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2020

Dec 4, 2020

Congrats to Our December 2020 Graduates!

This semester, we celebrate the NC State graduation of 32 members of the Center for Geospatial Analytics community. Congratulations to all of our professional master’s and graduate certificate students on their perseverance and success! 

Wolf Statue - Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University

Dec 2, 2020

GIS Service Learning for Public Health, Racial Justice and More

During the Fall 2020 semester, our nine graduating professional master’s students applied their knowledge and skills to help community partners advance racial justice, combat pollution, curb the spread of tuberculosis and more. 

strolling professor

Nov 11, 2020

2020 Promoted and Tenured Faculty

Promotion and tenure mark major milestones in the academic lives of NC State faculty. This year, Faculty Fellows Dan Obenour and Krishna Pacifici were tenured, and Perver Baran, Ryan Emanuel and Stacy Supak were promoted. 

cardinal

Nov 11, 2020

Noise and Light Pollution Impact Songbird Reproduction

A new study co-authored by Faculty Fellow Jelena Vukomanovic used national Nestwatch data for 142 species to reveal the impacts of noise and light pollution on nesting birds. 

The Belltower against colorful clouds at sunset.

Nov 3, 2020

2019-20 Awards and Honors

NC State faculty, staff, students and alumni garnered significant recognition for their accomplishments over the past year. Here are a few highlights. 

a forest separated into many parts by highways

Nov 2, 2020

Getting The Most Bang For Your Conservation Buck

New research in Faculty Fellow Rob Scheller's lab is using landscape change modeling to investigate the role forests certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative play in connecting landscapes as the climate changes. 

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Oct 29, 2020

First Official Version of PoPS (Pest or Pathogen Spread) Model Released

Developers at the Center for Geospatial Analytics have announced the first stable release of the Pest or Pathogen Spread model (PoPS 1.0), the Center’s signature open source system for forecasting the spread of insect pests and disease and for testing control strategies. 

Vaishnavi Thakar

Oct 20, 2020

Meet Vaishnavi Thakar, Our Center’s Newest Assistant Teaching Professor

Assistant teaching professor Vaishnavi Thakar teaches a core course in our MGIST program, develops new courses, studies the spatial spread COVID-19 and is shaping the Center’s growing undergraduate offerings.  

a grower collects data in an agricultural field

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.” 

Ghost forest on N.C. coast.

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.