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.

CGA graduate students

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
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Reza AmindarbariReza Amindarbari
Design Ph.D. student
Advisor: Perver Baran
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Laura BelicaLaura Belica
Forestry and Environmental Resources Ph.D. student
Advisor: Stacy Nelson
Research: Developing process-based open science methods to monitor and model the impacts of forest change on stream temperatures
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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
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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
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Ladan GhahramaniLadan Ghahramani
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Ph.D. student
Advisor: Aaron Hipp
Research: Planning a socially sustainable tourism in urban parks through fostering inclusiveness and positive local-tourist interaction
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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
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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
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Nicole InglisNicole Inglis
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Jelena Vukomanovic
Research: Developing decision support tools for fire management teams in National Parks
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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Kellyn MontgomeryKellyn Montgomery
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
Advisor: Helena Mitasova
Research: Geospatial data analytics for managing agricultural crop stressors at multiple scales
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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
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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)
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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
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