Parker Plaisted is the author of this site. Parker has a B.S. degree in Physics-engineering from Washington and Lee University, an M.S. degree in Imaging Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and an M.B.A. degree with concentrations in marketing and business strategy from Vanderbilt University. While at RIT, Parker studied color science in the Munsell Color Science Laboratory under professors Mark D. Fairchild and Roy S. Berns. His classmates included Ricardo J. Motta, Mark E. Gorzynski, Mitchell R. Rosen, Taek Kim, Jason Peterson, Ranjit Bhaskar, Tom Orino, David Telep, and David Erdtmann. Parker’s primary thesis advisor was Dr. Ed Granger.
From 1994 to 1996, Parker was the Director of the Imaging Division at the RIT Research Corporation where he worked on color imaging projects with J. A. Stephen Viggiano, Milt Pearson, Nathan Moroney, David Brydges, Chris Sawran, Chris Pane, Jennifer Greenwald, Bill Hoagland, and Jeff Harman. His clients included Xerox Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Eastman Kodak Company, Kimberly-Clark, CalComp, IBM Printing Systems, and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen.
Parker has made technical contributions to the development of color imaging systems and to software applications that create and use ICC profiles. He has more than 10 years of experience working on the development and implementation of color imaging systems.