Corey Jaskolski

Monday, July 08, 2019

Location Amphitheater

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Conservationist, engineer

Corey Jaskolski is an inventor, engineer, National Geographic Fellow, photographer, AR and VR developer, and an explorer who specializes in creating technologies for some of the most challenging environments on Earth. Early in his career, he founded Hydro Technologies, an engineering company that specialized in building sensing and imaging solutions for the world’s toughest environments. At Hydro Technologies, his clients included DARPA, NASA, half a dozen departments in the U.S. Navy, and the U.S, Special Forces (SOCOM).

Jaskolski has developed a suite of exploration technologies including archaeology search drones, robotic underwater camera systems, color night vision platforms, 3D scanning camera traps, and underwater laser scanners. His technical imaging and scanning work has taken him to some of the world's most sacred and beautiful  places including dives in the frigid waters of Antarctica for VR capture, 3D scanning in the Tomb of Jesus, working 12,500 feet deep in a three-man submersible on the wreck of the Titanic, spherical image capture inside Tut’s tomb, aerial LIDAR scanning of Chichen Itza, VR capture in some of Italy’s most iconic cathedrals, and deep into underwater caves containing Mayan human sacrifice victims for 3D scanning.

Jaskolski is co-founder of Virtual Wonders, a company focused on protecting and sharing the world’s special places through 3D scanning. Jaskolski’s work often appears in National Geographic Magazine; on PBS and the National Geographic Channels; and in numerous scientific journals and other publications. He serves as a member of the board of directors at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Jaskolski has degrees in physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.