Congratulations to Our December Graduates!

NC State graduation

At December graduation, NC State will award five doctorates, 16 professional master’s degrees and 19 graduate certificates to members of the Center for Geospatial Analytics community. Congratulations to all of our students on their success!


A photo of Vaclav PetrasVaclav Petras; Geospatial Analytics; advised by Helena Mitasova

Geospatial Analytics for Point Clouds in an Open Science Framework



A photo of Anna PetrasovaAnna Petrasova; Geospatial Analytics; advised by Helena Mitasova

Tangible Geospatial Modeling



A headshot of Georgina SanchezGeorgina Sanchez; Forestry and Environmental Resources; co-advised by Ross Meentemeyer & Jordan Smith

Forecasting Water Scarcity through Integrated Models of Environmental Change


A photo of Ashwin ShashidharanAshwin Shashidharan; Computer Science; co-advised by Raju Vatsavai and Ross Meentemeyer

A High-Performance Geospatial Architecture for Geosimulations


A headshot of Payam TabrizianPayam Tabrizian; Geospatial Analytics and Design; co-advised by Perver Baran and Ross Meentemeyer

Integrating Geospatial Computation, Virtual Reality and Tangible Interaction to Enhance Landscape Design and Research


Master of Geospatial Information Science and Technology

The MGIST program equips students with the knowledge and tools to become geospatial professionals through a unique curriculum that leverages NC State’s strengths in computational and data sciences and interdisciplinary training, in combination with professional skills development. The degree was designed to be completed entirely online, allowing flexibility for both students just entering the work force and those already established. Learn more about this semester’s capstone service learning projects.

MGIST graduates December 2018

Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science

The graduate certificate provides students with a graduate level academic credential in advanced GIS applications. This program is designed for students who wish to establish themselves in GIS practice, enhance current skill sets or are not yet ready to commit to a full graduate program. The certificate can be completed entirely online and is also available to current NC State students enrolled in a non-GIS graduate degree.

Graduate Certificate in GIS recipients December 2018