Steven Sasson

Dr. Steven Sasson Steven joined Eastman Kodak Company as an electrical engineer working in an applied research laboratory. He engaged in a number of early digital imaging projects.  Among these was the design and construction of the first digital still camera and playback system in 1975.  Steven continued to work throughout the 1980s in the emerging field of digital photography receiving over 10 key digital imaging patents. In 1989 he led the development of the first prototype mega pixel electronic digital camera utilizing DCT compression that stored images to flash memory cards. Steven continued his work throughout the 1990’s by developing one of the first photographic quality thermal printing systems, derivatives of which are still in use in self-service imaging kiosks around the world today. Before retiring in 2009 Steven was a project manager in the Intellectual Property Transactions group at Kodak.