A New Age of Enlightenment at the Intersection of Technology, the Arts, and Design


RIT President David Munson will discuss how harnessing creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship at the intersection of technology, the arts, and design can lead to a new age of enlightenment.


RIT researchers are at the forefront of the study and application of advanced technologies related to light and sound that are changing the way people learn, work, play, interact, and communicate. The increasing convergence of disciplines —such as imaging science, interactive gaming, virtual and augmented reality, and film and animation — uniquely positions RIT to become a global leader in accelerating the advancement of these technologies while preparing a new generation of entrepreneurs to bring them to commercialization. This can be accomplished through collaboration with the University of Rochester, industry, and other community partners in the Rochester region.


Dr. Munson’s teaching and research interests are in the area of signal and image processing.

David C. Munson Jr

David Munson PhD, President of Rochester Institute of Technology

David C. Munson Jris an university professor and administrator. On July 1, 2017 he became the 10th president of theRochester Institute of Technology, succeedingWilliam W. Destler.  Previously, Munson wasdeanof theUniversity of Michigan College of Engineeringfrom 2006 to 2016. He also served as a professor of  Electrical EngineeringatUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignand Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science atUniversity of Michigan.  Munson’s research focuses onsignal processingissues in imaging systems. He is the co-founder of InstaRecon, which commercializes fast algorithms for image formation in computer tomography.  Dr. Munson is also a fellow of theInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)and past president of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Dr. Munson received hisbachelor’s degreein electrical engineering from theUniversity of Delawarein 1975 and his M.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering fromPrinceton Universityin 1977, 1977, and 1979.