External Advisory Board

The Center for Geospatial Analytics External Advisory Board provides valuable perspective that helps ensure our center remains at the cutting edge of geospatial frontiers and attentive to the needs of the geospatial community. The board includes representatives from industry, government, NGOs, other centers and academic institutions. Board members offer advice to the center director and steering committee and guidance for molding the center's strategic development.

Current Board Members

Budhendra Bhaduri

Budhendra Bhaduri

Dr. Bhaduri is a Corporate Research Fellow and leads the Geographic Information Science and Technology group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is the founding director of the Urban Dynamics Institute at ORNL. His research interests and experience include novel implementation of geospatial science and technology in sustainable development research, including population dynamics, urbanization and watershed impacts, energy resource assessment, and disaster management. Dr. Bhaduri received his Ph.D. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from Purdue University. He has an MS degree from Kent State University, and a M.Sc. and a B.Sc. from University of Calcutta, India.

Anthony Calamito

Anthony Calamito

Mr. Calamito is a Government and Aerospace Solutions Executive at Mapbox. He formerly served as the Chief Geospatial Officer for Boundless Spatial, Inc., and was responsible for product strategy and outreach, educational initiatives, and the company’s ongoing commitment to the open source community. He is a steering committee member at LocationTech, and a Fellow of the American Geographical Society. He earned his BA in Geography from Penn State University.

Marguerite Madden

Marguerite Madden

Dr. Madden is a professor in the Department of Geography and director of the Center for Geospatial Research at the University of Georgia. A Fellow and Past President of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and Editor of the ASPRS Manual of GIS (2009), she was the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Technical Commission President for Commision IV, “Digital Mapping and Geodatabases” (2008-2012) and the ISPRS Council Second Vice President (2012-2016). She holds an MA degree in Biology from the State University of New York and Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Georgia.

Diana Sinton

Diana Sinton

Dr. Sinton is an adjunct associate professor at Cornell University and Executive Director of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). She is a geographer interested in spatial literacy, teaching and learning GIS, and applying the tools of spatial thinking to address issues and ideas around the world. She co-authored The People’s Guide to Spatial Thinking and writes about geospatial education and research topics for Directions Magazine. She holds a BA in Comparative Religions from Middlebury College and an MS and Ph.D. in Geography from Oregon State University.

William D. Wheaton

William D. Wheaton

Before retiring in January 2018, Mr. Wheaton was the director of the Geospatial Science and Technology Program and a senior research geographer at RTI International. He has more than 30 years of experience applying geographic information systems (GIS) technology in environmental and social science research. As director of RTI's GST program, he led and coordinated GIS tasks in support of diverse research throughout RTI and for external government and commercial clients. Mr. Wheaton has developed GIS methodologies, databases, and programs to support a wide range of GIS research related to health and social policy, infectious disease modeling, surface water quality, groundwater quality, human and ecological risk assessments, air quality, survey research, and environmental contamination. He has led projects of varying sizes and complexity, from the large multiyear, multimillion dollar project to develop the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) to many medium- and small-sized projects requiring efficient use of resources and rapid response to client needs. He holds a BA in Geography from Dartmouth College and an MA in Liberal Studies from Duke University.