave propagation, RFID, and related tagging technologies. She holds patents on RFID and Container Security devices and a copyright on a computer model for Wave Propagation through the atmosphere.  Dr. Bennett is a member of the Army Science Board.  She is a Fellow with OSA and SPIE, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.  Her OSA volunteer roles both past and current include:  OSA Board of Directors; Division Chair for Information Acquisition, Processing and Display for OSA Board of Meetings; Topical Editor and Features Editor for Applied Optics; Chair, Strategic Committee for Imaging Congress; OSA Traveling Lecturer; Chair and member of Forman Engineering Excellence Awards Committee; Chair and member of Ester Hoffman Beller Award Committee; and Chair and member of the technical committee for IS and COSI Topical Meetings.