J. Scott Tyo

J. Scott Tyo

Professor
University of Arizona

J. Scott Tyo directs the Advanced Sensing Lab in the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. His laboratory investigates all manner of sensing problems ranging from optical polarization to terahertz imaging to radar systems. Over this breadth of areas, one constant in the ASL's research program is that the physics of the electromagnetic wave interaction with the scene and the sensor are always part of the engineering process from the sensor design to the data exploitation. Professor Tyo received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, then joined the US Air Force Research Laboratory as USAF officer. He left active service in 2001 to join the University of New Mexico, then moved to the UA in 2006. Prof. Tyo is heavily involved in professional activities, and is a fellow the OSA, SPIE, and the IEEE. He has served on the editorial boards of major OSA and IEEE publications, and has helped to organize several conferences, especially on imaging polarimetry.