Faculty and Staff

Apr 20, 2022

New USDA-Funded Research Will Leverage Big Data and Machine Learning to Forecast Spread of Agricultural Pests

New research led by Center director Ross Meentemeyer and research scholar Chris Jones will address data gaps that have previously hindered the accuracy of, and rapid updates to, pest spread forecasts.

Apr 6, 2022

Celebrating Our Community: Third Annual CGA Awards

At our Awards Banquet on March 31, the Center for Geospatial Analytics honored students, faculty and staff for their achievements and presented the CGA Awards.

Mar 3, 2022

During Droughts, Thirstier Mountain Forests Could Mean Less Water Downstream

Research led by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Katie McQuillan finds increased water use by upstream mountain forests could leave less water for other forests, cities and wildlife during drought.

Feb 22, 2022

Study: U.S. Flood Damage Risk Is Underestimated

A research team led by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Elyssa Collins used artificial intelligence to predict where flood damage is likely to happen in the conterminous United States, suggesting that recent flood maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency do not capture the full extent of flood risk.

Jan 6, 2022

KABOOM! Launches Playspace Mapping Program in Colorado

New research co-led by Assoc. Director Aaron Hipp will evaluate the locations and quality of playspaces to address racial and economic gaps in access to quality spaces for play.

Dec 1, 2021

Introducing the Center for Geospatial Analytics’ New Associate Director of Social and Behavioral Science Applications

The Center is pleased to welcome Aaron Hipp to its team of associate directors, in a new leadership role focused on enhancing research collaborations at the intersection of geospatial analytics and the social sciences.

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.