Faculty and Staff

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 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 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.

Jun 24, 2020

Celebrating Faculty and Staff Achievements 2019–2020

The 2019-20 academic year was packed with achievements by our faculty fellows, research associates, staff and postdoctoral scholars. Learn more about the awards, popular press coverage and speaking engagements earned by our talented group of researchers.

Jun 19, 2020

Diverse-Aware: The Celebration of Juneteenth

Learn the history of Juneteenth in this message crafted by Faculty Fellow Stacy Nelson and transformed into a story map by Research Technologist Makiko Shukunobe.

Apr 29, 2020

Plant Aid: A Big-Data Project to Detect Plant Diseases Faster

An interdisciplinary team including Center for Geospatial Analytics researchers will combine small sensors with big data for faster detection of the diseases plaguing tomato fields. From a hand-held plant disease "sniffer" to a cloud-based database that can alert farmers about the cause of the stress and suggest possible mitigation strategies, the project aims to detect diseases early, improving yield.

Apr 23, 2020

NC State Professor Wins Prestigious Fellowship to Study Indigenous Rights

As a fellow at the National Humanities Center, Ryan Emanuel will spend the next year writing a book about his research project, “Water in the Lumbee World: Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights, and the Transformation of Home.”