Pillars of the Center
Our interdisciplinary faculty boosts student engagement — and expands our reach as educators and researchers.
The center is home to faculty fellows and researchers from eight of NC State’s colleges and more than twice as many academic departments, along with visiting scholars from around the world. Ours is an environment where leading researchers learn from one another, meld their expertise, and apply what they discover to improve real-world decision-making — all as they prepare and mentor the next generation of geospatial professionals.
Below, you can explore the directory of directors, administrators, faculty fellows, research practitioners, scholars and graduate students who make up the Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State.
Meet a Few of Our Extraordinary People
Dr. Helena Mitasova
This professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences is the center's associate director of geovisualization, a faculty fellow and one of the key minds behind Tangible Landscape.
Vishnu Mahesh Vivek Nanda
This doctoral student in Geospatial Analytics is part of a pioneering collaboration between the center and Wake County, tackling spatial questions important to county government.
The Center for Geospatial Analytics brings together bright minds to tackle the pressing challenges of disciplines as varied as urban planning, history and natural resource management. While those different fields demand the application of different geospatial tools and technologies — or the development of entirely new ones — they all benefit from the center’s dedicated research groups pursuing discovery at the frontiers of geospatial analytics.
The GeoForAll lab, for example, is a collaborative enterprise of multiple faculty members, graduate students and visiting scholars who are committed to making geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all. They’re one of 116 laboratories worldwide dedicated to open source geospatial science — and the central node for North America.
Explore the Center
Our world-class faculty members ground students in the theory and practice of geospatial analytics — and inspire them to pursue groundbreaking research of their own.
Researchers at the center work tirelessly to expand the frontiers of geospatial analytics, developing the tools and technologies that stakeholders can use to solve problems.