Geospatial Analytics Ph.D.

Sep 21, 2021

Seeing the Earth for the Forests

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Ian McGregor is using satellite imagery and time series modeling to help conservation agencies detect illegal logging in near real-time in protected forests. Find out more in his guest post on the NC Space Grant news blog.

Sep 10, 2021

“I Use Geospatial Analytics To…” Part IV

Curious about what our newest Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. students work on for their dissertations? Check out how they and their advisors use geospatial analytics to impact a range of fields.

Aug 30, 2021

Digging Deep into Interdisciplinary Agricultural Research

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student and Sweet Fellow Randi Butler is starting research this fall on an interdisciplinary agricultural data science team using a variety of techniques to reduce agricultural waste and increase sweet potato yield.

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 1, 2021

Celebrating Student Achievements 2020–2021

This past year, our talented doctoral and professional master’s students won awards, hosted virtual public seminars, published articles and found innovative ways to support each other. Learn more about what they have been up to.

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 7, 2021

Observing Long-Term Annual Land Surface Phenology at Medium Spatial Resolution

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Xiaojie Gao has developed a new approach to track landscape-scale changes in plant life cycles using Bayesian methods and 30-m-resolution Landsat imagery.

May 24, 2021

Grad Students Wow with Award-Winning Infographics

Eight of the contest’s eighteen honorees, including two first-place winners, are graduate students at the Center for Geospatial Analytics. Congrats to all!

May 14, 2021

Congrats to Our May 2021 Graduates!

This semester, we celebrate the NC State graduation of 49 members of the Center for Geospatial Analytics community. Congratulations to all of our doctoral, professional master’s and graduate certificate students on their perseverance and success!

Apr 26, 2021

Where There’s Smoke: Reducing Downwind Impacts of Prescribed Burns

New research by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Kate Jones will use geospatial modeling and interactive data visualization to help fire managers consider the vulnerability of communities downwind of prescribed burns.