Stories From 2020

Sep 28, 2020

Protecting Our Future Food Supply with AI and Geospatial Analytics

In partnership with Lenovo, Associate Director of Spatial Computing and Technology Raju Vatsavai is applying artificial intelligence (AI) and deep-learning algorithms to the problem of global crop monitoring with the hopes of “optimizing the needs of future populations.”

Sep 28, 2020

Study Finds Spreading Ghost Forests on NC Coast May Contribute to Climate Change

A newly published study led by Research Associate Lindsey Smart reveals implications of the interplay between sea level rise, saltwater intrusion, ghost forests, and new tree plantings for the coastal carbon budget.

Sep 17, 2020

Scientists Pilot Drones in Effort to Save Trees From Invasive Beetle

NC State researchers are using drones to try to find ash trees with natural resistance to the emerald ash borer invasive pest, and Center research associate Justyna Jeziorska is is leading the drone reconnaissance effort.

Sep 16, 2020

Colorado’s Famous Aspens Expected to Decline Due to Climate Change

Recent research by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Nikki Inglis and Faculty Fellow Jelena Vukomanovic predicts quaking aspen trees, known for their brilliant foliage in fall, will visibly decline along three scenic drives in Colorado.

Sep 9, 2020

Faculty Focus: Nelson to Help USDA Guide Agricultural Innovation

Faculty Fellow Natalie Nelson was selected by the US Department of Agriculture to serve as one of 11 subject matter experts for the USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda. Her expertise in machine learning and data science will inform proactive strategies to prevent crop loss.

Sep 7, 2020

“I Use Geospatial Analytics To…” Part III

Curious about what our newest Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. students work on for their dissertations? Check out how they and their advisors use geospatial analytics to impact a range of fields.

Sep 2, 2020

Envisioning Research Contest Winners Show Artistic Exploration

Three members of our Center community were winners in the 2020 Envisioning Research Contest, illuminating discoveries through graphics and video.

Sep 1, 2020

Faculty Profile: Josh Gray

Faculty Fellow Josh Gray advises or co-advises four students in the Center's Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. program and uses remote sensing to study how climate change will affect food and water security. Read more about his professional journey and his advice for undergraduate students.

Aug 13, 2020

Taking Research with Drones to New Heights

NC State alum and current doctoral student Will Reckling is putting drones to work in new and unique ways to monitor the environment––from finding rare plants on the tops of mountains to mapping harmful algal blooms and even collecting water samples.

Aug 11, 2020

NC Tribes Faced Obstacles to Atlantic Coast Pipeline Water Planning, Study Shows

A case study led by Faculty Fellow Ryan Emanuel evaluated challenges faced by Indigenous people in North Carolina during planning of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.