|Steven J. Sasson, FNAI
University of South Florida
Steven J. Sasson, is a professor in the Institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation at the University of South Florida. Sasson is the inventor of the electronic still camera and playback system, and led the development of the first prototype mega pixel electronic digital camera utilizing DCT compression that stored images to flash memory cards. He also developed one of the first photographic quality thermal printing systems, derivatives of which are still in use in self-service imaging kiosks around the world, and led the team which developed and commercialized printers based on AgX, laser thermal, and Inkjet marking technologies. Sasson is a recipient of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation; inductee of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame; and recipient of Honorary Doctor of Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Honorary Doctor of Science from The University of Rochester. He holds ten U.S. patents, all of which have been licensed.