Faculty Fellow Research Areas

Our Fellows' research areas are diverse and interdisciplinary. Many of our Fellows engage in more than one of the Center for Geospatial Analytics' research frontiers.

Remote Sensing and Sensor Networks

• Designing remote sensing technologies and creating tools and techniques for analyzing data collected on the ground, in the air via unmanned aerial systems or piloted aircraft, and from space.

Participatory Research

• Relying on citizen scientists and public data sources to provide information about the environment and the use of developed spaces.

Dynamic Spatio-Temporal Modeling

• Developing data-driven computer simulations that consider the dynamic interactions between both spatial and temporal dimensions of environmental change and human well-being.


• Creating techniques to make the scientific process more transparent, providing easy-to-understand graphical representations and imagery, and helping users with varying levels of expertise to explore and interact with complex spatial data.

Human-Computer Interaction

• Advancing and further understanding human-computer interaction by enabling intuitive exploration of data models through tangible gestures, eye movements, and immersive virtual reality.

Open Science and Open Source

• Developing and providing free and open source software, applications and educational materials.

Decision-Support Systems

• Allowing for the visual exploration, analysis and presentation of spatial data required by natural resource and land-use authorities.

Spatial Learning

• Creating educational tools, exploring learning strategies, and performing pedagogical research to help everyone from elementary school students to graduate scholars understand, apply, and innovate geospatial concepts and technologies.