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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”