Faculty and Staff

Aug 23, 2021

New PoPS Border Simulation Supports Front Lines of Pest Detection

Software developers at the Center for Geospatial Analytics have released the first version of a pest or pathogen spread (PoPS) simulation that can quantify the effectiveness of inspections at ports of entry and reveal how many pests are missed.

Jul 26, 2021

Ask an Expert: How Dangerous is Wildfire Smoke?

Faculty Fellow Jennifer Richmond-Bryant discusses how wildfire smoke can impact human health, even if it's from thousands of miles away.

Jul 1, 2021

Celebrating Faculty and Staff Achievements 2020–2021

The 2020-21 academic year was packed with achievements by our faculty fellows, research scholars and associates, staff and postdoctoral scholars. Learn more about the awards, popular press coverage and speaking engagements earned by our talented group of researchers.

Jun 25, 2021

Mapping the Future: Climate Change and Flooding in Coastal North Carolina

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Elyssa Collins is leading cutting-edge research to better assess flood risk. Learn how she and Research Associate Georgina Sanchez are developing new models to simulate flooding probabilities, now and into the future.

Jun 3, 2021

Researchers Design Simulation Tool to Predict Disease, Pest Spread

A team led by Research Scholar Chris Jones developed a computer simulation tool called PoPS to predict pest and disease attacks on crops or forests, and to test when and where to apply pesticides or other management strategies to contain them.

Mar 30, 2021

Analysis: Studies of U.S. National Parks Are Trending Down, Focused on Popular Parks

An analysis led by Faculty Fellow Jelena Vukomanovic finds that research conducted in U.S. national parks has focused largely on five iconic parks, and has dropped since 2013.

Mar 24, 2021

Forestry Student Overcomes Challenges to Shine as Research Assistant

Forestry and Environmental Resources senior Norman Urbanek is a shining example of how hard work, despite the struggles facing many students in today’s pandemic, pays off. His research with Faculty Fellow Jennifer Richmond-Bryant is exploring spatial patterns in air pollution and environmental justice.

Mar 8, 2021

Celebrating Our Community: Second Annual CGA Awards

At its virtual Awards Ceremony on March 4, the Center for Geospatial Analytics honored students, faculty and staff for their achievements and presented the CGA Awards.

Feb 12, 2021

Multi-Model Approach Could Help Farmers Prepare for, Contain PEDV Outbreaks

New research co-authored by Research Scholar Chris Jones and Faculty Fellow Gustavo Machado shows that a three-model approach could help farmers prevent the spread of PEDV in pigs. One of these models is the Center's signature PoPS (Pest or Pathogen Spread) model.

Feb 8, 2021

New IARPA-Funded Research Will Improve Accuracy and Efficiency of Analyzing Geospatial Imagery Across Large Scales

Faculty Fellow Josh Gray is leading NC State’s effort in a multi-university, multi-company research project using machine learning to process big data and detect landscape change.