Programs by Country: Chile + Dialogue of Civilizations


Chile: Hyperspectral Imaging

Dialogue of Civilizations | Santiago, Chile

Faculty Leader: Charles DiMarzio (dimarzio@ece.neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Term: Summer I

Courses: 

  • EECE 3154: Hyperspectral Imaging in an International Context
  •  CLTR4944: Chilean Culture, NU Core humanities level 1

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Description:

In recent years many engineering and science students have developed an interest in applying their engineering skills to diverse problems in biology, health, environment and remote sensing. At Northeastern, increasing numbers of students are working in imaging, through courses, research projects, and cooperative education assignments. Students wishing to work in this discipline in the future require not only strong technical skills (which transcend national borders), but a knowledge of the financial, political, cultural, and social issues that vary from one country to another. The theme of this program is international research and development in the US and Chile. This program is designed for students with an interest in optics or signal processing, or both. The program has three main components: (1) Prof. Charles A. DiMarzio at NU, will offer a rigorous 4–semester–hour “technical elective” course in Hyperspectral Imaging to students (2) The faculty at Universidad de Los Andes will offer a 4SH course in Chilean culture . (3) The program will include excursions to historical and cultural sites around Santiago and neighboring areas. (4) Students will participate in cultural activities with UANDES and international students. Each student will have a "buddy" who will help orient and integrate the student into the campus culture. Prof. DiMarzio conducts research in biomedical optics with a group of graduate and undergraduate students and faculty collaborators in ECE and MIE. He has worked 14 years in industry prior to his career at Northeastern, and is strongly committed to introducing undergraduates to both academic and industrial research and development.