faculty

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

Liping Yang

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

Donna Peuquet named UCGIS Fellow

GeoVISTA Associate Director Donna Peuquet has been selected as a 2016 Fellow by the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS).

Fellows are individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of geographic information science education and research. No more than two Fellows are selected in any given year. Peuquet is the 23rd person and the first Penn Stater to be recognized as a UCGIS Fellow.

Clio Andris wins Knight Foundation Fellowship

Clio Andris has been named an Emerging City Champions for her Friendly Cities Lab proposal to safely and creatively dress up city municipal buses in State College, PA. The Knight Foundation and 8 80 Cities awarded fellowships to 20 civic innovators in 2016. The participants receive $5,000 to implement one project in one year to improve mobility, public spaces or civic engagement in their home cities.

GeoVISTA Members

Though we are based in Geography, our members come from multiple colleges on campus:

Faculty

Grad Students

Alumni

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

Scott Pezanowski

position: 
Geospatial Technology Lead, GeoVISTA Center
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interests: 
Web Mapping
Java programming
Open Source GIS
Cartography
Remote Sensing

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

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

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

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