GeoVISTA Alumni

Here's what some of our graduates and former faculty are doing now:

Ritesh Agrawal

Research Engineer for AT&T Interactive in San Francisco
Education: Ph.D. Geography, Penn State; M.S. Transportation Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.E. Civil Engineering Visvesvaraya Regional Engineering College, Nagpur, India
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Ola Ahlqvist

Assistant Professor, Geo-visualization, Department of Geography, Ohio State University
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Tom Auer

GIS Specialist, Applied Science Associates

M.S. Geography, Penn State 2009
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Bimal Balakrishnan

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architectural Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia
Ph.D. in Mass Communication with graduate minor in Applied Statistics, Penn State 2008
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Tawan Banchuen

GIS and Data Specialist, ExpressCouriers
Ph.D. Geography, Penn State 2008
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Raechel Bianchetti

Assistant Professor of Geography at Michigan State University
Ph.D. Geography, Penn State 2014
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Boyan Brodaric

Research Scientist, Geological Survey of Canada
Ph.D. Geography, Penn State 2005
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Jin Chen

Education: Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, Penn State

Ying Chen

Education: Ph.D., Geography, Penn State; M.S., Engineering, Univ. of Toledo
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Jamison Conley

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography, West Virginia University
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Erik S. Connors

Research Associate, SA Technologies, Inc. Marietta, GA
Ph.D. Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Liv Detrick

Assistant Director, Institue for Broadening Participation
M.S. Geography, Penn State
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Qian Di

Graduate student at Harvard School of Public Health
M.S. Geography, Penn State 2013

Robert Edsall

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Arizona State University
Ph.D. Geography, Penn State 2001
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Tim Frazier

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, university of Idaho
Education: B.A. Geography, University of Tennessee in Knoxville, M.S. Geography, Penn State, Ph.D. Geography, Penn State
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Sven Fuhrman

Assistant Professor, Texas Center for Geographic Information Science, Department of Geography, Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
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David Fyfe

Assistant Professor of Geography, York College of Pennsylvania
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Mark Gahegan

Professor, School of Geography, Geology & Environmental Science, The University of Auckland
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Alistair Geddes

Lecturer, Dept. of Geography, University of Dundee
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Amy Griffin

Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra
Ph.D. Geography, Penn State 2004
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Diansheng Guo

Assistant Professor (GIScience, Spatial Data Mining, Information Visualization), Department of Geography, University of South Carolina
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Frank Hardisty

Senior Software Engineer,
Ph.D., Geography, Penn State; M.A., Geography, the Ohio State University
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Mark Harrower

Map Designer, Axis Maps
M.S. 1999, Ph.D. 2002, Penn State Department of Geography
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Zhoujie Huang

Data Scientist and GIScientist
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Anuj Jaiswal

Education: M.S. Electrical Engineering, Penn State; Ph.D. Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Krzysztof Janowicz

Assistant Professor for Geographic Information Science at the Geography Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara
Education: Ph.D. Institute for Geoinformatics at the University of Munster, Germany
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Christoph Kinkeldey

Research assistant & Ph.D. candidate, Lab for Geoinformatics and Geovisualization - HafenCity University Hamburg
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Etien L. Koua

Technical Advisor, Disaster Prevention & Preparedness Agency, UNDP Ethiopia

Derrick J. Lampkin

Interests: Cryosphere Processes, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, Snow Hydrology
Education: Ph.D., Philosophy-Geography, University of Arizona; M.A., Geography, Ohio State

Rui Li

Postdoctoral Researcher, Spatial Intelligence Lab in the Institute for Geoinformatics at the University of Muenster, Germany
Education: B.S. Cartography and GIS, Wuhan University; M.S. Geography, University of Saskatchewan; Ph.D. Geography, Penn State 2012

Wei Luo

Postdoctoral Research Assistant of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University
Education: Ph.D. Geography, Penn State 2014
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James Macgill

Software Engineer, Google

Craig McCabe

ESRI Mapping Center
M.S. Geography, Penn State 2009
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Jeremy Mennis

Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Colorado
Ph.D. Geography, Penn State 2001
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Christian Mostert

Chief Operating Officer at Walden Associates
M.S. Geography, Penn State 2001

Ryan Mullins

Web Developer at Aptima, Inc.
Interests: geovisualization, data/knowledge, spatial cognition
Education: M.S. Geography and B.S. Computer Science with a minor in GIScience, Penn State
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Joaquin Obieta

QA Automation Engineer for Blackboard, Inc. in Washington, D.C
M.S. Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Brian Orland

Rado Family Foundation /UGA Professor in GeoDesign at the University of Georgia

Jared Oyler

Ecological Climatologist and Scientific Programmer, Computational Ecology Laboratory at the University of Montana
Ph.D. Ecological Climatology, University of Montana, 2015; M.S. Geography, Penn State 2009
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ChiChun Pan

Education: Ph.D Industrial Engineering, Penn State; M.S. Computer and Information Science, National Chiao Tung University, Shinchu, Taiwan; B.S. Computer and Information Science, National Chiao Tung University, Shinchu, Taiwan

Bill Pike

Pacific Northwest National Labs
Ph.D. Geography, Penn State 2005
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Ingmar Rauschert

Education: M.S. Computer Science, Technical University Munich, Germany; Ph.D. Penn State Computer Science and Engineering

Robert Roth

Assistant Professor of Geography, UW Madison Department
Education: B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D. Penn State Geography, 2011
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Kevin Ross

ColdFusion programmer for Nsite LLC, a DoD contractor
M.S. Geography, Penn State 2010
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Rajeev Sharma

VideoMining, Inc. - Founder and CEO
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Gary Sheppard

Sales Engineer/Software Developer at ESRI
M.S. Geography, Penn State 2005

Dave Schmidt

Fire and Vegetation Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy and US Forest Service, Davis, CA
M.S. Geography, Penn State 2005
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Kean Huat Soon

Education: Ph.D. Geography, Penn State

Erik Steiner

Project Manager, InfoGraphics Lab - University of Oregon Department of Geography

Masa Takatsuka

Director, VisLab - Visualization and High-Performance Computing Laboratory, School of Information Technologies, The University of Sydney
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Ivanna Terrell

Detica Inc., Arlington, VA
Ph.D. Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State 2006

Brian Tomaszewski

Rochester Institute of Technology, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, Assistant Professor, GIS
Ph.D. Geography, Penn State 2008
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Ian Turton

Software Engineer, Envitia
Education: Ph.D. Geophysics, University of Edinburgh
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Hongmei Wang

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Northern Kentucky University
Ph.D. Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State 2007
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Chris Weaver

Assistant professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma
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Jinlong Yang

Graudate Assistant at San Diego State University
M.S. Geography, Penn State 2013
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Bo Yu

Collaboration Researcher at GE Global Research
Ph.D., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State 2012
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Chaoqing Yu

Associate professor with the Center for Earth System Science and the Institute for Global Change Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China
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Xiao Zhang

Education: Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, Penn State