David Goodenough

Adjunct Professor
University of Victoria
Department of Computer Science
Victoria, BC Canada V8W 2Y2


David G. Goodenough is an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, at the University of Victoria. He has Masters and Doctoral graduate students and is a NSERC recipient. Dr. Goodenough holds the following degrees: Ph.D. and M.Sc. (University of Toronto), and B.Sc. (University of British Columbia). Dr. Goodenough worked at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (1973-1991), where he was a Chief Research Scientist and Head of the Knowledge-Based Methods and Systems Section. He was an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ottawa (1979-1996). In 1991, he joined as a Chief Research Scientist the Pacific Forestry Centre of the Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada. In 2012 he became an Emeritus Senior Research Scientist in Natural Resources Canada. He was a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000). He was President of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) (1992-1993) and served as Past-President (1994-1996). He became a Fellow of the IEEE in 1997. He was a member of the IEEE Fellow Committee. Dr. Goodenough has served the IEEE GRSS as an AdCom Member from 1986 to 2008. He was General Co-Chairman for IGARSS 2000 and was Technical Program Co-Chairman for IGARSS 2002. He has published extensively (>220 papers) and presented frequently (>700 presentations). He is a recipient of the following awards: the IEEE GRSS Distinguished Achievement Award (2006); the 2004 Gold Medal of the Canadian Remote Sensing Society, Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute; the Government of Canada's Award of Excellence; the IEEE GRSS Outstanding Service Award; a Natural Resources Canada Departmental Merit Award; an EMR Merit Award, and NASA Group Achievement Awards. Dr. Goodenough was Principal Investigator of the NASA project, Evaluation and Validation of EO-1 for Sustainable Development (EVEOSD). He led the automation research and development team for the EOSD Project. He is Principal Investigator of the ESA Project, Evaluation and Validation of CHRIS, and led the Methods and Systems Study. He was PI of a Forest Hyperspectral Applications Project with CSA. He was the PI of CSA's Radarsat-2 Forest Applications Project and a Co-I on UVic's Scientific GRID Computing Project, a Canarie project. He led the SAFORAH project (www.saforah.org). Dr. Goodenough is a member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, the Computer Society, and the Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. He is also a member of the Canadian Remote Sensing Society. Dr. Goodenough's IEEE details are given here.

Email is the best way to contact Dr. Goodenough and to set up an appointment. His email address on campus is dggooden at uvic.ca. His office phone number is 250-472-5795. His office number is room 565 in the ECS building.

Research Interests

Dr. Goodenough's current research interests focus on hyperspectral and radar remote sensing of forests and intelligent systems for extracting information from satellite and aircraft remote sensing data in combination with GIS. The applications of this research include forest and environmental monitoring, climate change information products such as aboveground carbon, and GRID systems and supercomputing for image analysis. These applications deal with pattern recognition, image analysis, artificial intelligence, geomatics, high-bandwidth communication and GRID architectures, and automation.


David Goodenough has six children and 15 grandchildren.


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