Fellows

Our Faculty Fellows are pillars of the Center for Geospatial Analytics, making significant contributions to scholarly research and education and reflecting the center's commitment to excellence.

Dr. Perver Baran uses a touch screen to explain a 3D visualization project

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 nearly 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 (rachelkasten@ncsu.edu, 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 colleagues or nominate themselves for a three-year term with potential for renewal.

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26+ Fellows from 12+ Depts.

A variety of disciplines united by geospatial thinking.

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