David Allen has been working at NIST for over 15 years. Previously, he was responsible for establishing, maintaining, and disseminating national scales of reflectance and transmittance. Current research interests include advancing hyperspectral imaging for critical applications related to medicine, defense, and the environment through the use of optical standards. He has also been active in supporting efforts to develop end-to-end analysis methodology that integrates standard and best practices for imaging performance metrics. Recent work has focused on the development of digital tissue phantoms through the use of hyperspectral image projection.
Sensor Science Division
Optical Radiation Group
1996-present, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD
1986-1996, Industrial electronics manufacturing
Ph.D. Earth Systems and Geoinfor-
M.S. Environmental Biology, Hood College, Frederick, MD
B.A. Chemistry, Hood College, Frederick, MD