GeoVISTA Faculty Associates

Alan MacEachren

position: 
Director, GeoVISTA Center
Professor, Geography Department
Affiliate Professor, Information Sciences and Technology
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alan maceachren
interests: 
geographic information science
visual analytics
geovisualization
cartography
spatial cognition

Alexander Klippel

position: 
Director, ChoroPhronesis
Associate Department Head and Director of the Graduate Program
Associate Professor, Department of Geography
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Alex Klippel
interests: 
geographical information science
geographic event conceptualization
behavioral research methods
spatial language

Anthony Robinson

position: 
Assistant Director, GeoVISTA Center
Director of Online Geospatial Education Programs
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
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anthony robinson
interests: 
visual analytics
usability
epidemiology
geovisualization
online learning

Clio Andris

position: 
Director, Friendly Cities Lab
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
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Clio Andris
interests: 
Social Networks
GIScience
Interpersonal Relationships
Telecommunications
Urban Planning

Cynthia Brewer

position: 
Department Head, Geography
Professor of Geography
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Cindy Brewer
interests: 
cartographic communication and visualization
map design
color theory
multi-scale mapping
atlas production

Deryck Holdsworth

position: 
Professor, Department of Geography
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deryck holdsworth
interests: 
urban historical geography
historical geography of North America
historial GIS

Donna Peuquet

position: 
Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography
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Donna Peuquet
interests: 
environmental cognition
geographic information science
space-time representation
spatial data models

Doug Miller

position: 
Professor, Department of Geography
Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
Director, Center for Environmental Informatics
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doug miller
interests: 
remote sensing
GIS
soils
land change
geomorphology

Fred Fonseca

position: 
Director, Penn State Center for Online Innovation in Learning
Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
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fred fonseca
interests: 
ontologies
spatial cognition
online education
interoperability
environmental systems

Fritz Kessler

position: 
Associate Professor: MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute
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fritz kessler
interests: 
geographical visualization
cartography
map projections
datums
coordinate systems

Guido Cervone

position: 
Director, Geoinformatics and Earth Observation Laboratory
Associate Director, Institute for CyberScience
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Institute for CyberScience
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guido cervone
interests: 
environmental hazards
remote sensing
geoinformatics
social media
machine learning

Guoray Cai

position: 
Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
Director, Spatial Information and Intelligence Laboratory
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guoray cai
interests: 
information retrieval
geographical information science
human-computer interaction and communication
visual mediation of collaborative work

Henry Lin

position: 
Professor of Hydropedology/Soil Hydrology, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
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henry lin
interests: 
geospatial and environmental modeling
scientific visualization
data mining & knowledge discovery
ecosystem science
online mapping

Jan Oliver Wallgrün

position: 
Senior Research Associate, Geography
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jan oliver wallgrün
interests: 
GIScience
Spatial and Temporal Modeling and Reasoning
Artificial Intelligence
Spatial Cognition

Justine Blanford

position: 
Research Associate, Department of Geography
Research Associate, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Read-Thomas Lab
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justine blanford
interests: 
GIScience
mobility
spatial analysis
spatial and temporal ecology of disease
health

Liping Yang

position: 
Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Geography
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interests: 
geographic information science
geovisualization
machine learning

Mike McNeese

position: 
Professor Emeritus of Information Sciences and Technology
Director of the Multidisciplinary Initiatives in Naturalistic Decision Systems (MINDS) Group
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mike mcneese
interests: 
Geo-Collaborative Technology
Human Computer Interaction
Visuo-Spatial Cognition

Nai Yang

position: 
Visiting Faculty
Associate Professor in the School of Information Engineering, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
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interests: 
2D and 3D terrain representation and generalization
geovisualization
spatial analysis

Prasenjit Mitra

position: 
Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
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prasenjit mitra
interests: 
Database Systems
Semantic Web
Digital Libraries
Data Communications
Computer Networks

Scott Pezanowski

position: 
Geospatial Technology Lead, GeoVISTA Center
Assistant Research Professor of Geography
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interests: 
Web Mapping
Java programming
Open Source GIS
Cartography
Remote Sensing

Todd Bacastow

position: 
Professor of Practice: Dutton e-Education Institute
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todd bacastow
interests: 
GIS development
geospatial digital rights management
geospatial technology governance
geospatial systems design
organizational aspects of GIS

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