The Faculty Fellows program at the Center for Geospatial Analytics is a touchstone of excellence for NC State faculty pushing the frontiers of geospatial data science. The program unites interdisciplinary collaborators who jointly develop innovative grant proposals and find new ways to address grand challenges with spatial thinking. Our Faculty Fellows also train the next generation of geospatial data scientists by teaching advanced geospatial classes, advising students in the new Geospatial Analytics doctoral program, engaging with the Geospatial Forum, and providing direction for our expanding geospatial activities on campus and beyond.
Faculty Fellows from a dozen academic departments across NC State mentor students with a passion for applying geospatial approaches to complex problems. Prospective applicants to our Ph.D. in Geospatial Analytics are encouraged to contact Rachel Kasten, Graduate Services Coordinator (email@example.com, 919-515-2800), to connect with Faculty Fellows who share their research interests.
NC State faculty with great potential for impactful engagement in geospatial research and education are selected to join the Faculty Fellows program by the center’s steering committee. Prospective fellows may be nominated by current fellows or Ross Meentemeyer, Director of the Center for Geospatial Analytics, for a three-year term with potential for renewal. For more information, contact Rachel Kasten.Browse the Fellows directory
28 Fellows from 12 Depts.
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Dr. Perver Baran
This urban planner/designer and associate professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism management reveals how immersive virtual environments can be used to study feelings of safety and calm in public places.
Dr. Laura Tateosian
This research assistant professor developed an online tool called Py4All that helps Python learners check their code for errors and learn from their mistakes. The tool complements her recent textbook, Python for ArcGIS.
Dr. Aaron Hipp
An associate professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management shows how streaming public webcams and crowdsourcing can reveal the impacts of urban design on community health and sustainability.
Dr. Stacy Nelson
A guide to remote sensing co-authored by this associate professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources continues to be a top seller from Springer International Publishing and cited by international researchers.