Event Details

Here you can find many event details for the STRATUS 2022 Conference, including the event synopsis, schedule, program committee, keynote speakers, and field trips.


About the Conference

The STRATUS 2022 conference brings together academics, industry representatives, and domain specialists to share perspectives on this rapidly evolving field of a wide range of topics. Since its inception in 2016, STRATUS went from a one-day to a two-day and then to a three-day annual workshop and is now a three-day conference and includes previously recorded field trips. Based on the received request from attendees, we have expanded the workshops to reach entities beyond the original scope of a Western New York audience.

This conference is in-person attendance.

What sets the non-profit STRATUS 2022 Conference apart from other specialized or larger UAS meetings are the important interdisciplinary topics ranging from the latest challenges in UAV platform design and technology to sensor design, information gathering and processing, and modeling to produce data that support decision-making.

The STRATUS 2022 Conference topics include:

  • Environmental Mapping, Monitoring and Modelling
  • Remote Sensing
  • 3D and Multi-view Imaging
  • Platforms, Calibration, Sensor, and Imaging Systems
  • Multi-sensor Data Fusion
  • Technologies and Applications
  • Algorithm and Image Processing
  • Photogrammetry
  • Policy, Public Perception and Privacy Issues
  • K-12 Education
  • Applications focused on Upstate NY, Finger Lakes and Lake Ontario Regions

The Special Focus of the STRATUS 2022 Conference is “hazards, environmental mapping, monitoring and forecasting”. We invite participants who are interested in sharing their insight, latest research, and technical challenges to engage in scientific and practical conversations to identify collaborative partners for facing the complex challenges under extreme conditions with holistic approaches in designing and testing integrated UAV mission planning, information gathering and decision making for extreme conditions, rapid response or emergency management. 

Our Program includes both oral and poster sessions, student prizes for best paper/poster presentation, break and lunch for networking, keynote speakers, panel discussion, exhibits, live demonstrations, happy hours and social gathering. Thanks to our sponsors, we keep the conference fees affordable.

The STRATUS 2022 Conference is a collaborative organizational effort including researchers from some of the region’s leading universities. The general organizing committee is made up of researchers working at the interface of universities, industries, government agencies, and other community stakeholders from these institutions: 

• SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF)
• Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
• University at Buffalo (UB)

And the scientific community converge abroad range of expert from many universities and institutes.

We all hope to see you at the STRATUS 2022 Conference.


– the Conference Organization Team

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact : bsalehi@ESF.edu

Event Schedule


Keynote Speakers



Student Prizes


Program will include Student prizes for best presentation and poster!!

Program Committee

General Chairs

Bahram Salehi

Bahram Salehi, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
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Emmett Ientilucci, Digital Image and Remote Sensing Lab, Rochester Institute of Technology
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Scientific Committee

Lindi Quackenbush, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY , View Lindi’s professional webpage

Peter Spacher

Peter Spacher, Rochester Institute of Technology, View Peter’s professional webpage

Chris Renschler, University of Buffalo, View Chris’s professional webpage

Jamie Winders, Syracuse University, View Jamie’s professional webpage

Chris Badurek, SUNY – Cortland, View Chris’s professional webpage

Leila Hashemi, NC A&T State University, View Leila’s professional webpage

Buffy Quinn, Onondaga Com. College, View Buffy’s team professional webpage

Mohamad A.Razkenari, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, View Mohamad’s professional webpage

Ken Stewart, President and CEO of NUAIR, View Ken’s Company webpage

Local Arrangements Chair

Katherina Searing
Associate Director, Open Academy at SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry

Students Involvement Chair

Sina Jarahizadeh
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, View Sina’s Linkedin webpage

The University at Buffalo Liaison

Marianne Sullivan, View Marianne’s professional webpage

Web Administrators

Randy Nguyen, Web Developer, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY

Sina Jarahizadeh, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY