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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2020-21 University Faculty Scholars Named
NC State’s 2020-21 class of University Faculty Scholars includes Center for Geospatial Analytics Faculty Fellow Natalie Nelson. These 21 early- and mid-career faculty receive this designation in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, scholarship and service to the university and beyond.
Ecologist: People Should Prepare for Landscapes to Change
In a new book, Faculty Fellow Rob Scheller describes how land managers and communities should expect landscape change and plan for it.
Master’s Degree Recognized for Excellence in Program Assessment
Our professional master's degree in Geospatial Information Science & Technology is among nine graduate programs honored by the NC State Graduate School for excellence.