Vinod Ramnath earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University and has over 15 years of experience in the remote sensing industry. Mr. Ramnath is currently the Software Development Manager/ Research Scientist at Teledyne Optech. He is a senior member of a research and development team focused on the evolution of topographic and bathymetric lidar systems. His research interests span the areas of signal processing of lidar waveforms, developing data fusion algorithms that involve active and passive remote sensing imagery, image understanding that include analysis, feature extraction, pattern recognition and classification. He has authored /co-authored over 20 technical papers and has presented at various international conferences and workshops. He has also served as the IEEE Oceans 2015 conference technical session chair. Mr. Ramnath is also a Referee for SPIE’s Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. Mr. Ramnath is a recipient of the JALBTCX (Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise) Sebastian Sizgoric Technical Achievement award.