Mark is an assistant professor of public policy at Mills College in Oakland, California. He is a graduate of Williams College (B.A. in History, Asian Studie, and Environmental Studies), Harvard University (A.M. in Regional Studies -- East Asia), and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management). His research addresses the spatial dimensions of social and environmental policy problems in the United States and China.
Nicole is a part-time researcher at the CGA and a full-time Principal Member of Technical Staff on the Oracle Spatial development team. Nicole has a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a M.S. in Geographic and Geodetic Information Systems from the University of London, and a B.S. in Land Surveying from the University of the West Indies.
Matt was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Geographic Analysis and Visiting Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design. He has been an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky since 2011, where he co-founded the New Mappings Collaboratory.
Dr. An Zhang is a Research Assistant Professor from the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science. His main research interest is demography and public health study based on Geographical Information System. He is particularly focused on the study of dynamic population estimation model and public health spatiotemporal analysis. He will work with Prof.
Dr. Aibin Yan is an Associate Professor from the Department of Landscape Planning and Design, East China University of Science and Technology. His research interests cover Architectural History, Chinese Classical Garden, Heritage Protection and Urban Spatial Culture. During his visit of the CGA in 2018, he is focusing on the investigation and mapping of ancient stone architecture in Song and Yuan Dynasties at the southeast coast in China.
Dr. Jianping Xu is an Associate Professor from the Center for Historical Geographical Studies of Fudan University, China. His main research interest is in political geography during historical periods of China. He is particularly focused on the study of border demarcation of the administrative regions in the Republican Period of China. He will work with the China Historical GIS project team on extending the database from 1911 to 2005 during his visit to the CGA.
Xiuyuan is a Ph. D. student from Peking University, China, and he is serving as a visiting fellow at the CGA now. Here, he will be assisting Professor Jason Ur in his researches. Xiuyuan specializes in urbanization analysis and urban planning with very-high-resolution satellite images. Recently, his research interests mainly focus on semantic understanding and spatial reasoning for urban landscape zones.
I am a visiting fellow at the CGA, from the Department of Geography and Resource Management, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. My research is about the relationship between rapid urbanization and heritage conservation. My main research interest is monitoring urban expansion using time series multi sensor data. I also do some researches on disaster detection and man-made feature detection with remotely sensed data.
Nathan is an incoming student in Harvard’s S.M. in Data Science, with a particular interest in spatial statistics and urban infrastructure. Most recently, he has been studying computer science as a post-baccalaureate student at Tufts University, and worked as an economist with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center. He holds undergraduate degrees in economics and political science from Brown University.
Graham Melville is a NSF REU Student Research Fellow currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Data Science at William and Mary. Growing up in small-town Vermont, Graham has a love for tinkering, GIS, and building above ground pools.
Sarah Arnold is a recent graduate of DePaul University, with bachelor degrees in both Geography and Philosophy. She is currently with the CGA as an NSF Research Fellow and is interested in exploring projects that involve a dynamic production of knowledge through the interaction of space and data.