Nickolas (Nick) Faust is the head of the Image Analysis and Visualization Branch Electro-Optics, Environment and Materials Laboratory at Georgia Institute of Technology. Professor Faust serves on a variety of scientific panels and committees. He was the co-chair of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)-Commission II Working Group on hardware and software aspects of GIS. He was elected to the Space Technology Hall of Fame (1993) for his pioneering efforts in helping create the ELAS image processing software.
Nick coordinates research in the integration of Remote Sensing (RS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and visualization technology areas; develops techniques for first principles driven multi-spectral simulation and derives high-resolution geographic databases for selected areas of the world. He develops new techniques in image processing including: geo-correction, enhancement, pattern recognition, and change detection. Nick also teaches short courses and graduate level courses in image processing and GIS analysis techniques.