Graduate Students

Graduate students funded by assistantships through the Center for Geospatial Analytics enjoy office space in the center and contribute invaluably to its cutting-edge research programs.

Nick Kruskamp, Vaclav Petras, and Zekun Lin at a research sysmposium

Current Students

Claudia AlbericoClaudia Alberico
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Ph.D. student
Advisor: Aaron Hipp
Research: Using spatial analytics to understand children’s use of public spaces and health outcomes
coalberi@ncsu.edu

Daniela AgostiniDaniela Agostini
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management master’s student
Advisor: Jelena Vukomanovic
Research: Identifying the spatial and non-spatial trends in research conducted in Congaree National Park
dmagosti@ncsu.edu

Will BeamWilliam Beam
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management master’s student
Advisor: Aaron Hipp
Understanding the spatial relationship between parks, urban heat islands, and vulnerable communities
wtbeam@ncsu.edu

Megan CofferMegan Coffer
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Helena Mitasova
Research: Creating metrics to assess the frequency of cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms in inland lakes using satellite remote sensing
mmamanat@ncsu.edu

Elyssa CollinsElyssa Collins
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Ross Meentemeyer
Research: Forecasting the spatial redistribution of people and infrastructure following sea level rise
ecollin@ncsu.edu

Mollie GainesMollie Gaines
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Mirela Tulbure
Research: Examining surface water connectivity and how it may change with forecasted changes in climate and land use
mdgaines@ncsu.edu

Xiaojie Gao (Jacory)Xiaojie Gao
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Josh Gray
Research: Studying the environmental impacts of global warming, with aims to understand human-nature interactions and global climate change
xgao26@ncsu.edu

Devon_GaydosDevon Gaydos
Forestry and Environmental Resources Ph.D. student
Advisor: Ross Meentemeyer
Research: Developing participatory models to engage stakeholders in controlling the spread of infectious disease
dagaydos@ncsu.edu

Umesh GuptaUmesh Gupta
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Co-advisors: Raju Vatsavai and Ross Meentemeyer
Research: Specialized AI and deep learning framework for dynamic spatial-temporal models in landscape forecasting, detection and advance prediction
urgupta@ncsu.edu

Jing-Huei HuangJing-Huei Huang
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Ph.D. student
Co-advisors: Aaron Hipp and Myron Floyd
Research: Understanding use of urban green spaces through location-based social media data
jhuang32@ncsu.edu

 

Byron IfedioraByron Ifediora
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Bethany Cutts
Research: Understanding how communities recover from disasters by measuring social cohesion and social vulnerability factors
bifedio@ncsu.edu

Nikki InglisNicole Inglis
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Jelena Vukomanovic
Research: Developing decision support tools for fire management teams in National Parks
ncinglis@ncsu.edu

 

Kate JonesKate Jones
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Rob Scheller
Research: Integrating geospatial technologies with ecological modeling to understand forest disturbance and climate adaptation
kejones8@ncsu.edu

Kimia KarimiKimia Karimi
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Dan Obenour
Research: Modeling watersheds and water quality to assess eutrophication trends under historical and projected scenarios
kkarimi2@ncsu.edu

Nicholas KruskampNicholas Kruskamp
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Co-advisors: Ross Meentemeyer and Josh Gray
Research: Combining geospatial technologies and ecological modeling to understand the effects of emerging infectious diseases on forest ecosystems
nfkruska@ncsu.edu

Zekun Lin

Zekun Lin
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Co-advisors: Ross Meentemeyer and Adam Terando
Research: Estimating population density and land cover changes under urban growth, urbanization and climate change scenarios
zlin22@ncsu.edu

Vishnu Mahesh Vivek NandaVishnu Mahesh Vivek Nanda
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Co-advisors: Perver Baran and Laura Tateosian
Research: Geospatial data visualization and big data analytics for sustainable development
vvivekn@ncsu.edu

 

Martine Mathieu
Forestry and Environmental Resources master’s student
Advisor: Stacy Nelson
mmathie@ncsu.edu

Venkata MatliVenkata Matli
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Dan Obenour
Research: Developing geostatistical models to study large-scale aquatic systems (e.g., modeling hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico) with limited available in situ data
vmatli@ncsu.edu

Ian McGregorIan McGregor
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Josh Gray
Research: Using remote sensing to understand forest productivity, with the goal of applying this to ecological forecasts and species conservation
imcgreg@ncsu.edu

Katie McQuillanKatie McQuillan
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Katie Martin
Research: Investigating how the distribution and ecosystem function of forests and vegetation protect and sustain water resources for people and biodiversity now and into the future
kmcquil@ncsu.edu

Garrett MillarGarrett Millar
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Helena Mitasova
Research: Developing and evaluating geovisualization technologies for the support of spatial thinking, learning, decision making, and problem solving
gcmillar@ncsu.edu

Kellyn MontgomeryKellyn Montgomery
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Helena Mitasova
Research: Geospatial data analytics for managing agricultural crop stressors at multiple scales
kpmontgo@ncsu.edu

 

Vini PerinVinicius Perin
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Mirela Tulbure
Research: Applying high-resolution satellite imagery to evaluate small water bodies close to agricultural lands
vperin@ncsu.edu

Joshua RandallJoshua Randall
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Ph.D. student
Co-advisors: Jelena Vukomanovic and Bethany Cutts
Research: Developing a multidimensional spatial index characterizing energy poverty at multiple scales
jnrandal@ncsu.edu

Shannon RicciShannon Ricci
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Del Bohnenstiehl
Research: Developing automated processing techniques to analyze passive acoustic data collected in marine environments
swbrown@ncsu.edu

Paul SchrumPaul Schrum
Forestry and Environmental Resources Ph.D. student
Advisor: Stacy Nelson
Research: Leveraging computational geometry to improve geospatial modelling techniques and algorithms
ptschrum@ncsu.edu

Laura TomkinsLaura Tomkins
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Sandra Yuter
Research: Studying snow bands and winter storm dynamics in the Northeast United States
lmtomkin@ncsu.edu

 

Jashira TorresJashira Torres Pabón
Forestry and Environmental Resources master’s student
Advisor: Stacy Nelson
Research: Analyzing management strategies for the red snapper recreational fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico
jmtorre2@ncsu.edu

Ruixue WangRuixue Wang
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Aaron Hipp
Research: Developing and evaluating new methods in the application of geospatial analysis for the Conservation and Outdoor Recreation (COR) Branch of the National Park Service (NPS)
rwang34@ncsu.edu

Corey WhiteCorey White
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Co-advisors: Ross Meentemeyer and Helena Mitasova
Research: Developing a serious game (TomorrowNow) using participatory modeling to inform decisions in smart and connected communities
ctwhite@ncsu.edu

Thom WormThom Worm
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Ross Meentemeyer
Research: Examining human-driven changes in landscapes and forecasting ecological change in a growing world
tworm@ncsu.edu

Alexander YoshizumiAlexander Yoshizumi
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Jelena Vukomanovic
Research: Investigating how best to make energy and transportation systems more equitable, sustainable, efficient, and resilient
ayoshiz@ncsu.edu