Montana State University honored SPIE Fellow Joseph Shaw for his leadership in the development of remote sensing systems by naming him as one of the recipients of the 2012 Cox Family Awards for Creative Scholarship and Teaching.
Shaw's research in remote sensing systems used in the natural earth environment includes the use of radiometers, polarimeters, and light detection and ranging systems. He is known for his work in measuring clouds in climate science and mapping invasive lake trout for protection of Yellowstone Lake. The optical aurora detectors designed by Shaw and his team send cell text messages when they are able to see an aurora, a natural light display in the sky at high latitudes.
Shaw has published more than 30 papers with SPIE on topics such as remote sensing, polarimetry measurements and lider sensing in the SPIE Digital Library. His will be a session chair of "Instruments" at SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing, where his most recent paper "Airborne lidar sensing of internal waves in a shallow fjord" will be presented.
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