Sen Xu received ESRI student travel award

GeoVISTA graduate student Sen Xu was one of four recipients of an ESRI student travel award to cover the costs of registration and workshops at the Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT'11), held in Belfast, Maine this week.

Sen participated in the Doctoral Colloquium with his paper Discovering and Tracking Events From News, Blogs and Microblogs on the Web. The slides for his talk are available here.

He also presented at the Ontology of Spatial Thinking Workshop with a paper titled Understanding View Sizing and Positioning Strategies. Lastly, Sen co-wrote a paper, Hidden Ontologies - How Mobile Computing Affects the Conceptualization of Geographic Space, which was presented as part of the workshop Cognitive Engineering for Mobile GIS.

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