Research Associate Professor, UNC-CH Research Laboratories of Archaeology
Dr. Scott Madry received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1986, specializing in the applications of remote sensing and GIS for archaeology and cultural studies. He has been a Senior Project Manager at the Institute for Technology Development's Space Remote Sensing Center at the NASA Stennis Space Center, was the Senior Associate Director of the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis at Rutgers University, and is a member of the Faculty of the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.
Dr. Madry has been involved in teaching and research in remote sensing and GIS applications for over 30 years, and has conducted a variety of research and application projects in Europe, Africa, and North America. He has been involved in projects ranging from European archaeology to conservation planning in New Jersey to Mountain Gorilla habitat studies in Rwanda and wildlife management in Kenya's National Parks.
An entertaining and engaging speaker, he has given over 135 short courses and seminars in over 30 countries, including several lectures at the Sorbonne. He is currently the president of Informatics International, Inc., an international geomatics consulting firm in Chapel Hill, NC. He also holds an appointment as a Research Associate Professor of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He was awarded the prestigious Russian Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Gold Medal in 1997 for his contributions to international space education. His research has been featured in the McGraw Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology (1991) and the Nature Magazine website (2002).