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Geospatial Forum with Dr. Justin Baker (NC State)

Jordan Hall Addition 1216 2720 Faucette Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

Tradeoff Analyses Using Spatially Informed Natural Resource Economic Modeling Summary: Forthcoming. About the speaker: Dr. Justin Baker is an associate professor in NC State's Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. Justin uses geospatial analytics and structural economic models to capture spatial and temporal dependencies between markets, natural resource systems, infrastructure and policy constraints. He develops…

Geospatial Forum with Anthony Calamito (GEO261)

Jordan Hall Addition 1216 2720 Faucette Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

Seward’s Folly: Insights from a 20-Year Career in the Geospatial Industry Summary: Are you considering a career in geospatial? Perhaps you’re a few semesters in wondering what types of jobs are available after you graduate. The geospatial landscape has changed greatly over the last 20 years, from a niche industry that few knew about, to…

Geospatial Forum: 4th Doctoral Student Edition (NC State)

Jordan Hall Addition 1216 2720 Faucette Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. students will share current research in a series of lightning talks: > Jenna Abrahamson & Owen Smith: Modeling and Understanding using Temporal Analysis of Transient Earth Data (MUTATED) (advised by Josh Gray) Abstract: Monitoring land cover change is crucial for timely detection of deforestation and other anthropogenic activities relevant to climate change…

Geospatial Analytics Dissertation Defense: Laura Tomkins

Jordan Hall 5103 2800 Faucette Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

Defense Presentation Title: Synthesis of Radar-Observed Characteristics, Storm Structures and Surface Snowfall Rates in 10+ Years of Northeast US Winter Storms Advisor: Dr. Sandra Yuter, faculty fellow and distinguished professor in the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Abstract: Current numerical weather prediction models struggle to accurately predict the timing and intensity of snowfall…

Geospatial Analytics Dissertation Defense: Kate Jones

Jordan Addition 1214 2800 Faucette Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

Defense Presentation Title: Multi-Scale Modeling for Wildland Fire Decision Support Advisor: Dr. Jelena Vukomanovic, faculty fellow and associate professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Abstract: Wildland fire management includes the suppression of wildfires as well as safely and effectively conducting prescribed burns. The information needed by wildland fire managers and decision…

Geospatial Forum: Where Are They Now? A Panel Discussion with Center for Geospatial Analytics Alumni

Jordan Hall Addition 1216 2720 Faucette Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

Summary: A panel discussion with Center alumni about their career trajectories and the role geospatial analytics has played in their professional lives since graduation. Recording: https://youtu.be/2Imsz4tnGc0 Panelists: El Cardenal (GISCert 2020; MS MEAS 2020): Geoscientist @ AECOM Brett Cox (GISCert 2017; MGIST 2020): Research Manager @ JLL Carolinas Peter Erlenbach (MGIST 2021): Solution Engineer @…

Geospatial Forum with Dr. Zhen Qu (NC State)

Jordan Hall Addition 1216 2720 Faucette Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

Monitoring Air Pollutants and Greenhouse Gases from Space Summary: Robust predictions of air pollution and climate forcing require better representations of air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions than we have at present. In this forum presentation, Dr. Zhen will show how satellite observations, an atmospheric chemical transport model, and statistical methods are applied to estimate…

Geospatial Analytics Dissertation Defense: Nicholas Grokhowsky

Jordan Addition 1214 2800 Faucette Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

Defense Presentation Title: Spatiotemporal Analysis of Innovation Using an Automated Publication Screening Advisor: Dr. Helena Mitasova, Associate Director of Earth and Environmental Sciences Applications Abstract: Quantifying research and development publications to better understand the focus of research is common practice in knowledge synthesis. Literature reviews often explore a corpus of research publications by the data…

Graduation Reception and MGIST Digital Symposium

Hunt Library Teaching & Visualization Lab 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC, United States

The MGIST Digital Symposium is an opportunity for our graduating professional master’s students to present their Capstone projects to the geospatial community at NC State and beyond. This includes student peers, alumni, faculty and staff from across the university, and our community and industry partners. This is a tremendous professional development and networking opportunity for our…

Geospatial Analytics Dissertation Defense: Annie Paulukonis

Online NC

Defense Presentation Title: Fields and Foragers: Linking Pesticide Landscapes to Wildlife Demography for Pollinator Risk Assessments Co-Advisors: Dr. Tom Purucker, US Environmental Protection Agency; Dr. Helena Mitasova, Associate Director of Earth and Environmental Sciences Applications Abstract: Invertebrate pollinators are exposed to pesticides during and after chemical applications in agricultural landscapes; these exposures can have wide-ranging consequences…